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How to build steampunk goggles (part 1)

Build Steampunk Goggles (Part 1)

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Draw or sketch your goggles before you start. Just to get your idea on paper.

Sketch out technical specs of parts and pieces you will create and or modify.

Sketch out technical specs of parts and pieces you will create and or modify.

Mount smaller thicker coupling to begin modifying for the garland lights to be fit mounted on to.

Mount smaller thicker coupling to begin modifying for the garland lights to be fit mounted on to.

Here is the finished modification of the coupling before it is cut in two

Here is the finished modification of the coupling before it is cut in two

After the coupling is cut in half

After the coupling is cut in half

Use paper to wrap around one of the cut couplings to mark the height and surface to make a cutting template

Use paper to wrap around one of the cut couplings to mark the height and surface to make a cutting template

From this template, make a wave curve template to cut the coupling leather covers

From this template, make a wave curve template to cut the coupling leather covers

Trace over the leather and cut, making sure the second piece of leather opposes the first

Trace over the leather and cut, making sure the second piece of leather opposes the first

Like so

Like so

Cut out a nose bridge

Cut out a nose bridge

Slide the nose bridge into the side slots to help you gage where the brads should go

Slide the nose bridge into the side slots to help you gage where the brads should go

After you are happy with the spacing, make holes in leather

After you are happy with the spacing, make holes in leather

Then insert the brads into the holes

Then insert the brads into the holes

Next punch holes into the wave straps you just cut out

Next punch holes into the wave straps you just cut out

Insert brads

Insert brads

Tie together both sides like this, making sure you have enough length on the end side because you will need to tie off the nose bridge

Tie together both sides like this, making sure you have enough length on the end side because you will need to tie off the nose bridge

Fit the leather covers over the cut couplings like this

Fit the leather covers over the cut couplings like this

Thread the end pieces through the side of each cut coupling.

Thread the end pieces through the side of each cut coupling.

The covers should look like this from above. Now tie the nose bridge on

The covers should look like this from above. Now tie the nose bridge on

Make sure the tied area of the coupling covers are above the nose bridge as shown

Make sure the tied area of the coupling covers are above the nose bridge as shown

The ties should look like this

The ties should look like this

Now you will tie off the leather cords with the red wire

Now you will tie off the leather cords with the red wire

First wrap the end cord from the first coupling you wrapped

First wrap the end cord from the first coupling you wrapped

Make sure you keep the wire ends away from the front of where your face will be.

Make sure you keep the wire ends away from the front of where your face will be.

The finished covers and nose bridge should look like this from the front view of the goggles

The finished covers and nose bridge should look like this from the front view of the goggles

Now you can organize and insert your garland lights

Now you can organize and insert your garland lights

The lights should be flush to the very end of the couplings

The lights should be flush to the very end of the couplings

Now test the lights

Now test the lights

This is the end of part 1. In part 2 & 3 we will construct and craft the framing of the goggles and garland wires to fit the straps, craft the straps and battery housing, and put it all together.

  • 1.0 Bag of scrap leather
  • 2.0 Clear button badge outer shells
  • 2.0 Glass or plastic lenses
  • 1.0 Spool of Red jewelry wire
  • 1.0 Battery powered garland led lights of 10
  • 1.0bnch Watch gears
  • 1.0 Electric flickering tea light
  • 1.0 Sheet of red gel transparent plastic
  • 1.0 Velcro band strap
  • 2.0 AA batteries
  • 1.0 Roll of metal foil tape
  • 1.0 Package of metal brads
  • 1.0 Brad stamp
  • 1.0 Needle nose pliers
  • 1.0 Dremal Tool and/or drill / leather working tools
  • 1.0 Pack of industrial Velcro
  • 1.0 Large rubber coupling
  • 1.0 Thin rubber coupling
  • 1.0 Slightly smaller and thicker rubber coupling