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steampunk goggle Rx ?

Postby thesandman » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:42 pm

i am looking for a pair of steampunk goggles that fit over my prescription glasses have not had much luck so far don't know if any one has them
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Postby Orchid » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:24 am

Get a regular pair of goggles, spray paint them copper and glue watch parts to them.
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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:07 am

Get one of your old pair pf prescription glasses, pop the lenses out, and glue them inside the steampunk goggles. I have done this successfully, although my astigmatism portion of the RX is a bit off. No matter, everything looks different anyway on the playa.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:45 am

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Postby Bob » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:53 am

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Order a couple of these, pop out the insides, and wrap them around your head. Should only set you back about seven grand.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:02 am

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Postby phil » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:08 am

AntiM wrote:>SNIP<
glue them inside the steampunk goggles.


This is something that would work for Louise, as her glasses have thick earpieces and won't fit under any goggles. She wants more information.

I have visions of a big glob of glue in the middle of the lens, since their curved and only that surface touches the inside of the goggle lens. Do you have more specific information? Photos? How exactly do you glue your prescription lens into the goggles, what kind of glue?

Edit: And Bob is at his best today. :->
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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:16 am

I just cleaned the lenses and the goggles very well, them laid in a circle of 3-D fabric paint along the inside edges of the goggle lenses. Some would say use GOOP or RTV, but the fumes, even long after it has cured, irritate my eyes. Next, I gently laid in the lenses. The adhesive only holds the edges, and yes, there's gaps where the lenses touch. Fabric paint is sloppy and wet while setting, don't use much. You can add more later to hold better and to decrease side gaps. Make sure the goggles are sitting where they can rest without movement for about six hours. If the paint smears while you're setting in the lenses, you can rinse everything off and begin again. I used bright red, and yes, I can "see" it at the edges of my vision. Next time I get new glasses, I'll make another pair.

I don't have pictures handy, the box of goggles and stuff is buried outside.
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Postby Bexx » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:45 am

actually I have been on the search for goggles that will fit over glasses as well. While not steampunk - they can be taken apart and spray painted how ever you want.

I've found these so far..



http://www.skigogglesoverglasses.com/index.html

I might try and see if I can find an actual store to try them on though to make sure they fit over my glasses. So you can probably just jot down the names and go and have a looksee elsewhere.
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Postby CapSmashy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:58 am

Buy some welding/cutting goggles like these:

http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/uas-368.html

2 eye pods with removable lenses.


Take the goggles to an eye glass place with your prescription.

They can make lenses to fit the goggles as they are basic round lenses.
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Postby EmilyD » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:55 pm

Orchid wrote:Get a regular pair of goggles, spray paint them copper and glue watch parts to them.
hahahah OMG good one!
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Postby dragonpilot » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:28 pm

Join the Army. Folks who wear prescription lenses get custom-made glasses to fit inside their gas masks.
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Postby gidget » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:24 pm

Hmmm... maybe some of the ones here might work?
http://www.steampunkemporium.com/store/steam_accessories.php

I guess it would depend on the kind of glasses you have...

Depending on how much you want to invest and how strong your prescription is, some optometrists and vision boutiques will do custom lenses for antique/specialty frames. Might be worth looking into....

Or just do what AntiM did... also good!!
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Postby trystanthegypsy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:39 pm

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I actually have a pair of these that are already bronze. Just glue on gears and add leather strap. They are welding goggles designed to fit over glasses- I stole them from my dad :)

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Postby kman » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:50 pm

Bexx wrote:actually I have been on the search for goggles that will fit over glasses as well. While not steampunk - they can be taken apart and spray painted how ever you want.

I've found these so far..

http://www.skigogglesoverglasses.com/index.html

I might try and see if I can find an actual store to try them on though to make sure they fit over my glasses. So you can probably just jot down the names and go and have a looksee elsewhere.


Any ski shop will carry goggles that can be worn over the glasses (look for a little "OG" designation on the box).

I believe the military surplus sand and dust goggles also fit over glasses, although I couldn't swear to that. Shouldn't take too much research to find out.
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Postby thesandman » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:14 pm

i do have a pair of the military goggles the fit but not very cool looking but the do work may do the bernzomatic welding goggles mod
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:09 am

phil wrote:Edit: And Bob is at his best today. :->

That's what I said!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:10 am

dragonpilot wrote:Join the Army. Folks who wear prescription lenses get custom-made glasses to fit inside their gas masks.

I wish i had the balls to "walk" into a recruiting station and try this.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:18 am

But transforming sand goggles into steampunk? The sleek design does not mesh well with the sprocket and gear look. Would take a huge amount of creativity and design skills.


But Fishy, isn't the Army song called "The Army Rolls On"?
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Postby dragonfly Jafe » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:26 am

AntiM wrote:...But Fishy, isn't the Army song called "The Army Rolls On"?


Yeah, and what is that song about? Caissons! Caissons rolling along!

...and what, you ask, is a Caisson and what does it have to do with Fishy?

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:33 am

Damn. You two are going to do the talent show at the 21st century Abbot and Costello, aren't you?

By which I mean you just about had me in stitches. Thank you.
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Postby KestrelSF » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:11 am

While definitely a bit pricey, especially when you have to convert dollars into pounds, there is an artist in London that makes hand made goggles which can be fitted with your lenses. I have 2 pairs from him myself and ordered one pair for a friend and had lenses put in by a local optometry.

http://atomefabrik.com/

Now one note: I'd recommend the glacier goggles for BM and putting Rx lenses into: http://atomefabrik.com/pages_goggles/glaciers.htm
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They are made of aluminum so are light weight and work perfectly on the Playa. (And he's using a pic I sent him as this "burning man" example. How cool!)

Now he also makes brass steampunk goggles:

http://atomefabrik.com/pages_goggles/steampunk.htm

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I have a pair of the aviators and they are simply the most amazing goggles you could get. That being said, they are made of brass and as such are quite heavy. As such, they aren't really good for daily wear goggles on the playa and Nicolas recommends you use the glaciers for that.

He needs 4 weeks lead time for them and they take about a week to ship from the UK so if you want them you'd have to order like now.
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