steampunk goggles, a set on Flickr.
I’ve always liked the steampunk style – so I thought it was time to add some functional goggles with flip-down magnifiers. I’m happy to share a step-by-step how-to, but a lot will be self-explanatory.
Essentially they are welding goggles. I removed the ventilators and lens holders and sprayed the bright yellow shades black.
Then I removed the lenses from the holders and sprayed the holders and ventilators with an old-gold paint.
Finally I bought a couple of cheapo plastic magnifiers that were about the right diameter and replaced the dark welding shades with the magnifiers, after cutting off the handles – these were glued in place and when the paint had dried I reassembled the whole thing, and this is the result. I was quite pleased with the result!