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Aemilius



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:35 am    Post subject: Fun With Old Glasses Reply with quote

The lenses are still in good shape, but they're way too heavy and I always
hated the way they left deep marks on the sides of my nose.....



So I got the tools out (hacksaw, file and pliers)....



First I bent a piece of wire to get the spacing right....



Then I cut down the rounded lenses to make them small rectangular lenses
(reducing the weight by about 2/3) and filed grooves along the sides....



Next a quick single mock-up....



....to test the fit....



Then a quick double mock-up....



.....to make sure the spacing between the lenses is correct....



Last is the final bend of a single length of stainless steel wire
(about 1/4 the weight of the original frames)....



....along with many slight adjustments for allignment and proper fit....



And they're done! Perfect for the computer, at home reading
and watching television, and so light I can barely feel them
on my nose, very comfortable really....



Time elapsed, about two and a half hours.... see you later.


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Continuity



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - that's a cool hack - great job!

Do you use/own a Dremel (or -alike) for your small jobs?

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Aemilius



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Continuity....

Continuity wrote:
Wow - that's a cool hack - great job!


Thanks.

Continuity wrote:
Do you use/own a Dremel (or -alike) for your small jobs?


I've never been too keen on power tools (nothing against them either) or even drawing up plans, always just used the basics.... screwdriver, file, hacksaw, pliers and my old pocket knife for drilling holes. Those are all the tools that I used to build this too....



They're slower than power tools but they're also quieter and there's actually time to think about things as one works, it kind of stretches out the creative process into more of a relaxing meditative/contemplative sort of thing if that makes sense.
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Continuity



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy hell - that's some *hardcore* steampunk shit!

Brilliant - you're an artist. Wink

Am I halillucinating or did to you happen to sometime mention elsewhere in the forum that you are from Germany?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.... not from Germany, just half German.
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