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November 11, 2006 12:28 PM   Subscribe

Genuine Home Made Brass Goggles Inspired by the brass goggles blog.
posted by delmoi (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, those would go great with my ornithopter. Thanks for the cool links.
posted by Staggering Jack at 12:51 PM on November 11, 2006

Oh, those are quite nice.

But... the goggles! They do nothing!!
posted by loquacious at 12:51 PM on November 11, 2006

Holy crap that's an awesome blog.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:11 PM on November 11, 2006

Wow, I'd love a pair of those goggles. Great blog too.
posted by substrate at 1:12 PM on November 11, 2006

Switch out the lenses and you're rockin' in the infrared!
posted by Science! at 1:34 PM on November 11, 2006

Wow, those are beautifully designed and made.
posted by blacklite at 1:47 PM on November 11, 2006

Dang. That's cool.

Now, for the triple crown, all we need is a howto make your own...
posted by Freen at 1:50 PM on November 11, 2006

I'm actually in the process of making some, abeit from small pastic canisters and paint, more akin to the ones on the brass goggles blog than the fancy ones posted to flickr.
posted by luftmensch at 1:53 PM on November 11, 2006

I have a deep bizarre love for goggles. I have collected many different kinds over the years, and I actually have a really cool military version of the brass ones pictured in the Flickr link.

And damn, those brass goggles are spectacular. I love seeing something masterfuly handmade, particularly when it's something so pointlessly and wonderfully archaic. It makes me long for a lathe... and the knowledge of how to use a lathe safely.

(I've also built Science!'s infrared ones, which are pretty neat.)
posted by quin at 2:53 PM on November 11, 2006

I prefer beer goggles.
posted by grytpype at 3:07 PM on November 11, 2006

and now that you have brass goggles you just need a victorian submachine gun and then you can fight crime with style.
posted by darkripper at 4:32 PM on November 11, 2006

darkripper, that MP5K is really nifty. What I find interesting though is that a number of the parts that are normally plastic (both grips for instance.) here appear to be metal. I have to wonder if they painted/ leafed them or actually had the parts remade in metal then scrolled.

Based on the fact that the coloration is slightly different, I'm going to guess that they leafed the plastic, but I would love to know for sure.
posted by quin at 4:54 PM on November 11, 2006

I don't think the MP5K would stand a chance against one of Dr. Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators.
posted by Staggering Jack at 6:13 PM on November 11, 2006

Young Frankenstein

[Alas, IMG SRC, we hardly knew ye...]
posted by cenoxo at 6:13 PM on November 11, 2006

Ooh pretty, Things are slow in my shop right now, I should make some fancy toys. And I do need some new welding goggles.
posted by Iron Rat at 7:57 PM on November 11, 2006

Iron Rat, were you to decide to start making brass goggles like those depicted, I'm pretty sure you could make some money off of nerds like me. Hell, I'd even do the leather work myself.
posted by quin at 8:23 PM on November 11, 2006

^ Oh, that would not be fair as it is not my design, perhaps Delmoi will sell some.
posted by Iron Rat at 11:51 PM on November 11, 2006

Mike, who made these gorgeous goggles, came over today and I got to wear them. I love the lenses; everything looks beautiful through them.
posted by rajbot at 12:14 AM on November 12, 2006

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