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Project by Steve posted 60 days ago 1249 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been experimenting with making wooden sunglasses and these are the ones I’ve made so far. I use a bent lamination technique with clamping forms to make the frames. The featured pair is made from cherry. The last picture also shows others I made from purpleheart/maple, curly maple, and walnut. I got the lenses and hinges from sunglasses and reading glasses I bought at the dollar store. The lenses are trapped inside the middle layer of the three laminated plies. The hinges are glued on with epoxy. They are finished with mineral oil. These are fun to make, but working with such delicate pieces can be a challenge.

Click here to watch my step-by-step video of this project build.

Click here for more info on my website and a free PDF template.

If you make some, please let me know. I would love to see them. Thanks, Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 60 days ago

Well how cool is that! And they look great too! Nice work Steve, Loved the video too!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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PaulDoug

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#2 posted 60 days ago

This is a hilarious, Last night I was at a wedding and sat at a table with another couple. The guy had a pair of wooded sun glasses. He did not make them and had no clue how they were made. I asked him it I could look at them. I was trying to figure out how they were made. I guessed a dremel tool for the groove. Guess I was wrong. Any way, here they show up today on LJ, plus an address to a site that tells me how to go about it. THANK YOU! Yours look great, by the way.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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robscastle

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#3 posted 60 days ago

What a spectacle !!

Funny and Fun!!

-- Regards Robert

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JAAune

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#4 posted 60 days ago

Working on a scale like that is definitely a challenge different than most types of woodworking. Congrats.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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nayo

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#5 posted 60 days ago

way cool!

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Tedster

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#6 posted 60 days ago

These are just too cool! Great video too… thanks for the excellent how-to.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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mrsKennyMak

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#7 posted 59 days ago

These are the coolest!
(I’d love to see some cat’s eye frames…!)

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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Patrick's work shop

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#8 posted 59 days ago

Totally cool Steve. Great video too.

-- Patrick's work shop

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Skylark53

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#9 posted 58 days ago

Good project. Nice work on the video.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 58 days ago

I’ve never seen any of these. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 58 days ago

Very cool idea. I always love something that is unique.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Surfside

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#12 posted 58 days ago

Many have done this but I like your set the most. Great job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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