|Project by Steve||posted 06-22-2014 03:49 PM||1740 views||15 times favorited||12 comments|
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.
If you make some, please let me know. I would love to see them. Thanks, Steve…
-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com