|Project by AlexHarris||posted 07-22-2014 08:38 PM||3012 views||13 times favorited||22 comments|
As a result of the request of several viewers, a few weeks ago I began painstakingly crafting these solid wood sunglasses, out of what I believe is Australian Red Cedar, but I could be wrong.
I used the lenses from a cheap pair of promotional sunglasses, which surprisingly offer a little bit of UV protection. The tiny metal hinges were from a second pair of cheap and unwanted sunglasses.
Despite the many challenges which this project presented, I am extremely happy with the finished result. I love how these sunglasses appear very dark indoors, yet go outside and they come to life, becoming a deep red!
Check out the video of how I made these sunglasses here: http://youtu.be/yiE36fj2paw
For more information and for the free templates, see my website: http://thiswoodwork.com/making-wooden-sunglasses-summer-woodworking-project/
-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com