Wooden Sunglasses

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Project by AlexHarris posted 07-22-2014 08:38 PM 1710 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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:

For more information and for the free templates, see my website:

-- Alex -

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 08:49 PM

Very nice! I would like to make a pair of frames for prescription lenses. Frames have become rediculously expensive due to the monopoly structure of the industry.

Check out Luxottica…

They own the brands, the retailers, and even the vision insurance companies!


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#2 posted 07-22-2014 09:28 PM

Those look fantastic!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 10:23 PM

What a neat Idea! Great looking Glasses!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 10:42 PM

Great job! A small shop in a neighboring town makes wood frames for a local high-end optical shop and has attracted the attention of some of the big New York fashion designers. There is definitely a market for these.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 10:56 PM

very cool! i can only imagine the frustratio n this build must have been for you. but, wow what a payoff at the end! a project to be proud of for sure!

-- Gridlockd

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#6 posted 07-22-2014 11:21 PM

Alex another fantastic project well done.
Anyone here who has not checked out Alex Profile Projects Website and Videos Go look now !
Alex is very talented and a natural his Videos and methods are superb and a great inspiration to us all.
He even built his own bandsaw ! He is a great teacher with quality Youtube Videos check him out.
Good luck Alex keep up the good work/// Bazza.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 11:30 PM

Very cool Alex

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 07-22-2014 11:59 PM

Cool shades Alex.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#9 posted 07-23-2014 12:43 AM


-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 07-23-2014 02:27 AM

ZZ Top would be impressed… I certainly am. Nice work!

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#11 posted 07-23-2014 02:58 AM

Those are Slick, very Fashionable!
Fine Work (as always) Alex!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 07-23-2014 03:04 AM

Awesome project and beautiful work.

-- Bruce

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#13 posted 07-23-2014 09:16 AM

Nice work Alex.

The colour really sets them off. They look designer!

-- For more details about this project please check out my Blog:

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#14 posted 07-23-2014 09:35 AM

Cool and very well done Alex.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 07-23-2014 01:32 PM

Those are super cool!

-- Ryno

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