Wood Glasses

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Project by PaintByLumbers posted 10-26-2014 05:00 AM 1535 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I broke my glasses and was inspired to make them even better than before. They are made of black walnut maple mahogany and oak from wine barrel staves (this is the arm part) they fit great and are comfortable after a little steam bend to tweak them.

-- Sven Gasser

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#1 posted 10-26-2014 11:24 AM

Those are cool. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 01:08 PM

Amazing do you have a facebook or instagram… i would like a pair of those

-- Prestige Designs, Georgia,

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#3 posted 10-26-2014 01:34 PM

Super cool idea,nice job. Very creative.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-26-2014 02:17 PM

Soooooooo cooooollll, I broke a pair in the shop, so one fine day I will have to give them frames.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 03:09 PM

I have received very positive feedback from a lot of people and plan on making some more. And probably some sun glasses too. My instagram and facebook are both PaintByLumbers (i put more on instagram) Prestigedesigns if you email me we can talk about it :)

-- Sven Gasser

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 04:15 PM

This is a real cheat project! Sorry but we do woodworking here! please go back and make the lenses from solid oak otherwise it is just a big Con to the world of woodworking .LOL . Though seriously it’s a fantastic idea.I could really see these on Rodeo drive bespoke glasses made to order going for big greens and many of them too,Why not sound the shops there out I am sure they would sell them for you.If you become very rich don’t forget your old pal Alistair 12% or was it 15% LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 10-26-2014 07:17 PM

Looks good! How did you fit the lenses into the frame?

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#8 posted 10-26-2014 10:32 PM

Great Job! If I broke my glasses I would not even be able to find my wood pile, let alone make anything requiring this much detail work. :) What type of finish did you use?

A local independent optical shop sells custom made wooden frames for big $$$$$. The guy who makes them has a shop in a nearby town and has also sold them to some of the big New York fashion designers. There is definitely a market out there for someone with the right skills – and I am sure they will be a big hit with the environmentally conscious, locally grown, renewable resource, hand crafted, and made in the USA crowds.

Good luck!

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 10-26-2014 10:47 PM

I could see a trend be starting here. Of course a woodworker need wooden glasses!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 10-27-2014 04:44 AM

I fitted the lenses by making a recess in the back using a drum sander in my drill press set to just the right height.

-- Sven Gasser

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#11 posted 10-28-2014 10:35 AM

I saw that on someone’s post earlier but still verry fun and interesting project to see again and even to try to make.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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