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    Wooden sunglasses

    Why? Because I can.

    Unfortunately they didn't take the bend very well when I glued them. Probably due both to the lamination on the layers of veneer I used and because I alternated the direction of the grain for added strength. I can probably still get the bend to take with some steam and patience. Same goes for the arms, but they took even less of the bend than you can see on the frames here.

    These haven't been sanded down yet. They'll be as low-profile as I can make them without breaking them.

    Haven't decided on what to do about the hinges yet. I'll either try and fabricate them out of the wood or just cut some metal ones off a cheap pair of glasses and stick those on.

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    Use thin veneers then bend & hold them over a curved surface while the glue is still wet, then wait till it dries, and don't be impatient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popsprocket View Post
    Why? Because I can.






    That is awesome! These could look really neat, pops!
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    To compare with pure imagination.
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    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloggsworth View Post
    Use thin veneers then bend & hold them over a curved surface while the glue is still wet, then wait till it dries, and don't be impatient.
    I did, that's what three layers looks like in that photo. They're so thin that I'm actually going to have to file down the edges of my lenses to get them to fit in the groove.

    The form I made for the curve had no overcompensation though since I wasn't sure how well it would work I didn't want to end up stuck with them bending too far, but the bend they took isn't nearly enough. They look as ridiculous as those 3D glasses from the cinema that are just plain and flat.
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