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Coggles: These are Them!

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Coggles: These are Them!

Post  Augustus Philpott on Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:08 pm

My most recent project!
COGGLES.
I decided that i should make myself a pair of steampunk goggles!
So i did!
This is the result!



I'm relatively happy with how they came out.
The eyecups fit snug as a bug, hopefully they'll do the same when i add the leather.
Then I still have to add leather chord for the strap.
unfortunately one of the little "flower Petal" tabs cracked while i was riveting them down to the eye cup.

For a first attempt at steampunk craft, what do you folks think!?
I am quite anxious. bounce

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  Captain Lyerly on Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:42 pm

Not bad, not bad at all! Very nice - but what's on the drawing board for next?

Looking forward to further developments...

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  Lady Penelope on Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:51 pm

Quite interesting. Do you plan to wear them mainly up on the cap as shown, or over your eyes? If so, you might want to check for visibility through the gears. (Although my goggles also have brass fancy bits in the lenses, and I can see through them pretty well. Wouldn't want to drive in them, but they're fine for walking around.)
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Post  KatarinaNavane on Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:52 pm

I don't know whether or not you'd want to keep the pins that go through the middle of the gears, but if you don't, you can get them out by bracing the gear and tapping the pin with a hammer.
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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  Augustus Philpott on Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:27 am

Captain Lyerly wrote:Not bad, not bad at all! Very nice - but what's on the drawing board for next?

Looking forward to further developments...

I have some leather that I'm going to rapid rivet arount the edge of the eye-cup so that its not face to metal.
And then im going to add leather cord between the two goggs for the nose-piece, and around the back for the strap.

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  Augustus Philpott on Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:31 am

Lady Penelope wrote:Quite interesting. Do you plan to wear them mainly up on the cap as shown, or over your eyes? If so, you might want to check for visibility through the gears. (Although my goggles also have brass fancy bits in the lenses, and I can see through them pretty well. Wouldn't want to drive in them, but they're fine for walking around.)

The visibility, on these is similar. As long as you're not focusing on the cogs themselves, you can see well enough to walk/run around.

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  HAC on Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:51 am

Augustus Philpott wrote:
Lady Penelope wrote:Quite interesting. Do you plan to wear them mainly up on the cap as shown, or over your eyes? If so, you might want to check for visibility through the gears. (Although my goggles also have brass fancy bits in the lenses, and I can see through them pretty well. Wouldn't want to drive in them, but they're fine for walking around.)

The visibility, on these is similar. As long as you're not focusing on the cogs themselves, you can see well enough to walk/run around.

Until you trip or fall, and manage to put either metal or broken glass(plastic?) into your eyes.
Hopefully the eyecup diameter is greater than that of your eye socket, and that they rest on bone, and not in the orbit(socket), or enucleation is a danger if there is a stiff blow to the goggles.
If you cosmetically mod a pair of safety goggles within reason, well, ok, but a lot of the home-made steampunk jobs give me the willies, from a safety perspective..
Health and Safety in Steampunk? nah, it'll never catch on..

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  Augustus Philpott on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:37 am

HAC wrote:
Until you trip or fall, and manage to put either metal or broken glass(plastic?) into your eyes.
Hopefully the eyecup diameter is greater than that of your eye socket, and that they rest on bone, and not in the orbit(socket), or enucleation is a danger if there is a stiff blow to the goggles.
If you cosmetically mod a pair of safety goggles within reason, well, ok, but a lot of the home-made steampunk jobs give me the willies, from a safety perspective..
Health and Safety in Steampunk? nah, it'll never catch on..

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I actually through them together from scratch. And the lenses are not regulation, but rather Plexiglas i sawed to shape!
Even more unsafe!
I dont like how mods look for the most part.

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  HAC on Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:51 pm

My point is simply to be careful if you wear them.. Too many years acting as a safety officer at work (I'm a retired railroader with 35 years service) tends to
be a hard habit to shake...

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  DepthsofSpace on Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:54 pm

HAC wrote:
Augustus Philpott wrote:
Lady Penelope wrote:Quite interesting. Do you plan to wear them mainly up on the cap as shown, or over your eyes? If so, you might want to check for visibility through the gears. (Although my goggles also have brass fancy bits in the lenses, and I can see through them pretty well. Wouldn't want to drive in them, but they're fine for walking around.)

The visibility, on these is similar. As long as you're not focusing on the cogs themselves, you can see well enough to walk/run around.

Until you trip or fall, and manage to put either metal or broken glass(plastic?) into your eyes.
Hopefully the eyecup diameter is greater than that of your eye socket, and that they rest on bone, and not in the orbit(socket), or enucleation is a danger if there is a stiff blow to the goggles.
If you cosmetically mod a pair of safety goggles within reason, well, ok, but a lot of the home-made steampunk jobs give me the willies, from a safety perspective..
Health and Safety in Steampunk? nah, it'll never catch on..

Cheers
Harold

This is the 19th century. Health and safety are not key concerns! =P

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Post  HAC on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:09 pm

No, its only the 19th Century in the collective SP consciousness, and goggles were not that commonplace as daily wear in the real 19th century..
Health and safety issues should always be a concern. Lose or severely damage an eye, and you don't get it back. Cornea scratches are incredibly painful, as well, and can affect vision. It's always the choice of the individual, but personally I would err on the side of caution.

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Re: Coggles: These are Them!

Post  Augustus Philpott on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:55 pm

Thanks for the concern.
I'll definitely keep it in mind.

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