Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Gear Goggles in the Works
I'm making a new pair of brass Steampunk goggles, and I thought I would give a little behind the workbench look.
I've already sketched out a gear design on one side and a swirl design on the reverse side for both brass strips. After the acid etching, each piece was cleaned, then gone over with a butane torch. Then, I used a jewelers saw to make the cut I wanted (most goes to the frame, the last three inches I wanted to use for the side). The last thing I do before I start shaping is to file the edges round.
Now, I mark where I want to make my bends and carefully shape the frame. I'm holding things in place with my little clips before I start cutting any holes for riveting. I notice here that on the far frame, I need to switch out what's on top so that the edge faces away when I start to rivet, so I've already re-clipped just in case.