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High Powered Glasses from projection TV Lenses

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Project by woodchucker1 posted 01-04-2022 08:43 PM 724 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was watching a cool movie (on DVD) called ” The Name of the Rose ”, with Sean Connery and Christian Slater. Ron Pearlman. He had a pair of thick lensed wooden folding glasses for reading and looking for clues. So I made a similar pair from lenses I salavaged from a big old projection TV. I made a nice leather (wool fleece lined)) pouch and lanyard for them too. They are quite heavy to wear around my neck. Sean carries them on his belt in the movie. They also have a shiny copper ring that holds the lens into the African Rosewood wooden frame. Just a fun project that was very satisfying to make.





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 01-04-2022 09:22 PM

Fun and maybe practical project…Do they help…or mostly for looks ?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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woodchucker1

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#2 posted 01-04-2022 09:52 PM

They are like a microscope. Only focuses up close. Otherwise useless, except for doing Sherlock Holmes or Monk type of work.

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#3 posted 01-04-2022 10:30 PM

very cool and so funny two projects so similar side by side.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-05-2022 01:40 AM

Hi Woodchucker,

Cool glasses, I love them!

I remember the movie and Sean Connery in the role, he was wonderful.

Today was the day of glasses!
Smiles, I were opening LJ and thought, what happened, my glasses changed shape!

Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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woodchucker1

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#5 posted 01-05-2022 02:13 AM

Thats him ! William of Baskerville ! Adzo of Melk asked him ” Master have you ever been in love ? William answered ” Of Course, With Aristottle, Ovid, Vergil ,,, No, with a woman ! Ah, Adzo, you are confusing Lust with Love.

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#6 posted 01-05-2022 02:20 AM

<3 Fantastic.

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

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#7 posted 01-05-2022 03:55 AM

Nice. Not so comfortable but handy.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#8 posted 01-05-2022 05:44 AM

Oh yes the repurposing of what was once possibly an expensive item.

I used one on my bench grinder guard!
have to keep it covered in case the sun focuses on it

-- Regards Rob

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