I’ve not tried this before, but having spoken to someone at the Asylum last month it sounded dead easy so I decided to give it a go. Turns out it’s dead easy!
Here’s my first try, a sort of lens holder:
It took abit of trial and error but I’m quite pleased with the result. Not bad for a first effort. The ‘lens’ is actually the front of a watch. I can see quite a few possibilities for making steampunk goggle here, so much so that I’ve just ordered 100 watch faces off ebay ;0)
Here’s another pic:
Once I’d had abit of a practice. I turned the blowtorch on the steampunk mask I’m making. Everything’s now securely fastened together. It was always abit of a challenge to get cogs and gears to stick together, so much easier now you can simply solder them in place.