I got some free things from a yardsale, brought them home, took them apart and then combined the components in new and unusual ways until I arrived at a satisfactory arrangement.
Things are coming together at a slow and steady pace.
In other news, goggles are not that easy to make, steampunk or otherwise.
The idea is good, and the fit, but I think I chose the wrong materials. Buy the time I'm finished, the whole is too small to see through. Might be fine for hanging around you neck as a fashion statement, but I'm hoping for something a bit more practical.
I actually got a few stages further than theses photos show, creating and installing a gasket from an old leather coat. But what I really need to make the goggles of my dream is some 1.5 inch brass plumbing couplink. I think this town must be crowed with steampunkishly minded people, because there isn't a shop in town that carries it. Ah well.