How To Make Eyeglasses From Scratch

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by Super User, 5 months ago
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In my next quest, I'm attempting to make a pair of prescription eyeglasses for myself, starting from their natural sources. With some guidance from Dr. Lewis Dartnell, I collected sand, limestone, and hardwood ashes to melt down into the glass. Then I figured out how to grind the lenses down to the correct curvature to match my prescription. I also made the frames for them out of a tree.

Check out Lewis Dartnell's book "The Knowledge" here:
https://goo.gl/ysO7Ae

Also be sure to check out Make Something's woodworking channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrunkenWoodworker

Here's his video of making my frames:
https://youtu.be/cS-df4iqVo0


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