Was watching star trek the next generation and really wanted to know what the world looked like for LeVar Burton having to wear his visor on set.
Turns out its a bit of a nightmare lol. This is my prototype so far.
The top and bottom slices are made out of medium maple plywood. based the design off of pictures of the prop and a video with someone holding the stage worn prop to get the basic outlines for the face and scale of the bars.
Everything ended up being a press fit and no glue was used. My hole gauge below is how i usually find the right fit.
I wanted to be able to remove the sides for when i find a better mounting system, I was thinking either some thing shaped like sunglasses arms or maybe an elastic/ velcro.
I engraved the sides with the red circle and measured the depth of the engrave (~0.070") and then engraved slots on the top and bottom parts for it to slide into, i made the tabs on the side ~0.050" to try and avoid any bumps from the engrave.
The vertical bars were made from bamboo bbq shish kabob skewers I had laying around in the drawer. I had originally planned to buy some brass brazing rods but couldn’t find anyone in town willing to sell me just a few and didn’t want to spend 100$ on a box of em. I taped and laid them out flat on the bed of the forge and made a quick file in inkscape to cut them all at the same lengths.
The red circles are some sparkly sticker sheets from the dollar store. Not sure what they are made of but they passed the burn test and dont contain any chlorine from what I could tell.
Pretty fun and simple project for a lazy wednesday afternoon. Hope you enjoyed and i did some justice to the stage worn item.