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Topic: Range finder and folding opera glasses upcycled  (Read 1171 times)
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« on: January 10, 2010 12:44:10 PM »

I saw this poor little range finder at the thrift store and new right away I wanted to steampunk/post-apocolyptic it. So not wanting to take it apart, it still is accurate, I decided to take some polymer clay and make covers for all the writing on it. Then after I glued them on I thought it needed a little something more so I wire snipped some heads off of fining nails and added them. Some paint and Voila!
Opera glasses I've had for ages. They were looking pretty beat up so I decided to give them a little face lift. Just simple paint and rub on transfers nothing spectacular....They're going back in the case and back in my purse.
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010 01:10:11 PM »

awesome! are these similar binoculars?

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010 01:14:05 PM »

Range finders are like binnoculars. They use them for hunting around here.

« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010 05:26:32 PM »

These are totally awesome! I especially like the range finder redo. Hard to believe it is polymer clay. I just love that stuff! Smiley

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