This instructable describes every step involved in duplicating your existing prescription frames or sunglasses into a wooden dovetailed frame. If you are making prescription frames care must be taken to ensure that the geometry remains the same.
This project started because I was sick of the hinges failing on my glasses, so I decided to make a pair that didn’t include hinges. Since I’m a cabinetmaker, dovetails seemed to be the most obvious choice. The photos in this tutorial are from several different pairs I’ve made. I’ve been wearing mine for many months now and they’re the lightest, most comfortable glasses I’ve ever had, and because of the laminated construction, they’ve proven to be very durable. Let’s get started!