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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAurelius View Post
    Ok, this caught my eye, and I gotta ask: how does one politely and lovingly insert a lens? Enquiring minds wish to know!!
    For actual wood frames, one must steam the wood in order to adjust the frame, or insert/remove the lenses.

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    I'm curious about how they respond to different environments, mainly regarding heat and humidity. You make the lenses in the summer, come winter are they more likely to fall out? Or conversely, you make them in the winter, come summer, what sort of distortions might be caused by the wood expanding and putting pressure on the lens? I imagine different treatments, and even different wood types, would minimize this, but all I can imagine is how the doors in my house shrink and expand with the seasons...

    Or maybe it's a sales technique.... buy a pair for the winter, buy a pair for the summer. Coming soon: our new fall and spring lines!

    (Not to knock it, by the way. Wood's a great looking material with a lot of options for working with. Just haven't seen them in person myself.)

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    How much it changes dimensions with thermal expansion or contraction really depends on the wood, it varies quite widely. Personally, I'd love a snakewood, cocobolo, or burlwood frame.
    Last edited by Lelarep; 09-23-2016 at 05:07 AM.

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    The biggest benefit of wood sunglasses is that these are environment-friendly and it can change the look and the impression that you project to the world instantly and effectively. Apart from protecting the atmosphere the wood sunglasses also offer you the benefits of the traditional sunglasses. Thus, it's a great idea to exploring new opportunities in this field.
    Best of luck buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaRayes View Post
    The biggest benefit of wood sunglasses is that these are environment-friendly...
    That is highly dependent on the wood being used.

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    Ugh. I hate wood frames. It is simply not an appropriate material to make eyeglasses out of. But if you are making wood frames please make sure that the eyewire can be unscrewed to allow a little bit more margin of error to the edging. Or better yet have 2 screws so the whole bottom of the frame can detach.

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