Toffle: great photo.

I too, play with Dollar Store lenses.
I have several mounted in plastic barrels with aperture stop slots similar to this one.

I found that I really like the image projected by a simple meniscus more to my liking for portraiture.

Some have confused this simple meniscus as a "Petzval" lens.
Not even close...
Petzvals are complex lenses which have evolved over the years, as this website illustrates:

http://www.antiquecameras.net/petzvallens.html

What's fun about this project is that I'm able to merge photography with my ability to run a lathe and create fun things, such as an easy-to-use camera worthy lens with unique imaging character.

It's a never-ending voyage of discovery...

Reinhold

www.classicBWphoto.com