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Project by tommyd posted 10-06-2010 04:51 AM 1531 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kaleidoscope of any piece of wood laying around which I could cut into a segment and glue together.
Tried to get photo looking through the glass but didn’t turn out very well.
There is 266 pieces finished with blo/lacquer.

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 04:58 AM

looks great, love the wood selections!

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 05:19 AM

Looks like fun. It would be hard to resist picking it up and taking a peek.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 05:27 AM

What a neet project. I have always wanted to make one of these, now I may ;)

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 05:44 AM

Way cool tommy as neat as it gets.

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 07:15 AM

wow what a glue-up!!! great job.

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 08:53 AM

i like it. works well. the

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rance

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#7 posted 10-06-2010 12:39 PM

Looks like a Kaleidoscope of many colors, your mama gave to you. You could write a song about it. I think Dolly would help you.

Nice job. Makes me want to re-do one of those HF flashlights.

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Brit

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 01:46 PM

I would definitely have to pick that up.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 06:28 PM

very unique project.. good job.

Gator

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 07:09 PM

hi what a unique idea never seen one like that before great job like the wood choice
must try to make one of those if you don’t mind thanks for sharing

branck

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#11 posted 10-06-2010 10:30 PM

nice did you use ball bearing for the object chamber? If so, did you have to sue two ball bearings?

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#12 posted 10-07-2010 01:26 AM

Now that is cool !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#13 posted 10-07-2010 07:04 PM

That’s cool, Well, I would say those pieces you found worked quite well together.

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#14 posted 01-20-2011 12:53 PM

Looks great, is there a book you can buy on how to make one ? l understand about the mirrors inside , but l don’t know how you turn the end with out it falling off.or how the lenses stay in . Can you help me understand that? Thanks

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#15 posted 01-22-2011 06:10 AM

There are enough pieces of wood there to drive a person nuts just trying to glue it all together. Very nice finished look.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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