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Kaleidoscope for Drema

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Project by Bertha posted 12-16-2012 05:04 PM 2282 views 2 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a friend (Drema) that loves kaleidoscopes. I got the kit and bushings etc from Penn State and figured it’d be a no-brainer. I had a really hard time getting this one together.
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I turned down a block of mopani to 2000 grit and polished it with my proprietary mixture (proprietary b/c I don’t remember what it is, lol). Pewter stand took a lot of work (should have measured it before turning). It ain’t perfect but it’s the thought that counts, right?
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I thought this was a challenging project. Make fun of me all you’d like;) I just hope she likes it.
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It was a pretty fun project if anyone’s considering one.
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al

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog





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#1 posted 12-16-2012 05:17 PM

You always have cool projects Al. Nicely done to

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 05:21 PM

That’s a pretty looking piece Al.
I may have to check out the hardware kit for one of those.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 05:22 PM

this is really a cool project, and the wood looks so beautiful..what a great thing to do for your friend, your a good man al…thanks for sharing your gift with us, and merry Christmas …grizz

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 05:23 PM

She will be ecstatic with your efforts Al, that’s a beautiful turning with an
awesome display stand.

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 05:24 PM

Looks nice Al. That finish says ‘touch me’.

I need to do one of these someday. Thanks for the inspiration.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 06:10 PM

Wow, 2000 grit.
It looks great.
I think she will love it.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 06:16 PM

Wow Al; beautifully done.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 06:25 PM

Very nice Al, I just love those.

That is a great finish,

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 06:55 PM

Kaleidoscopes are just plain cool…. what’s not to like?! I’ve always wanted to have either a kaleidoscope skylight or a motorized coffee table with a lamp beneath to project the colors and patterns onto the ceiling. Nice job on this little dude.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 07:01 PM

Al, that is a real sweet project!!!!!!.............JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-16-2012 07:04 PM

Very cool Al

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 07:08 PM

Thats beautiful Al, she is going to absolutely love it!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 12-16-2012 07:35 PM

Great looking kaleidoscope, and a wonderful view through the lens, you are showing great talent with both the
lathe and the camera. They have always intrigued me, and then I forget about them until I see the next one.
I am sure the gift will be appreciated. In that second picture, I thought I was looking at a piston from your
65 chevy, but they did not have gears in them. What type of chuck is that? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 12-16-2012 07:41 PM

that’s pretty cool. Your proprietary mix looks yummy…

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#15 posted 12-16-2012 08:19 PM

Looks like a glass orb. Very nicely done.

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