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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-07-2013 01:25 PM 1366 views 3 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a Teleidoscope. I bought the kit parts and discarded the cardboard tubes and drilled a piece of wood for the body.This is a cross between a kaleidoscope and telescope. It uses the images you see out the end rather than a can full of chips that you rotate to make different images. I’d like to build one of them too!

This one is pretty simple because the wall is so thin I could not add any details to the turning. I started with a 1 3/8” piece of pistachio wood with cracks in it and I had to fill the long one to complete it. I drilled a 1” hole all the way through and then bored each end for fittings for the crystal ball and the eye piece. A lot of work with a steady rest. The end pieces are also small chunks of pistachio.

This one is a gift for my second cousin. I have not seem since were were kids 50 years ago and I met him at my uncle’s funeral. His name is Richard, but they always called him Deedle- I don’t know why. Anyway, he is in a wheel chair because he got hit by a drunk driver 10 yrs ago and it broke his spine. I admired how good his spirits were for his situation and I thought I should make him something to pass the time so I built this just for him.

It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

............................Jim

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 01:28 PM

Cool project Jim

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SPalm

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#2 posted 09-07-2013 02:07 PM

Neat. This is new one to me.
I guess the crystal ball is not a smooth round ball but has angled facets on it?

Nicely done,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 04:00 PM

Nicely done Jim! What did you fill the cracks with? CA glue? Where did you get the kit parts? Thanks for sharing. Hope you do well at the show today.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 04:14 PM

Nice work Jim and a thoughtful gift. It looks real nice and it is something new to me too. A great way to view the world. Probably beats LSD.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-07-2013 05:01 PM

Looks & sounds like a COOL thing…

Have a link to the Kit? (for us non-lathe people)

Never heard of such a thing before…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 09-07-2013 05:37 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Steve, the crystal ball is just a smooth ball. What gives the facets in the three mirrors inside the tube

Hi Candy, I filled the cracks with 5 minute epoxy and pistachio sawdust.
The link to one site for kits is below.:
https://www.google.com/search?q=teleidoscope+kits&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=sGIrUpLYHcfuyAGM-4DQBA&ved=0CFkQsAQ&biw=1575&bih=923

Hi Mike. I started to make a kaleidoscope but thought that it might be better to get all new items to look at each time so I found this item and went with it. It might look like an LSD tip but I’ll never know!

Hi Joe, I added a link above!

...................Jim

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

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#7 posted 09-07-2013 05:54 PM

Really cool project Jim !
Can’t say I’ve seen another like it.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 09-07-2013 05:57 PM

Very interesting site / project!

COOL… the kids would really like it… I think…

... well… us too… LOL

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 09-07-2013 06:42 PM

Jim, never heard of such a thing….... Then I checked out the link you gave Candy and it is quite the gadget. I am certain that your cousin will enjoy this especially since it was made by you!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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CFrye

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#10 posted 09-07-2013 06:47 PM

Thanks for the link Jim. I don’t have a lathe either Joe. Maybe an octagon or ???.

-- God bless, Candy

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 09-07-2013 07:16 PM

Very interesting project Jim. I had to google it to understand better. Should make a fine gift. The pistachio is a much better idea. Looks great.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#12 posted 09-07-2013 07:49 PM

Thats pretty danged neat Jim…. nice job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 09-07-2013 08:05 PM

Nice!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 09-07-2013 08:20 PM

A great project for a great cause. Way to go Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 09-07-2013 09:52 PM

That’s beautiful Jim. It’s going to be in your cousins family forever. Perfectly done.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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