|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-07-2013 01:25 PM||1644 views||3 times favorited||34 comments|
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 Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!