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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 325 days ago 1343 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 325 days ago

Cool project Jim

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SPalm

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#2 posted 325 days ago

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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CFrye

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#3 posted 325 days ago

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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stefang

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#4 posted 325 days ago

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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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 325 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 325 days ago

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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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 325 days ago

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 325 days ago

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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sedcokid

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#9 posted 325 days ago

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 325 days ago

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 325 days ago

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 325 days ago

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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HillbillyShooter

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#13 posted 325 days ago

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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luv2learn

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#14 posted 325 days ago

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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MarkTheFiddler

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#15 posted 325 days ago

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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