The latest Cigar Box, Image Wheel Kaleidoscope has been posted on my etsy page. This one uses a very colorful "La Gianna Havana, Honduran Vintage Limited Reserve" box. Like the other cigar box 'scopes, this one is crafted from a used cigar box, so it has a few minor nicks. Still very colorful and a great conversation piece.
I have just posted on the "etsy" site a new design of a "midi" kaleidoscope. This kaleidoscope is crafted in a laminated piece consisting of Wenge, from West Africa; Red Heart, from Mexico; Pau Amarello (also known as Yellow Heart), from Brazil; and Maple, from New England, USA. The length is similar to, but a bit longer than, a couple of "midi" kaleidoscopes previously posted. The object cell (a tumble cell) on this 'scope is longer and filled with more regular-colored (not 'flameworked') glass pieces. The mirror assembly inside the body of the 'scope is a standard 3-mirror assembly, unlike the 2-mirror assembly of the earlier pieces and uses the best quality "front surface mirrors" . The resulting view is a somewhat darker, as well as "softer" image, when viewed while turning the whole body of the 'scope. A striking view that is slow-moving, yet always changing in a "kaleidoscope" of colors that is a delight to watch.
I have several more of these in progress and will post them as completed.
Professional woodworker specializing in small-scale wood turning on a lathe. I work primarily with exotic woods from around the world and "Dymondwood" a laminated wood product that is dyed a variety of colors and provides a visually appealing end-product. Most of my turning is of kaleidoscopes, desk accessories, cutlery, back scratchers, key rings, etc. I market on the web and wholesale and consignment.