Wooden Kaleidoscopes!

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Wooden Kaleidoscopes!

Learn how to make a wooden-bodied kaleidoscope! An instrument of pure visual magic, and a perfect personal gift!

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Intersections Wood Collaborative 299 10th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 1S4 Canada

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  • 1 day 7 hours
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A kaleidoscope is comprised of 3 basic components; an eyepiece, a barrel containing a mirror system, and an object cell. Let master woodworker Carl Durance show you how to make your own!

In this 2-day workshop,each participant will have the opportunity to make each of these components, primarily from wood, plus the mirror system including cutting of the mirrors, and, learn a bit of the optical science behind the magic of the kaleidoscope.

Topics will include:

  • safety
  • operation of a lathe
  • tool selection
  • sharpening
  • design considerations
  • finishing

Each participant may choose to make an optional egg‐scope, a small egg‐shaped kaleidoscope, for an additional material fee to cover the egg‐scope kit and turning blank.

Basic woodworking skills required, no turning skills necessary.

A materials fee: of $30.00 (plus optional additional $35 for egg‐scope project) is payable to instructor at the beginning of the workshop.

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