Kaleidoscopes

By: Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

  • by Frank Garcia

Here are some photos of hand made wooden Kaleidoscopes. In addition to the usual power and hand tools found in the workshop such as the Table Saw, Drill Press, Band Saw, etc. the Micro Fence Plunge Base and Fence system and Bridge City Tools DJ-1 Drilling Jig were used. The Micro Fence was used to cut the Kaleidoscope’s tilting mechanism. In addition several shop made jigs, fixtures and templates were utilized. These will include the following: A Fixture to cut the angle on the staves for the Kaleidoscope barrel, a Jig to adjust the spacing between the gears and mark the positions, a fixture to set the angle of the mirrors, a fixture to glue the object chamber, a fixture to hold the eye piece during the wood burning process, and a template for marking and cutting other functional parts of the kaleidoscope.