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Artisan Mini Kaleidoscope Kit

Artisan Mini Kaleidoscope Kit
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    Artisan Mini Kaleidoscope Kit

    Part# 1025100001 | Mfg Part# MS256

    Our Price: $18.95

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      This solid brass Artian® Mini Kaleidoscope kit is epoxy coated for durability. The parts will make a kaleidoscope about 2 5/8" tall in various shapes and sizes. Egg shapes, cylinders or other forms can be adapted to make a kaleidoscope.
    • Epoxy coated for durability

    • Specifications:
      Dimensions (threaded tube): 5/8" dia. x 1-7/8"
      Minimum blank size: 2" x 2" x 2-1/2"
      Project components (blank not included)

      Items needed to complete:
      Forstner bit: 13/16"
      Bushings: Artisan® Mini Kaleidoscope Bushings
      7mm pen mandrel

      Replacement items:
      Components (if available): Call (800) 551-8876
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

    These look awesome when done right.

    Comments On Oct 21, 2016:These look great when they turn out right. When they say 2 1/4" they mean it. Your blank must be sized exactly right for this to fit well. Also getting the tab in for the eyepiece is a little difficult until you get the hang of it. What works for me is to use an eraser tip to hold one edge of the wire in, then slip my big finger in next to it and push in on the opposite end. If you're lucky and have a fingernail, it should slide right in. But once assembly is done, these look amazing. The glass is very brittle, so be careful.

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Good project for neophytes

    Comments On Mar 02, 2014:I'm fairly new at woodturning, but this was a great project. I was very pleased with the way it came out. (So was my wife.) A word of caution: with this and the mini-wand kaleidoscope, check the instructions. They are assembled differently. Also, don't be tempted to use all the gems. With fewer of them they will move better and give you better images.

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    Comments On Nov 24, 2013:These have been great. Easy to assemble and a good seller at craft fairs. Recommend.

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    Comments On May 18, 2013:Great kit, but the snap ring is a bear to get on. I use a small eyeglass screwdriver to insert the ring. Make sure you assemble in a clean dust free area. We sell several of these. I found a great stand on ebay that showcases the egg without being to large

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    Fun and easy...Mostly.

    Additional Comments On Feb 23, 2013:I purchased a number of these kits to give as gifts. They are easy to assemble for the most part, but I must agree with the other reviewer about using an eraser end of a pencil to insert the snap rings. Using this method really wasnt practical and I ended up with eraser "crumbs" in the viewer. The wood end of a new, unsharpened pencil also left dusty wood particles behind. I'd suggest using a small pocket screwdriver to insert the rings. Also, assemble the scopes in a very clean environment to keep dust out of the viewer.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Easy Assembly

    Comments On Feb 23, 2013:It isn't very hard to insert the retaining ring to hold the plastic lens. The suggestion of an eraser gives you a little friction on the parts and, more importantly, prevents the clear plastic lens from being scratched. I've probably made a couple three dozen of the mini kaleidoscopes from Craft Supplies as well as one of their competitors and never had any difficulty in assembly. Once positioned, the ring snaps in pretty easily. By the way, the end of a popsicle stick works great in coaxing the retainer ring to snap in place. If anything, I got tired of turning eggs!

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Difficult assembly

    Comments On Nov 11, 2012:Easy to turn--impossible to assemble. How about posting a video of someone completing this step in the instructions: "Use the eraser end of a pencil to carefully press the retaining spring into the recess to secure the lens in place.

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