• Extra sharp kaleidoscope images. No lathe work required
  • Hand crank turns cylinder to create endless colorful patterns
  • Kaleidoscope view showing gear system and lighting
  • Woodworking plan for a wood kaleidoscope using Front Surface mirrors
  • Woodworking plan for a table top kaleidoscope front view
  • Woodworking plans for making a table top kaleidoscope. Light end
  • Woodworking plan for a wood kaleidoscope that uses First Surface mirrors

Kaleidoscope Woodworking Plan


Product Description

Our kaleidoscope is inspired by home furnishings of the Romantic Era in the late 1800’s. The optics are easy to build using first (front) surface mirrors which will reproduce vivid colors and dazzling patterns. A geared shaft allows rotating the object box from the viewing end. An optional lighting system enhances images in low light. Even with the rounded parts, no lathe work is required. 10″ high, 12″ x 8″ base.  Our 11″ x 17″ plans take little workbench space. The copyrights allow making a photocopy of the full size patterns. Trim out the patterns, apply spray adhesive on the backs and place on stock prepared to the thickness noted on the pattern. You get accurate parts and no tracing. A color photo showing the Kaleidoscope in two different woods is included with the plan. We mail fast within one business day. For intermediate woodworkers.