Handmade Wooden Kaleidoscope, "Sierra in Black Cherry Burl" By Artists Peggy and Steve Kittelson. Still Photos Show the model you are getting when ordering . Video is from a past now sold similar model.
Handmade Wooden Kaleidoscope, "Sierra in Black CherryBurl" By Artists Peggy and Steve Kittelson.
Gorgeous Figured Wood Solid Black Cherry Burl Body.
Rare Fully Figured Cherry Burl Body From a Large North Iowa Burl.
Eye piece is made of figured Iowa Walnut.
Separate Turning Oil Filled Cell
Wonderful Hand lamp worked Glass Inside the oil filed Chamber
Dimensions are approx 10 inches long By 2 3/8 inches in diameter
Solid Walnut Base 6 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide is also included
Signed By The artists "Sierra 2020 Peggy and Steve Kittelson".
Further details of note
The wood was harvested By Karl Schilling from a stand of Cherry Trees in North Central Iowa
Wood was sawn by local Amish folks at their Farm in Northwood Iowa.
The wood was seasoned By Karl of Kaleidoscopes To You of Manly Iowa for two years then given to Steve Kittelson for him to do his woodturning and Peggy to do her one of a kind glass Lampworked Glass parts . Steve has added dichroic glass to the voids often found in Burl wood.
Steve and Karl have known each other since 1985 and have been long time friends helping each other when possible.
We hope you enjoy this special one of a kind kaleidoscope for years to come. For care of the wood simply use a mild wood cleaner such as Murphys oil soap and or a product for spraying on wood like pledge. The eye piece is wood and glass and dust may be cleaned by gently using a non abrasive material such as Windex with a Q tip.
The object cell is acrylic and can be cleaned with a soft cloth.