N.B. Each kit is supplied as the components only and does not include the material / blank.
A quality magnifying glass with solid brass fittings and a high quality X 2 precision ground glass lens. Simply select a piece of figured wood or acrylic for the handle, turn it to your own design with a dowel at each end to accept the fittings. Assemble the parts using epoxy resin adhesive and you have a magnifying glass superior to most others available. This handle is best turned between centres with a dead centre driving or a wooden drive in a chuck and a revolving tail-stock centre.
25 February 2017
Magnifying glass kit review.I've used a couple of these kits now and very happy recipients (dad and father in law). Magnification is good for reading small prNot - far better than chthe so plastic ones they had both been using. I used epoxy resin to glue the wood to the kit - take care - with the first one the glue dripoed through the metal joining into the glass so with the second one had it setting with the glass up and less glue. Also with the second one I used a micrometer to get the thickness perfect of the wood. I would recommend as a change to making pens if as part of a matching set of pen, pencil, magnifying glass, letter opener etc.