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Turned Magnifying Glass

by Joseph M. Herrmann of Timber Treasures Reprinted by permission from Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine

Wood: cocobolo—three pieces, each 1"
square x 1-1/4"
Tools: band saw; mitre box saw; drill press
with 7mm drill bit and 7mm barrel trimmer;
lathe with assorted chisels; universal mandrel
with 10mm bushings; buffing system
Thick superglue
Danish oil finish
Assorted abrasive discs and paper
Buffing compounds
PK-1221 Magnifying Glass Kit*
PK-1007 Pen Tube Inserter*
PK-1391 7mm Barrel Trimmer*
PK-1285 10mm Bushings*
*Available from: Steebar Corp., (973) 383-
1026; P.O. Box 980, Andover, NJ 07821;


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