Wooden Stand for Magnifying Glass
A few weeks ago Mom found this neat magnifying glass at a thrift store. I (Steph) really like the look of it and have been trying to find a way to use it at my house. I thought the best way to display it was to make a wooden stand. I got the idea one night and the next morning decided to see what I could come up with!
We have a woodworker friend that gave us some of his scrap wood a few years ago. I found some really pretty pieces for this project. They are Honduras Mahongany and Purpleheart. Tip- check Craigslist for wood scraps.
To cut the hanger, I used a 5/8” spade bit to cut two holes in the wood, then I used a hand saw to cut the remainder of wood out.
We used a Dremel to sand this smooth.
I’m really happy with how this project turned out. It’s always fun to use scrap wood to make something new and unexpected. As a Lego lover, I thought the perfect object to magnify on the stand, would be our two minifigures.
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5/17/2021 03:37:13 pm
OMG!!! I found the exact magnifying glass as yours , found it this week at a thrift store!! I'm so intrigued bybit..Do you know how old yours is and where it came from?
5/17/2021 06:54:50 pm
How fun! I found mine at a yard sale many years ago so I don't have any details about it other than I thought it was super cool! Vicki
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