You do close work? Slap on these eyeglass-style magnifiers and make your life a bunch easier. The plastic frames are 5-1/2” wide with adjustable interpupillary distance, 4-1/2” long temples and an adjustable 12” elastic strap. Comes with (4) sets of lenses, 10X, 15X, 20X and 25X, illuminated by LED arms at the sides of the lenses. Replaceable button-cell batteries included. These could also be the steampunkiest-looking item we’ve ever offered.
This plasma ball from TEDCO Toys® has a 6" dia glass globe atop a 4-7/8" square x 3-1/2" tall base and throws swirling arcs and dots at the inside of the globe, just waiting for the electricity in your hands to make them go bizzare-o. It might even make you scream, "It's alive!" Mesmerizing, to say the least. Steady-on and sound-sensitive modes. Comes with an adapter and 6-foot cord.
How about three extra hands? This multi-purpose workstation tool has a large 3X, 3-1/2" dia LED-lighted magnifier on a 10" gooseneck (you add 4 "AA" batteries), a soldering-iron stand, cleaning sponge plus steel wool, a canister of flux paste, a pair of alligator clips with ball-socket mounts on the ends of a 4" rod plus an extra hand with a third alligator clip on a 10" gooseneck. It all weighs in at a stable 3+ lbs and has a 7-1/4" x 6-3/4" base so you won't need fourth hand to hold it upright.
Budding lapidarians will lap up this rock polishing kit which is so complete it even contains some rocks. The polishing tumbler has a (3 lb. /1 qt.) fifteen sided rubber barrel and is driven by a 115 VAC motor. Overall dimensions are 6" x 6" x 7-1/2" high. In addition to the tumbler, the kit includes an assortment of jewelry findings, a #300 4-Step Grit Pack and a detailed manual giving you easy to follow instructions. But don't think of it only as useful for jewelry making. As a hobby, our Uncle George for many years collected and polished a wide variety of rocks which he found interesting and made beautiful in and of themselves. The #300 4-Step Grit Pack is also available separately, for when your grit has run low, and includes 4oz. coarse, 4oz fine, 2oz. prepolish and 2oz polish grits.
Our best jeweler's loupe, this has a professional-quality, full 10X triplet lens. A ring of (6) white LEDs around the 13/16" glass lens ensures an even distribution of light. Housing is an angular, 7-sided teardrop shape 1-3/4" x 1-1/8" that folds out of a metal case with a strap hook. Tucked into the small leather pouch it comes in is a spanner wrench, in case you ever need to replace the (3) button-cell batteries.
This 4-3/4" dia moon is so much more interesting than the real thing. This one has a 4-way dimmer, flash/strobe/fast and slow fade/steady-on modes, plus internal LEDs to make (15) colors in addition to traditional moonish white. It's also a great nightlight. Remote control comes with a battery but you'll need (3) "AAA" batteries to run the moon. Topographical, but the giant astronaut footprint suggests it's not quite to scale. Will sit up by itself or wall mount on a couple of finishing nails.
You'll love this 3-draw, brass, 25x30 spyglass-style spotting scope from Celestron®. Extends to 13" and contracts to 5-3/8" with an adjustable focus at the eyepiece. Comes with a sewn-on leatheresque cover (very piratical), a polishing cloth and a much-better-than-average wooden case.
This excellent and beautiful Stirling engine would make Robbie Stirling himself proud. Has a 1/2" piston stroke and sits on a 7" x 3-1/2" wooden base. Comes with a small alcohol lamp to fire it, and is connected via a belt to a DC generator that fires some blue LEDs. Includes a spare hot gas container, power cylinder and piston-sealing ring, needle roller and silicon tube, which you shouldn't need for some time. You also get a trio of Allen wrenches for your tweaking needs. This is the ultimate desk toy, or demo unit for the more serious-minded. Check out our short video on Youtube!
This excellent 500ml capacity essential oil distillation set comes with an 18" lab stand, 2-1/2" ID support ring, single buret clamp and borosilicate glassware with a 500ml round-bottom (just like you!) and 24/40 ground glass joints. Also includes a boiling flask, 300mm Graham condenser, 500ml Erlenmeyer flask and a 10" adapter arm. Make your own perfume or something more potent--we don't judge. You supply some 3/8" ID tubing for the condenser. Check out our other lab distillation kit and small glass bottles, perfect for storing your essentials.
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