I lathed out the perpiscope in one piece, I really like it.
I experimented with painting really thick black paint and dusting with brass powder and polishing it back or stippling on brass resign. I chose the brass resign effect. I think this was a success.
I tryed out different fabrics including leather, but I think plain calico (with out tea stains) worked best.
The over all efect was great, although not finished.