Between coats of paint and sealer, waiting for the last epoxy bonds to take hold, and tweaking the Mutoscope’s tripod I’ve played around with small mutoscope reels. Last year I tried making one out of paper with a craft knife, but the accuracy of a knife and flimsiness of paper got the better of me.
Now, with the help of Matt, and Raphael, and especially Kelly at NYC Resistor‘s craft night I cut a 500-card capacity hub based on the original dimensions of the Kinora. Wonderfully meta: the Kinora hub is laser cut out of spare Mutoscope cards. A miniature mutoscope manufactured from a super-sized one. If I can dig up the material and machine time I’ll cut enough cards to fill it. ** Or you could make your own (here’s the .ai file).**