We build this for a friend of us, a Buddhism teacher.
Step 1: Construction
Step 2: Engrave and cut the plywood
But if you like, you can do it also with an scroll saw.
Step 3: Paint the parts
For an easier an thin layer we use a sponge (and gloves). That is the easiest and fastest way we know to paint on wood.
The letters must be colorful, we used spray paint.
Step 4: Glue the letters
We also engraved the letters on the parts, so it is easier to find the right position.
Step 5: Paper strip with mantras
We just print it 1008 times on a paper and glue them together.
Step 6: Finish the cylinder
The paper must be winded in clockwise direction, so the mantras later spin in the right direction.
Put it inside and glue the top of the cylinder.
Step 7: Baseplate and axis
On this axis later we will place the cylinder.
On the top we put some more washers.
Step 11: Glue the housetop
And removed it after drying.