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Light Box

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Project by bruce317 posted 05-23-2016 01:42 PM 380 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use the Light Box for drawing & changing plans. Go to a office supply, get T square & plastic tri angle [ 30, 60, 90 also 45,45, 90 ]. Box is easy to use. Line up photo copy or blank paper with T square, then tape. With light shining in box your ready to work. What it does is aloud you to see lines on paper. With one paper on top of another. So you can line up say front half of car side with back half. Or a light box is a Lay Out Box.

Easy to build. From 3/4” A/B plywood cut two sides 20” long 5” high on one end & 9” high on other end. One front, 30” long x 51/4” high. One back piece 30” long x 9 3/8” high.

From 2”x2” cut two pieces 9 3/8” long & two pieces 5 1/4” long. Line up 2×2 flush with side & bottom. Mark angle of tall box side on two long 2×2, cut angle. Mark angle, short side, on two short 2×2’s and cut. Clamp and glue 2×2’s flush to sides & Bottom, now screw together. Remember there is a right & left side of box. Don’t glue both side alike. Cause that leads to a DUH moment at assembly. I didn’t learn this the hard way. That’s my story, that I’m sticking too.

Next set table saw to cut front and back to match angle on sides.

Now glue, screw & clamp front & back on sides, making sure they are square.

Route 1/4” deep lip on 1”x2” stock for glass to set on. Use 1×2’s to frame, box. I cut the ends on 45 degree, like a picture frame with lip on inside facing out. Glue & screw as you attach strips. If done right 1×2’s will set flat on box sides.

Measure for 1/4” glass.

I use a shop light drop cord for light source. Inside of box.

This box will come in handy, On my next post. We will convert a T&J 35 Ford sedan into a Panel truck.

-- Bruce - Indiana





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