Small Vessel and a New Lightbox

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Project by interpim posted 04-07-2010 03:02 AM 1525 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wasn’t going to post this vessel here initially, since the last few projects I have put up have been small bowls etc, made from the batch of Avocado wood I recently acquired, but I built a lightbox for photographing small items today, and decided to test it out.

This Avocado Vessel is now for sale. Please visit my Etsy page if you are interested.

Soooooo! Here is my project of another Avocado vessel, as well as a pic of my new lightbox, and another shot I did of a Jr. Gent pen.

The lightbox ran me about $25 in materials, except for the tape which I had on hand.

Comments, questions and Critiques are welcome!

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 03:04 AM

I like the turning and the light box as well. Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 04:00 AM

what materials did you get to build the light box?


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#3 posted 04-07-2010 04:43 AM

I used 1/4” foam core from Michael’s. I used 3 sheets total they are 20” x 30” each.

cut 4 15” x 20” panels for the sides, top and bottom, then cut a 15” x 15” panel for the back wall.
Then cut a piece of poster board to fit… i did about 14 3/4” to give a seamless background.

Taped it all together with clear packing tape, and clipped on the two lights firing them toward the roof of the box.

-- San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 04:59 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 07:16 AM

Great turning. Love the grain in that avocado.

Great job on the light box. Thanks for the “how to” on the build.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 11:47 PM

Wonderful demonstration on photography and I too love the grain on the avocado. Nice bowl.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 04-09-2010 04:06 PM

Where do you get the avocado wood from and more specific than “from a tree” I had thought of making a turned bowl for my sister who makes great guacamole… Let me know thanks

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#8 posted 04-10-2010 07:46 AM

I buy it in firewood bundles from a local farmers market in San Diego

-- San Diego, CA

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#9 posted 10-28-2010 10:28 PM

are those regular incandescent bulbs? If so, how did you keep things from being all yellow in the picture?

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#10 posted 10-29-2010 03:08 AM

those are actually light bulbs that put out a natural spectrum. I don’t recall the brand name, as it was quite a while ago that I actually purchased them, and the box is long gone. I don’t recall them being any more expensive than a normal lightbulb though.

-- San Diego, CA

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