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Project by Talyn posted 06-16-2010 10:57 AM 4875 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Is the first frame I made. I wanted something to hold the Lithophane carving LED lights & battery’s all together. I used Maple wood for the frame and Corian for the Lithophane. With the back light off it just looks like a rough carving ones the back light is turned on the carving looks like a black and white photo.

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender, www.cncdesignwork.com





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antmjr

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#1 posted 06-16-2010 11:26 AM

The method is astonishing, but in my opinion you should improve the electric installation, because I see an awful X-like shadow, due to the cables, it’s a pity, sorry! You should build a double bottom: the first room behind the lithophane carving for the LED lights only, and a second room behind the first for cables and batteries. Or maybe another way could be to router a X groove for the cables and a pocket for the batteries, covering everything with a sheet of paper (if the bottom panel is thick enough). Or to find a friend :-) keen on electronics, and make him build a sort of printed circuit board, this is the best method I would use…
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edited to add: great photo of nice people!

-- Antonio

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Talyn

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 12:32 PM

Yes, I like that double bottom idea. The shadow is from the battery I didn’t have a chance to trim the wires down to size and install the wire for a wall plug battery drains to fast.

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender, www.cncdesignwork.com

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 06:51 PM

Man – I think this is such a cool idea !!! I’ve never seen anything like it before.

I think boxing the whole thing into one unit is definitely the right way to go.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 06:54 PM

That’s amazing very well done
Are these done buy hand or on a cnc or carve wright?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 07:31 PM

That is really fantastic! I think you are on to something.
You made the lithophane as well as the frame? If so, do you work from a photo?
Assuming it is from a photo, I would be interested in having or two of mine done this way.
I hope you will give us more information on how it is done.

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 07:38 PM

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 07:45 PM

Thank you, Jim.
That is fascinating stuff.

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#8 posted 06-16-2010 09:40 PM

cool idea
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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#9 posted 06-17-2010 12:30 AM

Thank you all for the kind words, always feels good to hear.

To Mary Anne: I did make the frame and I do work from a photo, so you could send me any photo you like and I can make a Lithophane of it.

Jim: it’s a CNC machine I use.

And since I made this Lithophane, I found a flat light board that would work great for the light source. The next one I make I’ll do a Blog.

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender, www.cncdesignwork.com

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Mary Anne

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#10 posted 06-17-2010 01:44 AM

That’s great, Harry! I spent some time looking at your website, and you have done some really creative work. I’ll be sending you a PM inquiring about materials, sizes, and costs.

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#11 posted 09-06-2010 10:56 PM

I am interested in what you found for a good light source. I have been looking around, and it seems most thin flat panel lighting setups are mega $$$ just for the light up part.

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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#12 posted 09-22-2012 09:25 PM

First time I have seen one of these! Good looking project.

When I get my CNC I’ll have to try this too!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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