|Project by Arbo||posted 10-24-2010 12:43 AM||3543 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I make lithophanes, which ‘come to life’ when they are back lit, either by a light box or by the sun (ie hanging in a window). So I needed to design and make a light box for my 8×10 lithophanes.
I drew up a box, and went to a friends fathers workshop and he showed me how to cut everything up, and we built a ‘test’ box. There were some things I did not like about it, so I changed it up a bit and came up with this.
I bought enough alder to make 4 boxes, and went by his dad’s workshop to ‘borrow’ his equipment, and managed to cut out everything I needed. Then came home and started assembling them.
It’s about 15” x 13” and 3 3/4 deep. The displayable area is 7.5×9x5 (to provide a ledge inside the box for the lithophane to be attached to).
Once the box was together I installed the lights on the back panel, and cut a hole in the side where I could mount my power jack and on/off switch.
I have no doubt anyone here could make a better one, but I’m happy with my first real ‘woodworking’ project.
-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com