|Project by glen||posted 05-04-2013 03:53 PM||3182 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
My sweetheart is an absolutely amazing artist. Drawing, painting, tattooing, sewing – she does it all. In fact, she sewed me up an awesome shop apron, totally custom… So, I was watching her work, which when she draws, especially tattoos, it requires a lot of drawing a rough sketch, then tracing over it with more detail, more detail more tracing, etc… The light where she works kinda sucks though, so we came up with the idea of a tracing table or light box. She wanted it to tilt up to about 15 and 40 degrees too, so I had to figure that out.
The lights are from Lee Valley – strip LED lighting, so there are no heat issues. The body is made of walnut, the top is glass that I frosted.
This is one of those projects that I learned a lot of little things along the way – not so much in techniques, but in construction – and definitely have a new appreciation for Norm making a prototype of each week’s project before making the final. I would definitely do a few things differently if I were to make another version of this. But for now, she loves it and it works great. If anyone’s interested in building one, shoot me a message and I’ll share my “lessons learned”.
Thanks for checking this out!