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Hi fellow Jocks….! I am back after my close call table saw accident. The fingers are healed and in perfect shape. no loss of anything except a fingernail that will not grow back.. i am very lucky and have since purchases lots of safety upgrades to my old JET table saw.

Of course since I am now back to making sawdust, I need a little jock advice.

I am building a gun box/display case for a friend. it will hold a single 45 cal handgun. I am going to use etched glass in the lid and would like to have LED lighting inside to illuminate the box.

Has anyone done this before? if so where can I get a small LED set that can be activated by a simple switch?

It has to be done by his retirement party in 1 month.

Any help would be appreciated.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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#1 posted 542 days ago

If I were doing it, I would get an inexpensive LED flashlight from Harbor Freight, gut it and rewire it with a mini micro switch that will light the LED’s when the lid is lifted. You might find the switch at Radio Shack or any electronics parts stores.

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#2 posted 542 days ago

This calculator should help you when you order the LEDs they will tell you the forward current and Voltage as part of the spec.

I would use any old AC/DC converter from various electronics that you no longer use. Go the battery route if its only going to illuminate when its open.

-- Brian

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#3 posted 542 days ago

Glad you’re healed. Those are very scary.

Also check Hobby Lobby. I thought they sold them in kits now.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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