What Upcoming Projects Are You Planning? - Page 6 - Router Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #51 of 52 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 08:44 PM
Registered User
1fizgig's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2018
Country: Australia
First Name: Steve
Posts: 990

That's an inventive way to build a light box!
1fizgig is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #52 of 52 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 10:52 PM
Registered User
JOAT's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,412

Originally Posted by 1fizgig View Post
That's an inventive way to build a light box!
Thanks. All of the DIY instructions seem to cost around $20, and some take quite a bit of work. I figured no sense in spending time and effort, and money, on something I might never use again, so K.I.S.S., and cheap. I did go to a glass company 10 or so years ago and asked if I could go thru the scrap barrel. When they heard what I wanted it for, they cut me two pieces out of a new pane of glass, and didn't charge a cent. Been saving that for a light box build, and was going to use one of those, until I thought of the microwave door. I think I've got aluminum foil, and if not, got white paint. Got duct tape, Titebond II, and a lot of cardboard I need to get rid of. Got some old pant legs and shirts I will cut up, then glue to the sides, which will strengthen it. And I regularly carry two small flashlights (led, with 3 AAA batteries, plenty bright, and about $1 each ). I have found that cardboard, reinforced with cloth, can make a surprisingly sturdy build, for one time projects, such as this.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Fawkahwe tribal police SWAT Team
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
JOAT is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Planning projects for wood movement Duane Bledsoe Tools and Woodworking 27 10-13-2015 10:39 PM
Choosing the best wood for outdoor projects Hamlin Wood Species 5 07-21-2009 08:40 PM
RouterForums.com and Oak-Park.com - September 2006 Contest - VOTING STAGE!! Mark Contests Archive 13 11-05-2006 03:23 AM
RouterForums.com and Oak-Park.com - September 2006 Contest!! Mark Contests Archive 72 10-01-2006 01:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome