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How to build a light table for under $30 for all your light table-ing needs
First I had the wonderful idea of building a light table, then I went about it in the simplest way I knew how. I got a table! This table was $10 doll...
I decided that I didn't want to be tracing on glass because I tend to break all things glass so I made the tracing area out of plastic. I found thi...
Proceeding headlong into the project, I measured the center of the table, and then traced out the dimensions of the plastic sheet to be inserted into ...
I used a circular saw (to cut a rectangle, go figure) and cut out the inner lines (leaving the 0.25 inch extra from step 3). Using a circular saw did...
I borrowed a router, which is a tool like a drill but instead of bits that are meant to go into things vertically, this is meant to spin and be presse...
I used the router with a 0.25 inch bit set to the depth of my plastic sheet and went around the edges of my cut. This was my first time ever using a...
So now that the table itself was done, It was time to work on the plastic. I didn't like the idea of my light table blinding me so I decided to frost...
Then I set the newly frosted glass into the table again and glued it down with gorilla glue. If you want you can cut a 0.25 inch off the paper on eac...
Initially I tried using a $1 lamp from the reuse center I got the table at, but that didn't seem bright enough for my tastes so I headed back to home ...
All that was left was to fire it up and test this light table, and the brightness was perfect! I think the round bulb also helped get the right amoun...
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Posted:Feb 2, 2008
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