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    Can anyone help ? Ive been trying to find a light table- like the ones photographers and drafters used to use but no luck finding one in local area any sugestions ?

    Pawpawdave

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    Try B&H Photo supply online. They should have several to choose from. They're also very easy to build. Basically they're a box frame with fluorescent tubes and a white translucent top. Happy hunting.

    Jan

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    • #3
      You can probably make your own pretty easily with some frosted/white acrylic and a light and a box.
      Janette
      www.square-designs.com

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      • #4
        I have made a couple of them. I have a small one about 6X8 and another that I use a lot that is about 2 feet square. I use it for intarsia, tracing, etc.. Good luck
        Chuck D


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        • #5
          I made one from a piece of 1/4" plexiglass and some 1" dowels for legs. Put a small flourescent light fixture under and good to go.

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          • #6
            mine is an aquarium turned on its side with a small flourescent light inside it
            Dale w/ yella saws

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kepy View Post
              I made one from a piece of 1/4" plexiglass and some 1" dowels for legs. Put a small flourescent light fixture under and good to go.

              Thanx for the idea-looking for a piece to suit my needs.

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              • #8
                I forgot to mention that it works better if the back legs are longer to tilt the top for easier viewing. A little trial and error to get the angles right.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jan View Post
                  Try B&H Photo supply online. They should have several to choose from. They're also very easy to build. Basically they're a box frame with fluorescent tubes and a white translucent top. Happy hunting.

                  Jan
                  Thanks Illl check them out.

                  Pawpawdave

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lucky788scroller View Post
                    mine is an aquarium turned on its side with a small flourescent light inside it

                    Never thought of that one-not a bad idea.

                    Pawpawdave

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                    • #11
                      I learned this one from an old draftsman. If you have a dining room table that slides open for adding leaves to it, slide it open, remove the leaves, put a piece of plexiglas over the gap and a table lamp on the floor underneath. Viola!

                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        Dave Lee Thats a great idea! Thanks,Lance

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                        • #13
                          I bought a small one at my local craft store. It's circular and the top can spin around if you want it to.
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