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Customizable Light Box

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Joel North

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Joel North

General Information

This simple but elegant light box can be customized to enlighten any design. I chose the big dipper because it is a bright constellation that is widely known. Designed to use a round rocker switch, 9v battery, and light strip.

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Material Description Price
Gorilla Wood Glue

Gorilla Wood Glue

Gorilla Wood Glue - 4 oz

Walnut

Walnut (×2)

6" × 12" × 1/2" Walnut

Walnut

Walnut

6" × 12" × 1/8" Walnut

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1

Glue

2 minutes

If you have purchased two half inch boards now is the time to glue them together! Any combination of thicknesses could be used as long as they measure 1 inch when laminated.

Use many clamps to distribute even clamping pressure.

If you have access to lumber that is 1 inch or thicker and a planer, you can skip this step and instead plane it to 1 inch thick.

2

Dimention

3 minutes

Using whatever saw you have avalible to you, cut your 1 inch stock to 6.5 by 4.5 inches.

3

Cut Main Body

55 minutes

Using double sided tape, affix your stock to the X-Carve and let the chips fall where they may.

4

Cut Back

3 minutes

Using the same tape method as before, use your X-Carve to cut out the back.

5

Apply Finish

5 minutes

Use your favorite wood finish on both pieces to make the color pop!

6

Assemble

10 minutes

Begin by lining the inside of the light box with a LED light strip. Add your rocker switch and battery and complete the circuit. Put the back piece on and attach with screws. The light box can sit on a shelf or hardware can be added to hang on the wall.