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xx   BOX
xx   LIGHT

Quick tip for making your own light table.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 4

Tip shows two ways to make a simple light table.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 77

Build a light box to illuminate large-format plate negatives so that they may be copied in slide format. Also includes instructions for building a device to align the copy camera film plane exactly parallel with the negative being copied.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jun 1993 (v.15#6) pg. 14

Easy-to-build tracing box (light box). Overall dimensions: 12"x15"x3" deep.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2001 (v.24#10) pg. 38

A simple slide viewer (light box) consists of a wooden frame (24"x30") topped with white Plexiglas and equipped with two 24" fluorescent lamps.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 58

Build a light table with a 3x4-ft top, fluorescent lights and folding legs.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1996 (v.43#6) pg. 90

How to make a simple 12"x16" lightbox.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #100 Aug 1984 (v.9#4) pg. 23

Build a quick`n easy lightbox. Top of white Plexiglas is 14" square. Box is 7" deep and light is provided by a circular fluorescent fixture. Est. cost: $30.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1979 (v.1#3) pg. 66

Use a lightbox as the "stage" or backdrop for photo collages. Both two- and three-dimensional objects may be combined into one photograph.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1983 (v.5#2) pg. 48

Miniature light box is built into a wooden 3x5 card file box. It is used to illuminate photographic negatives in the darkroom in order to remove the dust.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1983 (v.5#7) pg. 16

How to make 8"x10" continuous tone b&w transparencies on Kodalith film and then display them with this specially designed light box which you can build.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1983 (v.5#7) pg. 62

Build your own slide copier light box.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Jun 1982 (v.3#2) pg. 35

Build a portable viewing box for fluorescent minerals.
GEMS & MINERALS #510 Apr 1980 pg. 48

Light box for checking facet rough material is made from a large tin can and a standard bulb socket.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #568 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 33

How to build a light box for displaying garnets, tourmalines, and other crystals that are best displayed using transmitted light.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.34#6) pg. 1300

The inside tells it all. How to construct a lightbox to illuminate the inside of a transparent gemstone while you examine it with a magnifying glass and/or take photographs.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1981 (v.34#12) pg. 2564

Light box features fluorescent lamps, both opal and ground glass for nonreflective surface, and clear glass to hold subject flat for filming. Tips on filming subjects which are backlit with a light box.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1969 (v.33#8) pg. 82

Tip: Convert a darkroom safelight into an illuminated light box, slide viewer, etc. Use the type of safelight that has a large, flat filter (10"x12") which can be replaced with white translucent plastic.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1977 (v.41#4) pg. 113

Simple way to build your own light table. Top consists of a piece of frosted acetate and the legs are wooden dowels. Lights can be placed both above and below the table to light difficult objects (like glassware) without shadows. Est. cost: $5.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1978 (v.42#5) pg. 124

Light box for duping transparencies up to 8"x10". Features incandescent lights for focusing and electronic flash for exposure.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1978 (v.42#9) pg. 116

Light box for 35mm slide copying. Features a 25-40 watt light for focusing, an electronic flash for exposure, a swivel mirror to select the light source, a condensor to concentrate the light source directly on the slide, and a sliding camera holder for focusing.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1978 (v.42#9) pg. 116

Build a slide sorter light box which will handle 35mm and 6x6 slides, slides in protective sleeves, and has a large capacity. Lit by an 18" fluorescent tube.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1981 (v.45#1) pg. 90

Add a wedge-shaped cover to a battery-powered miniature fluorescent lamp. This "light box" may be inserted between slide or negative pages without removing them from a storage binder.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1983 (v.47#5) pg. 128

Photographic light table you can make quickly and inexpensively, which provides uniform background lighting for medium to small subjects, and can be collapsed for storage. Made from a folding card table.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1983 (v.47#9) pg. 127

Giant slide sorter is simple to build, a pleasure to use. The final product holds 176 slides. Est. cost: $50.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1984 (v.48#1) pg. 66

Tip: Make a negative viewer from a fluorescent fixture. Est. cost: $10.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1984 (v.48#2) pg. 62

Tip: Use a cold light head as a small light table.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1984 (v.48#8) pg. 62

Slide storage system consists of hanging 20-slide plastic pages stored in a plastic hanging file box. The top of the box doubles as a light box. Est. cost: $20.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1985 (v.49#5) pg. 62

Low cost slide viewer is made from an under-shelf fluorescent light fixture and a clear plastic corner molding. Holds a single strip of slides at eye-level for easy viewing. Est. cost: $14.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.51#10) pg. 48

The importance of the light box as an imaging tool. Providing the most efficient match between a light box and the human visual system.
PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING Jan 1997 (v.40#1) pg. 47

X-ray copy box features eight lamps, each one with its own dimmer switch.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Feb 1971 (v.14#2) pg. 52

Tips for better slide shows. Includes plans for making a 20"x20" light box for arranging the slides.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1978 (v.7#6) pg. 34

Make a large slide sorter (light box) which holds up to 77 slides.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1980 (v.9#8) pg. 70

The portable viewer that lights up. Build a versatile retouching supply case that doubles as a viewer for your slides.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1981 (v.9#10) pg. 34

How to build a light stage with self-contained lights and variable-control switches. Est. cost: $50.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1984 (v.12#12) pg. 47
Added Info PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1984 (v.13#2) pg. 7

Build a light box (slide sorter) with a solid oak frame. Top measures 13"x20". Est cost: $50.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1985 (v.14#4) pg. 70

Simple light box is used to view printed circuit boards for cracks, unbonded foil, shorts, etc.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1980 (v.18#3) pg. 121

Table-top adjustable tilt light box has an 18"x20" glass surface and has both fluorescent and incandescent lighting. Est. cost: $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1972 (v.138#6) pg. 112

Elegant coffee table with a lighted translucent glass top can serve as a slide viewer. Built-in light dimmer lets you select light level. Electric cord retracts into table for storage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1975 (v.144#3) pg. 102

Simple light box made from a cardboard box, a piece of opal glass, a light-bulb socket, cord and some tape.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1978 (v.149#5) pg. 62

Slide previewer (light box). Basic design elements shown. May be constructed in various sizes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 102

A metal lunch box is converted into a light box for duplicating transparencies. Two small lamps are built in for focusing and a small strobe light makes the exposure.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1968 (v.63#2) pg. 10

Simple light box for lighting transparencies up to 8"x10" for duplication purposes.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1973 (v.72#2) pg. 82

Six darkroom projects. (1) cardboard light box, (2) floating tray lids, (3) spacer for focus magnifier, (4) press for flattening prints, (5) borderless enlarging easel and (6) enlarger light intensity control.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1976 (v.78#1) pg. 96

Build your own lightbox. Home-made color-corrected illuminator gives you direct and shadowless light. Uses Durolite Vita-Lite fluorescent bulbs arranged around the perimeter of the box. Box measures 30"x36" with a 23"x29" plastic window. It stands on four legs 36" tall.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1978 (v.82#1) pg. 114

Convert an old card table into a large lightbox.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.96#5) pg. 42

Tip on cutting a hole into a countertop or table and adding glass and fluorescent light fixtures to form a built-in light box.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1992 (v.99#7) pg. 69

A 24" square photo light box.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1963 (v.183#1) pg. 105

Build a super slide viewer (30"x48") lighted with four 48" fluorescent tubes.
SHUTTERBUG #261 Jun 1992 (v.21#8) pg. 84

Build a light box to store and view the Sky Atlas 2000.0 charts. A portable 21"x16" wooden case provides red backlighting to view the charts.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jun 1982 (v.63#6) pg. 626

Combination coffee table and photographers light table. Wooden box base contains 4 fluorescent lights. Top is translucent plastic topped with glass.
SUNSET Jul 1980 (v.165#1) pg. 110

Build a light box for viewing and sorting slides. Instructions for 80-slide and 140-slide versions are furnished. Two under-the-cabinet fluorescent units are used as a light source. Box has sides made from 1x6s, with a perforated hardboard bottom and a sheet of translucent plastic for the top.
SUNSET Nov 1986 (v.177#5) pg. 162

How to make a simple light box using wooden canvas-stretcher bars and a sheet of translucent acrylic.
THREADS #38 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 12

Tip tells how to make an instant, temporary light table.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 22
Added Info THREADS #43 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 10

Simple wooden light box is large enough to view four slides at one time.
WOODWORK #19 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 70

A light box on a simple pair of legs can tilt to any angle for use as a drawing table. The legs may be removed and disassembled for storage. Box and legs built from inexpensive wood. Light box measures 23"x31".
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 68