Lighted shadowbox

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 09-16-2011 08:45 PM 4911 reads 4 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an easy shadow box that may give you an opportunity to use some of that fancy wood you’ve been saving. I used a 2’ zerbrawood board. The rest is MDF. The light cost me 4 bucks.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 09-16-2011 08:57 PM

Great video Steve.
I got a good chuckle with the music. It reminded me of the video you did after comments about using a tripod lol!

The project came out great too. I like the idea with the light and mirror.


-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 09-16-2011 09:00 PM

Steve, couldn’t really get with the music, I was hoping for something like Ricky Nelson’s “Garden Party”.

Seriously nice shadow box, though!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 09-16-2011 09:01 PM

The music was great, and the project was greater. You always put a smile on our faces.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 09-16-2011 09:03 PM

I laughed! Thanks.

And good idea, once I get my shop back together there are a number of things I’m going to have to put together shadow boxes for.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#5 posted 09-16-2011 09:06 PM

Very GOOD, Steve!

Music… just make it low level smooth soothing sound… that’s all! LOL
( generic music )

Nice Shadow box… Love it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 09-16-2011 09:32 PM

Nice Vid, and cool project. Love those tunes for sure!


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#7 posted 09-16-2011 09:56 PM

Thanks Steve another great project. I love the music. I know if you played some Luciano Berio it would enhancing your viewers watching pleasure.

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#8 posted 09-16-2011 10:17 PM

How about some Smooth Jazz next time you’re sanding something , Steve ! LOL
I loved your coat rack video music the best : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 09-16-2011 10:17 PM

What no Pavorotti? No Jimmy Buffett…..shame on you…LOL. Really enjoy that sense of the absurd element you get in these…great project and very fun to watch video. Thanks Steve once again for a pleasant interlude… is such a wonderful way to get a day back on track.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 09-16-2011 10:37 PM

Great job with the music. Love the project as well.
Try dampening your figured wood and take very light passes with the planner. That might help.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#11 posted 09-16-2011 11:19 PM

Awesome – the music had me cracking up. Love how you respond to your critics. ;-)

The next time I make the drive from SFO to Santa Rosa I am going to have to swing by and buy you a beer.

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#12 posted 09-16-2011 11:53 PM

What no Hendrix???

Great project Steve…

-- John - Tampa, FL - American components, Russian components..... ALL MADE IN TIAWAN!

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#13 posted 09-17-2011 12:13 AM

I think I need to start taking non-copyrighted, royalty-free requests. Ha!

@FreidasDad: Interesting…just dampening the wood will help with planing? Cool! I’ll try that.

@John: I’m always up for a free beer. Timely, too: my ancient (free) shop beer fridge finally died today! ARG! The humanity! I have to KEEP beer in the house and WALK in to get one!!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#14 posted 09-17-2011 12:23 AM

Great project Steve,

Love how your veneer press works !!! great tip

-- Back home. Fernando

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#15 posted 09-17-2011 01:01 AM

Fernando: I am a huge fan of using bricks for clamping.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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