Hockey Shelf with CNC'd Lithopane

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Project by ChuckC posted 09-15-2010 05:08 AM 5097 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I used to play a lot of hockey before life started to get in the way. Once you start paying a mortgage and having kids you have to let some stuff go. I came across a few of my hockey sticks the other day so I cut two of them up and make a novelty shelf for my son’s room. There’s really not much to it and it didn’t take much time but he loves it and that makes dad smile. The Islanders symbols is 1/4” Corian that I carved with my cnc router (see my projects). When you back light a lithopane they glow as you can see in the last picture. I used a blue LED night light in spirit of the Islanders colors. The shelf also doubles as his new night light too.

The assembly was pretty much gluing the pieces of the sticks together with 3/4” oak spacers in between. After that I cut a chamfer on the sides and applied 4 coats of clear lacquer. I used double sided foam tape to secure the plexi top.

The shelf is 16” wide and 5” deep. The lithopane is 5”x7”.

Here is a short video of the cnc cutting the lithopane:

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 05:29 AM

That is way super-cool! What a great idea! -was it painful cutting them up?

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 06:18 AM

That’s cool. I still have my stick from my playing days. I’m not sure if I can put a saw to it. I love the led lighting. Go Bruins!

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 07:34 AM

Oh this is way cool…..other than the Islanders thing:)
I hear you about life getting in the way, that and a bad back.
I live through my 9 yr old playing goalie now…so great to be back in rinks at 6am on weekends

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 05:34 PM

Sweet – love hockey stuff – check out my Toronto Maple Leafs Plaque and Coffee Table. Also have used blue LED strip-lighting extensively in signs and a bar and stereo stand I made – love the effect.
Good work!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 05:42 PM

If you’re on Facebook check out my business page Firewerx Machining and Fabrication. Check this out for usage of blue LED lightstrips from Acolyte Industries – great people.
Firewerx Sign
Firewerx on Facebook

-- - before I could only dream it....

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 06:56 PM

A good buddy of mine still plays 3 nights a week. Great idea might have to make one for him. Thx

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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