Paper Light Box - Horse

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Project by kresso posted 04-14-2018 04:25 AM 1576 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a paper light box that I made. The frame is made of air dried cherry. The joinery is a box joint with oversize fingers. This is my first box joint and I think it went pretty well, but the glue cleanup was a pain. I finished it with 4 coats of gloss spray lacquer but used 0000 steel wool between the last coat and after the last coat as well. It has a glass cover and there are 8 pieces of paper cut out with foam board in between. I followed this tutorial to make the paper part:

I used a remote control led light switch around the back perimeter. It works through the glass and paper so that is awesome.

This was my first time using cherry. I like it! Cuts nice and doesn’t tear up on the jointer and planer like “African mahogany” that I have been using for a while now. The wood was pretty cheap cause it had curled like a potato chip but the small pieces planed down fine.

-- -Matthew Kress

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#1 posted 04-14-2018 04:49 AM

Matt that’s a wonderful display. Like you I’ve come co enjoy working with cherry. It is a very nice wood to work with.

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#2 posted 04-14-2018 07:02 AM

WOW! Amaizing light show! I like the frame joinery.

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#3 posted 04-14-2018 10:59 AM

Very nice and well done!

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#4 posted 04-14-2018 10:48 PM

Great project!!!

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#5 posted 04-15-2018 11:57 AM

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

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