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A Lithophane Frame

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Project by LegoJack posted 07-02-2019 01:04 AM 1244 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year I wanted to give my mom something fairly nice for Mother’s Day and ultimately decided to use one of her childhood pictures and turn it into a Lithophane.

The image in question

After processing the image to clean up some of the grain I loaded a 6”x8” piece of Corian tile onto my CNC and started it up. what you see in the images is the result.

At that point, I wanted to make something to mount the lithophane in that would:

  1. look good
  2. have a bit of a mid-century modern style to it
  3. allow me to remove the lithophane without destroying it or the frame if needed.

What I came up with is a 3-4 inch deep frame the lithophane can slide out the top of. The top board is screwed on from the inside of the frame, allowing it to be sturdy.

For lighting, I purchased a section of USB powered LED accent lights which I superglued to the inside of the back panel and fed the power cord through a small hole in the panel. The back is then screwed down.

The project is finished with Osmo Polyx





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-02-2019 03:14 AM

That is really cool. Thanks for sharing…............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-08-2019 09:14 AM

Personal memories are always so precious and anything containing any of it would definitely mean so much to someone. You are so thoughtful to have been able to produce something so simple into something so meaningful.

-- Stepen Giderson, https://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/melbourne/south-east/dandenong/

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