Glass Display Plaque w/ LEDs

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 06-25-2011 03:07 AM 1983 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of those simple, yet neat projects to do. I used 3/8” glass and had the local trophy shop laser engrave it. The base in the picture started out mohogany but made the slot a little too wide. I wanted to get finishied with it so only had a piece of oak on the shelf for the thickness I wanted.

The LEDs are a flexible strip I purchased at the local auto parts store. I bought a small button switch at Radio Shack and used an old 12 dc adapter from the many I have on hand from my daughter’s old toys.

I believe that about covers it. Thanks for looking.


-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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#1 posted 06-25-2011 05:23 AM

Nice looking plaque, Al. I can imagine more applications using this technique. Were the lights expensive?


-- vicrider

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#2 posted 06-25-2011 06:05 AM

Very nice! I’ve wanted to do something similar but with plexiglass or more likely acryilic, thought I would Rout from the back but wasn’t sure how to illuminate it.

-- Wilson

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#3 posted 06-25-2011 07:47 AM

Sniff…sniff… no VFA-125?! I was saddened that they decomissioned my old Rough Raiders last year. Good times! (ooops…I see now it says “Atlantic”)

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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#4 posted 06-25-2011 05:20 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. The lights were purchased at a local auto parts store, AUTO ZONE. I got two 12 inch strips in a pack for $15.

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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