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Aug 09, 2009 15:07 |  #1

I've looked at the designs from others and decided to come up with one of my own. Instead of taping mine together I decided to just use tabs and slots. You may want to use white tape on the joints just to block any leakage but I don't know if that is needed. I ordered some 500 watt work lights from Northern Tools but of the first two, only one worked. I exchanged it and believe it or not, the new one didn't work either. I can't get a replacement until tomorrow so no actual shots from the box yet, but here are some pictures (of the box) and a set of plans. You can easily change out the cloth for frosted glass or even gels.

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Aug 09, 2009 16:06 |  #2

Neat idea, but do you really need 500w lights for a small light box like this? Seems a bit overkill to me, but I've never used light boxes before.


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Aug 09, 2009 16:11 |  #3

I don't know, this is my first! The are only $7.99 each. I may go to the Incandescent florescent bulbs suggested in other theads with the cheap reflectors and a homemade lightstand. As soon as I can replace the faulty light I'll do some tests.


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Aug 09, 2009 17:45 as a reply to  @ mikerault's post |  #4

There is alredy a bigger/larger (about 235 Pges) thread for this. I think you should be in that thread.

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Aug 09, 2009 18:18 |  #5

I thought that maybe a new one was needed since the first few pages aren't usable for that one anymore, at least onmy system they show up as red x for the illustrations.


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Aug 09, 2009 22:22 |  #6

After messing with color temperature and exposures here are a couple of shots. I took the light apart, put it back together and it worked...although I never found anythng wrong with it...


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Those are pretty nice shots ! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm looking to make one of these


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Aug 10, 2009 00:33 |  #8

MIke, your white balance on those last 2 shots is way off. Really warm.


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Aug 10, 2009 07:48 |  #9

Using halogen what do you suggest?


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Aug 10, 2009 07:51 |  #10

I think set to Tungsten should be fine.


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Aug 10, 2009 13:20 |  #11

This Better?


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