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    ooo you are lucky. He has to be a keeper. Good luck with your light box. I am excited for you.

    Rita

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    I was checking out my threads on our ANGELEES and noticed the one from you....and yes, I have it on my calendar to reminder me each month to remind us all of a monthly hello to our angelees..

    when I noticed your name...I have a daughter with the same name, although her's is Lynda.......such a pretty name..

    I then thought I would check you out.....your likes (that is) on your profile and noticed one of your topics about your light box and mentioning that your hubby is a wood-man.......

    a friend's husband also does woodworking and he built her a sewing table......and it had a drop leaf on the front just left of where she sits to sew. This leaf comes up and has two legs that fold down to hold it in place. The leaf is maybe three (approx) inches in depth and is hollow with a glass (or other material) on top and lights within.....he connected the electric but that is beyond me !!!!! but it is wonderful. Perhaps your hubby can make something like that and it would always be right there and when not in use, folded down.

    WOW...I am sure by this time that you have you light box..I just took a turn back to see when you sent this topic in.......and low and behold.......it's been over two years...but perhaps this might be of help to someone else looking to make a light box.

    Have a good day...MaryJane

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    Hi Mary Jane: Thanks for responding. Such a pretty spelling of your daughter's name. (Means beautiful in Spanish.) DH did make me a great light box, and I have done a couple of applique projects with it. But your friend's table sounds very cool. Would you be able to get a picture of it. I would love to put something like that on my wish list. I love to challenge him too.

    I'll be watching for your reminders for the Angelees.

    Linda

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    Tell hubby he can have the winter off as I won't be going to see this friend until then..

    but at that time, I will surely take a picture and send it out to you.

    We are leaving for Vero Beach, Fl on Christmas day....and won't be heading back north until the fist of May...........

    mj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carla P
    I'll try to describe a homemade one I saw. It was a simple wooden frame, about 4 inches tall, 12 inches wide, maybe 12 inches long with a hole in one of the boards to insert a "light bulb holder" (because I have no idea what they are called) like the kind found on lamps. She had a piece of thick plexi-glass laying on it for the clear surface.

    Clear as mud?
    this the way my DH made mine...don't go too small, make sure at least 12x12 Mine is 8x12 and hard to find the middle of the block....he used a floresant tube bulb...works good

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    He will be happy to be let off the hook for awhile.
    Funny coincidences, my father lived in Vero Beach with his second family for many years and DH's birthday is on May 1st.

    Enjoy that warm weather. I will look forward to seeing a picture of that table when you get the chance.

    Linda

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    Linda........I arrived home from Florida last Friday.......and, boy oh boy, did I ever need my hairdresser.!!!!!!.
    and it is she who has this wonderful sewing table with the light box.

    The first picture shows it with light off and possibly you can notice a little difference in the second. The light is turned on....hope you see it.

    Her sewing table is quite large (and wonderful) with her machine set in.....
    this light box is just to the left of where her machine is and raises up to make an L-shaped desk.

    She had the table so full of WIPs, that we couldn't get a good picture of the entire work surface.

    Happy to be back home and in my own sewing room......
    nice to be away but always nicer to return home.

    MaryJane
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    Linda........I arrived home from Florida last Friday.......and, boy oh boy, did I ever need my hairdresser.!!!!!!.
    and it is she who has this wonderful sewing table with the light box.

    The first picture shows it with light off and possibly you can notice a little difference in the second. The light is turned on....hope you see it.

    Her sewing table is quite large (and wonderful) with her machine set in.....
    this light box is just to the left of where her machine is and raises up to make an L-shaped desk.

    She had the table so full of WIPs, that we couldn't get a good picture of the entire work surface.

    Happy to be back home and in my own sewing room......
    nice to be away but always nicer to return home.

    MaryJane
    MaryJane: Thank you for sharing. That is really a nice light box. I love how it is attached, it is so handy. I must take a picture of mine and post it. I actually pulled it out on the weekend and haven't tucked it back under my table yet. I will add this to my to do list. I will also show DH this picture and see if he thinks he could come up with something similar to this. It's always fun to challenge him.
    Linda

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    I have the world's biggest light table.. well ok.. maybe not THE biggest.. My old kitchen table has a wooden frame and a HEAVY glass top.. I just set a light with the shade off under the table.. and VOILA!! a huge light box. I also have a small plastic one that I got for half price on sale at a quilt shop many years ago. it's about 18" square and has a bulb holder under it.

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    That sounds like it would be the perfect height for working at too. And it would be great for those larger projects.

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