photo light storage box

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well finally got tired of jerry rigging photo light setups so i decided to but some led lights with adjustable stands and make a storage box to hold them. also created a backdrop set up rather than my usual staple a blanket to the cabinet doors.this box was done the same as my laser box with cherry ply and hardwood. i used bisquits to assemble the main box. the top has small dominos to join the corners. dividers are made from baltic birch. brass hinges and pretty blue plastic handles. bottom is lined with drawer liner. name was engraved with the rockler sign making kit. rubber feet. the emblem below was done on the new laser and slightly inset with a forstner bit. finish GF arm r seal.

here is the setup. those lights also have telescoping extensions. they have changeble colored lens and and be dimmed. the frame is just pvc pipe that fits into holders. i also have a white curtain.


here is the holder that the pipe slides into. rockler knobs that attach to my t track on my assembly table. this is gonna make taking project pic's much easier.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Nice setup!

That embedded T-track really shows it's versatility with this.

I just have a small photo booth with interchangeable backs, maybe a 2' square working area. The lights it came with....suck so I use some tripodded halogens.

The best thing is diffusing the light to avoid "hot spots".

Your setup is A+ for larger items. 

Box is great! Hopefully the lights are enough wattage to cover the space. 

It's all about the setup experience. If it isn't easy to set up and use, then take back down, it'll never be used.

Being able to find all the bits is nice too! 🙂
Nice setup, glade to be here

TimV, "The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints, they are evident in every detail, leave Fingerprints." James Krenov

thanks splint. yeah it's super easy to setup compared to what i was doing. t track is great for an assembly bench top. ive got a few things i attach to it. the back drop curtains are 5'x 7' so good enough for medium sized projects. the nice part was everything i used to make the box and curtain hanger was scraps and leftovers from past projects. 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Another box from, a non box maker. Nice job on it
i know, not making my case very well am i ! thanks bud.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

i know, not making my case very well am I

There ya go, you're a case maker, not some itty-bitty box maker!


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working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

only a woodworker would clamps like that in a light box LOL    🤣🤣 GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

I really like the set up. I will definitely make it! Thank you for the good idea:) 

No name noobie here

thanks boys, i had to do something because after the last swap stapling a moving blanket to the cabinets and mickey mousing shop lights was enough !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

id like to hear what moke thinks of my little photo studio ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Really workable solution it appears.    Thinking of coping your backdrop frame only using the dog holes in the workbench.   Thanks for the push to get me going.    

Ron

thanks ron. yeah the dog holes would probably work quite well.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Very nice Pottzy...where were these ideas when I had a studio?

Mike

hey your the pro buddy ! im just a wood butcher tryin to take a decent pic!!!

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice set up buddy. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

The box looks great, and you are in the mode to make a box for everything in your shop now, and create the labels for each one Pottz. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

thanks boys. yeah that damn box swap got me way off base ! today i realized i need a box for my rockler sign making kit. actually ive got two sets and i wasted 20 minutes sorting through the templates ! that needs organization ! more boxes too come !  whats happened to me aghhhhh!!! 😬😱😱😱

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Ok, a challenge then for all of those boxes you need, make them by hand with hand tools.

Main Street to the Mountains

ha ha you funny man !!! by now you should know im a power tool guy, with a little had tool mix ! sorry but i find no enjoyment doing something that takes 2 hours when i can do it in 15 minutes ! i doubt ill live to 120 ? it's a time thing !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.