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    Default 3" round PVC lithophane display idea

    I don't know if this idea has been shared, but I have been thinking about this for some time, and finally tried it out. If this has been addressed point me to the post so I can delete this one.
    This deals with the 3" round pvc lithophanes. The kids bought my wife some time ago a rotating round base with colored led's in the middle, and you could display these square or rectangle pieces of glass with different designs in the middle of them, (see pic).
    I found a place on eBay that sells the rotating base in the $11.00 range, driven by an included power pack. 3 AA's batteries can be used but the base will not rotate under battery power. But when I put my lithophanes on the base, the colors did not have enough light, looked kinda cool, but not bright enough. So went to my local Harbor Freight store, and purchased a pack of 2- 9 bulb white led flashlights for $3.00. After a little modification I now have a lithophane that rotates approx one revolution a minute with plenty of white light. I tried purchasing a white led rotating base, but I could not seem to find a reasonable priced one, prices jumped considerably.
    Anyway just another idea, hopefully new, for our hobby.
    Thanks,
    Gary
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    now that is nice were did you get the lighting wow
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    Gary,

    Great idea on converting the flashlights to the round light housing base. Doing the same/similar thing is some where on my want to do list. I would like to do it for outside solar lights.
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    Very good idea. Thanks
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    Great ideas, Gary. Nice options for rotary lithos. Thank you for sharing them....
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    Cool ... Put the Ebay seller link up ....
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    Well, I mistaken said eBay, sorry, meant Amazon.com. And the price was under $10.00 shipped. I hope this link works... Not very good at attaching links.
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    I have made several using a rotating base from National Art Craft. This one uses 6- 1/4 panels glued in hex shape I also have made several using 3' PVC.
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    You guys do beautiful work. I am getting ready to do my first Litho... what's the purpose of carving the image so the carved portion faces out. Sounds like an awful dust collector??

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    Here is one using the 3' PVC
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