Meteorite Display Light Box
Posted by
cynd11
USA 
Joined Nov 8, '15 

Recently the hubby has become obsessed with meteorites. He especially likes the small slices that can be mounted in jewelry etc. He recently bought a couple of pallasite type slices that are just too delicate to be used in jewelry, and would not look good used that way anyway, because they really only look interesting when light is shining through them. So I offered to make a display light box.

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This was made from Proofgrade maple plywood, with a shelf engraved to hold the piece, then covered with finished maple veneer to hold it in place.

You guys know me–I’m all about the votive lights. This box has a false bottom made of white acrylic, and underneath it is an LED votive light. Switched on it looks like this:
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I would have liked to decorate the box but the client requested plain.

I originally designed the box with a slit along both long sides of the bottom, to hold the business-sized ID card that came with the meteorite specimen. After the box was done the client decided it would be better to have the details on the box itself (!). So I made some nameplates from maple veneer and stuck them on the bottom:
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And here’s what the box looks like inside–you could store something in there if you wanted:


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