Re: [Harp-L] Light box for reed work.

Rick... 35mm pocket slide viewers also work well...

Here is an example...

Ken H in OH

On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 7:57 PM, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33@xxxxxxxxx>

> Trying to accurately fit a new reed to a previously spot-welded Suzuki has
> almost driven me insane.
> Even with the help of Vern Smith's video (no spot welded reeds there) it's
> still a problem. With no original rivet hole to locate the reed, it's
> extremely difficult to do.
> As the plates are an aluminium alloy of some sort, you can't solder, and I
> have, on Vern's suggestion, been using super glue (but haven't tried the
> baking-soda additive yet, Vern)
> That seems to work fine, but after three tries, using either tape or
> cigarette paper to get slot clearance, I haven't got it right.
> One thing I badly need is a LIGHT BOX. The local art supply shop has them
> for around $400!!!
> Why? A frame, some perspex and a flouro light is $400??
> Been meaning to make one myself, until it dawned on me: a laptop or I-pad
> is a perfect lightbox.
> Eureka!!
> Trust this is of some use to some other poor sod out there....
> RD

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