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olgguy

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Backlighting
« on: June 13, 2016, 03:43:15 PM »

While cutting some Jade, I wanted to see how transparent it was. I took my clamp on shelf lamp and clamped it to the back of a chair at table height, and turned it upside down. I took the lid off the Cool Whip, and it fit fine. The lid has an edge that will support your slab.
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 09:53:15 AM »

Just don't walk away.  It looks like a fire hazard.  But good idea to substitute for a slide previewer (now obsolete because no one takes slides, but there are those of us old enough to have hundreds.  Tom 
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 02:34:59 PM »

Maybe substitute one of those cheapo LED bulbs from Lowes or Home Depot - they run much cooler than incandescent. I like the idea though; the lids make a nice diffused backlight.
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 05:05:13 AM »

That works beautifully. I will be saving some lids (or buying food with suitable lids!) to try this out.
Gorgeous piece of jade by the way  :love4:
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 01:26:46 AM »

i cant see transparent..may be Light not powerful to transparent it..
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 05:25:21 PM »

cut a piece of solid heavy paper just a little smaller than the stone. Place between stone and light. You should get a better lighting on stone.(depending on camera)
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 08:28:23 PM »

using a low heat LED bulb in there would be perfect
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 11:09:50 AM »

I am not sure LED was available then, but I got one in there now.
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Re: Backlighting
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 06:23:55 PM »

   Thanks, that is a great idea which I will be trying.  For the person who did not see transparent.... translucent is a term many of us use. It is very easy to see this jade is very translucent. I love jade with flowing lines.   awesome
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