Corian Color Lithophane Lamp

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Corian Color Lithophane Lamp

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Corian Color Lithophane Lamp!
Try saying that fast 5 times!
I made the entire lamp out of 1/4 inch Corian and cut the Litho with a 45 degree V-bit. In PhotoVCarve I set it up as a 0.03 ball nose bit with max depth at 0.15" and line spacing at 16%. I set Z-zero at -0.05, with the max depth at 0.15" I got more of a 3D effect than I would have at 0.1". I used a 23watt fluorescent light bulb and an outdoor light fixture.
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Post by lovebugjunkie »

Very nice, I like your idea of making the lamp out of corian.

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Great Job Bill...

Corian Color Lithophane Lamp!
Corian Color Lithophane Lamp!
Corian Color Lithophane Lamp!
Corian Color Lithophane Lamp!
Corian Color Lithophane Lamp!


Seriously, looks great. Can't wait to try that colored overly on the back.
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Hey guys:
I don't understand how you get the colors. Could you please explain.
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Post by ClaudioG »

This will explain it Rusty.

http://vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2824

Very nice work Bill.

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Nice work Bill.
Thanks for the info guys. Hope to make one soon.

Rusty

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I used HP color transparency film.
1st I converted the full color image into a CMYK image and then deleted the "K" channel which is the black or shades of gray that the lithophane already represents.
Then I glued the transparency to the back of the lithophane being sure to line it up just right. I used 3M's 77 spray adhesive.
I then gave it a light coat of mat white lacquer paint over the transparency so that the color "magically" disappears when the light is turned off... :idea:

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Hi Bill,

Very nice eagle there and top technique too, I will have to try it :)
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