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I've been dying to try something like this for a long time, and after several iterations I have mostly succeeded.

Behold the edge lit engraving infinity mirror! :lol: :lol:

Looks better in person, it's so hard to take photos of these things.

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Edit: Ninja Edit. Wrong Pictures.
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Super Cool!!
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Nice work. That is pretty cool I have often wondered how that would look. Thanks for sharing. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I've been dying to try something like this for a long time, and after several iterations I have mostly succeeded.

What do you mean by mostly? Where you hoping or expecting something a bit different?

Looks good to me.
thanks for sharing :lol: :lol: :lol: is it single colour or RGB ?

Yes taking pictures is a problem for me as well lol

I made one a few years ago as an experiment, was going to be the start of more but never got that far :lol:

This was my expriment,
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I'm unable to see the pictures just a black box with an x in it,
I can see Martins pictures

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jdonaldson wrote:I'm unable to see the pictures just a black box with an x in it,
I can see Martins pictures

Thanks
What broser are you using? I use chrome & the pictures display OK in that, I have just checked microsoft edge & they are fine in that as well :lol: :lol:

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martin54 wrote:I've been dying to try something like this for a long time, and after several iterations I have mostly succeeded.

What do you mean by mostly? Where you hoping or expecting something a bit different?
By mostly I mean that for me, nothing is ever 100% finished. There is always room for improvement, or modification. In this case, this was a test run for another upcoming project. There are several things I'd like to change before starting it.

For example, I'd like there to be more depth to the image. Easily done, just need to space the engraved mirror further from the tinted front acrylic. I'm limited by keeping this at 0.75" thickness, but I still have a few options.

I also don't like the amount of light bleed on the edges, but I've already got several other ideas on how to remedy that.

I'm also going to see what happens when I use limo tint vs. mirror tint, as I'd like the 'mirror' to be black when off to completely hide the image behind. Right now, you can see a ghosting of the image when the LEDs are not on.

Thanks for the compliment though! I can picture a whole host of neat things I could do with this idea. Very exciting.
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jdonaldson wrote:I'm unable to see the pictures just a black box with an x in it,
I can see Martins pictures

Thanks
Something on your end is blocking the images. Could be your browser or antivirus. They are hosted through ImageShack.
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Thanks, I will try a different browser

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I can't see the images either

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On which side of which mirror is the engraving? I'v made some edge lit mirrored clocks and one from infinity (and beyond) seems like an interesting challenge.

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GEdward wrote:On which side of which mirror is the engraving? I'v made some edge lit mirrored clocks and one from infinity (and beyond) seems like an interesting challenge.
I used a 2mm acrylic mirror, and engraved in reverse on the back through the mirrored finish. In a previous iteration I tried engraving the front part of the mirror, but that creates a double image effect that I didn't like. Instead of something like this: ||||||| off to infinity, you get: || || || || ||
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