Friday, June 5, 2015

My New Toy!

I'm so excited - I just got a new toy.  My son John and I went looking for a lawn mower, and the store we went to was closed - gone - so we stopped for an ice cream.  Just down the street was a garage sale sign, and on the spur of the moment we decided to see if it was open - it was 5:30pm, and that's kind of late.  Well, it was, and I found this!!!!!

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It's a huge light box!!

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It uses fluorescent tubes, they're 2ft long.  Not the light box on my wish list - that one is only an inch thick and uses LED's - but for $15 it will more than suffice.  I've already used it and it is amazing.  Much better than my piece of plexiglass, held on my lap over a lamp, lol.

I think I'm going to get a lot of tracing done....don't you just love garage sales!!!

20 comments:

Brenda said...

Yeah great find for you! I only have a little 6 inch or so one that I bought in a scrap booking department years ago. Not to handy but I make do for now.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Woo hoo! Score!

WoolenSails said...

Nice find, I need a larger one so when my dies, I will go bigger.
I love using it, great for lots of things.

Debbie

Rachaeldaisy said...

An excellent find and so perfect that it found a home with you.

shez said...

Hi Allie boy what a great buy,enjoy your tracing my friend xx

Nancy J said...

What a bargain, and so much better than the mower. I have one Hugh and a friend ( he is a sparky) made, an old drawer, plexiglass on top, and one bulb inside, but if I swapped that for a small flouro tube, would be so much better. I can see heaps of stitcheries soon. p.s. down here electricians are called Sparkies, not sure what they are at your place.

Melody said...

A great buy, well done

KaHolly said...

Oh, congratulations! I got one awhile back, too, rescued from someone's basement. It's really large and very heavy, but a wonderful tool!

Mickie said...

Wow, great bargain! It looks pretty big which is really nice! Love that you got it so cheap! Enjoy! Hugs, Mickie

paulette said...

SCORE!!! This is an awesome find...and for $15..."START THE CAR!!"!!

Karen said...

Score one for Allie!

Sharon said...

Brilliant, what a find. Have a happy weekend of tracing!!

Dolores said...

Wonderful. It was meant to be. Have fun with your new 'toy.'

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a lucky find! Enjoy.

sunny said...

that's huge! You should have fun with it. I have a really thin light pad, and it has made my life so much easier. My old 'light table' was so awful, I just dreaded having to use it.

desertskyquilts said...

That's a great buy! Much better than my smaller one, too. You can get the whole block on there at once - super deal for you!

Fiona said...

great light box Allie,
Hugz

Sandra :) said...

Great find - it'll be very useful! Dennis made me one years ago but we never got around to getting a piece of glass cut to fit it properly. I use a "temporary" piece of glass from a small picture frame, perched on a corner - of course it doesn't work very well, lol!

Wendy B said...

what a bargain find! I think you were led there for a reason!!!! good buy honey xox

Edith Csokmay said...

I've had to go back to using a window after mine broke - So happy for you.

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