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    Opaque perspex is the ideal material. If you go into a framing shop, frosted UV-retardant glass is sometimes available (personally I have seen this on two home made light boxes illuminated by 8 banks of high intensity white LEDs), but it is not as good or practical in use as perspex. The light must be diffused or it will create eye fatique.
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    If it is a Nuarc light table, there is a separate diffuser and the top glass is not frosted. When I replaced mine I went to a window glass shop and got 1/4" and ask to have the edges beveled and the corners slightly rounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    If it is a Nuarc light table, there is a separate diffuser and the top glass is not frosted. When I replaced mine I went to a window glass shop and got 1/4" and ask to have the edges beveled and the corners slightly rounded.
    That is the one I got. Not sure if it is Nuarc light table or not, but you describe it how it is set up. I am concerned about the cost of a piece of glass that size (38x28x.25). I will stop off at a framing shop I know and get an estimate.

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    Framing shops are expensive. You may want to look up a glass shop instead, they usually are cheaper and will bevel the sharp edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markrewald View Post
    That is the one I got. Not sure if it is Nuarc light table or not, but you describe it how it is set up. I am concerned about the cost of a piece of glass that size (38x28x.25). I will stop off at a framing shop I know and get an estimate.
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    1/4" at a frame shop?
    Try the glass shop, it should be much more reasonable and they'll be more familiar with thick glass.
    Glass is available as "water clear" Think in terms of extra dollar signs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    If it is a Nuarc light table, there is a separate diffuser and the top glass is not frosted. When I replaced mine I went to a window glass shop and got 1/4" and ask to have the edges beveled and the corners slightly rounded.
    +1

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    Stopped off at a glass place quoted me $134 for 28x38x.25. That was plain tempered glass. Not bad.

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    Not bad, bet you aren't going to go at it 8 hours a day with X-Acto knives like the former owner...

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    previous owner was a graphics artist person who switched to all digital production. So I am guessing they used it as a tracing table. The thing was a bugger to haul home. But I am certainly going to enjoy using it over the little 11x8 thing I have now!

    Though the future wife rolled her eyes big time when I brought it home. She just doesn't understand these things.

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