Slide sorter



I’m finally getting around to scanning all my 35mm slides from the 70s & 80s and needed a quick way to sort through them. In less than 30 minutes I was able to go from idea to finished using two pieces of PG from my scrap drawer and a free LED light from HF:

I left the masking on one side of the frosted acrylic to even out the illumination even more. Pattern was SVG straight from – no modifications or glue needed, just banged it together with my GF-made wooden mallet.

Wednesday, 4/4/18 10am MDT. No problems noted.


Love the small size! I’ve got a light table, but it’s too much of a hassle to drag out every time I need to do something. :grinning:



@Jules – I got tired of the big, clunky light box taking up space and, switched to an 11”x18” Porta-Trace LED panel. It pretty much lives on one of my work tables now but, takes seconds to lean against a wall out of the way. I am not sure about color temperature issues, if that matters to you.


Oh dang it! You had to show me that didn’t you? :smile:



That’s probably about my reaction when I first spotted one in an art supply place.


At first glance I thought you had made slide-style picture frames. This is also nifty!


How did you make those little TV screens? :slight_smile:


Ooooo…nice solution!


Great idea, maybe can restart my slide scanning project :grin:


What a great little light box! My favorite part is that it’s wireless. I’ve got one of those super thin LED light boxes but the darn thing runs on AC power.


What an awesome idea and clever execution! Hope you find some more gems like these two in your slides.


Awesome idea and execution!


Brilliant. So practical.