My light box version is slightly different from Dan's where mine keeps light out.
I've been tossing ideas in my head about how to create a simple light box that can help control the lighting levels to take pictures of my pen collection (among other things) and as I was browsing through websites on pen stands, racks, holders etc - I stumbled onto this set..
Cheapie set used for action figures that had clamps to hold them in different poses and such that costs (Hong Kong Dollars)$58 a box which isnt all too bad. I bought 2 of these and an extension set (not pictured) and tore away at the bags and bubble wrap and laid them all out on the table
After several trials and errors, fittings and refittings, things started to finally fall into place and the base was easy enough..
Now came the outer supports and additional frames that will need to hold the black boards (or walls) in place.
Now although I already had the frame set up, I also bought 2 pieces of black backing boards in order to create the walls which will be needed to control the lighting level in the centre "Showcase" area. As soon as that was all done, I inserted the clamps at both ends and cut 1 board into half that will go to the sides, and the other uncut piece will be the "wall".
After applying some glue & duct tape the rest was easy - a few tweaks of the camera settings and repositioning of the light source and we're ready to snap away !! Here's a sample :
(Boer 8 horses rollerball)