I don't do enough tracing to justify purchasing a light box, not when I've got perfectly good windows and a perfectly good table with a glass top. And now I've got this --
The table I usually use has a shallow drawer, so I turn my Kindle fire to the highest brightness setting and set the browser to a site with a white background and little text, put it in the drawer, and lay what I'm tracing onto the glass. If I'm tracing something detailed, I also set the screen timeout to longer than a couple of minutes. (At least I should. Usually I forget and wind up tapping the screen every time it dims.)
When it was time to chart the letter for Teenage Daughter's sweater, I wondered if the same trick would work with one of my clear storage boxes. It does -- with the added bonus that I don't have to keep the kids away from the table until I'm done tracing, or sit on the floor next to the table!
This post is linked to Craft-O-Maniac, WFMW, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Think Tank Thursday.