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post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2011, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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"asiany" Good word!

Here's a few pics of what I've been able to get accomplished this weekend, and tonight. The router work is certainly a pain without a guide. I keep having to use clamps and pieces of wood. It works, but it's pretty difficult setting everything up to have that perfect snug fit.

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I decided not to go with the 4x12 idea namely due to the fact that the only cheap 4x12s I could get were actually 3x12s, AND by the time I ground away all the wood rot, there was so much curve to the sides/edges, that I would end up spending a TON of time to make them look... decent. And decent isn't really what I'm going for. So I decided to sandwich two 2x12s together for the legs.
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This one ^ is my LED floodlight experiment. It's a 20 watt, single diode, flood light. I have it set up about two feet above my 5 gallon bucket with a few plants and some dirt in it. We'll see how the plants do by the time I'm ready to get everything started.

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