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09-26-2014 10:37 PM
BDoss1985 Such an awesome job, I cant even build a simple tank stand without a little cardboard under the leg to level it out lol. (But on the other hand i'm so paranoid they're usually sturdy enough to withstand an elephant stampede)

I can't imagine doing such precise work.
09-26-2014 01:16 PM
saiko or they could well become pico-canister filters!!
Awesome job.
09-19-2014 03:55 AM
steeltkb Wow!
09-17-2014 01:28 PM
mountaindew Designed and fabricated a nano size reactor.
This size would be more suitable for small displays

Next size smaller would be a bubble counter
md
08-24-2014 06:01 AM
nickao You two can trade. Just an option.
08-23-2014 01:53 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by HunterX View Post
I won't one. How much?
Will let you know!
Looking at some of your work gets me going.
I don't always see these threads or what others do.
I tend to isolate a little to avoid being influence by creepy people like the one that attacks me here!
Anyway I have it noted and will look your work over closely
Your doing an awesome project. One that many have on drawing board but few if any ever developed or finished.
md
08-23-2014 01:37 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by MadDiscus View Post
awesome and well done!!! subcribed to your thread.

I bought a Dewalt dw621 router only on CL, no bits at all. question, may be 2.
What kind of bits do you recommand to buy for acrylic works?
Will I be able to attach my router to any Craftman, Skils, Black Decker table saw?

thank you,
Tony
Hi Tony
Thanks

I use mostly large 2 flute carbide bits to size and edge sheets.
Whiteside, osg, Freud brand and spiral bits for pattern work.
This thread details a great deal on working with this material.
The example shows a display tank but the methods are used for most acrylic fabrications. This thread I am told is one of the best for tank fabrication on the net. Take careful notes every step can me important and practice is required just like the thread details.
The table saw shown in this thread is a very light duty saw and required extensive modification for my use. I added the router tables and fences myself for the varied things I do. To recommend a tool is hard because of preference and need. If I was to purchase again I would by a big heavy solid expensive saw. This allows for more precise work by reducing vibration and flex when sawing or routing.

Be safe, do lots of research online and have fun learning.
md
08-23-2014 01:15 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
Your designs are awesome!

The time is ripe for this kind of boutique manufacture (like is already established for high end reef tank products) for planted tank equipment. People will totally buy your stuff.
Thanks for the great compliment.
I see so much done by you and others , its hard to stand out.
Currently testing and developing a little more to offer a complete product line. "much like you " . I like to design and prototype more then mass production and sales. My hands remind me of this if I forget!
Looking at selling the models and methods to make so others can build and sell.

Thanks again!
md
08-19-2014 05:22 PM
CoffeeLove No, they can definitely be trees. .

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08-19-2014 05:12 PM
MadDiscus awesome and well done!!! subcribed to your thread.

I bought a Dewalt dw621 router only on CL, no bits at all. question, may be 2.
What kind of bits do you recommand to buy for acrylic works?
Will I be able to attach my router to any Craftman, Skils, Black Decker table saw?

thank you,
Tony
08-18-2014 09:04 AM
hydrophyte
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Originally Posted by mountaindew View Post
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Originally Posted by Gatekeeper View Post
You could totally sell those. Just sayin.
Thanks a big complement !!

Looking and thinking about this for years!
I have hard drives full of designs that are just now coming to life!
who knows!
Need more experienced or experience with sales I guess
md
Your designs are awesome!

The time is ripe for this kind of boutique manufacture (like is already established for high end reef tank products) for planted tank equipment. People will totally buy your stuff.
08-17-2014 09:11 PM
GraphicGr8s
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Originally Posted by CoffeeLove View Post
Yes it does ��

And great acrylic work, it's top notch.

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In this case it's more of a boll from a bush not a tree.

MD, the hands may not look all that pretty but they sure do produce one heck of a product. How long do you figure it takes to make one of these?
How about a shot of how you do the relief for the o-ring?
08-17-2014 08:14 PM
CoffeeLove
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Originally Posted by GraphicGr8s View Post
I have the tools. I pretty much have the skill. I lack only one precious resource. And it doesn't grow on trees.
Yes it does 😉

And great acrylic work, it's top notch.

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08-17-2014 07:33 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by GraphicGr8s View Post
Of course my dreams are limited by money. More accurately the lack of said substance.
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Originally Posted by mountaindew View Post
This thread is about building and fabricating and learning!
Do you have any questions or input please post!

Your personal problems while fascinating enough in my opinion are better discussed in a different thread of that topic.
Please!

md


This kind of bugged me and I started to feel sorry for myself
Then decided I would post a selfy
You know like the one in your avatar!
I will spare the planet and happy people from looking at me.
How about just my hand.




PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE GOOD HAND
ITS CALLED ULNAR DRIFT "google that"
LOOK at those twisted fingers, they are awesome
I think that captures it, what do you think?
And my feet and knees and well everything is that way.

I hope this brightens your day

On another note for ME
I Never seen a wild thing feel sorry for itself
Time to get wild I guess
md
08-17-2014 04:49 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by GraphicGr8s View Post
Contrary to popular belief E didn't invent the light bulb.

Of course my dreams are limited by money. More accurately the lack of said substance.
Didn't say he invented anything! I said make!

This thread is about building and fabricating and learning!
Do you have any questions or input please post!

Your personal problems while fascinating enough in my opinion are better discussed in a different thread of that topic.
Please!

md
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