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Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
The top is on and the frame is nearly complete. I...

The top is on and the frame is nearly complete. I will be flushing te front in the next few weeks. I will be gone mid week coming for 2 weeks so work will be slow...still. Sorry for the waiting. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-24-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
Work on the stand has come to a pause for the...

Work on the stand has come to a pause for the moment due to a new addition to the shop. I received a Porter Cable Table Saw (PCB270TS) as an early Father's Day gift from my old man. I have been...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
The flush trim bit is basically a straight bit...

The flush trim bit is basically a straight bit with a bearing at the nose. It is used to even out joints so all the wood is even. Essential for the plywood to secure flush all around with no voids. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-17-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
Here is the stand being dry fit together. I do...

Here is the stand being dry fit together. I do have a question, or a poll really. Should I run a flush trim bit around the ends of the frames to even out the lap joints? I made it so they would be...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-15-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
The front of the frame dry fit. 30915

The front of the frame dry fit.

30915
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-15-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By spunjin
Trade him in at a LFS for store credit. If no...

Trade him in at a LFS for store credit. If no store will take him, then Craigslist.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-15-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
Here is the back of the frame being dry fit. As...

Here is the back of the frame being dry fit. As you see if you look closely, some of the vertical members are not flush with the horizontals. I marked those pieces and fixed that so they are flush...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-14-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,643
Posted By spunjin
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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-14-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By spunjin
About 2 decades ago there was a pet store in...

About 2 decades ago there was a pet store in Jacksonville, NC named "The Pet Warehouse" and the store owner had a prairie dog at the checkout stand named "warehouse." It was the first and only time...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-14-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
Since my little boy spent a few hours with...

Since my little boy spent a few hours with Grandma yesterday, I was able to finish all the dry fitting and making adjustments to the joints to make sure all sides were of equal dimension and square. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,574
Posted By spunjin
I just found this podcast last night so I...

I just found this podcast last night so I downloaded all 4 episodes. It was great to hear from all the guests. I really enjoyed listening while working on my 135 stand build. Just one question,...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-08-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
So I have been tinkering around with SketchUp for...

So I have been tinkering around with SketchUp for the last few days and I came up with a look that I am going to try to create. The SketchUp is far from perfect but you can get the idea.
I am...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
Question I finished all the milling of the lumber...

I finished all the milling of the lumber yesterday. I felt compelled to use my marking gauge, chisel, and hammer to make the end joints. I was very pleased with the result. I feel the joints came...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-01-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
How did you post that sketch, gotcha?

How did you post that sketch, gotcha?
Forum: Tank Journals   04-30-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
The tank is 72"x18"x24". The stand frame allows...

The tank is 72"x18"x24". The stand frame allows for about 3/16" on each edge of the tank. The supports on the sides are for support and to make sure the frame is equally square and parallel. I will...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-30-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
Here is the design on SketchUp. This is the...

Here is the design on SketchUp. This is the second time using the program and I find it very useful not to mention fun. However, I am not savvy enough to find out if I can change the format into a...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-30-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
Almost finished cutting all the lap joints on the...

Almost finished cutting all the lap joints on the 2x4s and will be finishing all the lumber prep this weekend.
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Lap joinery is much easier on the table saw than the router. It would be even...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-28-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By spunjin
135 Gallon Build...

Finally, after a very long time of admiring Waywardson's (AC) 150 gal build, I am attempting my first stand build and furniture quality build ever. It isn't going to be as dramatic and gorgeous as...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-25-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,557
Posted By spunjin
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: Equipment   08-13-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By spunjin
Serious...Is that to allow for the timer to...

Serious...Is that to allow for the timer to recognize that program was made/changed?
Forum: Equipment   08-13-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By spunjin
Any Coralife Digital Power Center experts here?

The one I have was set up and fully operating with no problems. The lights, CO2, and air pump were all set up on an 8 hour schedule and now that I moved and had to set the tank up again the power...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-03-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By spunjin
Shale is what deteriorates and turns to mud when...

Shale is what deteriorates and turns to mud when it is wet. Slate should stay solid.
Forum: DIY   08-02-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,260
Posted By spunjin
A little trick passed down from my grand father. ...

A little trick passed down from my grand father.
I agree about the middle stain. It looks really good. with the grain in the wood.
Forum: Equipment   07-30-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By spunjin
Needle valves need to be adjusted fairly often on...

Needle valves need to be adjusted fairly often on a new regulator. I adjusted the needle valve on my Milwaukee reg. a few times the first week and usually once after turning it back on after a water...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-29-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,746
Posted By spunjin
Sorry to hear that. I'm sure those are hard to...

Sorry to hear that. I'm sure those are hard to find. I have never seen one in a store only from online sellers.
Leave the extra piece of driftwood out. It will crowed the swimming space for your...
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