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Old 10-13-2011, 06:48 PM   #46
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So, I know the whole world, along with me, is waiting to find out if the blue tape is still a dominant feature of the design. If not, were you able to find something that looks even better, and what was it?
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:13 AM   #47
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So, I know the whole world, along with me, is waiting to find out if the blue tape is still a dominant feature of the design. If not, were you able to find something that looks even better, and what was it?

But... but the blue tape is what makes the stand.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:26 AM   #48
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HOLY CRAP!!! I just looked at the pics you updated in the first post and WOW that is a beautiful stand and canopy my friend. I really wish you lived close to me as I would quickly become your best friend and coerce you into building a stand for my 40b and a future 120-p for me.

Great work!
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But... but the blue tape is what makes the stand.
Just as long as it isn't what's holding it together
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #50
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BEAUTIFUL BUILD!!!

I am SOOOO GLAD up decided to put the Curly Maple on the Hood too! It ties the stand and hood together! I think you would have kicked yourself if you didn't put it on there after finishing it! The heat sync is a awesome Idea too! I need to read up on the Led lighting, but I am just now updating to T5 lighting! LOL

The wood shop is a AWESOME THING to have at your disposal! I SOOO WISH I could use the Wood Shop at the High School where I grew up! It had VERY GOOD Equipment, and TONS of work benches to assemble everything on! I use my Garage floor most of the time, and it is no where near level! So it makes my assembling a challenge! For small stuff I use my Table Saw, but aquarium stands are a bit big! I have our old Kitchen Table in the Garage, but it is COVERED in Bullet Casting supplies, and my 17 yo Sans JUNK! I will have to look around to see if we have something like You have access to here in the Waco area!

Anyway GREAT BUILD, and GOOD LUCK with the tank!
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So, I know the whole world, along with me, is waiting to find out if the blue tape is still a dominant feature of the design. If not, were you able to find something that looks even better, and what was it?
The problem that I've found with blue tape is that it's not particularly durable. After some time, the adhesive loses its...er...stickum...and also sometimes the tape tears if you pull too hard. I feel that anyone who wishes to travel my road should know that before they begin.

With that said, I can now say that blue tape satisfies the core DIY requirements: cheeep, eeeasy, and eeeefective. I just bought a second roll of it for less than the price of even one metal knob. My wife wishes to add (insert dripping sarcasm) that any of you who are trying to sell this approach to your spouses should remember that there are different colors available.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #52
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Just as long as it isn't what's holding it together
He would need duct tape then..
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I finally broke down and put some knobs on. I suppose I can always tape over the holes if I don't like them. But my wife bought them for me for my birthday so I'd probably get some flak for that.
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Cripes, are my doors really that askew?! I swear it's an optical illusion. And now the knobs look crooked. @#$@. Where's that tape.
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I really like those knobs! I always wanted to use something like that, but never did find a good place to do so. It does look like the doors are up to 1/16" inch off in height adjustment. But, if you correct that, the knobs will be that far off. But, if you try to re-drill the hole for a knob, it will probably be off in the other direction. But, if you then adjust the other knob, it may be off horizontally. Isn't cabinet making fun?
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I really like those knobs! I always wanted to use something like that, but never did find a good place to do so. It does look like the doors are up to 1/16" inch off in height adjustment. But, if you correct that, the knobs will be that far off. But, if you try to re-drill the hole for a knob, it will probably be off in the other direction. But, if you then adjust the other knob, it may be off horizontally. Isn't cabinet making fun?
I put the knobs in the same spot on each door, so presumably straightening out any door errors will line the knobs up too. But (a) I think this is an optical illusion, (b) I'm not going to check if I'm right, and (c) if you think I'd try to fix it and thereby make it worse you're....well, probably right.
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Unfortunately, my comment was based on when I built a complete set of cabinets for a big kitchen remodel. I finally "corrected" my mistakes by drilling out the knob mounting holes oversize, as much as double the screw size on some! I learned what "frustrated" means with that project.
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