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Old 10-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #46
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Nice work, so how long take you to make one set?
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #47
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that is some awesome work! great job man!
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #48
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Nice work, so how long take you to make one set?
Thanks! I have no idea. I dont have many tools so I end up spending half my time changing setups on routers. Its all fun, so time is no objective.

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that is some awesome work! great job man!
Thank you. You are very nice!
I'm always trying to improve skill, technic and quality.


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Old 10-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #49
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Fabricated a small sump with cover.
Installed some bulkheads for return pump and c02 diffuser.


Next decide on configuration.

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:44 PM   #50
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Looks Great!!! I think somebody has been spending to much time at Plasticare ;p hey get a hold of me I am thinking of building an acrylic tank for an alcove at home. Dimensions are roughly 52-55 long x 24-30deep x 24 high. I could use a hand when the time comes.

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Looks Great!!! I think somebody has been spending to much time at Plasticare ;p hey get a hold of me I am thinking of building an acrylic tank for an alcove at home. Dimensions are roughly 52-55 long x 24-30deep x 24 high. I could use a hand when the time comes.

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No, but im always looking for places to get materials.
my location is 100 mi south
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That is some very impressive work and very informative thread even though I wouldn't try to do anything like that. My diy skills are not that advanced.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #53
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Completed some fabrication on the sump pre-filter.
Milled some holes for filter outlet bulkheads also trimmed and finished edges.



Installed pre-filter box in sump and started work on locating and marking the
location for filter supply bulkheads.


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Old 11-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #54
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That is some very impressive work and very informative thread even though I wouldn't try to do anything like that. My diy skills are not that advanced.
Thanks!
Like most anything it takes time to develop skills.
And even then, most the time you need to keep using them or the quality of your work can and will go down.
skill=art art=skill both take time and dedication


Thats the reason I take the time to post threads. To inspire others to try and do things, and in doing so we all learn from each other.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:06 PM   #55
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My small router base was scratching acrylic surfaces during use so I fabricated a new base from material that should limit the scratches.
I used this to mill bulkhead holes in sump tank using a template.



I fabricated the base a little oversize for better control during router operations and for future dust vac connection.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #56
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Completed some fab work on c02 bubble counters


Lots of little parts to mess with.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:05 PM   #57
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Holy moly! MAD MAD skills! I am really impressed. I have some basic woodworking tools in my shop, but this is WAY impressive. Definitely subscribed!
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #58
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Holy moly! MAD MAD skills! I am really impressed. I have some basic woodworking tools in my shop, but this is WAY impressive. Definitely subscribed!

Thanks for comment.
The tools used for fabrication are the same for plastics and wood for most part. Like any material it can take a while to learn technic, setups and procedures with your tools to get good results.
Bottom line is it takes practice and the more the better.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:22 AM   #59
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Picture of Tank overflow stockman standpipe.



Shown with friction fit attachment to clear pvc pipe
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Pic of a clamp/router mill tool I needed to build for future fabrications.


Building new stuff all the time
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