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  1. #171

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Reminds me of my Dad and how much I miss him.
    Same here...Joe, your Dad has an awesome shop...is that where you guys work on the movie props you make?
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    and to answer your question abt the radial they are really an all in one type saw. you can set it for cross cutting all the way through or raise it up to cut through only at a certain depth. the blade can also be rotated to cut at an angle or rotated 90 degrees for ripping like a tablesaw. I cant remember but i think it can also be rotated to cut a bevel too but not sure.
    My Aquarium Journal
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=1#post1186825

    4 Spotted Corys
    2 Peppered Corys
    3 Super Red Plecos
    10 Ghost Shrimp
    9 Black Skirt Tetra
    5 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra
    6 Mickey Mouse Play
    1 Assassin Snail

    75 Gal Planted tank 65% stocked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Same here...Joe, your Dad has an awesome shop...is that where you guys work on the movie props you make?
    naw dad doesn't help me with them I do the smaller stuff at home ie stuff with up to 20 ft wingspan the rest are done in a shop out in phoenix and i sometimes fly out and help there. we have a crew that does a lot of the full sized planes with all the metal working stuff like welders, plasma cutters english wheels etc
    My Aquarium Journal
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=1#post1186825

    4 Spotted Corys
    2 Peppered Corys
    3 Super Red Plecos
    10 Ghost Shrimp
    9 Black Skirt Tetra
    5 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra
    6 Mickey Mouse Play
    1 Assassin Snail

    75 Gal Planted tank 65% stocked

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    Ok got the stand done and some 1/2 inch foam board on top. the outside isn't finished yet as there is still trim and door to do but it will do me for a little bit as it will be changed by spring when I get some oak ply and oak trim for it and finish it as an oak cabinet as the wife doesn't like the walnut finish and I p[refer oak as the lighter color will offset the aquarium better.

    I have some 1/4" ply on the top and one thing to remember is it is very flexible so no worries about high spots.

    Now let's speak on high spots for a second.

    The crown of a piece of dimensional rough lumber is the upward arching curvature you see when you look down its narrowest dimensional edge. so what you want to do for your top wood even the outer edges is to set it so the crowns are all arching downwards. Now most crowns you will notice over a long distance and when we cut down to say 48" you almost wont have any crown but it is good to check and make sure it points downwards.

    now for your cross braces yes you can mount them 1/4" lower to be safe but you really dont have to. Look at the below picture this is something we do in the millwright industry when building platforms to make sure there are no High or low points and that everything fits flush.

    take your cross brace and clamp or screw it to a board or something stiff like some scrap angle iron.

    you then set it in place and tap it down until both sides of your stiff piece is touching the top of your stand. you can then screw it in place and remove your top board. your crosspiece is now perfectly flush with the top of your surface and no need to worry abt a high spot for your aquarium.

    My Aquarium Journal
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=1#post1186825

    4 Spotted Corys
    2 Peppered Corys
    3 Super Red Plecos
    10 Ghost Shrimp
    9 Black Skirt Tetra
    5 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra
    6 Mickey Mouse Play
    1 Assassin Snail

    75 Gal Planted tank 65% stocked

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    you can also do the same procedure for your bottom cross braces or if you build your top and bottom as separate pieces then add uprights. you just screw boards to the top of your top piece where the upright will be then just set your top section in place and the boards will rest on the top of your uprights while you screw your top on. once the top is on just remove your alignment boards.

    Now some pics of the stand







    My Aquarium Journal
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=1#post1186825

    4 Spotted Corys
    2 Peppered Corys
    3 Super Red Plecos
    10 Ghost Shrimp
    9 Black Skirt Tetra
    5 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra
    6 Mickey Mouse Play
    1 Assassin Snail

    75 Gal Planted tank 65% stocked

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    btw later when I put the new facing on it and trim it will have 2 doors but for now I only have need for 1 door
    My Aquarium Journal
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=1#post1186825

    4 Spotted Corys
    2 Peppered Corys
    3 Super Red Plecos
    10 Ghost Shrimp
    9 Black Skirt Tetra
    5 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra
    6 Mickey Mouse Play
    1 Assassin Snail

    75 Gal Planted tank 65% stocked

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    Looks good, nice job Joe
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    thanks slappy I actually rushed it and could have framed it up 100 times better lol but my next stand will be a masterpiece.

    Things I would have done differently

    1: used 2x6's (so can run them over the joiner to give me a perfectly straight edge then run across the table saw so that each board is exactly the same dimension. even a 2x4 has variances in dimensions so doing it with a 2x6 I can use joiner and take out all crowns or waviness and have a perfect edge then when I run through the tablesaw I can cut it down to a nice width then run that through the planer because even a tablesaw set at perfect distance can give you a slightly different dimension per board.)

    2: make my overlaps a lot tighter and more even. (by self dimensioning the lumber as in step 1 that will solve that problem.)

    3: Countersink for the screw heads (I just ran them down and forced them flush.

    4: take more time trimming everything up and then plug the screw holes after framing and sand everything down and paint the 2x4s and give my interior a nice look.
    My Aquarium Journal
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=1#post1186825

    4 Spotted Corys
    2 Peppered Corys
    3 Super Red Plecos
    10 Ghost Shrimp
    9 Black Skirt Tetra
    5 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra
    6 Mickey Mouse Play
    1 Assassin Snail

    75 Gal Planted tank 65% stocked

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    Stands coming right along, looks good!
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget

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    got the aquarium on and its 3/4 full I got lucky because this house is such a POS that the only place it will sit level is where it is next to the computer lol
    My Aquarium Journal
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=1#post1186825

    4 Spotted Corys
    2 Peppered Corys
    3 Super Red Plecos
    10 Ghost Shrimp
    9 Black Skirt Tetra
    5 Long Fin Black Skirt Tetra
    6 Mickey Mouse Play
    1 Assassin Snail

    75 Gal Planted tank 65% stocked

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