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Old 10-16-2011, 04:54 AM   #11
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Gday again

Well have done a bit more work on the tank stand

Have finally glued up the frame. Due to a lack of clamps I have to do the glue up in 3 sections but it turned out great.

To give some of you and idea of the joinery used, ill attach a pic of the frame prior to the glue up, so you can see the blind tenons. Ive then reinforced the tenon with double dowels. The top 2 dowels in the pic still need to be cut and sanded.

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:01 AM   #12
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Finished the tank stand today,

Will have to let the finish cure a little before putting the tank on it but wont be long now. Keen to start cycling the water and getting the tank layout started.

Used some blocks for the corners of the frame. Its pretty sturdy and i dont think ill get any torsion issues.

Thanks for all your input
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #13
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Very nice workmanship. Solid without being ridiculously overbuilt. I love it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:31 PM   #14
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That's a nice stand.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:33 PM   #15
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Very nice! Should be more than adequate for that 40gal tank. May I ask what you used as a sealer on the stand?
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #16
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Very nice! Should be more than adequate for that 40gal tank. May I ask what you used as a sealer on the stand?
I use a sanding sealer made by 'UBeaut' which is a shellac based sealer. Its then sanded some more and finished with Danish Oil which is a mix of oils and polyurathaine. End up with a semi gloss protective finish
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:00 PM   #17
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Very nice... If u want to keep the frame nice and strong, modify the tennons in to fox tennons, in that way you will need no bloks or brakets when the glue is off.
Anyway... I'm a joiner/cabinet maker and your job is bang in mate, if you r not a carpenter, you should think about it...
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:52 PM   #18
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Hey there rfurlan.2009, thanks for the compliment . Would love to be a joiner/cabinet maker, love woodworking. Only thing is my current job pays better lol

Your right about the fox tenons! I wish i had thought of that , a much stronger joint indeed. I accually tryed one after reading your post, it was brilliant
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