Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-27-2010, 09:13 PM   #11
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
Not sure how I missed this... I'm excited to see more progress. Looks like you're doing a fantastic job so far
__________________

__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 08:28 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Doc_Polit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Blackfalds, AB, Canada
Posts: 6
Not much of an update yet.....sorry.

I discovered that the rip fence on my table saw likes to "wander" and is making accurate cuts nearly impossible.

Rather than continuing to fight with it I decided to make cut jigs (4' and 8') for my circular saw. This is the 4'.







They are made from 1/2" MDF and have cut-outs for clamping. There is also 80-grit sand paper glued to the bottom surface to keep them from sliding.
__________________

__________________
"To slap the stupid out of some people would merely leave me with a sore hand."
Doc_Polit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 10:42 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: LaVista,NE
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Quick grip clamp at the end of the fence will help you with your moving fence problem
__________________
maxst2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:53 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Doc_Polit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Blackfalds, AB, Canada
Posts: 6
I already tried that but the back side of my saw has some sort of rounded guard that runs the length. It does not leave any room (or a flat surface to apply a clamp).
__________________
"To slap the stupid out of some people would merely leave me with a sore hand."
Doc_Polit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 01:36 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: LaVista,NE
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Ah... bummer!
__________________
maxst2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishEggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Posts: 2,211
dont know what model tablesaw/fence you have but most of them have adjustments to tighten them up. you could maybe google it and find out how if you dont still have the manual.
__________________
~Matt~
If you put off what you can do today until tomorrow it will never get done cause tomorrow never comes. It's always today.
FishEggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 11:09 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
One heck of a first post! Are you going to buy new trim or just replace the glass that was already there? All tanks must have blood... Welcome to AA!
Thanks for the compliments.

Once my background is in place, I will be re-installing my center brace and adding custom perimeter (euro) bracing.
__________________
ibooks download
ipad media
dorramide7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 02:02 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fastfossil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United kingdom
Posts: 285
Me too tagging along
__________________
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.k:
55 Gallon build from scratch
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...l/SANY0026.jpg
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ld-136264.html
Fastfossil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 02:19 PM   #19
AA Team Emeritus
 
Wy Renegade's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,714
Along for the ride as well - looking very good so far.

Is the powder coating superior to outdoor paint on the metal stand?
__________________
the Bog

"Listen to some of these guys talk, and it's like they were born from their momma's belly with a fishkeeping encyclopedia in one hand and an API kit in the other" (unrevealed).
Wy Renegade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2010, 02:23 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: LaVista,NE
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wy Renegade View Post
Along for the ride as well - looking very good so far.

Is the powder coating superior to outdoor paint on the metal stand?
yes, powder coating is pretty heavy duty.
__________________

__________________
maxst2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
180 gallon, build, tan, tank build, tropheus

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New 180-250 gallon build finally beginning AMDPhenomX4 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 06-22-2009 02:27 PM
Considering 180 Gallon tank Build InfernoST DIY Projects 1 06-12-2009 03:52 PM
New 180 tank (pre build) wormhauler Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 04-22-2009 08:20 PM
Build thread - 180 gallon - final tank pics added 7/22 Scoot Saltwater Reef Aquaria 131 09-14-2007 09:14 PM
180 Gallon Tank Stand - Build Log IMPERATORFAN DIY Projects 32 01-20-2005 12:48 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.