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Old 05-25-2004, 12:38 AM   #11
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Now that we have a bit of warmer weather, I can finally get back to working on the stand. 20 or so hours of work later, I finished laminating the outter frame to the subframe.

The outter frame is made with 1" Hardwood, and jointed to the subframe with glue and biscuits (mostly for alignment). The end panels are trapped between the frames in a dado.

I've left the top & back open for air circulation & for the passing of hoses & wires. Although I have left slots at the back so I can make a back panel at a later date if needed.

Here's a couple pics of the finished stand - only thing left to do is to make the doors, and the final sanding & finishing.
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Old 05-25-2004, 08:33 AM   #12
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Looks great!! :thmb:
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Old 05-25-2004, 09:49 AM   #13
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Any idea on how much that weights? Looks heavy now that its getting its sides on it.
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:29 AM   #14
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It looks substantial because of the 4" frame, but it is not too heavy. I have no idea the actual weight, but I can still lift the whole thing all by myself, so it can't be more than 100 lbs or so.

I cheated on the side panels - they are 1/4" ply, so that saved a lot on weight. The doors, however, will have real wood raised panels, so it will weigh a bit more. <I just finished the first one, & it is only 5 lb or so (guesstimate), so I don't think the stand will end up being too heavy.>
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:39 PM   #15
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It is finally finished!

The inset doors took quite a bit longer to adjust so they fit "just right".

Next, the canopy & the tank setup!
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:41 PM   #16
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Hm ... don't know what is happening, but pictures are not showing up. Try again later.
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check your limit. You may have uploaded too many
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nope he's only at 21% of his limit, but they may be larger than the allowed upload. They have to be less than 100 kb.
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*tap, tap, tap...* Still waiting! I gotta see it. The earlier pictures even inspired me to buy that jointer. WELL......
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Didn't know there is a size limit! I was being lazy & was didn't bother "doctoring" the pics. Anyways, here are the pics cut down to size.
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