Todays Project

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  1. wkoti

    wkoti Flaky McFlakerton

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    So I had four 4' High Grade 3/4" MDF board laying around, I had some down time today before class, so this is what I came up with. I will tell you that I've never really built anything before, especially never with wood, so it's not perfect by an means!

    I hand cut the board into the approate sizes old school style, with a hand saw. Measure twice, cut once. After cutting out all the wood, assembly was next. Glued and screwed each piece together, 13 screws on the long sides, 7 each side on the top and bottom. (The drill happened to die after drilling all the holes, so I hand screwed each screw, all 68 of them) After assembling the box of 5 sides, it was time to attach the door. Bolted on the handle, next was the hinges, I went with frameless 40lb hidden internal hinges, went on painlessly. At which point I got into the detail work, sanding down all the edges with 100 grain sand paper. I added some touch up putty to where needed it (Saw dust and wood glue) and sanded that down as well. I had a pretty smooth surface, so I quit.

    Now all I have to do it seal the MDF board and seal in the internal seams well. Then I will find myself some good quality veneer to cover the ugly ass outside and find a way to get my hands on some spanish cedar so I can line the inside and make a shelf or two. I'll update again when the project in finished. :D

    Some of the pictures are before the final product, so they have the defects that I fixed later on in the build!

    Edit to add it's 4' x 2' x 2' which is 16 cubic feet :D

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  2. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Proud Father of a brave U.S. Marine

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    Home brew....for the win...!!

    If you're going to use silicone to seal it up, be sure to get "Aquarium Sealant" or a silicone that's rated as "Food Grade". If you don't, the stuff will outgas forever....the other two are almost odor free after they cure.

    Have fun - B.B.S.

    Edited to add - got to respect a guy that saws boards in the carpeted office... :p In my much younger days, I needed to get my motocross bike ready to go for a race, and I didn't have a heated shop. Hmm....mom and dad were out, figured they wouldn't mind If I brought the bike into the kitchen to overhaul the top end, etc. I figured wrong.... :0
     
  3. Backslide

    Backslide RASCClicious

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    HAHAHAHA, now this is freaking awesome. I remember doing stuff like this when I was 21 haha.
     
  4. chiefmd

    chiefmd Bone Fixer

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    Haha or I remember when I had time to do stuff like this.
     
  5. bfreebern

    bfreebern Yada, Yada, Yada.

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    Nice job man. I really enjoy woodworking, so I'll be looking for updates on this one.
     
  6. MilesMingusMonk

    MilesMingusMonk Breaking Wind Master

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    ??? :whistling:
     
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    Good luck, it's very satisfying to do things yourself, that's awesome.

    TFG
     
  8. bfreebern

    bfreebern Yada, Yada, Yada.

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    I have the "tools" to work a good piece of wood, is that so wrong?
     
  9. MilesMingusMonk

    MilesMingusMonk Breaking Wind Master

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    Please no more lengthy "tool" discussions of your modified reverse grips, backdoor jams experience or lubing rusty reamers. :(
     
  10. 2K6TBSS

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    Looks like a good start. Can't wait to see the final product!

    Also - That is a great looking SW setup you have there! Care to share a few pics of that setup?
     
  11. broblues

    broblues planning and plotting

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    The Spanish Cedar will hurt your wallet. The stuff is horribly priced (at least everywhere I've looked). Good luck.
     
  12. wkoti

    wkoti Flaky McFlakerton

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    I think I need more cigars :D

    I can't even find a local place that carries the sh*t, how frustrating. I'm putting the final touches on the exterior on the next couple of days. More sanding today and then I'll veneer.
     
  13. wkoti

    wkoti Flaky McFlakerton

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    2K6TBSS Active Member

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    That is a beautiful setup you have there! Seeing pics like that really make me miss my SW tank, maybe I will have to set one back up soon...
     
  15. maduro89

    maduro89 Straight Razors and Whisky

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    Love it man, keep it up!!
     
  16. wkoti

    wkoti Flaky McFlakerton

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    I also have the 12 gallon Nano Cube, with the Black Volitan Lionfish and a mandarin goby, and of course a piss load of coral. (Started as a frag tank) Then along came a quarter sized Lionfish and he was too small to play with my puffers, he's almost big enough to defend himself, so he will soon move to the big tank.
     
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    wkoti Flaky McFlakerton

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    So problems have arouse, the level I was using was itself unlevel and warped, so the project has been deconstructed and will be rebuilt soon. Wish me luck!
     
  19. wkoti

    wkoti Flaky McFlakerton

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    Cabinet 2.0 is nearing completion of it's initial construction.

    What do you guys thinks?

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  20. ilikefishes

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    Ooh no he didn't. Are you going bigger? If you want Spanish cedar there is a bunch at my local here in the Fort. I want to say it was around $8 a board foot.
     

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