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65 gallon Overhaul

11 years 8 months ago #11938 by redzebra24
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Here is the start of the day. Most of the stand is sanded.



I took the bottom and the top trim pieces off. Easier to sand both that way, and I want to add a little detail to them.

Here is the stand half sanded, just a bit more to sand around the inside of the doors.



Here is the whole stand sanded once, not counting the top of the bottom trim. I need to buy a 12in wide board, replace that one piece that was cracked and run the grain the same way.



Don't you just love how level someone made that shelf? LMAO I need to fix that that today.

On the to do list now.
Sand the stand one last time with 150 grit.
Get fill the old nail holes.
Get a piece to replace.
Since I need to buy a big board, I might as well make doors for this cabinet.
Stain.
Hardware.

I think thats all. Just a bit here and there that I didnt mention but thats fine.

Let me know what you think.

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11 years 8 months ago #11887 by redzebra24
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Good Idea! Going the way it is now, I will spend easily over 100 dollars on this stand. I find it kinda funny but don't really care. I still have a small piece of pine to get for that. I might just make new doors for the stand. Pine isn't much, and I think it would add a nice touch.

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11 years 8 months ago #11886 by Kegger22
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if you are replacing one of the pieces then I would suggest using a wood conditioner before you stain it so that way you aren't trying to fight with the staining process getting everything to match, the newer piece may be a different hardness which could screw up the entire look

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11 years 8 months ago #11885 by redzebra24
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The stand is pine for sure. Smells like pine, tastes like pine, looks like pine. Looks real nice. Everything is sanded. A piece of pine under the right door is cracked. I will be replacing that with a new piece real soon. Its gonna be a looker :D

As for now, I am trying to pick out a stain. I will sand the stand with 150 grit, then finer. Touchup as needed. I like the following stains.

Driftwood
Golden Oak
Puritan Pine
Ipswich Pine

All of those are from Minwax.

Pictures will be up on wensday.

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11 years 8 months ago #11856 by redzebra24
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All the paint is off the back, sides and most of the front. Scraper is the way to go. I plan to sand everything down on today. Its looking good

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11 years 8 months ago #11741 by sawboy2
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I have found that emptying 10 or more shot glasses makes counting easy.......everything is doubled!

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11 years 8 months ago #11735 by Kegger22
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I can't count and hold a shot glass and film at the same time


I have found that if I keep emptying the shot glass I can't count ;D

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11 years 8 months ago #11727 by dgarnier
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Ok with the air stone, it took 13 seconds to lift 120ml of water, which is 4 oz.  with out the air stone it only took 7 seconds to lift 120ml of water.  Ok thats it for tonight, next test will be lenght of the lift tube and diameter. 

No u tube for me, I can't count and hold a shot glass and film at the same time

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11 years 8 months ago #11726 by dgarnier
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Ok first round of tests are in and big bubbles move more water.  Same sponge, air line and pump just added a air stone on the bottom side of the bullseye.  I have also come up with a way to try and trap the water that was moved.  The plan is to run the test for 30 seconds with and with out the air stone and compare the volume of water each set up moved.  From what I saw tonight its not even close but I need to get some numbers and video.  The video is more for commetic value, but will show the little bubbles were not slighted in the test

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11 years 8 months ago #11719 by Kegger22
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you've been here Dave, lots of little bubbles = less noise and more flow actually

instead of food coloring and having to clean out the tank just use a drop or 2 of methyl blue

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