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Blog entry by 308Gap posted 03-07-2010 06:33 AM 1098 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been reading from this forum for awhile now and thought I’d join the crowd. I started TRYING real woodworking about a year ago when I need a stand for my reef tank, I’ve watched my Dad and Norm all my life and thought ” it can’t be that hard”. Suprise I was wrong again, it’s hard to get a square cut from a 20 yr old black and decker circ saw with a dull blade. It worked fine when I trimmed the tree with it!! So after some reading here, I went and got a delta hybrid with wheels. My first router was next, bought some gadgets and gizmos that do nothing. Hit my local lowes for the second batch of lumber and scored on some red oak for sale cheap. I’ve been mechanical my whole life and done alot construction work, so that kinda helped. I just needed some of the right tools and materials to get started. At 45 I’m almost patient enough to do woodworking . I think my problem is I expect too much too fast. The fun part is that it challenges me. So for now I’ll keep tearing up lumber as I learn and try to learn as I go. Thanks to eveyone here who has posted their success’s and failures. ps. its a 120 gl reef tank.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 07:49 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!
Looks like a very well done project.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 02:42 PM

Looks good. You did a very nice job on it. The only thing I see that you could have done different is your doors. The norm is that side styles should run long and top and bottom rails should run short in a door. LOL

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 04:15 PM

For a 1st its outstanding. And yes woodworking will teach you patience faster than fishing. Welcome to the family.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#4 posted 03-07-2010 04:50 PM

It looks good to me.
The fan at the door must be to keep things cool?
Thanks for posting, and Welcome to LJ’s

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#5 posted 03-07-2010 05:00 PM

Welcome to Lumber jocks!! 120 g is a big tank very nice.

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