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Thread: Aquarium Stand .. build thread

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    Aquarium Stand .. build thread

    My plan calls for an oak skeleton/structure Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	62645. The skeleton is planed to 3/4" and all pieces cut to length/width. The form for the front bent wood laminations is made Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	62639and the laminations completed, 3 pcs of 1/4" each to make up the 3/4" thicknessClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	62640. Did get some spring back but can pull it out during assembly. I will reduce the thickness to 3/32" or 1/16" when doing the walnut skin. Have a few more half laps to cutClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	62643 , the bottom shelves to cut and the top to cut, then final dry fit and assemble the skeleton. More to come as I progress. Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks like you've got a good start, Robert.

    Looking forward to seeing more.
    Bill Arnold
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    That a nice design Robert Walnut and curlie maple go together well. This will be a good follow along

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    Nice design. I'm looking forward to watching your progress.
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    Interesting project. I will be waiting for the updates.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    progress update #2

    made the top Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63017 . Moved onto the walnut skin Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63019 Made the bent wood fronts Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63020 . Dry fit the side stiles/rails/panels ...but have not yet put the veneer on the panel Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63021 . Put the hinge mortises in the doors Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63023 . Pocket holes in all the rails Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63024 . Dry fit the doors ... more in the next post

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    progress update #3

    continuing on ... dry fit the door frames Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63025 . Then cut the slots for the panels .. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63027 . Then onto the door panels .. two pieces of 1/8" plywood .. slid into slots and curved just great. Dry fit the door assemblies .. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	63029 . Now onto the veneering of all the panel fronts, finish sanding ... more to come ..

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    looks like you made some head way this wknd for sure,, could you back up and let us see that jig setup you have for the mortising the hinges.. looks like a pretty good setup..thanks
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    The walnut sure has some interesting figure to it. It's going to look amazing when it's finished.

    I'd like to see the mortising jig too
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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