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    Aquarium Stand

    Here is a project that I finished up in mid December. It is made out of quited maple veneer over plywood. This was my first veneer project. I cut the veneer on the MM16. I built the vacuum press and bag based on the plans and parts from Joe Woodworker. Thanks for looking.

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    Very Nice Mike. Look forward to seeing it full of fish soon. How big a tank is it? Looks like a 90 gallon? How did you finish the inside of the stand? What type of finish did you use on the maple? Have any pics of the vacum press and bag that you used?
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Well Mike, the first word out of my mouth was "wow". The next few words can't be repeated here due to the CoC, but rest assured they were meant in a complimentary way. That's a beautiful piece of work. A number of firsts for you, but it looks like you got it right the first time.

    Did you build the regulated vacuum pump and tank setup, or did you use a constant-run approach?
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    Ya Mike that is really nice. It will look super when it is full of fish and other aquatic goodies.

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    Just beautiful... can you show us a close up of the center of those bottom drawers? Hard to see the detail in the pics. Is it a leaf, or a tree? Intarsia?
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    Mike, that is very impressive. I'd also like to see some close-up shots.

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    Knock-out beautiful.

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    Mike it would be nice to get a closer look at the detail you did on the door face as well it looks very interesting.
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    hi mike

    absolutely gorgeous piece of work there too bad the fish wont know how good they really have it
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    Drew, the tank is 60 gallons. I almost always finish both sides and the bottom of any project. I used a wipe-on finish for this one. I don't currently have a picture of the vacuum press and/or bag that I used? I will try to take some pictures sometime soon and post them here. Don't know if I will drag out the bag, platen, and and closure. They are all stored away right not and the shop is a huge mess with another project going on. I will try to take pictures next time.

    Vaughn, I built the regulated pump (from Surplus Center), and tank approach. Most of the items except for the pump came from Joe Woodworker.

    Dave and Drew, I will take some detailed pictures tomorrow when the light is better.

    Mike

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