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DudeRubble's Test Tube of Rubble, a Creative Container Contest entry

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fishfreak0114

Awesome stand!!

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Thrassian Atoll

You make the wood work look so easy.  Haha.  

 

Looking good.

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duderubble

This was surprisingly easy. A started at about 7, done by 10.  Except staining and sealing of course. 

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SeaFurn

Wow! That stand looks great!

I'm sure it's stable but I would be SO worried about knocking it over!!

Nice work!

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duderubble

That's why the feet come out 2" further than the rail on each side. Once full it should be pretty stable. Also I think I'm going to put it in a corner. 

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vlangel

Wow!  That is really cool.  You should go into buisness with your reef boul stand!

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duderubble

Stained but not polyed yet. Pump came. Seems really big. Maybe I can camouflage it. 

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vlangel

This just keeps getting better.

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duderubble

Here's a view of the channel for the cords (you can also see the pocket screws, these are hidden as viewed from the front). Still awaiting my heater. I ordered the aqua forest one. The pump is a Sicce Micra and my light is a tuna blue 12w. 

 

 

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seabass

Awesome stand.  Looking very professional.

 

I love my Kreg jig.  Have you ever tried the pocket hole plugs?  They work pretty well; although you'd need to install them before you stain (so not for this stand).  However, I find that wood putty works better for paintable projects.

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duderubble

I considered using the plugs bit they were almost $7 and there's no way to see the holes from the front. 

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seabass

Yeah, the holes really don't take away from the project.  They never completely match the original wood, so you see the plugs (six of one, half dozen of the other).

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cnseekatz

Looks awesome bro! When you light it up, it's going to belong on a fantasy movie set...

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gena
1 hour ago, duderubble said:

Here's a view of the channel for the cords (you can also see the pocket screws, these are hidden as viewed from the front). Still awaiting my heater. I ordered the aqua forest one. The pump is a Sicce Micra and my light is a tuna blue 12w. 

 

 

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Looks great!  I just bought a plant stand with similar slot/slip-in configuration as that!    Makes it easy to ship...hint hint :D.  You could start a pico bowl/vase stand business!

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duderubble

I don't know where I'd get the bowls. This was the last one at the store. There was a larger one. Probably 4 gallons but it was pretty high. $69 I think. 

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gena
6 minutes ago, duderubble said:

I don't know where I'd get the bowls. This was the last one at the store. There was a larger one. Probably 4 gallons but it was pretty high. $69 I think. 

You'd probably have to source something similar and build the stand to fit that.  But you have the skills and it might be worth the effort. 

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BulkRate

Started by looking like mediocre DIY crap (like I'd attempt to pull off) ... Mon/Tues update still looks like mediocre DIY crap ... Wed morning yep, still kinda crappy.

 

Then BOOM!  Pure concentrated awesome stylish varnished stand,  nested glass "tank" w/hidden support.  Absolutely amazing work so far... can't wait to see what you actually put in it! B)

 

One suggestion - you may want to grab a disc-style/bumper plate free weight for a few bucks from a used sporting goods store & bolt it onto or nest it in the base of the stand.  10-20lbs can make it waaaaay more stable while preserving the look & feel you've got going on there.

 

Did I mention that your build looks stunning?!

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SaltyBuddha

Man...that stand looks great! Got a kind of apothecary look going for it. Going to look real good when it gets hit with the light. Definitely following along to see how it turns out

 

 

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Mariaface

Amazing stand, and super cool tank idea! The skills, man omgomgomg

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duderubble

Aqua Forest heater came. Its perfect. The suction cups slide off and the heater slides right through the hole. Now to figure out how to seal the hole and hide the pump and heater in the scape. 

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dvs1986
On 10/20/2017 at 9:55 AM, gena said:

You'd probably have to source something similar and build the stand to fit that.  But you have the skills and it might be worth the effort. 

id buy one that could sit on a desk or something. just cradle it about 3" off the table top. they look really nice.

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gena
On 10/21/2017 at 9:18 AM, duderubble said:

Aqua Forest heater came. Its perfect. The suction cups slide off and the heater slides right through the hole. Now to figure out how to seal the hole and hide the pump and heater in the scape. 

That's great news!  I didn't think they came off.

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duderubble

Excuse the messy shop. This is where the genius happens. 

 

 

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Shaping on the grinder and belt sander. 

 

 

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duderubble

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Drilled holes for frag plugs. 

 

 

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duderubble

Magnets

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