Wood trimmings

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  1. danimal

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    Hey guys

    Building a new cabinet and canopy for my new tank, gonna be making it out of either pine or marine ply.

    Where can I get trimmings to cover up the edges so that the finished product has a more 'professional' look - want to do this properly this time :p

    Cheers
    Dan
     
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    If you can't get any trimmings, just rotor it with a certain shape bit of your choice ;)
     
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    I've seen 'edges' you can fit to 16mm boards at diff places like TimberCity and normally you get it at the cut-n-edge type of places as well, these are from solid wood and you glue and nail them to the boards.
    Also try the places who sell skirtings, dado etc. trimmings, normally they are willing to cut you an extra groove or so into some of the standard profiles they sell (at additional charge).
    Or buy/borrow a router and use normal planed wood from Builders/TimberCiTy etc. and router the edges.
     
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    hmmm... unconvinced as to how neat I will be able to do that... but will bear it in mind thanks
     
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    It's easy, just drink AFTER you've done the job :whistling:
     
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    Everyone thinks to router is difficult. All the blades have a little bearing at the bottom that prevents you from making a stuff-up. It is as easy as drinking coffee in the morning. Just ensure that the piece of wood is secured, choose your profile and off you go.

    As Tobes said Drink AFTER job done.
     
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    LOL!!! haha
     
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    ok I'll look into the router thing... have a mate who more than likely has one sitting around, I'll ask him for lessons :)
     
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    if using plywood where the sheet is made up of different layers of grain running in different directions - how would a router handle this? are there other materials one could use that could give a smoother finish?
     
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    ok ive made my plan - organising a router from a mate, and going to use super wood. will seal with woodoc marine. gonna be awesome!
     
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    Cool man, sounds good - keep us updated :)
     
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    Considering the life of a marine system, I would seriously put more into the timber which is used. You may get a good look with supa-wood but being 100% honest, you would be doing yourself a better favor by getting a higher grade timer.

    It is a personal preference thing I guess at the end of the day, which ever way you go, just remember to seal the wood well and you wan't have any trouble. I am not woodwroking pro, but I can tell you that many thin coats will provide better sealing than 2 thick coats (based on previous experience with sealing wood)
     
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    if you phone maizey plastics they have supa wodd that is 100% water proof , we use it on signage there number is 086 1100 420 there you can ask for durbans number or go to there web page www.maizey.co.za
     
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    thanks rob, i just emailed them.

    what does your avatar say? I can't make it out!
     
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    in case you not kno
    this means i not happy
     
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    no problem
     
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    haha thats hilarious! i was snorkelling in umhlanga on wed night last week, accidently stepped on one who was sleeping in a VERY shallow rockpool - when i shone my torch on him, he was all puffed up but the water was too shallow for him to move! he just sat there, rolling around on the floor until i went away... been a while since I laughed that hard:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    he clearly was not happy:lol::lol:
     
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