Originally Posted by ecir38
Just recieved my FedEX tracking # from Heather. I'm sure yours will be coming soon too.
Me to!!!!! YESSSS!!!!! I have to start doing some serious woodworking...
Anyway, here's some pictures from what I've got so far (sorry about the (too) large size, but this is the size I use on my web site
These are the tubes that I've bought. They are extremely smooth (compared to the standard Sonotubes). I paid about $100 for the couple:
They come in lengths of 150 cm and have an inner diameter of 50 cm, an almost perfect size for a 260 liter enclosure. And the ends are very nicely (pre)cut:
I quickly cut 4 plates of MDF with a diameter 1 cm larger than the final diameter. I'll fine cut them later with the router to get them perfectly circular:
A buddy of mine got hold of two PVC pipes with an inner diameter of 15 cm. The walls of the PVC pipes are 5 mm thick so I guess they are thick enough...:
Using the "paper trick" described at Smoothing rings and donuts
, I managed to get the end of the PVC pipes quite smooth:
Using my extremely simple router circle jig, I started cutting the smoothing rings for the lover end of the PVC pipes:
And here are the plates, with the outer cut ready. I'm only making them in 13 mm particle board, almost as an experiment. The reason is that I haven't got my hands on a rounding router bit with a radius larger than 9.5 mm yet, so there really is no point using a thicker material...: