90 ADA style cabinet build

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    Richard is banned from my thread :p
     
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    Richard, I thought you were very much part of the local aquascaping circle... as there has been quite a bit of hype and local press coverage here with the imminent opening of the Carey Gallery ? :scratch: Ok well I appreciate it's probably strictly invite only...
     
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    i thought it was just a man cave/fish room? haha.. i'll fly in for the opening! :p haha..
     
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    I'm sure there will be at least one charter flight booked for the launch from Gauteng, I understand it will take off from Waterkloof Air Force Base ;D
     
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    thats cool! cos thats where i land my chopper :p
     
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    OK just as a FYI..

    i will only have the glass end May.. seems they have run short on stock :sad11:
     
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    Oh shucks, sorry bud, thought you had your glass already as I just ordered mine earlier this week...as they just had enough :laugh:
     
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    Wat tank are you making trever
     
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    Hi Pierre,

    Can you ship to Pretoria, if yes what would it cost (cabinet + shipping) for the 600x300x700 unit?

    Thanks
    Riaan

     
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    High Riaan I am sure this can be done. will have to calculate the weight on the cabinet and add packeging. Then get a quote from a courier. Maybe Sean can assist on this what would be the best to do. I tagged him so will see what he says.
     
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    Best way to ship a cabinet? Wrap it in loads of bubble wrap. If you can crate it, then even better. You will need to make sure it is well protected. Even couriers bump things. If you're in doubt about the packaging, add more.

    I doubt you'd pay more than R500 for freighting it up to PTA on economy service.
     
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    Thanks Sean. if I wrap it I will uses bubble wrap then use some cardboard on all edges then more bubble wrap. than full layer of cardboard. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you Pierre. The cost of the courier and approval from my Bank manager :laugh: will be the deciding factors.

    That is a real good price for the 600x300 cabinet if you look at what the mdf alone cost, then need to add the paint & labour + odd & ends.
     
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    Yes I do agree on price. like the hinges I use cost R30 each from the agent. it doesn't sound like much but when compared to a ching chong chung hinge I can buy from other inporters at R1.70 it is expensive. :evil6: paint also crap expensive somtimes more than the mdf price. last I bought 2l grey and 2l green for R550 no hardener and thinner included. blah blah blah :laughing7: :laughing7:
    I will try and get a estimate on the extra costs to get the cabinet to you and let you know. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi Pierre,

    Could you make any progress wrt the courier?

    R.
     
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    pm sent :icon_thumright:
     
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    Hey,

    Great cabinet. You've inspired me and my friend to build the same for our office and we are almost done - all that's left are the doors.
    Could you please tell us how did you cut the edges to make the door thinner as in this photo:
    [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi zhelyazko on these doors I cut the rebates on a table saw holding the door up rite. Maybe not the safest way but quicker. The other way is by using a power router and a straight edge. Clamp a straight edge to the door the distance from the edge of the router baseplate to the the cutting edge of the router bit plus the distance of the rebate. Then with a couple of passes working your way from tne edge of the door until the baseplate run along the straight egde and gives you the final straight cut. Thanks for the compliments :thumbsup:
     
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    maybe this will explain better than I can in words
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    Thank you for the quick and explanatory answer. I knew about the router-method but not table-saw one :) Thanks :thumbsup:
     

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