Introduction: Homemade Recirculating Sluice Box

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This is a guide on how to make a homemade recirculating sluice box out of spare wood and an aquarium pump.

Step 1: Build the Sluice

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Take a small plank of wood and use a Dremel tool to carve out the riffles and other textures you want on the sluice.

Step 2: Put the Sides On

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Now measure out how long the sluice boxes and put the sides on

Step 3: Add the Pump

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Now install the pump and make sure it is secure.

Step 4: Add a Block to Even the Water Flow

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Now add a block in the middle of the sluice to even the water flow.

Step 5: Put a Bar on Top

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The bar will hold the top of the sluice up out of the water.

Step 6: Drill 2 Holes to Hold the Bottom Up

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Drill two holes near the bottom of the sluice. Put string through the holes in that will later be used to hold the sluice up.

Step 7: Add a Bucket

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Find a tub or a bucket to put the sluice in. It will also act as a reservoir for water.

Step 8: Put the Sluice In

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Set this loose inside the box the bar should hold the time up. Use the string you put in earlier Entiat somewhere on the tub. This will hold the bottom of the sluice up.

Step 9: Fill the Tub With Water

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Fill it up until the pump can get the water into the sluice.

Comments

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2015-01-27

Wow this looks awesome, definitely cheaper than buying and it looks like it will work so great! I hope we get to see more of you innovation in the future!

Thank you for your support :)

jlepack (author)2015-01-27

Looks great. Have you tried it out yet? Find any gold?

WingraMax (author)jlepack2015-07-12

I did try it out. Due to my location I am not near much gold. I did realize though that I need a better pump.

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