Introduction: Industrial-Strength Fishtank Stand

This is how we're making a badass steampunk fishtank at our house. First step: Fabricating and welding the steel stand.


telumendil (author)2008-11-03

How much does said "desk" weigh?

nagutron (author)telumendil2008-11-03

I have no idea, but two people lifting on one end barely budges the thing. It's a monster.

SWV1787 (author)2007-11-30

what was the big round holy thing you were useing? or rather what was it originaly?

nagutron (author)SWV17872007-11-30

We're not sure, actually. Our house used to be a soap factory, many decades back, and much of the interior reuses equipment from that era. Since then, the holey thing, whatever it was, was converted into a reception desk (the open half looks like it was simply cut off with an oxyacetylene torch) and now we're turning it into a fish tank. It's really cool-looking, for sure. Any guesses as to its original function? It's made of inch-thick steel, all around, so it may have held some serious pressure if those holes were added later.

killerjackalope (author)nagutron2008-02-27

Boiler for steam engine or the like, at a guess, also It may explain the holes, or maybe just a large reservoir tank of some sort...

nagutron (author)nagutron2007-11-30

Here's another photo of it as a desk, btw.

brettlevine (author)2007-11-30

Aha, so that's the footage where you used lit my nice blanket on fire.

benchun (author)brettlevine2007-11-30

Oh man. Yeah, sorry. I have not forgotten that I owe you a new one. Let me know where to get it though. I couldn't find a replacement online.

nagutron (author)brettlevine2007-11-30

Er, yeah. Sorry about that...

GorillazMiko (author)2007-11-30

oooooh , cool.

Erik Lindemann (author)2007-11-30

Looks pretty cool so far. Good job.

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