Homemade Recirculating Sluice Box

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

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Step 1: Build the Sluice

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

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

Step 3: Add the Pump

Now install the pump and make sure it is secure.

Step 4: Add a Block to Even the Water Flow

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

Step 5: Put a Bar on Top

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

Step 6: Drill 2 Holes to Hold the Bottom Up

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

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

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

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



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    4 Discussions

    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!

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    4 years ago

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

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    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.