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Project by RocDoc posted 01-17-2018 12:11 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second project after a 20 yr plus break , I won’t post pics of the first…lol.
Did a little woodworking as a kid, then a bit 20 yrs ago out of need for some stuff. I promised myself when the kids moved out I would get back to it. So, go easy on me, it’s not great but I’m having fun, and realizing I don’t know jack.

Printer stand: For all the internet stuff, modem, etc., ventilated bottom shelves and back.
Local Cherry (NJ)
I don’t like the finish at all, tried to stain to blend in with my office furniture.
And I had a frustratingly hard time getting the figured door panels to sand out well. I need to learn from some of you experts.





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 12:25 PM

Don’t beat yourself up too much … I think it looks great! How about some interior photos? Keep up the good work!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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htl

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 02:13 PM

Nice project!!!
Love the corners!

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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swirt

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#3 posted 01-17-2018 02:14 PM

Agree with Ron. It looks great. Well done.
You can take advice from experts and learn from them… but the real learning takes place in any mistakes you make.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Rick

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#4 posted 01-17-2018 02:15 PM

Deserves to look right side up! Very nice work Ron! YEP! Have FUN while your here!

Rick

-- I Take My Kids Everywhere! The Problem Is, They Keep Finding Their Way Back Home! (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 01-17-2018 03:06 PM

The moldings and embellishments really class things up!

Did you use plywood or solid for the doors?

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RocDoc

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#6 posted 01-17-2018 04:46 PM

Thank you everyone –
Yeah, I had trouble uploading to the site, I couldn’t find a way to edit or rotate the pics.

I’ll take some interior pics when I get home tonight.
Doors are the same wood, cherry, I resawed a nicely figured piece on the band saw. Wow, that’s a whole new skill I need to work on, that was tough keeping the blade tracking well, even with the fence.

Anyways, thank you all and I look forward to interacting with all of you on the site.

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daiku_padawan

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#7 posted 01-17-2018 05:44 PM

I like the ornamentation of the corners. Looks like a good piece. You’ll improve as you keep up your practice.

-- ~Daniel

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-17-2018 05:50 PM

This is a beautiful cabinet and it shows a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 08:45 PM



Thank you everyone –
Yeah, I had trouble uploading to the site, I couldn t find a way to edit or rotate the pics.

I ll take some interior pics when I get home tonight.
Doors are the same wood, cherry, I resawed a nicely figured piece on the band saw. Wow, that s a whole new skill I need to work on, that was tough keeping the blade tracking well, even with the fence.

Anyways, thank you all and I look forward to interacting with all of you on the site.

- RocDoc

Assuming you are using Windows and have MSPaint … see my post Uploading Photos.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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BuckeyeJohn

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#10 posted 01-17-2018 09:10 PM

Very nice! Maybe I should take a 20 year break!

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wrenchhead

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#11 posted 01-18-2018 03:38 AM

You still got after all those years, Man!! that’s nice looking

-- I could quit if I wanted

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majuvla

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#12 posted 01-18-2018 10:37 AM

What kept you so long. Looks fantastic. You obviously didn’t loose the grip.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TWegs

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#13 posted 01-18-2018 07:45 PM

Umm…Wow! Beautiful work. Love the detail. Incredible job on this. The panels look great. Saw your note about getting them sanded for finishing. Maybe try a cabinet scraper rather than sand. The problem with figured wood isn’t the resulting tear out, inconsistent grain that’s hard to cure with sandpaper. Again, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing and putting most of us to shame. ;-)

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