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Project by BusterB posted 232 days ago 1030 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well can finally mark another Christmas gift off my build list. I have been gathering the materials for this project for a while. The final break through came a couple of weeks back when I came into possession of an oak shipping crate that was built out of 2×8s. This was my first frame and panel build and it wasnt near as bad as I thought it would be….it was worse..lol Thanks to bluekingfisher for his patient guideance through this build. The 1/4” panels were cut-offs I found and the base was built out of red oak stringers/runners out of a pallet. Top and bottom panels are solid red oak as are the stiles and rails. I actually had to break down and buy the 3/4” oak plywood for the shelves but still wound up with less than 100 dollars in the build…if you dont count the shelf pin jig I ordered then didnt use. I found 2 things out during this build. 1) that learning occurs between what you can do and what you think you can do and 2) Just because it works on paper doesnt always mean it works in practice…lol Ok, time to get back after that other stuff I need to finish in the next week or so…y’all stay safe

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Todd Barrone

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#1 posted 232 days ago

What a fantastic build my friend, I love that it was made from recycled materials. Awesome!

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Nice cabinet . Buster. It is great to scratch another one off the list, too….................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 232 days ago

Buster, I think Mom is going to love her new wardrobe. Great job buddy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#4 posted 232 days ago

Todd- thanks buddy. If i had it to do over, i would have bought the 1/4” plywood and gotten something which would have taken a lighter finish..

Jim- The list is getting shorter..lol Well the Christmas build list anyhow…my keeping up with Jim….shoot its as long as my arm…and growing.

L2L- Thanks Lee…Hope she loves it as much as I will seeing it go…lol After this, bow knives will be a pleasure.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

13388 posts in 944 days


#5 posted 232 days ago

Really great work sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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whitebeast88

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#6 posted 232 days ago

very nice buster,all my plans work out great on paper also.actually executing the plans is a totally different story.your mom will love it.great work!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 232 days ago

Great job buddy, and Im sure your Mom will love it. I have a Mom project that I will start next week.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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CFrye

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#8 posted 231 days ago

Way to check off the list item, Buster! You did an awesome job! Nice insight on learning too. Now get to work on the rest of that list! Heeheehee
(What comes in a crate made of 2×8s?)

-- God bless, Candy

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 231 days ago

Great looking cabinet.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 231 days ago

You did a fine job on the flat panel doors. The whole wardrobe looks great. Next one will be raised panels. Keep up the good work Buster.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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BurninBush

145 posts in 344 days


#11 posted 231 days ago

Great job sir.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!! https://m.facebook.com/BurninBushPyrography

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lightweightladylefty

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#12 posted 231 days ago

Buster,

You really know how to treat your mother! She should be delighted. Nice work and I especially like your frugality!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Oldtool

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#13 posted 231 days ago

Beautiful, terrific craftsmanship on this, came out fantastic.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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BusterB

1355 posts in 614 days


#14 posted 231 days ago

Monte- Thank you sir.

Marty- Thank you my friend. I guess that is the hazard of designing your own projects…lol

Hoss- Thank you buddy…maybe I am not the biggest procastanator on here after all…lol

Candy-Thanks buddy-ette, This is not uncommon for some of the stuff that gets shipped into the mill. What was cool was that it was oak and was assmebled with very few “common” nails. Usually these things are pine and/or OSB with thousands of ring shank nails. Was a rare find…sorta like the ellusive pink elephant….lol

John- Thank you sir

Dave- One baby step at a time buddy…lol

Jason- Thank you buddy

LWLefty- If I am anything…it is cheap errrr frugal…llike that word better…lol

oldtool- Thank you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 231 days ago

Wow that’s sweet! I love the dinky size especially and it’s very beautifully made also. well done sir. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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