Red Oak Credenza Cabinet

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Project by Troy posted 05-19-2010 06:50 PM 3430 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I suppose I should update “my projects.” The details can be found here if you have not already read my LJ blog entry on it:

My blog:


-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 07:30 PM

A real nice credenza

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#2 posted 05-20-2010 02:35 AM

Looks great. I like the look of red oak.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#3 posted 05-20-2010 11:41 AM

Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 01:32 AM

Nice, nice, nice.

I looked at this twice, first time I had a time crunch. I wondered how you made the wood tracks work consistently, then noticed the friction free tape notation.

What I wouldn’t give for laquer finishing ability. But oil and wax will work most likely for me.

Used oak for the tracks? That is what I used for the mechanical layer on my silly overdone sanding block

This reason I used oak there was just a simple lack of experience, I knew oak was hard enough, and I knew it was workable. Don’t have much experience with anything else.

Like you, I overcut it and snuck up on the exact dimension with sanding.

Thanks for the great blog and project items here. I really enjoy them. I note you have a lot of views, and your formatting is excellent.

Remembering earlier conversations, I finally was able to put together a much better analysis of my earlier observations about issues with blogging

Thought you might be interested…......

By the way, you are the example in my mind of how it ought to be done, re blogging and links. Right on.

Thanks again for the education here…................we hobbyists are indebted to the pros on this site…..........

.......and by the way… are beginning to ‘stand out from the crowd.’

Alaska Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 04:48 AM

Thanks Jim, those are nice words, too nice for me. Oak certainly provides a classic style and works well in the shop. I esp like QSWO.

I certainly read you post on blogging. It was a fantastic post, neatly organized out in a professional layout. I have participated in a huge amount of combat planning meetings with a decade plus of PowerPoint Slide presentation experience. I’ve seen the best (3-4 star briefings) go at it and you would do well. Always articulate and easy to digest the content. The issue with linking on LJ’s is certainly a moral dilemma of sorts. Trying to bring traffic to one’s personal site is a strong motivator, but there are bigger protocols in play. Plus there are far more appropriate methods to generate traffic.

I am a fan of sneaking up to a great fit when possible. It may take a bit longer, but I think it’s worth it.

If I am “standing out from the crowd,” it’s from sheer project intensity. I am fortunate to have what I do, so I hope to make the best of it in all ways. Each day is an adventure. Tell you what though, I feel differently going to the various supply/material-related stores now.

75 and sunny in Fairbanks are things down south?

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 05:08 AM

........only made it to about 65 degrees, I think, 63 degrees now.

Remember, main content on LJ’s, then throw links to your site for peripheral stuff and in your signature, which you have done. You and Todd K. are my heros in the commercial realm right now. Think about the things you are really good at, like Todd does. You may not be there yet, but I can tell, it will happen. When it happens, then make a video like Todd, and come up and greet the new LJ’s with it.

It isn’t just abut LJ’s, or the internet. It will make you think about marketing and your proficiencies. We all have them. I know I do, in my profession. Then don’t be afraid to market yourself to your customers. They want to hear that you are competent, and confident. Works for me… it will work for you.

One of these days I have to talk to you about materials….....situation is abyssmal for me. I probably haven’t been adventuresome enough.

.........take care… your posts….......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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