Crafts

Backlit LED Sign

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Industrial C-Clamp build | Fabtech 2017

Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4716013 Merchandise - https://www.zhfabrications.com/store/ Tools used - https://www.zhfabrications.com/tools/ Instagram - ZHfabrications - https://www.instagram.com/zhfabricati... Waterlox Tung oil wood finish - https://waterlox.com/zh-fabrications Links to other Fabtech build videos(I'll keep this updated as they go live): Jimmy Diresta - https://youtu.be/N-vqToGJ5j8 Tracklist 1. Jahzzar - FO 2. Juanitos - Cool Raggae Party 3.Cullah - Gone Away 4 Cullah - Rhapsody in Lieu of Etude What a great event! It's always a dream working alongside the very people who got me started in this field. I have never experienced a more positive community in my life. Jimmy Diresta, April Wilkerson, Johnny Brooke(Crafted Workshop), John Malecki, and Doug(Retroweld), you guys are all incredible! Special thanks to Craig Coffey, and Lincoln Electric for getting us all together for this event! ZH Fabrications Industrial C-Clamp build | Fabtech 2017

Forged farmhouse style coat rack | How-To

 

Tools & Products used:


Forging equipment NC Tools Whisper Momma Forge - http://amzn.to/2xzxaML
Brent Bailey Modified New style hammer - http://bit.ly/2ynazDF
SC Johnson Paste Wax - http://amzn.to/2oNdfJd
Metal & woodworking equipment DEWALT DW872
Cold Saw - http://amzn.to/2nH4KdP
Sharpie (12 pk) - http://amzn.to/2nfYhLr
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2oDDrGc
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill - http://amzn.to/2ncJIZe
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router - http://amzn.to/2o62P5M
DEWALT plunge router - http://amzn.to/2p4qO45
Swanson Speed Square - http://amzn.to/2ovSoHf
Freud Key Hole Bit - http://amzn.to/2xjxiSO

A jewelry holder for my wife | DIY

So, my wife has been asking for some sort of jewelry holder for quite some time, I finally got around to making one for her. The dowels hold her bracelets and necklaces, and the screen is for her earings.

Anyway, thanks for watching and let me know if you have any questions!

Oh, for those wondering the #MaimYourFavoriteMaker thing is something a few of us discussed as a good way to possibly introduce our viewers to some of our favorite makers. I'm a big fan of WM Walker co. and Jimmy Diresta. If you are not familiar with them do yourself a favor and check them out!
Wm Walker Co.
Jimmy Diresta

Tools used:

Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Hitachi Brad Nailer
Titebond ii Wood glue
Fastcap Gluebot
General tools digital bevel guage
Swanson Speed Square
Fastcap Accuscribe
Dewalt XR 20v Drill
Delta Unisaw
Rockwell 14" bandsaw
Makita random orbital sander
Varathane provincial wood stain
DeWalt Stapler/brad Nailer
Porter cable forstner drill bit set

Track list:
1. Winston - Rue_Delambre
2. Winston - Tombeau du trponme_ple

Crafting a podcast | Blog

I apologize for the bit of hiatus with the blog. I've had so many irons in the fire so to speak I've had to place it on the back burner.

So whats new? Quite a bit, primarily I'm co-hosting a new podcast entitled the "Crafted Podcast" along with Johnny from The Crafted Workshop and James Wright from Wood by right. The idea behind this podcast is to discuss a broad range of subjects as they relate to making and craftsmanship in general. Some of our future topics are to include, metal, leather, the creative process, transitioning into making for money, etc.

As of today we have recorded 3 episodes and released 2, and are already holding position in the top 10 hobby podcasts on iTunes! We live stream every Thursday at 8pm Eastern time, and we feature an interactive chat where you can ask questions and interact with us during the show.

Here is a link to the site: http://craftedpodcast.com/


 

Simple DIY candle holder

I wanted to familiarize myself with Sketchup, so I chose a relatively simple build. Having a layout sheet proved to be quite handy. It also helped me to reduce my waste.

I think Sketchup will be of great assistance on larger more intricate builds.

Thanks for watching!

Tools & Poducts used:
Walnut & Cherry wood
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Delta Unisaw
3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive
Rockwell 14" bandsaw
Makita random orbital sander
Porter Cable Forstner bit set
Boiled Linseed Oil
Howard Feed-N-Wax
Tea Candles (100ct)

Anachronistic light bulb oil lamp

I saw these little light bulb containers at the local hobby shop and thought about how it would be interesting and unconventional it might be  to use them as an oil lamp..

All in all this was a very simple project, other than drilling through the porcelain for the wick.
Thanks for watching!

Tools & Products used:

18 Gauge sheet metal
Empire Drywall square
Throatless Shear
1x1x1/8" angle iron
DEWALT DW872 Cold Saw
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder
Hydrogen peroxide, Vinegar & salt(for patina)
Dremel 4000
Glass light bulb jar
Loctite Heavy Duty Epoxy
Boiled Linseed Oil


 

Wooden State Cutout (Florida) | DIY

Still trying to work my way through my pile of scrap wood.

 If I had to do it again I would recommend the thinnest plywood you can get for aesthetic reasons--or better yet(if your boards are thick enough), glue the boards together prior to cutting out your shape.

Thanks for watching!

Tools & products used:
Pallet wood
Bernzomatic Propane Torch
Minwax Red Oak wood stain
Makita random orbital sander
Varathane Cabernet Wood Stain
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain
Hitachi NT50AE2 Brad Nailer
Epson VS240 Projector
Dewalt 20V circular saw
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Porter cable drill press & crappy drill press sanding wheels I don't recommend
SC Johnson Paste Wax

Magnetic Bottle Opener | How-to

In this video I show you how I made a magnetic bottle opener. I used a combination of walnut, cherry, and maple for mine, but obviously you can use whatever you have on hand.

I used a very powerful Neodymium magnet which is capable of holding somewhere in the vicinity of 35-40 bottle caps.

Tools & products used:

DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt trigger clamp
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Loctite Heavy Duty Epoxy
Porter Cable Drill press
Fastcap Accuscribe
Boiled Linseed Oil
Mountable bottle opener
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Self-stick mini felt pads