Furniture

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

Bombproof Industrial shelf | DIY

Thank you Patrons, Supporters, Lincoln Electric & Waterlox!

Tools & Products used:

Shop Truck 1961 Chevy Apache: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUu...

METAL WORKING:
Dewalt DW872 Cold Saw - http://amzn.to/2nH4KdP
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2onIcze
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2oDDrGc
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder - http://amzn.to/2o4Z9RW
Proto 90 degree die grinder - http://amzn.to/2vYgQq9

WOODWORKING Dewalt DHS90AT2 Miter Saw - http://amzn.to/2yzstVU
DEWALT DW734 Planer - http://amzn.to/2nHeqow
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill - http://amzn.to/2ncJIZe
Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block - http://amzn.to/2uitBwm
FINISH Waterlox Tung oil finish - https://waterlox.com/zh-fabrications
Mineral Spirits - http://amzn.to/2oN1Kkr
Denatured Alcohol - http://amzn.to/2ojHeUt
Rust-Oleum sunrise red enamel - http://amzn.to/2voc0iH
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain - http://amzn.to/2nOdLT3
SC Johnson Paste Wax - http://amzn.to/2oNdfJd

TRACKLIST
1. Bombay Laughing Club - When you're gone
2. Cletus got shot - Slaughter Mtn.
3. Michael Chapman & the woodpiles - The Titanic

Industrial Farmhouse Table | DIY

Thank you Patrons, Supporters, Lincoln Electric & Waterlox!

Tools & Products used:
Shop Truck 1961 Chevy Apache: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUu...
METAL WORKING: Dewalt DW872
Cold Saw - http://amzn.to/2nH4KdP
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2onIcze
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2oDDrGc
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder - http://amzn.to/2o4Z9RW
Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter - http://amzn.to/2rwsx34
Swag Offroad Plasma circle cutter http://amzn.to/2w6Jqm2
Proto 90 degree die grinder - http://amzn.to/2vYgQq9

WOODWORKING Dewalt 20V circular saw - http://amzn.to/2ogpm0u
DEWALT DW734 Planer - http://amzn.to/2nHeqow
Dewalt DW682K Plate Joiner - http://amzn.to/2g4Qddy
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill - http://amzn.to/2ncJIZe
Brass threaded inserts - http://amzn.to/2owB6ff
Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block - http://amzn.to/2uitBwm
Fastcap Gluebot http://amzn.to/2nNKRqe
FINISH Waterlox Tung oil finish - https://waterlox.com/zh-fabrications
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser - http://bit.ly/2lIJQd6
Mineral Spirits - http://amzn.to/2oN1Kkr
Sculpt Nouveau Metal wax http://bit.ly/2tIjaQU

MEASURING General tools digital bevel gauge http://amzn.to/2nNHpMr
Empire Drywall square - http://amzn.to/2o5alwi
Swanson Speed Square - http://amzn.to/2ovSoHf

TRACKLIST
1. Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Lale Lale
2. Jahzzar - Jardins du Luxembourg
3. Gnawledge - Flamencologa

Distressed Industrial Desk | How-to

This is without a doubt one of my favorite builds! 

A client of mine recently commissioned me to design and build an industrial desk for his office--and well, lately I've been obsessed with pictures of old abandoned factories so I tried to work that aesthetic into the design, and this is what I came up with.

Special thanks to my Patrons, as well as Lincoln Electric, and Waterlox for sponsoring my work and making this possible!

Tools & Products used:

METAL WORKING:
Dewalt DW872 Cold Saw - http://amzn.to/2oHzZtF
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2onY6cy
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2oDEw0L
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder - http://amzn.to/2oDCptD
Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter - http://amzn.to/2rwwvZF
Proto 90 degree die grinder - http://amzn.to/2v5JYNi
Arrow welding magnet (4-pack) - http://amzn.to/2uEMcCM
Dremel 4000 - http://amzn.to/2oDGK08

WOODWORKING
Dewalt 20V circular saw - http://amzn.to/2oQjMzs
DEWALT DW734 Planer - http://amzn.to/2nfTDNA
Dewalt DW682K Plate Joiner - http://amzn.to/2w3eOUi
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill - http://amzn.to/2p2QkpA
1/4"x20 Brass threaded inserts - http://amzn.to/2p2vv0U
Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block - http://amzn.to/2t3QeVa

FINISH
Waterlox Tung oil finish - https://waterlox.com/zh-fabrications
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser - http://bit.ly/2lIJQd6
Mineral Spirits - http://amzn.to/2oDpkiY
Rust-Oleum sunrise red enamel - http://amzn.to/2iqQGry
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain - http://amzn.to/2oEIwhm
SC Johnson Paste Wax - http://amzn.to/2ocj9lS

MEASURING
Empire Drywall square - http://amzn.to/2p8QKug
Swanson Speed Square - http://amzn.to/2nNBlmZ

TRACKLIST
1. Cullah - On the rising sun
2. Studio Noir - Strella Sing a Singsong to the Moon
3. Cullah - Comfort to you
4. Juanitos - Brasilian Reggae

Factory Industrial Desk | How-to

Modern Adirondack office chairs | DIY

First off--A special thanks to my Patrons!

I was recently commissioned to design and fabricate some unique office chairs for a local architecture firm. I ended up looking to Arch bridges for some design influence and this was the result. 

I invite you to follow along on my builds on my instagram: zhfabrications, and also check out my website and newsletter at www.zhfabrications.com

Here are the tools and products I used in the build:

Shop truck: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUu6U3IpZGAlsJ524NpaAw

Metal work
DEWALT DW872 Cold Saw
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder
Dewalt DWE 4011 Angle Grinder
Empire Abrasives  flap discs & quick strip discs
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder
Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter


Wood work
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Dewalt 20V circular saw
Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block
70s Delta Unisaw
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Old Stanley Block plane

Misc
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DEWALT 20-Volt Drill
Swanson Speed Square
General tools digital bevel gauge
Sharpie (12 pk) 

Wood & Metal finishing
Mineral Spirits
Rubio Monocoat
Sculpt Nouveau Metal wax

Tracklist:
1. Cullah - I'm on my way
2. Willbe- Walking all day long
3. Juanitos - Cool Reggae party

Designer Spotlight #6: Philippe Starck

Philippe Stark (1949-Present)

Philippe Starck is another one of my favorite designers--of course he is--this is my blog so naturally I'm going to write about my favorite designers. Anyway Philippe was born in France, and started his own industrial design company. His work later diversified to include everything from toothbrushes to motorcycles, Starck was even hired by Steve Jobs to design his 100 million euro Yacht (The Venus). Recently Philippe has been contracted to design and renovate several upscale hotels around the globe.

Philippe also hosted a pretty interesting TED talk recently where he discussed much of his design philosophy including his concept of "Democratic design"; the idea that well designed items should not only be attainable for the super elite.

In terms of trying to categorize the work of Philippe Starck, I think Modern would be the best fit. One of the things that attracts me to the work of Philippe Starck is his tendency to create conversation pieces--his work always seems to have a unique way of grabbing your attention. 

Designer spotlight #5: Tapio Wirkkala | Blog

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985)

First off, you can tell this guy is awesome just by looking at him--he reminds me of a Finnish Ron Swanson. 

Anyway, on to the man himself. As most of the information pertaining to Tapio is in Finnish it was a bit difficult to find some particular details, but it seems that much of his initial success was in his glasswares--the discipline to which he is still most associated. Yet, what I find most fascinating about the man was his diversity; he had his hands in nearly everything: glass, furniture, porcelain, metal, plastics, graphics, sculpture, art, city planning,  and probably anything else you can imagine--including axes?!

According to iittala.com Wirkkala was "recluse by nature":


His favorite place was a spot so remote within the deep woodlands of middle Finland that helicopters delivered prototypes to his hut since no car could reach him. It was in nature that he found his much loved solitude and the inspiration for forms that industry could produce or artwork could create.

(Remember the Ron Swanson reference earlier?)

On to some of the work I selected to highlight. It's not often I get to search for common design elements in everything from whiskey glasses, to tables and sculptural pieces, so this was definitely an interesting spotlight.

I would think it would be safest to classify Tapio Wirkkala as a modernist designer. Most of his pieces exhibit clean lines, geometric forms, and some semblance of minimalism.

Sources:
Google Images - Tapio Wirkkala
Wikipedia
www.iittala.com

Modern Live Edge Waterfall Coffee Table Collaboration Part 2 | How-To

Wow, this was an absolute blast! This was a collaborative build with my fellow hosts of "The Crafted Podcast"--Johnny Brooke of Crafted Workshop, and James Wright of Wood by Wright. 

We each tackled different aspects of the build. I was responsible for forging the two drawer pulls, and fabricating the metal leg, Johnny tackled the slab and the waterfall leg, and James worked his 19th century wizardry on the drawer and dovetail slides.

In case you missed the collaboration playlist links in the video , here is the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njCVFKPt4lA&list=PLRopeQgakyAkLpHHnOnjW-Yj9EeBUgIhw

Also here is the link to the live E-Bay auction, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292088369783?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Tools & products used:

Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder
NC Whisper Momma Atmosheric Forge
Rigid/Peddinghaus Anvil
Lincoln Electric Powermig 210
SC Johnson Paste Wax
Evolution Chop saw
Crappy plastic speedsquare...get this one instead
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser

Designer spotlight #4: Michael Graves | Blog

 Michael Graves(July 9, 1934 – March 12, 2015): One of my personal favorites! Although Graves was most notably an accomplished architect renown for helping pioneer the postmodern style, it was his furnishings and appliances that initially caught my eye--specifically the "Graves Kettle", designed for the super cool designer oriented housewares company Alessi, which features a bird shaped whistle(Genius!), and a handle I have the strange yearn to place my hands on.

Although Michael's designs certainly share a common theme, I have a hard time defining what exactly it is. One commonality I feel, is that Graves often utilized ergonomic lines and augmented them with vibrant colors to stimulate visual interest. It seems to me like many of Michael's designs carry a sort of Apple(Macintosh) design vibe to them--simple, sleek, and refined.  

Anyway, Michael Graves has some seriously neat designs, as always--I strongly advice a vigorous Google image search session.

When design really works - Susie Hodge
Wikipedia - Micheal Graves

Designer spotlight #3: Gerrit Thomas Rietveld | Blog

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld(24 June 1888 – 25 June 1964): Rietveld was a Dutch architect and designer. Rietveld's father was a joiner who trained Gerrit as a cabinet maker at a very young age. Prior to opening his own furniture-making business in 1917 , Reitveld had worked as a jewelry draftsman. His most notable work is undoubtedly his "Red and Blue Chair" which has since served as the face of the "De Stijl" movement. As far as architecturally, Rietveld is best known for the "Rietveld Schröder House".

Although I personally don't find Rietvelds designs to be elegant or graceful, I don't think that's the point. There is a certain thematic element that I find very--interesting. If you read up on the De Stijl movement, and its attempt at reducing forms to rectilinear lines and defined planes(often accentuated with primary colors), Rietvelds work certainly exemplifies the movement.

Another unique attribute not often associated with designers--Rietveld designed much of his work to be economical and easily produced.

Sources:
When design really works - Susie Hodge
Gerrit Thomas Reitveld - Wikipedia