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:

Dewalt DW872 Cold Saw -
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder -
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder -
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder -
Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter -
Proto 90 degree die grinder -
Arrow welding magnet (4-pack) -
Dremel 4000 -

Dewalt 20V circular saw -
DEWALT DW734 Planer -
Dewalt DW682K Plate Joiner -
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill -
1/4"x20 Brass threaded inserts -
Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block -

Waterlox Tung oil finish -
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser -
Mineral Spirits -
Rust-Oleum sunrise red enamel -
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain -
SC Johnson Paste Wax -

Empire Drywall square -
Swanson Speed Square -

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

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

Nicholson workbench part 2 | How-To

So as both a right of passage as well as a necessity, I've built a workbench. I've settled on a slightly modified version of Chris Schwarz 's "English Workbench" in his workbench book.  Tools used list below.

Initially I was torn between the Nicholson and Roubo workbench designs, and although the Roubo has a certain aesthetic appeal, the huge front apron  and angled leg vise of the Nicholson appeals to the functionality I have in mind--plus--everyone builds Roubos and I like to do things differently.

I have also added Google SketchUp plans I made to my website

Thanks for watching, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Also I'm planning on putting out some sort of benefits uses & strategies of proper workbenches video in the future.

Tools used:

General tools digital bevel guage
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Dewalt DW618 plunge/fixed base router
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Stanley #7 plane
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 4 1/2 angle grinder
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dewalt 20v Circular saw
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Porter cable forstner drill bit set
Dewalt Trigger clamp  
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Miller Dowels
Watco Danish oil

The Book:
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz

Industrial Table | How-To

This is my first commissioned piece for a decor/furniture store located in Dunedin Florida. The client wanted a wood & steel industrial influenced table, they had also expressed a preference for lighter wood.

Although I had initially intended on using some contrasted hickory, I ended up with a few beautiful pieces of poplar--a severely underrated hardwood in my opinion.

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

Tools & products used:
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Delta Unisaw
DEWALT 20-Volt Drill
Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 20V Circular saw
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Porter cable drill press
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Titebond ii Wood glue
DEWALT plunge router

Finishes used:
Zinsser Dewaxed Shellac
Boiled Linseed Oil
Crystalac Satin topcoat
Metal Finishes:
Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer

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

Distressed 13 Colonies Flag | How-to

So this is a 13 colonies flag I decided to make with some pallet wood I had sitting around the shop. It's actually a a pretty simple build.

I also sell these on my website , as well as other countries and variations. Feel free to message me with any questions.

Tools and products used:
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DEWALT 20-Volt Drill
Epson VS240 Projector
Empire Drywall square
Dewalt 20V circular saw
Makita random orbital sander
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain
Howard Feed-N-Wax

DIY Scrap Wood Wall Sconce

Getting creative with some scrap pallet wood I have sitting around the shop. This was a pretty fun and simple way to use up some of the scrap wood I had sitting around.

Thanks for watching!

Tools & Products used:

DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Delta Unisaw Table Saw
Rockwell 14" Band saw
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Titebond original Wood Glue
Hitachi NT50AE2 Brad Nailer
Hot melt glue
Bernzomatic Propane Torch
Dusting air
Tea Candles (100ct)

Simple DIY Pallet Coasters

I've seen a few of these around the internet, I figured it would make a nice short little video on the process.
Anyone should be able to make these for under $15. Although I use a scroll saw and table saw in the video, you can buy all the materials (including the square dowels I cut) at your local hobby store. Also, you should be able to cut the popsicle sticks with scissors.
Thanks for watching!

Tools & products used:
Vintage Delta scroll saw
Popsicle Sticks
Vintage Delta Unisaw Table saw
Instant Bond CA Adhesive
Varathane provincial wood stain
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain
Minwax Red Oak wood stain
Bernzomatic Propane Torch
Sharpie (12 pk)