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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

Sliding barn doors from reclaimed prison fence | How-to

Here they are--the long awaited sliding barn doors, yep these are the ones I have been talking about for months on "The Crafted Podcast".

This was a really fun commissioned project! I was commissioned to build two custom sliding barn style doors for a house up in Daytona Beach Florida. The client supplied me with the weathered cypress which was reclaimed from an old prison fence!

Tools & products used:

Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DEWALT DW872 Cold Saw
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder
Dewalt 20V circular saw
Empire Drywall square
Microig Grr-rip block
Dewalt DW734 Planer
Fastcap Accuscribe
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Zinsser Dewaxed Shellac
Swanson Speed Square
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Empire Abrasives Quick strip discs
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser
Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic
Sculpt Nouveau Copper Plate Patina
Rustica Hardware (Track & rollers)
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Porter Cable Forstner bit set
Whitlox Wood Forge

Forged banner for Flanagan's Irish Pub

First off Happy St. Patricks day! 
This Irish banner / flag  may very well be my favorite build yet--I got to really work on developing a lot of new skills here, namely scroll work, forging vines, leafs, etc., and It just so happens that my buddy Jason owns Flanagan's Irish Pub in Dunedin, so I knew just the right place for it!

Tools used:
Dewalt 20V Reciprocating Saw
Fastcap Gluebot
Titebond ii Wood glue
Whitlox Homestead Wood Forge
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 20V Circular saw
Iwata Eclipse HP-CS (Airbrush)
Wiss Aviation snips

Finishes used:
Generic latex paint(Green, white and orange)
General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain
Sculpt Nouveau Black Magic Patina
Sculpt Nouveau Copper Plate Patina
Sculpt Nouvea Solvent Dyes (Airbrush)
Lacuqer clear coat

Track list:

1. Sláinte - Julia Delaney
2. Hell creature - Amazing Grace

Wine Barrel Chandeliers for Escape brewing | How-To

This is my second commissioned project for Escape Brewing. The first project build video is posted as "Industrial wall sconces for Escape Brewery"

This was actually a very fun build, and the video does little justice to the size of these things--Wine barrels are huge! Way larger than a standard bourbon barrel. And my shop smelled incredible when I broke it open. 

Thanks for reading, if you liked the video please like, share,and subscribe!

Tools & Bulb Used:
Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Swanson Speed Square
Bulb - Grand nostalgic spiral

Songs in the video:
1. Sul Rebel - Rebel Blues
2. Trevor Flowers and Iheka Chama - Homeland.mp3

Industrial wall sconces for Escape Brewing | How-To

Alright, about time I got this video posted! I built these sconces for Escape Brewing in Trinity Florida about a month ago,, but I wanted to hold off until they were installed. I'm also doing some hanging wooden keg chandeliers for them(which should be up in the next week or two)

Thanks for watching, please comment & subscribe, I'd love to hear from you!

Materials Used:

Tools
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Swanson Speed Square
Throatless Shear
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Wiss Aviation Snips
Rockwell 14" bandsaw
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Dewalt Trigger clamp
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dremel 4000

Finishes
General Finishes Antique walnut gel stain
General Finishes Candlelight gel stain

Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer

Bulb & Fixture
T9 light bulb   
Low surface light socket


Songs: 
1. "Gone Away" by Cullah
2. Quarante-Cinq" by Les_Oreilles
3."Calabazar_de_Sagua" by Gnawledge

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

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 www.zhfabrications.com , 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)