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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

Dovetailed wooden mallet from 2' of 2x4

Making a wooden mallet from 2 feet of a  2x4. There are a lot of mallet videos floating around out there, most of which involve a wedged through handle, which are great, but I wanted to try something a little different.

I routed a dovetail in the two sections that make up the mallet. I used southern yellow pine - a very hard species of pine which can be found at most local home centers.

Update: One year later, and the mallet is still holding up great, I use it nearly every day.

Tools & products used:
Delta Unisaw table saw
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Flexcut Drawknife
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Titebond original Wood Glue
Varathane provincial wood stain

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) 
 

DIY Dog Leash Holder

This is my first YouTube Video post, and I wanted to start with something simple. This same template cutting and routing method can be applied to a number of projects. I'd love to hear ideas for future videos, and thanks for watching.

Shoutout to Jimmy Diresta, I Like To Make Stuff, and Make Something and "The Making It Podcast" for inspiring me to youtube.

Tools & products used:
3M Super 77 spray adhesive
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dewalt Trim Router
Dewalt 4011 Angle grinder
Dewalt 20-Volt Drill
Dewalt DW872 Cold Saw
Makita random orbital sander
Varathane provincial wood stain
Instant Bond CA Adhesive