finishing

Torched alder console table | How-To

So this was another commission for the same folks who I built the "Bar Height Slab Table" for. This was a lot of fun! I experimented a bit with some new finishing techniques, and I'm very happy with the results. But I'm also a little bummed that I didn't get a better picture of the finished project, I'm not much of a photographer, but the lighting made it impossible for me to get a good shot.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the video, I'd love to hear from you!
Zack

Tools used:

Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Throatless Shear
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Stanley #7 & #6 planes
Veritas Plow Plane
Swanson Speed Square
1/4"x20 Brass threaded inserts
Loctite Heavy Duty Epoxy
Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 20V Circular saw
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Generic propane torch/weed burner
Bernzomatic Propane Torch

Finishes used:
Boiled Linseed Oil
Mineral Spirits
Zinsser dewaxed shellac
General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain
General Finishes HP Top Coat

Metal finishes
Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer


Track list:

1. Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Lale Lale
2. Juanitos - Bailando Boogaloo

Understanding solvents & thinners | Informational

I decided to make a video to help demystify some of the confusion surrounding many of the chemicals used in woodworking, metal fabrication and general finishing. I also created a handy reference sheet you can download for free at my website under the store section www.zhfabrications.com 

Thanks for watching!

1k subscribers & shop talk! | Vlog

I apologize in advance for my on-camera awkwardness-- I'm hoping to get better with time.

Alright, so I figured I ought to put out a little something regarding breaking 1k subscribers recently. Thanks again, you guys are an ongoing source of inspiration, and I'd love to hear from you!

BTW, no planes were harmed in the making of this video, all the blades were fully retracted, and I normally rest them on their sides.

Books:
Wood finishing 101 - Bob Flexner
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz