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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

Jimmy Diresta's maker hangout | Vlog 1

What a great experience!
Special thanks to Jimmy & Taylor for accommodating everyone! ....more below

I'm also curious what you would all think of me putting out the occasional vlog, I'm thinking maybe once every month or so.... Is my life interesting enough? Let me know, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4716013

Attendees:
Jimmy Diresta - https://www.youtube.com/user/jimmydir...

Taylor Forrest - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBK...

Giaco Whatever - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYH-...

Laura Kampf - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRix...

Paul Jackman - https://www.youtube.com/user/JackmanC...

Tim Sway - https://www.youtube.com/user/timsway

Vance Maker - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu12...

Paul Meyette - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-bR...

Brett Mcafee - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqU...

Andy Birkey - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzYy...

Keith Decent - https://www.youtube.com/user/Protojones

Chris Cute - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpip...

Graz Makes- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS3L...

NIck Ryan - https://www.youtube.com/user/WCG

RhodyJeff - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClO7...
 

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

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

The Ultimate Anvil Stand | DIY

I finally decided it was time to build an proper anvil stand. Unfortunately i've come to find out that most floors/surfaces are not truly level. By going with 3 legs you can eliminate wobbling. I splayed the legs at 10 degree angles. This was a very fun build, that only took about a day and a half.

Tools & products used:
General tools digital bevel guage
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Porter Cable drill press
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser
Sculpt Nouveau Copper Plate Patina
Lacuqer clear coat
Generic propane torch/weed burner
Boiled Linseed Oil

Tracklist:
1. Jahzzar Jardins du Luxembourg
2. Cullah Comfort To You

Blacksmith rose giveaway & shop update

So much news! 

1. Preparing for a big giveaway featuring over $2,000 worth of product from DeWalt, Empire Abrasives, General Finishes, Micro Jig, and Sculpt Nouveau.
2. Starting a little preliminary giveaway of one blacksmith rose.
3. The Crafted Podcast
4. New YouTube channel - ZH Restoration
5. Patreon

Thanks!

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

Channel Pass #28

I was recently given the opportunity to shine the spot light on some of the smaller channels in the community. This is the goal of the Channel Pass: Highlight fellow makers, and hand the pass to one of them to do the same. I'm the 28th person to receive the pass.

Here is the direct link to the Channel Pass Playlist

And here is the link to the makers I selected:

Make Build Modify

Scott Turner

William Walker Co.

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

Bar Height Slab Table | How-To

This is hands down one of my favorite builds to date! I enjoyed the entire process, from the renderings(pics on my instagram) to the final assembly. 
The client wanted a unique bar height table, and I stumbled across a beautiful cherrywood slab with the proper dimensions. I have always had an affinity for tusk tenon furniture, but I wanted to work metal into the design--the solution I came up with was steel legs with a wooden stretcher and zebrawood tusks. 
Thank you for watching, If you would like to help, please like, comment, or share!

Tools used & products used:
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Throatless Shear
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Delta Unisaw
Freud 10" Dado stack

Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 20V Circular saw
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Swanson Speed Square

Finishes used:
Denatured Alcohol
Mineral Spirits
Boiled Linseed Oil
BT&C Garnet Shellac flakes
General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain
General Finishes HP Top Coat

Track list:
1. Jahzzar - Jardins du Luxembourg
2. Doctor Turtle - Search For The Zero Inside Yourself
3. The Fucked Up Beat - Olympus Mons We Are Happy Chemtrails