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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

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

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

Updates, announcements and 30K Giveaway Winners!

Alright, What I originally set out to be a 10k subscribers giveaway turned out to be a 30K giveaway. I've got some incredible products to giveaway to you all!

Products:

General Finishes

    (1) Medium Brown Dye Stain

    (1) Candlelight Gel Stain

    (1) Antique Walnut Gel stain

    (4) High Performance Top Coat

Dewalt
    (1) Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder

Empire Abrasives

    (10) Variety packs including 5 cutting discs, 5 flap discs, and 1
          grinding disc.

          10% discount code is ZHFAB

Sculpt Nouveau

    (4) Packages containing Black Magic,  Metal Cleaner Degreaser,
          Metal oil, Matte Clear guard.

          Freebie comment code=ZH Fabrications

MicroJig

    (1) GR-200 Grr-ripper

    (1) Grr-rip block

Track List:
1. La_Barca_de_Sua_-_03_-_Ni_Pensarte
2. Juanitos_-_06_-_Bailando_Boogaloo
3. Jahzzar_-_07_-_sketch_sos

Enter the big 30K subscriber giveaway, 24 winners!

Alright, What I originally set out to be a 10k subscribers giveaway turned out to be a 30K giveaway. I've got some incredible products to giveaway to you all!

Products:

General Finishes

    (1) Medium Brown Dye Stain

    (1) Candlelight Gel Stain

    (1) Antique Walnut Gel stain

    (4) High Performance Top Coat

Dewalt
    (1) Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder

Empire Abrasives

    (10) Variety packs including 5 cutting discs, 5 flap discs, and 1
          grinding disc.

          10% discount code is ZHFAB

Sculpt Nouveau

    (4) Packages containing Black Magic,  Metal Cleaner Degreaser,
          Metal oil, Matte Clear guard.

          Freebie comment code=ZH Fabrications

MicroJig

    (1) GR-200 Grr-ripper

    (1) Grr-rip block

Track List:
1. La_Barca_de_Sua_-_03_-_Ni_Pensarte
2. Juanitos_-_06_-_Bailando_Boogaloo
3. Jahzzar_-_07_-_sketch_sos

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

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

Industrial Power & USB Conference table | How-To

My friends down at Rock Solid Fitness in Dunedin Florida, were after a meeting/conference table which contained power & USB connections for laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc.  This is what I came up with!

If you would like to help me--please do so by liking, commenting, subscribing, or sharing. 

Thanks for watching! 


Tools used:
Stanley #7, #6 Hand planes
Empire Drywall square
Delta Unisaw
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw

Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 20V Circular saw
Dewalt Trigger clamp
Veritas cabinet scraper
Throatless Shear

Finishes used:
General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain
General Finishes Amber Dye Stain
Boiled Linseed Oil
Zinsser Shellac sealcoat
General Finishes HP Top Coat
Briwax Clear polish

Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic    
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer

Track list:
1. Michael Chapman - Titanic
2. Jahzzar - Please Listen Carefully
3. Bombay Laughing Club - When Youre Gone
4. Cullah - To The Rhythm of the Funk

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