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!

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

Smooth as mutton tallow | Blog

If you've been following my Instagram you will have noticed that I've been building a Nicholson style workbench. I spent the better part of 3 hours flattening the top and bottom sides of the workbench top, well, I had heard from some old-timers who swear by "McQueens pure mutton tallow" for lubricicity(I'm making this a word) as well as rust prevention. They are definitely on to something, The difference between this and wax is night and day, I was completely amazed. Anyway you can snag this stuff on amazon--here's the link: Mcqueen's pure mutton tallow.