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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

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

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

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

Nicholson workbench part 2 | How-To

So as both a right of passage as well as a necessity, I've built a workbench. I've settled on a slightly modified version of Chris Schwarz 's "English Workbench" in his workbench book.  Tools used list below.

Initially I was torn between the Nicholson and Roubo workbench designs, and although the Roubo has a certain aesthetic appeal, the huge front apron  and angled leg vise of the Nicholson appeals to the functionality I have in mind--plus--everyone builds Roubos and I like to do things differently.

I have also added Google SketchUp plans I made to my website www.zhfabrications.com

Thanks for watching, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Also I'm planning on putting out some sort of benefits uses & strategies of proper workbenches video in the future.

Tools used:

General tools digital bevel guage
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Dewalt DW618 plunge/fixed base router
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Stanley #7 plane
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 4 1/2 angle grinder
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dewalt 20v Circular saw
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Porter cable forstner drill bit set
Dewalt Trigger clamp  
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Miller Dowels
Watco Danish oil
 

The Book:
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz

Modular Crosscut Sled with box joint jig | How-To

I've had a few people ask me about my crosscut sled--and after realigning my table saw top for the shop fox fence, my old one was about 2 degrees off, so I built another one. I've included a removable finger joint jig, but you could also add miter jigs, etc.

Thanks for watching, I would love to hear from you.

Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Delta Unisaw
Porter cable drill press
DeWalt Trim router
Fastcap Gluebot
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 20v Drill
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Varathane provincial wood stain
Freud 10" Dado stack
Swanson Speed Square
 

Industrial Table | How-To

This is my first commissioned piece for a decor/furniture store located in Dunedin Florida. The client wanted a wood & steel industrial influenced table, they had also expressed a preference for lighter wood.

Although I had initially intended on using some contrasted hickory, I ended up with a few beautiful pieces of poplar--a severely underrated hardwood in my opinion.

Thanks for watching, and let me know if you have any questions!

Tools & products used:
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Delta Unisaw
DEWALT 20-Volt Drill
Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 20V Circular saw
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Porter cable drill press
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Titebond ii Wood glue
DEWALT plunge router

Finishes used:
Zinsser Dewaxed Shellac
Boiled Linseed Oil
Crystalac Satin topcoat
Metal Finishes:
Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer

Small chest of drawers | How-To

This thing has taken me forever to edit/post! I've been experimenting with some different video/editing styles--I'd love to hear your input.

I used 3/4" maple plywood for the carcass, soft maple for the drawer faces and top, and mahogany for the legs & drawer pulls, and supreme pine for the drawers themselves. For the finish I used multiple coats of Boiled Linseed Oil. 

Thanks for watching, I'd love to hear from you all!

Tools & products used:
Empire Drywall square
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt 20V circular saw
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DEWALT 20-Volt Drill
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Makita random orbital sander
Kreg pocket hole kit
Woodriver #5 1/2 bench plane
Boiled Linseed Oil
DEWALT DW734 Planer

Router Mortise Jig | How-To

Here's a mortising jig I built based on an old book titled "Router Magic" I found at a garage sale a while back.

I thought it would make one of the jigs featured which will allow me to clamp and rout small pieces. You can see me use this jig to route the drawer pulls on the "Small chest of drawers" video.

Tools & products used:
Delta Unisaw
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Dewalt Trigger clamp
Makita random orbital sander
1/4"x20 Brass threaded inserts
DEWALT plunge router
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DE STA CO Toggle clamp
Fastcap Accuscribe
Titebond ii Wood glue
Briwax Rustic Pine