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

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!


General Finishes

    (1) Medium Brown Dye Stain

    (1) Candlelight Gel Stain

    (1) Antique Walnut Gel stain

    (4) High Performance Top Coat

    (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


    (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

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


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

Simple wooden knobs | How-to

These little knobs have proven themselves quite useful, I feel like I can't build a jig without them--fortunately they are quite simple to make.

Tools & products used:

DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw    http://amzn.to/2ncPDgZ
Fastcap Accuscribe    http://amzn.to/2nlfhQm
Sharpie (12 pk)    http://amzn.to/2nfYhLr
Porter Cable drill press
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Makita random orbital sander    http://amzn.to/2oDBVDN
Loctite Heavy Duty Epoxy    http://amzn.to/2oRnpp9
Briwax Rustic Pine    http://amzn.to/2peXYgl

Simple router edge guide | How-to

This was a very simple shop equipment build, that I needed to build as a component for a router mortising jig, although it is certainly useful in it's own right.

Stay tuned for a mortise jig build that incorporates this edge guide.

Tools and products used:

DeWalt plunge router
3/8" rod - Hardware store
1/4x20 J-nuts & Thumbscrews- Hardware store
Delta Unisaw
DeWalt DW734 Planer
1/4"x20 Brass threaded inserts
Titebond original Wood Glue

Dowel stop radius guide | How-to

A simple dowel-stop radius guide & compass. I needed something capable of drawing larger radii than most traditional compasses are capable of.

The idea came to me after watching Jack Houweling's dowel stop video--Thanks Jack!

Tools & products used:
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Porter cable drill press
Box of random springs - Big box store
Makita random orbital sander
Titebond original Wood Glue
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder
Briwax Rustic Pine

Basic end table with drawer | How-to

What a fun build! I'm truly looking forward to stepping up my table game, and working up to some original unique pieces. 

This was a great experience, if you've never tried one, I highly recommend it.  Be sure to check out the end table debriefing video.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or tips, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for watching!

Tools & products used:
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Delta Unisaw
Titebond original Wood Glue
Dewalt Trigger clamp
Lee Nielsen Card scraper
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Kreg pocket hole kit
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Briwax Rustic Pine


Industrial chain lamp from start to finish

I had a lot of fun with this one, back when I was living in Portland, Oregon, I sold quite a few of these. In this video I'll take you through the whole process of how I build chain lamps.

I'd love to hear your ideas, input, suggestions, and/or questions.  I'm considering a bi-weekly video update on new acquisitions, and a (non-sponsored) featured tool of the week.

Tools & Products used:
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder    http://amzn.to/2o4Z9RW
18 gauge sheet metal
DEWALT DW872 Cold Saw    http://amzn.to/2nH4KdP
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder    http://amzn.to/2oDDrGc
Patina - Hydrogen peroxide, vinegar & salt
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router    http://amzn.to/2o62P5M
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill    http://amzn.to/2ncJIZe
Rubber grommets - big box store
Copper wire
Hanging porcelain fixture socket    http://amzn.to/2ochKM2
Electrical components - Big box store