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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...
 

Plasma table for Lincoln Electric | DIY

Here's a project for my new plasma cutter.  My friends at Lincoln are having a promotion on their plasma machines until June 5—check out the link below so you don’t miss out. 
http://www.lincolnelectric.com/zhf-plasmania-plus

I want to thank all of my patrons, you guys are awesome, and you sure help me to justify making video content!


If you guys like this sort of thing, please check out my website www.zhfabrications.com and also sign up for my newsletter.

Also, if you are interested in a T-shirt or the sketchup file for this table: They are available under the store heading.

Tools and products used:

Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter
Shop truck - 1961 Chevy Apache :)
DEWALT DW872 Cold Saw
Sharpie (12 pk)
Dewalt 20V circular saw
General tools digital bevel guage
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder
Swanson Speed Square
Abrasive discs(Empire Abrasives)
Dewalt Trigger clamp
Boiled Linseed Oil

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

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

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

1k subscribers & shop talk! | Vlog

I apologize in advance for my on-camera awkwardness-- I'm hoping to get better with time.

Alright, so I figured I ought to put out a little something regarding breaking 1k subscribers recently. Thanks again, you guys are an ongoing source of inspiration, and I'd love to hear from you!

BTW, no planes were harmed in the making of this video, all the blades were fully retracted, and I normally rest them on their sides.

Books:
Wood finishing 101 - Bob Flexner
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz

 

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