June 25, 2022

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

$4000 Block of Wood

2 min read

This week I take an old chunk of walnut that I have had for a few years and turn it into a $4000 fireplace mantel for a customer across the country.

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0:00 Intro
0:23 Backstory on this log/mantel
1:25 Wood cleanup
2:12 Sealing the slab/epoxy pour
3:40 Extreme epoxy leak
4:55 Bold request, giveaway details
6:20 Planing and jointing
8:48 Router trick
10:50 Sander Trick
11:35 Floating shelf bracket install
14:06 Dutchman joint inlay
17:05 Block plane and sanding
18:19 Finish the mantle (round 1)
19:20 Big little mistake
20:47 Final reveal

Items used in this build (some alternatives given due to supply chain issues):
Deep pour epoxy: https://amzn.to/3CEikFK
Moisture meter (similar): https://amzn.to/3nipNEv
C-channels: https://conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2lvnw8g
Angle grinder: https://amzn.to/3pu2iXZ
Track saw: https://www.timberwolftools.com/mafell-k85ec-circular-saw
Table top epoxy (touch-ups/fast): https://amzn.to/3asufLq
CA glue: https://amzn.to/3tiiKNu
Sandpaper eraser: https://amzn.to/2Zf2rr5
Threaded inserts: https://conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2lvnw8g
Festool sander: https://amzn.to/3gVnlBg
Lightstick (now $55): https://amzn.to/3faMWFu
Rubio Monocoat: https://amzn.to/3bBBz6J
Gem buffer: https://amzn.to/2N6qWRt
Photography light (similar): https://amzn.to/2RjiMqp
Router: https://amzn.to/3HI6yxf
Flush trim bit: https://amzn.to/3r4OA26
White buffing pads: https://amzn.to/3u85vzV
3M sandpaper: https://amzn.to/2ZbLQ7x
Auger bit: https://amzn.to/312dlRZ
Sandpaper storage: https://amzn.to/3D7BV0P

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