My Wife Hates My Furniture

Blacktail Studio
2 May 202439:59

Summary

TLDRThe video script details a woodworking enthusiast's creative journey in crafting a series of unique tables made from denim and epoxy. The maker, driven by his wife's love for options, embarks on building not one, but ten tables, each with a distinct design inspired by patterns like a giraffe's coat and a pepperoni slice. The process involves experimenting with various patterns using plywood chunks, vacuum bag lamination, and meticulous sanding. The maker also shares insights on choosing wood slabs for clients and the importance of design in woodworking. Despite challenges, including a misstep with a threaded insert, the project culminates in a selection of tables that blend artistry with functionality. The script is a testament to the maker's passion for woodworking, his playful interaction with his wife, and his commitment to creating pieces that are as beautiful as they are practical.

Takeaways

  • 🤔 The creator is obsessed with combining denim and epoxy, leading to the construction of 10 tables instead of one simple table as requested by his wife.
  • 🎨 His wife appreciates having options in design, which is why multiple tables are created, allowing her to choose her favorite.
  • 🚀 The creator used plywood chunks and a vacuum bag technique to experiment with different patterns on the denim tables, aiming for a unique design each time.
  • 🔍 He discovered that certain patterns did not meet his expectations, leading to further experimentation to improve the process.
  • 👥 The video features a collaboration with Scott, the video guy, who helps in the laminating process and provides valuable feedback on design choices.
  • 🔩 The creator also builds three different table bases to complement the 10 table tops, increasing the options available to his wife.
  • 🌿 He is inspired by other woodworkers, like Richard Finley, and uses Doug fir, a common wood, to create unique table bases.
  • 🛠️ The process involves using a variety of tools, from a $1,500 Domino to $3 dowel pins, demonstrating that high-cost tools are not always necessary for quality results.
  • 📈 The creator reflects on his growth since his first denim and epoxy project, showing improvement in technique and quality.
  • 🔄 He uses a wide belt sander to reveal the denim patterns, a process that can be anxiety-inducing due to the uncertainty of the final appearance.
  • 🎉 The creator includes a giveaway for a hand-carved English Walnut stump table, warning viewers about scams and promising to cover all costs for the winner.
  • 📚 He recommends Alex Snodgrass's method for setting up a band saw, which significantly improved his cutting quality.

Q & A

  • What is the main project the narrator is undertaking?

    -The narrator is building 10 tables made of denim and epoxy as a way to provide options for his wife to choose her favorite design.

  • Why did the narrator decide to build 10 tables instead of one?

    -The narrator wanted to give his wife multiple options to choose from, as he knows she appreciates having various design choices.

  • What is the narrator's previous experience with painting the interior of a house?

    -The narrator and his wife had painted their first house together, where his wife collected 60 paint samples before deciding on one.

  • What is the narrator's approach to learning from his wife?

    -The narrator cherry-picks what he wants to learn from his wife, such as understanding her preference for having options, and applies it to his woodworking projects.

  • What is the narrator's first table made of denim and epoxy like?

    -The first table made of denim and epoxy was a solid brick of denim and epoxy, which the narrator thought was cool but saw room for improvement.

  • What is the narrator's goal with the different patterns on the tables?

    -The narrator aims to create every imaginable pattern with denim and epoxy so that if a customer requests a specific design in the future, he can confidently deliver without guessing.

  • What is the narrator's preferred method for attaching the table tops to the bases?

    -The narrator uses a simple method involving threaded inserts and studs to attach the table tops to the bases, allowing for easy swapping of different tops.

  • Why did the narrator decide to build table bases as well as table tops?

    -The narrator wanted to give his wife even more options to choose from by creating different table bases to go with the 10 table tops.

  • What is the narrator's opinion on using a lathe for turning table bases?

    -The narrator prefers not to use a lathe for turning table bases because he enjoys angular designs and wants to differentiate his work from the many talented wood turners.

  • What is the narrator's advice for someone working with clients or spouses on a project?

    -The narrator advises to limit the number of choices offered to clients or spouses to avoid them second-guessing their decision and to ensure they are confident and happy with their final choice.

  • What is the narrator's final realization about the projects he has made for his wife?

    -The narrator realizes that most of the things he has made for his wife were actually what he wanted to build, rather than what she asked for, and he uses the guise of a gift to justify it.

Outlines

00:00

🤔 The Denim Table Obsession

The speaker describes an obsession with combining denim and epoxy to create tables. Initially, tasked with building a simple table for his wife, he instead embarks on making ten tables to provide options, reflecting her preference for variety. He recounts a past home improvement story to illustrate her love for options, and how it influenced his decision to build multiple tables. The process involves using plywood chunks to create patterns with denim and epoxy, an improvement on his first solid denim table. The speaker also discusses the design process, including the 'giraffe design' and the various patterns he's experimenting with.

05:02

🎨 Experimenting with Denim and Plywood

The speaker details his process of laminating denim with epoxy, using a vacuum bag to create different patterns on table tops. He mentions a previous project, the Damascus denim table, and how the current project is an opportunity to refine his technique. He also discusses building table bases, including a design inspired by Richard Finley, and the importance of providing clients with a curated selection rather than overwhelming them with options. The speaker humorously addresses comments about his wife's appearance and their relationship dynamics, and shares his process of laminating the denim, including a mistake with the peel ply and breather mesh.

10:02

🛠️ Crafting Table Bases and Learning from Mistakes

The speaker continues his project by working on table bases, modifying a design by Richard Finley and creating a unique base he considers a 'Blacktail Studio original.' He discusses the process of creating a solid block of wood from smaller pieces using dowel pins and the challenges of a large glue-up. The speaker also reflects on his learning journey in woodworking, including laminating denim and epoxy, and the potential for future improvements. He shares his first attempt at denim and epoxy and how he has evolved his technique.

15:03

🔩 Building Unique Table Bases

The speaker describes working on various table bases, including a small 'micro' base and a larger standalone end table. He discusses his design choices, such as preferring angular designs over the more common woodturning styles, and his inexperience with using a lathe. The speaker also talks about his experience at a woodworking conference, learning new techniques for setting up a band saw from Alex Snodgrass, and experimenting with using a joiner for planing.

20:05

🌌 Texturing and Attaching the Table Top

The speaker finds satisfaction in texturing the table tops, which helps them sit flatter. He explains the process of attaching the tops to the bases using threaded inserts and studs. The speaker also discusses the creative woodworking process, including the use of a large industrial planer and a wide belt sander to surface the denim table tops. He shares his anticipation and anxiety about the final look of each table top's pattern and reflects on the process of making furniture for his wife, revealing that he often builds what he wants and then gifts it to her.

25:06

🔨 Finalizing the Table Bases

The speaker discusses his process of deliberation over design choices, such as whether to make a cut on a table base. He talks about the time spent staring at a project and the importance of this reflection in achieving a good result. The speaker also details the process of sanding and finishing the table bases and tops, using different techniques and products for each. He mentions the use of N3 Nano, a product he offers for wood surfaces, and its recent adoption by Woodcraft stores. The speaker concludes with a tasting session of the table options with his wife, who ultimately chooses a simple white oak top.

30:07

🎉 The Final Table Selection

The speaker presents a variety of table tops to his wife, each with a unique denim pattern and color. He describes each top's characteristics, such as the blend of denim, the finish, and the design inspirations. His wife samples each option, providing feedback on her preferences. The speaker reflects on his tendency to create pieces for his wife that align with his own interests rather than her specific requests. The video concludes with his wife's final selection of a table top, which is a simple white oak design, and a recap of all the table tops made for the project.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Denim

Denim is a popular textile made from cotton and used primarily for jeans and other casual clothing. In the video, the creator uses denim in an unconventional way, combining it with epoxy to create unique table surfaces. This innovative use of denim is central to the video's theme of exploring what is possible with different materials.

💡Epoxy

Epoxy is a strong adhesive material often used in construction, woodworking, and various art projects for its binding properties. In the context of the video, epoxy is mixed with denim to create a durable and visually appealing tabletop surface, showcasing the versatility of epoxy in crafting.

💡Table

A table is a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for various activities. The video revolves around the creation of tables, specifically focusing on the design and construction of 10 different table designs, emphasizing the craftsmanship and design process.

💡Woodworking

Woodworking is the craft of creating objects from wood. The video features woodworking as the primary method for building table bases and experimenting with materials like denim and epoxy. The host's experience and journey in woodworking are integral to the video's narrative.

💡Design Options

Design options refer to the various styles, patterns, or choices available in a creative process. The video emphasizes the importance of providing design options, particularly in relation to the host's wife's preference for having multiple choices, which influences the creation of 10 tables instead of one.

💡Vacuum Bagging

Vacuum bagging is a technique used in various industries, including woodworking and composite manufacturing, to apply pressure evenly across a surface. In the video, vacuum bagging is used to laminate denim pieces with epoxy, which is a crucial step in creating the table tops.

💡Planer

A planer is a woodworking tool used to shave off thin layers of wood or other materials to create a smooth surface. The video mentions the use of a planer to smooth the surface of the denim-epoxy tables after they have been vacuum bagged and cured.

💡Doug Fir

Doug Fir, scientifically known as Pseudotsuga menziesii, is a species of fir native to western North America. In the video, Doug Fir is used for constructing table bases, showcasing its versatility beyond its common use in construction lumber.

💡Texturing

Texturing is the process of creating a specific surface pattern or structure, often for aesthetic or functional purposes. The video describes texturing the tabletops to improve their appearance and ensure they sit flat, which is a critical step in the finishing process.

💡Finishing

Finishing in woodworking refers to the final stages of work on a project, including staining, painting, or applying a protective coating. The video discusses the application of various finishes to both the table tops and bases to enhance their appearance and durability.

💡N3 Nano

N3 Nano is a micron-thin coating product designed to protect wood and other surfaces while enhancing their sheen and contrast. The video highlights the product's acceptance by Woodcraft, a significant achievement for the host, indicating the product's quality and potential in the market.

Highlights

Obsessed with discovering what's possible by combining denim and epoxy, leading to the creation of 10 tables instead of one.

The wife's preference for options influenced the decision to build multiple tables, showcasing a variety of designs.

Previous experience with paint samples demonstrated the wife's exceptional need for options in design.

The first denim table was a solid block of denim and epoxy, prompting the search for improvement.

Experimentation with plywood chunks and vacuum bag technique to create patterns in the denim table.

Aiming to create a catalog of patterns for future customer requests, eliminating guesswork in design.

The 'giraffe design' table top is a favorite due to its unique pattern inspired by the giraffe's coat.

Building three different table bases to provide even more options for choosing a favorite table combination.

Advice against offering too many options to clients, suggesting the provision of a curated selection instead.

Using Doug fir, typically seen as undesirable, to create an impressive table base inspired by Richard Finley's work.

The process of laminating denim pieces using a vacuum bag and the challenges faced during the process.

A system developed for laminating denim with epoxy using a paint roller, peel ply, and a vacuum bag.

The importance of peel ply and breather mesh in the lamination process to ensure a clean epoxy peel.

A humorous anecdote about the perception of wealth in relation to the creator's wife, stemming from online comments.

The realization that some table tops would be smaller, leading to the creation of a smaller, unique table base.

The use of a jointer to achieve a consistent cut on the table base, a technique not commonly recommended.

Creating a new texturing pattern on the underside of the table using an angle grinder, adding a functional and aesthetic touch.

The successful application of N3 Nano, a micron-thin coating, to the denim table tops for protection and enhanced appearance.

Transcripts

00:00

I have become obsessed with discovering

00:02

what is possible by combining Denim and

00:04

epoxy so when my wife asked me for a

00:06

simple new table I use that as an

00:08

opportunity to build her 10 tables

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instead I can see by your face you're

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impressed although I never actually

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asked if she likes or wants a table made

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of

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denim I have a wife that likes options

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presumably not in a marital sense but

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definitely in a design sense and I know

00:23

what some of you out there are thinking

00:25

you're thinking it's not just your wife

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it's not just wives in general all

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people like having options and you are

00:31

absolutely correct however my wife

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happens to be exceptional in this

00:35

capacity and I have tangible evidence to

00:37

back that up several years ago in our

00:39

first house together my wife and I

00:41

decided to paint the interior so like a

00:43

lot of you what do you do you go to the

00:45

paint store get a few samples which we

00:47

did then we went back to the paint store

00:49

got a few more samples then I'm

00:51

reasonably sure she made several

00:53

unaccompanied trips back to the paint

00:55

store for even more samples eventually

00:57

we had a pretty staggering number of

00:59

paint samp and finally I asked the guy

01:01

on yet another trip back to the paint

01:03

store with the alltime records what's

01:05

the most paint samples he's ever seen

01:06

somebody get for one project and he's

01:08

like oh man this one time I saw a lady

01:11

get like 15 samples and I kind of

01:13

chuckled I didn't even say it to him

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because I had counted at home and my

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wife had 60 paint samples so yes she is

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slightly more selective when it comes to

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having options and what do I do with

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this information and here's what you do

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with this information this is a great

01:27

lesson for aspiring husbands out there

01:29

is you cherry-pick what you want to

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learn from your wife so my wife likes

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options so instead of building her one

01:35

table that I'm reasonably sure she'll

01:37

love I build her 10 tables that I love

01:39

and let her choose the favorite

01:41

therefore making me the good

01:45

guy so what do all these plywood chunks

01:48

have to do with building a table out of

01:49

denim well when I built my first ever

01:52

denim table it was just a solid brick of

01:54

denim and epoxy and I thought it turned

01:56

out pretty cool but I also thought there

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was a little bit of room for Improvement

02:00

so several months ago when I did the

02:03

Damascus denim table I had used some

02:04

plywood chunks similar to these in a

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more or less random Arrangement and I

02:09

hit it with a vacuum bag and then

02:10

surfaced it with a planner and what

02:12

resulted was a pretty cool pattern on

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most of the table however there were

02:16

several aspects of the table that I just

02:18

did not like the pattern of and I was

02:19

really surprised what the plywood made

02:21

that denim look like on top so now that

02:23

I have the opportunity to build 10

02:25

tables at once I'm basically using it to

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create every imaginable pattern or every

02:29

pattern that I can imagine you can see

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these little pepperoni slices here from

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a wooden dowel I have book match

02:35

patterns and my goal is if a customer

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reaches out in the F in the future and

02:39

says hey I want a table with this design

02:41

is I can actually know what it's going

02:43

to look like and not be playing the

02:44

guessing game like I did with that last

02:46

Damascus denim table and for this

02:48

immediate project I'm really hoping

02:50

there's a design that I like but more

02:51

importantly obviously a design that my

02:53

wife

02:57

likes I'm calling this design the giraff

02:59

design because it's inspired by the

03:01

pattern of a giraffe and at this point

03:03

in the build this is by far my favorite

03:05

one I think it's going to turn out

03:06

awesome and if you want to play along

03:08

feel free to leave me a comment and let

03:09

me know which one is your favorite now

03:11

and if you want to edit it at the end of

03:12

the video and let me know if the opinion

03:14

changed after seeing it

03:16

finished unfortunately for my viewers my

03:19

wife has a pretty demanding job and

03:20

rarely has time to make a cameo in one

03:22

of my videos and the reason that I think

03:25

this is unfortunate is anytime she shows

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up in one of my videos I will inevitably

03:29

get a comment like this one and to

03:32

summarize what this guy says he says the

03:34

only way that a girl that looks like my

03:35

wife would be with a guy that looks like

03:37

me is if that guy has a lot of money so

03:40

he says this guy must have a lot of

03:41

money and I got to tell you reading a

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comment like this is freaking awesome

03:46

because our entire relationship as far

03:48

as all of my friends are concerned and

03:50

probably my family too I've been the

03:52

poor one and they're not wrong I was the

03:55

bartender when we met and right out of

03:57

college she got a job making more than I

03:59

ever made my entire career as a pilot

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and we're also kind of from different

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worlds I'm from a primarily logging town

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and my quote Rich friend drove a almost

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new Jetta and her rich friend in

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Portland drove a G wagon but she just

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never cared about money so I never cared

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about hiding how poor I was I remember

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telling her that I made $111,000 on my

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tax return one year when I was

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bartending and she told me years later

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how bad she felt when I would pick up a

04:24

check cuz she thought that I made

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$111,000 that year and I just never knew

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I was supposed to hide that stuff so I

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got to say now that at least the

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internet has dubbed me the rich one I am

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thrilled even though I don't think I've

04:37

still ever made more than my

04:40

wife so this is the system that Scott

04:43

the video guy and myself have come up

04:44

with for laminating this denim we have a

04:47

bunch of different colors and we're

04:48

basically just using a regular old paint

04:50

roller and trying not to get too much on

04:51

there cuz there is going to be a fair

04:53

amount of squeeze out going on top of

04:55

all this is a peel ply and this will

04:57

hopefully enable this epoxy to be peeled

04:59

off in the end and that fabric on top of

05:01

that is breather mesh this oversized

05:04

vinyl looking sleeping bag is called a

05:06

vacuum bag and I can fit about four of

05:08

these tables in the bag at one time

05:11

although right there I actually forgot

05:12

to put on the peel ply and the Breather

05:14

mesh until Scott pointed it out so

05:16

really glad he caught that because that

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would have been a disaster if we didn't

05:19

have that on there and this is going to

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encapsulate everything in one place and

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there won't be any mess hopefully

05:47

against my better judgment I'm also

05:48

going to be building three different

05:50

table bases to go with the 10 table tops

05:52

to give my wife even more options to

05:54

choose a favorite single table out of

05:56

all of those combinations and if I can

05:58

offer you any advice if you're working

06:00

with clients or probably even working

06:02

with wives don't do this because if you

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are commissioned for a Live Edge table

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and you give your client 25 slabs to

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choose from they are never truly going

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to be happy with whatever one they

06:12

choose because they're always going to

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wonder did they make the right decision

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so here's what you do you go through two

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or 3 hundred slabs however many you have

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access to and you choose your favorite

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three and probably make one of them an

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outlier make it your favorite two with

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one random one so they can come in and

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they can confidently choose their

06:29

favorite out of those three and trust me

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you will save so much time and that

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client will be so much happier in the

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end some of you real Woodworkers out

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there are probably already starting to

06:41

raise some eyebrows because if you're

06:42

looking at this you might be thinking

06:44

that looks a lot like Doug fur and

06:47

despite being the state tree of Oregon

06:50

Doug fur is not a very desirable wood

06:53

however I recently saw a post by a guy

06:55

named Richard Finley and he built some

06:57

incredible end table bases out of Doug

06:59

fur and I've never seen anybody build

07:01

anything cool out of fur because this is

07:03

the same stuff the 2x4s are made of this

07:06

is how I started woodworking I used to

07:07

build like aquarium stands for me and my

07:09

friends out of 2x4 studs from Home Depot

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and this is probably the first time

07:13

since then that I've attempted to build

07:15

anything out of Doug fur and certainly

07:17

the first time I've ever attempted to

07:19

build something nice out of Doug fur but

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in the end I think it actually turns out

07:23

pretty incredible and big thanks to

07:25

Richard Finley for giving me the

07:26

inspiration behind this fur design

07:32

it had been about 3 or 4 days since I'd

07:34

first put these denim pieces in the

07:35

vacuum bag and they were feeling pretty

07:38

firm but I knew that epoxy wasn't going

07:39

to be fully cured or at least cured

07:41

enough to run through a planer for a few

07:43

more days yet so I needed access to this

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vacuum bag so I'm attempting to peel

07:48

these out and if you can't tell not

07:50

really an expert when it comes to vacuum

07:52

bagging and if you are an expert when it

07:54

comes to vacuum bagging definitely feel

07:55

free to give me some tips because I'm

07:57

willing to go out on a limb and say this

08:00

probably isn't the prescribed method for

08:01

most people when they're doing vacuum

08:06

bagging most of you won't remember but a

08:08

few of you will remember the table that

08:10

this next table is going to be replacing

08:12

and that is a solid stump totable build

08:15

I did a couple years ago GOI Walnut had

08:17

given me a really pretty chunk of

08:19

English Walnut which is my favorite wood

08:21

and I attempted to carve it into a solid

08:23

end table and it was pretty early on in

08:25

my carving days actually the first time

08:27

I ever picked up a chainsaw or at least

08:29

turned to chainsaw on and it probably

08:31

showed a little bit it wasn't my best

08:32

design but I was pretty proud of it at

08:34

the time and it's been our end table in

08:36

our house for the last several years but

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I'm finally ready to let it go we don't

08:40

really have a place for it and I think

08:42

somebody out there can give it a great

08:43

home so if you want to win this table I

08:45

don't know all the details of the

08:47

giveaway yet but I will include

08:48

everything it's open worldwide all

08:50

includes shipping I will pay for

08:52

everything and on that note if anybody

08:54

ever contacts you saying that they are

08:56

me and that you won something and all

08:57

you have to do is pay for shipping it's

08:59

a scam anytime I have a giveaway I will

09:01

not charge you for shipping I will not

09:03

make you pay for anything so if you see

09:05

people in the comments pretending to be

09:06

me especially on Facebook I get messages

09:09

all the time from people that got

09:10

scammed do not fall for it I will always

09:12

pay for everything so if you want to win

09:15

that English Walnut stump table there'll

09:17

be a details in the video

09:21

description if you are the type of

09:23

viewer that can appreciate some casual

09:24

sarcasm mixed in with the occasional

09:26

giveaway of furniture or tools and the

09:29

infrequent mention of a story involving

09:31

my wife that may or may not get me into

09:32

trouble later all under the banner of

09:34

calling it woodworking even though those

09:36

videos don't often involve any wood at

09:38

all then I highly recommend you

09:40

subscribe to this channel because I

09:42

don't think you're going to find any

09:43

other channels out there that offer all

09:45

of those things and if you do happen to

09:47

find a channel that offers all of those

09:49

things definitely let me know because

09:51

I'll have some questions for my wife

09:52

about why other Woodworkers are telling

09:54

stories about

09:55

her I don't know if I'm alone or not I

09:57

won't get too specific but these V

09:59

panels at this point kind of reminded me

10:01

of that time in college that your friend

10:03

swore he would never tell anybody and he

10:05

was just going to let you know if you

10:06

should go see a doctor or not then he

10:07

ended up telling everybody anyway that's

10:10

what these denim panels kind of look

10:11

like to

10:14

me after getting a bunch of these denim

10:16

tops laminated I realized there's going

10:18

to be a couple of tops that are going to

10:19

be much smaller than the rest so I

10:21

decided to make a smaller table base I

10:23

decided to modify one of these fur bases

10:26

from that really cool Richard Finley

10:27

design to something a little bit more

10:29

unique we'll call it a I guess I don't

10:31

know what we'll call it yet if it turns

10:33

out cool it'll definitely be a Blacktail

10:35

Studio original if it turns out lame

10:37

call it a bourbon moth table base or

10:39

something and the other the big fur base

10:41

that's going to be the Richard Finley

10:43

design I realized I had made it a little

10:45

bit too short which wasn't a big deal I

10:47

had a bunch of these fur Treads left

10:49

over from when I built my staircase I

10:51

just needed to make two more panels

10:53

however ran into a little bit of problem

10:55

with that because if you look there you

10:56

can see the grain is running vertical

10:58

and Scott had actually pointed this out

11:00

he's like I don't think we should do

11:01

that I think we should use this other

11:02

one but it was buried under a bunch of

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wood slabs I'm like no no this will look

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cool it'll be unique but in the end

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turns out Scott might have been

11:12

right well we went through all

11:15

that got this really cool book

11:17

match and Scott gave me his disappointed

11:20

look don't mind the vacuum pump in the

11:22

background I thought it was probably

11:24

fine Scott gave me again that very

11:27

disappointed look which lets me know

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it's not fine if I'm being honest with

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myself I agree but the other one is

11:33

buried under some other slabs and I do

11:35

not want to try to dig all the slabs out

11:38

but again Scott's guilt got the best to

11:40

me I don't know if it's my genius or my

11:43

laziness that knows no

11:45

bounds I like it hey just to be uh

11:48

sure this is the one I said we should do

11:51

from the

11:52

beginning who could have remember a lot

11:54

of things happened since

11:56

then so instead of digging out all those

11:58

slabs just to get get this one chunk the

12:00

genius SL lazyy idea that I came up with

12:02

just to cut this end off of the sazzle

12:04

and then process it really

12:16

quick happy

12:18

yes I will admit that the new blocks of

12:21

fur look a lot better than the original

12:23

ones I was going to use so a begrudging

12:25

thank you to Scott for forcing me to do

12:27

it right and now to turn all the small

12:29

blocks of wood into one big solid block

12:31

of wood I'm going to use some of the

12:32

cheapest tools that I have and I don't

12:34

mean the drill press that doesn't count

12:35

that one's really expensive what I mean

12:37

are these dowel pins these are about

12:39

three or four bucks and they're going to

12:41

accomplish what I normally use my $1,500

12:43

Domino for problem with the Domino is

12:45

just not great for this particular type

12:47

of glue up and these are going to work

12:49

really well for indexing them keeping

12:51

everything lined up pretty good not

12:53

quite perfect but good enough for who

12:55

it's for anyway and the problem is when

12:57

I have a big stack of wood like this and

12:59

tell me if I'm the only one that does

13:01

this I hope I'm not but anytime I'm

13:03

doing a large glue up like this no

13:04

matter how prepared I am I immediately

13:06

start panicking and turning into all

13:08

thumbs and I feel like I pretty well

13:10

articulated it

13:16

here swear to God every time a bottle of

13:19

glue comes out it's like when a pretty

13:20

girl comes out when I was a teenager I

13:22

just start absolutely

13:24

panicking it also kind of looks like

13:27

this when I did that too

13:32

just like when I was a teenager

13:33

eventually I was able to pull it

13:34

together I think for this one I just

13:36

thought about something else and the

13:37

nerves completely went away and

13:40

occasionally though when I have a really

13:41

challenging glue up or maybe a really

13:43

special batch of wood I'll just do a

13:45

practice Glue by myself beforehand and

13:47

you would be amazed at how much that

13:51

helps I don't know if you've ever heard

13:53

someone brag about how good they are at

13:55

laminating Denim and epoxy but you're

13:57

about to is just a quick reminder here

13:59

was my first Denim and epoxy Journey

14:02

just about a year

14:03

ago this is the worst idea I've ever

14:08

had what a

14:10

idea what a horrible idea this was

14:15

Scot and here is how far we've

14:22

come all right so maybe it's not Apples

14:24

to Apples but you can tell this is a

14:26

much better technique and there is still