$4000 Block of Wood
Blacktail Studio
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: amzn.to/3CEikFK
Moisture meter (similar): amzn.to/3nipNEv
C-channels: conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2...
Angle grinder: amzn.to/3pu2iXZ
Track saw: www.timberwolftools.com/mafel...
Table top epoxy (touch-ups/fast): amzn.to/3asufLq
CA glue: amzn.to/3tiiKNu
Sandpaper eraser: amzn.to/2Zf2rr5
Threaded inserts: conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2...
Festool sander: amzn.to/3gVnlBg
Lightstick (now $55): amzn.to/3faMWFu
Rubio Monocoat: amzn.to/3bBBz6J
Gem buffer: amzn.to/2N6qWRt
Photography light (similar): amzn.to/2RjiMqp
Router: amzn.to/3HI6yxf
Flush trim bit: amzn.to/3r4OA26
White buffing pads: amzn.to/3u85vzV
3M sandpaper: amzn.to/2ZbLQ7x
Auger bit: amzn.to/312dlRZ
Sandpaper storage: amzn.to/3D7BV0P

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  • Green as Keen as
    Green as Keen as

    Worst place : Taiwan in winter 😬

  • Ken Kloepping
    Ken Kloepping

    I am a metal worker/welder/fabricator with 40+ years of experience. I just discovered your channel and videos. I absolutely love watching them. Please don't change them. I find your commentary very helpful to know what and why you are doing! I am a new subscriber and eagerly awaiting your next project. Thanks for sharing your craft!

  • Christopher Johnson
    Christopher Johnson

    Cam, thanks for taking the time to show us the diff between your dust collection on the router. It was a simple thing to us but I appreciate your hard work to share that little detail with your audience. The difference was pretty dramatic. Beautiful mantel man! I'm so jealous of your access to Goby Walnut!

  • G. Long
    G. Long

    First, I'm a big fan of the bowtie/butterfly joints.

  • Jason Burton-Woods
    Jason Burton-Woods

    Glad IRglo recommended your work, I'm as far from a woodworker as you can get (computers), the skills you demonstrate are beyond anything I've seen before, captivating. Thank you for being real in your editing.

  • Ste Green
    Ste Green

    I am a specialist resin applicator from the UK and I just want too say VERY well done you really are producing breath taking work and the way you explain you're methods really is also spot on! True perfection well done mate 👏

  • Ben Schlea
    Ben Schlea

    This turned out stellar! I love how the black Epoxy looks like shadows in the wood. Amazing!

  • Ryan

    I left my job in healthcare back in June and started full time as a cabinetmaker under the guidance of the shop owner. I’m loving every second of every day and always learning something new. These videos definitely played a role in my decision to take the plunge and pursue woodworking full time.

  • Bill Meany
    Bill Meany

    Love your videos and attention to detail. I also appreciate the fact that you do not hide your errors. You talk about them and point them out and that helps the rest of us learn. Please keep up the excellent work.

  • ИoŁa MinD
    ИoŁa MinD

    Never even had to ask for my subscription, already did on the last video. I’m easily hooked to your woodwork due to the passion you pour into it🤙🏽 Beautiful work my friend!

  • Mike Keator
    Mike Keator

    I just came across your channel and really like it! You do a great job! Quality craftsmanship along with good camera angle and editing... and then some great narration so we can understand and follow along... great work!

  • Circle Seven
    Circle Seven

    Looked beautiful at the end and I love the process of highlighting and stabilising cracks in wood.

  • Dave Proctor
    Dave Proctor

    When hand easing the corners I like to use a block of wood and sandpaper to start. Hold it at a 45 degree angle and sand lengthwise, paying attention to maintain a constant flat width. Then just hand sand without the block, just smoothing the corners. This helps maintain a consistent radius. Really helps when you have wood with large variations of hardness.

  • Ean Stan
    Ean Stan

    Haven't been to a worst place ever that sticks out in my mind.

  • JustRockMySoul

    Usually not a huge epoxy fan, but this is one of the finest pieces of wood I've ever seen.

  • Tom

    amazing job . Nice to see that wood brought to Life and given a great place to show its beauty off. 👍

  • Chris Weigand
    Chris Weigand

    Thank you Cam. I have learned so much from you I can't Thank you enough. The list is to long to leave in the comments but my projects are bigger and epoxy is so much cleaner.🙏🏻

  • April Fool
    April Fool

    I know literally nothing about woodworking (sadly), but really enjoy watching your videos, love the end results plus I think you're a really nice person, you show great respect to your clients and us (I love the way you ask for subscription - really well done!), you explain things very clearly and ... you admit to make mistakes

  • talipoon

    love bowties/butterflies - always doin them (on the upside) with totally different colored wood/grain so it makes a nice contrasting appearance!

  • Thomas Hartselle
    Thomas Hartselle

    Showing the mistakes that happen during the process of woodworking is something not a lot of people would do. I just want to appreciate how vulnerable you get with your audience!