$4000 Block of Wood

Blacktail epoxy table workshop:

This video is the story of me trying to salvage this old block of walnut and turn it into a high-end fireplace mantle for a great client 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:
Moisture meter (similar):
Angle grinder:
Track saw:
Table top epoxy (touch-ups/fast):
CA glue:
Sandpaper eraser:
Threaded inserts:
Festool sander:
Lightstick (now $55):
Rubio Monocoat:
Gem buffer:
Photography light (similar):
Flush trim bit:
White buffing pads:
3M sandpaper:
Auger bit:
Sandpaper storage:

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