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  • Eric Orange
    Eric Orange Ай бұрын +4748

    As an IT professional I appreciate your appreciation of our under desks environment and aesthetics

    • Skye Felton
      Skye Felton 7 күн бұрын

      So weird that all of us IT guys are attracted to this channel.

    • ken adams
      ken adams 23 күн бұрын

      As a woodworker I appreciate the stupid money you are prepared to pay me for a desk.

    • James Kuylen
      James Kuylen 24 күн бұрын

      Do Over I don’t know when you made this video but it really looks amazing to me. Thanks for all your help.

    • daisy
      daisy 25 күн бұрын

      @Tweedle uh

    • Dirty Miner Apparel
      Dirty Miner Apparel 28 күн бұрын

      @Scott MacLean tell me about it. I’ve seen so crazy cable jobs. We have single mode fiber all over campus and the amount of switches and patch panels to our equipment is just crazy.

  • Doug Howting
    Doug Howting 21 күн бұрын +172

    Do over.....just want to say how IMPRESSIVE your ethics and honesty are. There are people out there that would NOT include any of this in their videos and even worse try to pass off their work as flawless.....mad mad props to you and your business, you're one of the rare ones!!!

  • B S
    B S 3 күн бұрын +8

    Dude, you're honestly like a role model to me. I wish more people would conduct themselves and the way they do business as you do. I think honesty and frankly, being a stand up person in general is pretty hard to get by these days. Kudos to you, man!

  • Colin Barnett
    Colin Barnett 24 күн бұрын +84

    I am not a woodworker, but I do some construction framing type projects. Nevertheless, I subscribed to your channel because I appreciate not only your craftsmanship, but also your honesty, transparency, willingness to show things that don't go as planned, and your calm, analytical approach to problems. I also like the fact that you talk in a normal voice.

  • Lewper
    Lewper 17 күн бұрын +12

    I love seeing you be so honest with us the audience when it comes to mess ups/problems etc. it adds a real personal touch seeing someone as good as you own up to mistakes and still learning from things.

  • S Jones
    S Jones Ай бұрын +90

    Do-over: I really like how you handled the situation, getting to supplier in and asking all the right questions. Hope you film the new tables because the wood looks fabulous!

  • Do It With Dan
    Do It With Dan Ай бұрын +197

    Using those disc shaped wire wheels sucks for the live edge removal kinda stuff. I really prefer the wire cup style wheels for angle grinders. Have you tried those? Might work better with less work!
    Absolutely love your work btw!

    • Janet Bain
      Janet Bain 27 күн бұрын +1

      Yes! the cup shaped ones are what I use, perfect

    • Shannan J .Lambert
      Shannan J .Lambert Ай бұрын

      It’s the Dan! Fellow Motovlogger here!

    • benaldi2
      benaldi2 Ай бұрын

    • EternalResonance
      EternalResonance Ай бұрын +3

      Everyone needs a checklist when spending this much. Checklist can start even before you go to the woodshop.

    • sam
      sam Ай бұрын

      they aint no joke

  • Wynand Erasmus
    Wynand Erasmus 7 күн бұрын +2

    Do-over: What do you use to clean out your buckets and brushes after using them with epoxy?

  • VII Rook
    VII Rook Күн бұрын

    Do Over: Just love watching the process in these videos. Its definitely a huge amount of time and dedication, thank you for sharing, hopefully it inspires my son to think outside his box.

    IR SHASHER Ай бұрын +35

    Do Over. When running into an issue of trapped moisture, would it be possible to send the piece back through a planer until just the top of the wood is exposed so that it has surface area where it can let moisture continue to escape? Then once dry enough, recoat the top with a thin layer of epoxy again? Might no longer be the highest end piece for the level of client you had, but you might then be able to sell it for a slightly lower price and still get money out of it. Maybe even set yourself up a second branding where you sell the almost perfect items, which still more than out do any of the regular retail furniture makers.

  • Diane Hubbard
    Diane Hubbard 17 күн бұрын +3

    Do over. I’ve been ready to make a table for the past 3 years, but life keeps getting in the way. Started watching videos again this this year and I am so glad I found your channel before starting. I really like your passion and dedication to the profession as well as your total honest transparency. Thank you for showing us the bad with the good. It really helps a lot.

  • Allan Straughan
    Allan Straughan 9 күн бұрын +7

    I appreciate your style, commitment to quality, your honesty and you do over. That must be incredibly frustrating. Keep up the great work!

  • Blacktail Studio
    Blacktail Studio  Ай бұрын +267

    Making up for this costly mistake one workshop at a time: blacktailstudio.myshopify.com/pages/bonuses
    Also! Be careful if anyone in the comments says you won a prize. I will never tell you you won in the comments. They are scammers.

    • Robert Raad
      Robert Raad Ай бұрын

      @barka64 @blacktailstudio same

    • Penny Kettlewell
      Penny Kettlewell Ай бұрын

      Do over, does anyone ever really win these? Secondly a friend who does woodworking mentioned that before he threw all that work away, he’d drill a bunch of small holes in the underside where the wood was still “wet” & let it dry slowly, naturally…? I don’t think he uses a lot of epoxy but, he does appreciate beautiful lumber & wastes little, if any.

    • Chris Hedge
      Chris Hedge Ай бұрын

      @Finch supply and demand. same as Nike asking you to pay a few hundred dollars for some Jordan's that Vietnamese kids made for less than $25. Supply and demand

    • King Dranzer
      King Dranzer Ай бұрын

      Do-over. I just realized that in US stones are much more expensive like insanely expensive. Be it granite or Marble or anything else. God knows why. But that may be the main reason why Woodworking and Wooden pieces like this are sort after as they give similarly unique feel without breaking the bank.

    • Ratih Ayu
      Ratih Ayu Ай бұрын

      Do over...love to win your burl....
      Longing for my hobbyist days...purple heart & homegrown maple
      At the moment I need analog (not robot) moisture meter.. Any suggestions?

  • jugi jugi
    jugi jugi 13 күн бұрын +3

    Do over. =) It's impressive how honest you are with failures... Also also great to hear your thought-of-chain in front of different difficulties. And it's a bit comforting as one can relate to the fact that things don't always go as planed - fixies are needed. Thanks!

  • Dustin Dustin
    Dustin Dustin 9 күн бұрын +1

    Do over. Thanks for sharing your hardest lessons. They are such a big help for others. And I hope your supplier's efforts lead to long, productive future transactions for both of you!

  • SpeilbergImNot
    SpeilbergImNot 17 күн бұрын +2

    It's nice to see a man who takes real pride in his work. Keep up the great work.

  • Robert Perez
    Robert Perez 12 күн бұрын

    Do over: great insight here. Love your work and dedication. I am very impressed that you did a do over and not just let it slide. Good on you!

  • Rick Swartwood
    Rick Swartwood 22 күн бұрын +3

    Do-Over - your patience and steadfastness is absolutely amazing! Sticking with those customers and being able to finish out their final pieces is awesome! I cannot wait to see the finished product!
    First Time viewer! Subscribed to "ALL". - EXCELLENT VIDEO!

  • Grant Gamble
    Grant Gamble Ай бұрын +329

    Do Over - You should also do a follow up on how those slabs turned out after Aaron put them back into the kiln. I would love to see if they were salvageable or at least know the results.

    • Chico Santana
      Chico Santana Ай бұрын

      Do over. Came here looking for this. Why is the trapped moisture bad? Could you have salvaged it by cutting it into three sections then kiln drying in the hopes of less damage? Please tell us what happened to the bad slabs!

    • Mike Chavez
      Mike Chavez Ай бұрын +1

      Do Over! I lso would love to see what you do with the bad slabs and the process used to resurrect them if possible! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jacque Harper
      Jacque Harper Ай бұрын

      Do over. Another vote for "what can happen to those slabs!" And props to Aaron for making good on the sale.

    • Iain Corbett
      Iain Corbett Ай бұрын

      I'd like to see this too, or a comparison of the moisture content in an older slab table compared to the unsalvageable ones

    • Bill Bogan
      Bill Bogan Ай бұрын +1

      Do over. Yes I would also like to know what happened to those slabs.

  • Silenthour
    Silenthour 7 күн бұрын

    "do over"I really appreciate your vids they are informative and nice to watch, ever thinking of adding a drain in the bottom of table mold if you mess up the epoxy?

  • Megan Macdonald
    Megan Macdonald 18 күн бұрын

    Do over… the new slabs look gorgeous and I hope that all goes well once you start working with them!

  • Diane Dyck
    Diane Dyck 4 күн бұрын

    I love watching you work and how meticulous you are!

  • Jesper Ransborg
    Jesper Ransborg 18 күн бұрын

    Do over. I just want to say how amazed I am when watching videos like this. It would be so easy not to release a video when things going wrong, but I love this kind of honesty, showing it's not all red roses.

  • Emil
    Emil 20 күн бұрын +1

    Do-over. Just wanted to pop in and say you're awesome. As an entrepreneur, I know from personal experience that things go south all the time, sometimes so much so, that you're left with nothing. I love how you kept your cool, and found a good solution, despite all the lost time. I hope that the views on this video (3m as of now) will help make up for the lost time and cost of that time. Keep going 🔥

  • Rah
    Rah Ай бұрын +192

    Do over. I really respect you for never sending out a faulty product even though it costs you a fortune and takes 3 years. It’s great to watch someone with pure integrity in their art AND in their business dealings. And if you tube revenue enables you to do that, then that’s bloody awesome. Good on ya mate. Tarah from Australia 🎉

    • chris r
      chris r Ай бұрын

      Why does it take 3 years?

  • Jan Nyman
    Jan Nyman 19 күн бұрын

    Do-over. I started watching your videos a few days ago and the more I watch the more interested I get to "build" myself an epoxy game-table. Keep up the great work!

  • CryptoDad420
    CryptoDad420 20 күн бұрын

    It’s really nice to see you always thinking of the viewers. And not just in a- what content you’re putting out- kind of way.

  • Susan King
    Susan King 18 күн бұрын +2

    I just came across your channel. Your honesty is incredible. I believe honesty makes all the difference in the world.
    I am a crafter; I crochet, make wreaths, and other crafting that is dying.
    I am very impressed with your detailed attitude with your art.
    I know when you actually finish the tables, they will be magnificent!

  • AJ Syed Ali
    AJ Syed Ali 6 күн бұрын +1

    Do over.. Just want to say I really love your videos and it is such a pleasure to watch you go through every bit of detail. Also want to say I appreciate your honesty when making mistakes. Mistakes can be scary but so important to see even a seasoned professional like yourself can make them and find a way to deal with them.

  • Jesse Wise
    Jesse Wise Ай бұрын +10

    Thanks for being so transparent. Super cool to see integrity these days!! Keep up the great work. I took 4 slabs into CWW for the first time. Great place and good people.

  • Fantm_Lord
    Fantm_Lord Ай бұрын +105

    Do over: the most amazing part of your channel is NOT the awesome craftsmanship, or beauty of the finished works, but also the honesty and admitting of mistakes and goof-ups. The interviews are also amazing. Thanks for the all around great content.

    • Bryian Peterson
      Bryian Peterson Ай бұрын

      Totally could not agree more .

    • Rae Carson
      Rae Carson Ай бұрын +6

      The real beauty is that his videos seamlessly incorporate imperfections, accidents, and do-overs as a necessary part of the creative and manufacturing process, no matter what level of proficiency or experience one might obtain nor how large/expensive the project. That takes genuine inner strength and integrity, especially when your content reaches a global audience!

  • Jeremy Edwards
    Jeremy Edwards 17 күн бұрын +1

    Do over. No matter what, they looked like they were well on their way to being amazing pieces. Do you have any examples of what happens and how long it takes to see the affects of trapped moisture?
    Keep up the awesome work.

  • Steve Mc
    Steve Mc 4 күн бұрын

    Do over.....your personal and work ethics are above reproach. Your honesty is refreshing. I'm not a wood worker, but get so much satisfaction from watching your videos. This summer, I plan on building an aquarium stand for my 75 gallon set up. Thank you for creating awesome content.

  • Rsmon Reyes
    Rsmon Reyes 10 күн бұрын

    I like to restore old furniture and I would love to be able to do some of that epoxy work with some of the pieces I end up with instead of putting wood together the match your videos are very helpful to me and I really like it appreciate your honesty and your teachings

  • TheVovozela
    TheVovozela 13 күн бұрын +1

    Do over! This isn't just about woodworking and the ASMR or the satisfaction one gets to see when you put together a wood-epoxy surface. It's instinctive crisis management, customer and vendor relation content as well. You're evolving naturally Blacktail. Salute. It's bad luck I only saw this video today, a month after its release.

  • Mr Voss
    Mr Voss Ай бұрын +1

    Do over. As someone who has been looking into building my own countertops/table tops for a house I'm building, your insights have been a blessing. I have over the past few years gotten into epoxy and composite building/creations and your advice has helped a lot with various projects. Keep doing what you love brother, and I look forward to more adventures to come.

  • Cady Moriarty
    Cady Moriarty Ай бұрын +108

    Do over.... I can barely cover a $30 mistake, let alone $30k, but I seriously commend you for your transparency. I can't thank you enough for how much you teach us for free, and someday I'll have the money to learn even more from you through your class. For now, I can't wait to see your other projects and keep my fingers crossed for how the second batch turns out🤞

    • Cady Moriarty
      Cady Moriarty Ай бұрын +1

      @ruthlessluder I'm well aware he's not out of pocket 30k, I was simply referring to the title he used.

    • ruthlessluder
      ruthlessluder Ай бұрын

      @Viracocha It's not meaningless, it's the time he spent on training, just like everything else in life if you want to be good at it.

    • ruthlessluder
      ruthlessluder Ай бұрын +1

      It's not $30K. That's how much he charges the clients. His cost is much less.

    • Doc
      Doc Ай бұрын +1

      @Viracocha good point

    • Doc
      Doc Ай бұрын

      @Donna Rotramel yes

  • Marnie Kopytek
    Marnie Kopytek 15 күн бұрын

    Do over… absolutely fascinating process, and I really respect your honesty & integrity. Can’t wait to see the next steps!

  • Core Coder
    Core Coder 22 күн бұрын

    Do over! I have been watching your video's for a while, great content and idea's. I like how your open about how to fix various issues and showing the secrets to save the work in progress except for when their is moisture in the slabs which is very hard to save. Overall if your a wood worker making furniture these video's are a must see!

  • Joel L
    Joel L 20 күн бұрын +4

    Do-over - As someone transitioning from business operations in higher education into the tech field, you come dangerously close to convincing me to give it all up and become a woodworker owing to how easy and fun you make everything seem. Great job, even if it didn't go your way this time!

  • Sheri Teal
    Sheri Teal 28 күн бұрын +1

    I love how you are always willing to share the boo-boos💙

  • David Felt
    David Felt Ай бұрын +2

    Do Over - Awesome video, is there anyway you can heat up a table like this to get it dried out?
    As a tech guy, I totally dig your attention to detail for the table stand, wish more tables like this had recessed runs for cables too.

  • TN
    TN Ай бұрын +51

    Huge respect to Aaron for replacing the slabs for you. Everyone learned a little something from an unfortunate situation

  • Nick Nick
    Nick Nick 28 күн бұрын

    Love the video and all your videos. I love what you said about recessing the base into the wood around the 19:00 minute mark. Having done side jobs running and wiring ethernet cords, I spent many hours under desks and I would appreciate seeing that extra step in your work. I can't wait to try to make some projects myself. Completely not afraid to fail. I'm on the look out for live edge slabs everywhere and can't wait to get dusty asap... Keep up the great videos.

  • Jonathan A. Quinn
    Jonathan A. Quinn 28 күн бұрын

    Do-over: Just wanted to message to express that I admire your appreciation for the craft, you're incredible at what you do and are a true inspiration!

  • Ziegmont
    Ziegmont 11 күн бұрын

    Do Over - Great to see you taking this form to such levels. I was doing slab tables back at the dawn of the effort in the mid-late 70's, man if only I'd known ...... (lol). Living in the desert, we had to figure how to be sure bug larvae were dealt with. Yes, we had clients call to say critters were emerging from the stump table bases. So I had to construct a massive 'hot box' to hold temp from guides given by the entomology geeks at the University, and in exchange they gave us a plaque of approval. Our usual woods were mesquite, redwood, California buckeye bulb, and walnut. But I also did countless works from Saguaro skeletons as well, really amazing wood. Great times, and great to see the magnitude of advances in woodworking since. Keep up your efforts Cam, you're a true inspiration for so many and your insights are grad level knowledge brought to those just starting. Can't thank you enough for your videos. Stay well -

  • Ponyboy406
    Ponyboy406 21 күн бұрын

    I love watching your videos, and yes, even the videos of mistakes. I've always wanted a shop like this, but when you don't have the money or space, you go to youtube lol. I can't wait to see your future projects! Here's an idea, maybe invite a subscriber on your channel to make a small table out of resin, wood, etc. Either that or ask what they want, and make it for them as another thank you giveaway? I know both ideas are expensive, but it would be cool to see that happen. Have a great day bud and have fun!!!

  • Mary Wood
    Mary Wood Ай бұрын +2

    Do Over. I am just beginning to get into making tables/charcuterie boards. I love that you are so transparent about your processes - Do you have a picture yet of the final products?

  • Michael Phillips
    Michael Phillips Ай бұрын +171

    My heart sank when you mentioned trapped moisture, particularly since I've watched your round table build. Your honest approach to us as viewers, the support of your supplier and your frankness with your client was rewarded with the joy that can be seen in your face at the end of the video. Love your passionate approach to woodworking and am always riveted until the end of each story you share.

    • Matt Downer Designs
      Matt Downer Designs Ай бұрын

      @Phil Robson I couldn't say. Not being a kiln operator myself, I wouldn't want to speak out of turn on a topic outside of my expertise. I've only learned what I know as a customer and by painful lessons from the many times I've spent big money for wet wood. There is such a thing as a vacuum kiln that dries wood in a fraction of the time compared to a conventional kiln. How it does its thing, though, is a grand mystery to me.

    • Phil Robson
      Phil Robson Ай бұрын

      @Matt Downer Designs Thanks Matt for the good explanation. Could a large industrial microwave oven be used effectively to dry walnut better than a conventional kiln?

    • Thorstein Norman
      Thorstein Norman Ай бұрын +1

      @Matt Downer Designs I will remember that. Thanks!

    • Matt Downer Designs
      Matt Downer Designs Ай бұрын +1

      @Martin Pennaste It can be a confusing and super frustrating thing to have to manage. I've been doing it for years and it still catches me off guard from time to time.

    • Matt Downer Designs
      Matt Downer Designs Ай бұрын +1

      @Thorstein Norman Of course! I say learn what you can and then dive in. It's super gratifying to make work that will outlive you. One quick piece of advice - remember that all wood will continue to expand and contract. Basically a 4' wide table can get about 1/2" wider or skinnier from year to year. Whatever base you attach to the underside will likely not be moving in conjunction with the top. The solution is to create elongated holes in your base where the fasteners connect to the underside of the table. That way the fasteners will be allowed to move back and forth within their slots without putting strain on the fasteners and the wood.

  • johnnyb95678
    johnnyb95678 23 күн бұрын

    Do over! Wow, what a roller coaster ride. Thank you for sharing your challenges, frustrations, and solutions. Also cudos out to your customer who must also be very patient. I look forward to seeing the final products. Amazing work!

  • Drew Y
    Drew Y 12 күн бұрын

    Do over. I’m not a woodworker at all but I love the step by step adventure you take us on!

  • Nick Pederson
    Nick Pederson 19 күн бұрын

    In the video you mentioned that you took the slider of your table saw, but didn’t say why. Could you share the reasons? After you get through all seven stages of grief over those slabs not being dry, of course. It’s awesome that you managed to use the situation to impart some very good information to us viewers. Thanks!

  • john freeman
    john freeman 12 күн бұрын

    Thank you for your honesty it was a masterclass of someone who takes great pride in what they are doing ,I am sure someone else would have tried to bury the truth I thought your work was brilliant & I would have been proud to have achieved what you did .Thank you very much , I am a plasterer by trade & have the same approach to what I do

  • Stephen Stanford
    Stephen Stanford 10 күн бұрын +1

    Do-Over. Omg, that was heart breaking! I can’t even begin to imagine how that felt after working more than 12 months on this project. Wow!

  • XYZ Create
    XYZ Create Ай бұрын +86

    Do Over. Thank you for being so transparent about this failure. When I filmed my "World's Smallest River Table" video I had a pretty catastrophic failure that I thought would be the end of the project. Luckily I was able to recover but I felt so defeated at the time and strongly considered just giving up. Seeing someone with your level of skill have to go through something similar is oddly comforting. Also shout out to Aaron for owning up to the mistake and doing everything he could to make it right.

    • Pete OConnor
      Pete OConnor Ай бұрын +1

      Serious good on Aaron, thats the type of company you want to work with.

  • Controversial Hunter
    Controversial Hunter 8 күн бұрын

    Do over, I really enjoy watching your videos, my problem is I enjoy watching videos on a variety of topics so sometimes like this video is already a mo old before I got around to watching it.
    The thing that impresses me most about your work is you don't just shove work out your doors for a paycheck. You take the time and make sure everything is 💯% not only for your customers but that you are probably Pickyer, then some customers might be. As someone who has been ripped off to many time to count , I can really appreciate your integrity in every one of your projects.

  • BroloPlays
    BroloPlays 25 күн бұрын

    I absolutely love the channel man. My dad passed away two Christmas ago. And I think I have finally decided to go into his wood shop and start building things. I miss doing it and I think he would have loved this content. Keep it up.

  • Guy Mountain
    Guy Mountain 8 күн бұрын

    Do over…. I love everything about your work and deeply respect your ethics…. I do a bit of woodwork and if I didn’t live in Japan where epoxy is ridiculously expensive… like 10 times what you pay… I would so be into it….love your channel

  • Sheryl Trevino
    Sheryl Trevino 24 күн бұрын

    Do over- I honestly would have sat down to a good cry and then got back up to figure out what to do. I appreciate the time you spend doing these videos and sharing your dedication to the craft. I have learned a lot just watching your videos

  • John Burton
    John Burton Ай бұрын

    It’s unbelievable to me how many people want to somehow find things they think you’ve somehow done “wrong”-
    Keep doing what you’re doing and I pray you’ll reach a point that these greater than thou types won’t bother you at all. 👍🏽😉

  • Yale Wall
    Yale Wall Ай бұрын +88

    I love that you legitimately told people how to affect your channel in a bad way, and that was 100% truthful… Things like that make me truly appreciate not just the channel but who you are as a person. Also, that’s hilarious. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    • spekk spekk
      spekk spekk Ай бұрын

      I’m curious how far golby walnut will deliver? Or do they only do pickup orders

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Ай бұрын +1

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
      ‭‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Sooner Frac
      Sooner Frac Ай бұрын +1

      Do over! Crazy how I had just seen another do the exact same thing today and never really had before. That was Mike Glover of Fieldcraft Survival on his second channel, Mike Glover Actual.

  • Jakub Lesniak
    Jakub Lesniak 8 күн бұрын

    Your videos inspired me to create an electric guitar with my brother from deeply burnt maple wood covered with epoxy resin. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful adventure with wood and resin. Greetings from Poland

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew Brown 7 күн бұрын

    Do Over! Great video! Planning to have a go at making epoxy tables myself. Great to learn from your mistakes so i don't have to. I mean that in the politest way possible.

  • Scott Milne
    Scott Milne 11 күн бұрын

    Do over - wow what a tough situation, but sounds like you had the cards flip right for you with how your clients responded and with how Goby worked with you too. Good luck on the next set of slabs

  • Jamie Canavan
    Jamie Canavan 18 күн бұрын

    Oh man, that sucks....I'm new to your channel and I've been power watching all your videos...so amazing. Well done sir, and thanks for the great content 👍

  • Jim O
    Jim O 27 күн бұрын +1

    Do-over: There's no way I could ever do what you do; and, have so much admiration for your skill. As a former tradesman (electrician) I have so much admiration for your work and attention to detail. I was so devastated to see the moisture content issue (uggh!). You handled it incredibly well; and, I wish you and your clients nothing but the best. Thanks for taking the time and effort in making your videos and sharing your work.

  • Altius FC
    Altius FC Ай бұрын +106

    As someone who wants to get into wood working myself(just a hobby), could you possibly do a short video on what trapped moisture does to a finished product over time that renders them unusable? Always enjoy your content!

    • Marius Ninjai
      Marius Ninjai Ай бұрын

      should have explained in video

    • Jim Moore
      Jim Moore Ай бұрын +2

      I have a piece of elder heartwood that wasn't seasoned properly, that I had made into a walking stick and sealed with shellac. After just a year of airdrying and three years of use as a walking stick, it split right down the middle. Another piece of heartwood from the same tree that I allowed to season over eight years is strong as steel, with no cracks or splits whatsoever and has the tiniest bit of flex in it - it's too long to use as a cane but I will be using it as a quarter staff.

    • Sinim Australie
      Sinim Australie Ай бұрын +3

      thank you for asking the question I wondered myself not being a wood worker

    • HD MA
      HD MA Ай бұрын +3

      I'm a fulltime wood working. The wood just crack and/or bend. And the resin of the wood will crack the finish over time. I hate when a i need to make the base of the table, most of the time i make them of glass

    • Fire Angel
      Fire Angel Ай бұрын +1

      It is highly likely that the tables would change shape over time, warping badly and possibly cracking in multiple places too. Slight changes in shape should be expected from wood over time, but trapped pockets of moisture mean more severe changes and possibly bad cracks as well.

  • Hunter Raider
    Hunter Raider 26 күн бұрын +4

    Do Over! It's never easy to have a project nearly completed when something goes wrong and makes you start from scratch again. Here's hoping this one goes easier for you

    • Lisa Lynch
      Lisa Lynch 17 күн бұрын

      Do over! But why are they unusable?

  • Dobray Dien
    Dobray Dien 13 күн бұрын

    I'm wondering if you were to wait for those slabs to dry ,then esurface them. Granted they will be thinner then original. But could it be corrected by using a thicker clear topcoat? Kinda make desk items look like they are floating above in a way.

  • Huntyre Nelms
    Huntyre Nelms 29 күн бұрын

    do over: I really appreciate the how-to/why explanations and death-traps that you present. My wife an I are starting to build small epoxy "things" as we learn from you how to do larger pieces. UBER-important on the moisture lesson TY -jim

  • Fou de Danse
    Fou de Danse 14 күн бұрын

    Do over. Just want to say thanks for showing this. You seem so capable but it’s a relief to see even someone aa capable as you has things to learn.

  • Marek Bykowy
    Marek Bykowy 12 күн бұрын

    Do-over. I've just stumbled upon this channel, blessed be gods of algorithm. But... I have to say... the level of professionalism is almost unseen. You handle this whole situation in a way that inspires me.
    I'm really sorry that it happened to you, but I'll say that. If more people handled situations like you, the world would be a better place.

  • Haffina
    Haffina Ай бұрын +85

    Do-over is better than never doing. I'm not a woodworker, I just love watching artisans at work. Showing the mistakes and problems makes it more informative and worthwhile watching. Sending you positive vibes for the do-over from Australia.

  • M. J.
    M. J. 12 күн бұрын

    Do over: Man, your candor is so refreshing, especially this day in age where people are so afraid to be seen making a mistake on the job. Thank you for showing us that it's okay for shit not to always go exactly right. No matter what, own up to it, do the right thing, and stick with it and it will all be okay in the end. That's exactly what I got from this video so thank you very much, I'm a huge fan of your builds and your videos.

  • dude yumi
    dude yumi 8 күн бұрын

    Do over. Not a maker of any kind. Rarely ever do any DIY work, but I appreciate the artistry and attention to detail. Thoroughly entertaining and educational. Thanks.

  • Michael Crisler
    Michael Crisler 14 күн бұрын

    Do-over. Thank you for presenting all aspects of your projects. I applaud your honesty and work ethic. Great work!

  • voyrrr
    voyrrr 28 күн бұрын

    Do-over. I am a new sub but have been enjoying your videos for some time. I am so sorry about all the work that was lost due to hidden moisture. I hope the new design is just as wonderful to your customer. All the best to you!

  • Seth Thomsen
    Seth Thomsen Ай бұрын

    Do Over. New subscriber here and this is my first video. I just wanted to commend you on how much pride you take in your work and doing things correctly.

  • Montana Marine
    Montana Marine Ай бұрын +149

    Do over. It's refreshing to see a content provider who is open and honest about what they do. I really enjoy watching your videos because I know I'm not being dazzled with fake content.

    • Ramses
      Ramses Ай бұрын

      @protic4 ohh, does it really?

    • protic4
      protic4 Ай бұрын +2

      @dennis hankey It will warp and crack when it dries

    • Spence gaming
      Spence gaming Ай бұрын

      @dennis hankey I assume it weakens the table, ruins the finish ect. Just a guess tho

    • dennis hankey
      dennis hankey Ай бұрын

      Why are theses slabs with trapped moisture not unable?

  • Jason Dernbach
    Jason Dernbach 27 күн бұрын +1

    Wow the aluminium piece actually did look stunning 😍 i didn't really think it would but trully beautiful . Your work is perfectly defined. Im impressed. Love it. Lindy from SA

  • Calamity Jay Cantebrigge
    Calamity Jay Cantebrigge Күн бұрын

    DO OVER - when sealing a slab before a pour, is it always applied with a brush? Or, on larger flatter surfaces, can it be done with a foam roller (for example)? I have only started looking into resin pouring projects in the last couple of weeks or so, making me a total greenhorn beginner

  • Amy Sellers
    Amy Sellers 26 күн бұрын

    Do over :) I am impressed that you show everything. The mistakes and the successes. I would love to see how this goes!

  • Eric & Anne Boerhout
    Eric & Anne Boerhout Ай бұрын

    You rock! Thanks from Sweden. I am hoping to start doing this myself one day, and watch all your videos. Definitely going to do your cours first!

  • Paul Nelson
    Paul Nelson Ай бұрын +78

    Do over. Very impressed that you took the time to admit the “error” in the slab selection. Not many guys of your calibre are willing to admit it. Your work is amazing! Hope to do an epoxy table some day myself.

  • Jess G Sewing & DIY
    Jess G Sewing & DIY 20 күн бұрын

    Do over…wow! I can only tell you: thank you. Seeing this video gave me the confidence to go forward with a large/formidable project that I have been avoiding out of fear of failure. The truth is we are all in search of knowledge. Sometimes that requires failure.

  • Bruno Courtemanche
    Bruno Courtemanche 9 күн бұрын

    Do over. When we were doing epoxy tables, we were using a metal table with a sheet of 16-18 gauge under (to ease the release). The sides to contain the epoxy were metal angles held in place with on/off magnets. Super fast to do and really easy to work with ;) A friend of mine has a DIY microwave heater "gun" to remove moisture trapped in the wood. A portion of the issue is that it might warp but at the same time... it could be worth trying...

  • Marcus Womble
    Marcus Womble Ай бұрын +1

    I've never seen a content creator so artfully tell their haters how they really feel before.

  • Jesse O'Connell
    Jesse O'Connell 8 күн бұрын

    Do over
    Love the look of those tables. Can't imagine how gutting it was to discover those issues at the end, but kudos for handling it so well! looking forward to seeing how the next ones turn out!

  • Luger9mm
    Luger9mm Ай бұрын

    do over man i really hate that for you man but you got to stay positive and focused on the mission! not matter the disaster you face i believe everything happens for a reason keep up the quality products and you are my inspiration for starting wood working ps. my names also cameron lol

  • Catless
    Catless Ай бұрын +37

    And here I am sweating balls cause I messed up on my $200 pine table 😢. This video made me feel a bit better. Thanks for the amazing content as usual and thanks for showing we are all human and we all make mistakes and what’s important is to learn from them and move on!

    • Jonathan Stewart
      Jonathan Stewart Ай бұрын

      Pine is for functionality. If you dent it or things do not line up well, so what. Click my picture and see what I made, wine rack, 3 desks, workbench, rabbit village, outdoor sink. We need functionality not an obsession with insanity priced tables made with epoxy. Put some epoxy out in the sun for a month and see what happens, I did, oh... I should have made that video. I am currently testing Minwax that is sun resistant. I put that on an outdoor bookshelf in front of the garage to place wood and tools on when working. I also put that on my front door last year. 5 years ago the Minwax I put on the door mostly vaporized or turned to dust, but I think that was not made for sun. Also, I did find that this guy in another video found some sort of product to put on top of his epoxy, so perhaps the sun will not be able to do what I have seen. What I saw was the epoxy to turn hazy, then yellow, then it started to disconnect from the wood in parts and I could peel it off. If dude is not taking time to test wood moisture I do not see how he could have the time to do all that epoxy testing. I bet the wealthy people who buy these tables have windows with that gas in there to block uv rays, so none of my worries is likely a problem.

    • Non Playable Character
      Non Playable Character Ай бұрын +5

      It’s all relative. $4500 dollars to him could be $200 to you. I know a $200 mess up for me wouldn’t feel too good so hopefully you were able to salvage something out of it

  • Michael Driskell
    Michael Driskell Ай бұрын

    Another great video fellas! It’s great watching things come together:)

  • Mr. Silver
    Mr. Silver 10 күн бұрын

    Do Over: I am glad that your clients were understanding, to have over a year of work evaporate (no pun intended) like that is tough. But the client was patient and willing to wait for the new wood so that's great. I'm not a professional woodworker by any means but i have a family background in it and find it extremely entertaining. I hope to one day have the opportunity to do it professionally. Good on you. Keep it up.

  • kmak4me
    kmak4me Ай бұрын

    Do over! The patience to not go crazy after all that work is impressive! I think I would've probably cried...hehe!

  • Bob Gullacher
    Bob Gullacher 26 күн бұрын

    Do Over. I am making a spalted maple coffee table right now from biscuit cut maple and your process has really helped with some glitches I have been getting. Thinning the epoxy for a sealer coat is a great idea as I had trouble with poly sealer allowing late stage bubbles.

  • john brewer
    john brewer Ай бұрын

    I always enjoy these video's. Love the fact that you are always trying to find a better way of doing things.

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson Ай бұрын +37

    One of my favorite things about your videos is that you do share your do-overs and mistakes. It makes the "story" of each table more meaningful. And it endears you to all of us who have made mistakes and will make mistakes. "Cam's just like us."

  • loop
    loop 19 күн бұрын +4

    As a beginner woodworker, I appreciate showing both your successes and failures so much. I have been wasting a bit of wood because of mistakes. I feel so bad. I keep thinking others don't make mistakes. But watching your videos, it makes me realize that even pros like you make mistakes. Thank you for this.

  • Kaye NineTwo
    Kaye NineTwo 28 күн бұрын

    I'm glad that you are on the path to resolving your wood humidity problem, at least at this point in your project (recorded 4 weeks ago.) I used to sell nice acoustic guitars, and I know that wood humidity is a huge factor in the guitar building process. They have giant kilns and storage facilities that get hardwood to where it needs to be, and the process can take years. However, they are dealing with much thinner slabs of wood and I'd guess that the thicker slabs you deal with are a bigger challenge to get to a consistent desired humidity level. Best wishes.

  • Carlos Rodriguez
    Carlos Rodriguez Ай бұрын

    Do over: Yes, I know what you mean. Thank you for showing that reaching out to vendors, suppliers, and most important "Clients" and being honest about the challenges affects their project. I personally would rather lose profit and maintain the integrity of my name! Great job to tou sir, keep on creating great pieces and godspeed.

  • TacoHorse
    TacoHorse 28 күн бұрын

    Seeing your work inspired me to enter this industry, and I love it. Thanks bro!