22 / 08 / 2015 | Videos

If you love industrial design you should watch this!!


Reason for construction:

A couple from UK had just bought their new house. Once they were both “lovers” of industrial design, they decided to adopt this type of decoration for their house. 
This concrete table was the perfect finishing touch to give their new house a totally industrial design look. 

This table, is a wooden frame table, covered with plasterboard, and concrete blocks on the outside. 
The hollow wooden frame were used to achieve the less possible weight, while the plasterboard were used to maximise the adhesion level from concrete.  
Regarding the external surface  of the table (concrete), it should be mentioned that many tests have been made in order to achieve the highest quality of material that would prevent absorption. 
The table was painted with epoxy paint which gives shiny look to the table but also increases endurance and eliminates deterioration. 

Last but not least, the metal frame that surrounds the top of the table, were used not only to give the extra beauty, but also to prevent the corners and make them more resistant as well as to offer the highest level of safety and protect kids and any other users of the table.

Year of construction: 2014

Materials used: timber, plasterboard, concrete mix, epoxy paint, metal frame







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22 / 08 / 2015 | Videos

No central heating?? Cold weather calls for an extreme fireplace!!


Purpose/ story of construction:

This is an extreme fireplace, a structure anyone would love! 
It was made for a friend whose house was very old.  
There was not central heating, and tenants were totally exposed to low temperatures during winter once it was not thermal insulated.  

The only “source” of heating was the old fireplace in the living room which was not enough to cover the heating  needs of the rest of the house.  
The “challenge” came  once they asked for a structure that would heat the bedroom but it should be the less time consuming  as well as the cheapest possible solution. 
After a long consideration, we end up with a great idea of constructing a “hanging” fireplace without base (to reduce costs).  

This fireplace was made of an old gas cylinder (recycle/reuse) to avoid any unnecessary expense and  minimise the total cost of the structure.  
Ceramic glass was used for the fireplace’s door to maximise the resistance in the very high temperatures.  
The combustion speed can be managed by the regulated air intakes and this can easily increase or reduce the fireplace’s efficiency according to the user’s needs.   

Another advantage of the “hanging” fireplace is that it can easily turn to any direction once there is not a base.  
The most remarkable point if this structure is that, contrary to other fireplaces, here, it is the fireplace which is been supported by the chimney and not the chimney from the fireplace. 

The competitive total cost, the high efficiency and the impressive external appearance makes this fireplace a unique structure. 

Year of construction: 2013

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18 / 08 / 2015 | Videos

Extreme rolling ball sculpture for bar


Reaching, eventually, the 0099 project making a hammer this time, according to our taste and needs. There are many kinds of hammers and each one is made for specific tasks. Hammers can be made by various materials and in many different methods, but we decided to use lathe as the main tool for our construction. Therefore, we made a chisel hammer. This hammer is used to transfer the power of the hammer to the chisel as a result the chisel will then remove some material to the wooden surfaces. 

Firstly, we made the head of the hammer using a brass in golden colour and which is heavy enough for its size. We formed the head of the hammer to the shape that we wanted and we got the diameter we needed so that our fingers can be placed on it during its use. Then, we drilled it horizontally and we made a thread to be able to screw the grip.

The grip was made with aluminium to achieve a light weight. Even if the aluminium is a relatively soft material, in this case of our hammer due to its design and to the way the user holds the hammer, the grip allows almost no loads during its use. Therefore, making our hammer in this way with minor hits that are more controlled, great power is transferred to the chisel.

To conclude, this hammer is effective and enables us digging in metal and wood that require accuracy. Besides the uniqueness of each handmade hammer, such a creation improves the skills in the lathe and other tools.

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17 / 08 / 2015 | (WTV) Woodworking Top Videos

Woodworking Top Videos #001

Watch a countdown of the top recent woodworking videos! Well... they're not all exclusive to wood... but they're all awesome!


Scrap wood City


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izzy swan

 

Giaco Whatever

 

jimmydiresta 

 

Carl Jacobson


 
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17 / 08 / 2015 | (WTV) Woodworking Top Videos

Woodworking Top Videos #002

A countdown of the top recent woodworking videos! Well... they are not all exclusive to wood... but they are all awesome!


Cactus! workshop

Kyle Toth


Make it Extreme


Get Hands Dirty


David Waelder


adrianiredale


mtmwood


Peter Brown


HipsterCarpenter


Dan The Maker Man





 
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