DIY Pour Over Coffee Station
hey everybody my name is Mike Montgomery and today I'm gonna be showing you how to build a metal in wood
stationbut don't worry this is a surprisingly easy DIY and you don't need any metalworking experience so let's go ahead and get started on modern builds all the metal used in this project is eighth inch plate steel and I had some left over from a previous project plate still is awesome because you can get surprisingly straight clean cuts using a cut-off wheel on an angle grinder after measuring to the proper length I cut it following the line the trick to getting a good straight cut is to do it in passes the first one is just to establish your line and make a groove and then from there you'll go back and forth until you cut all the way through your piece then I used the 1 by 6 piece of red oak that'll be making all of my wooden pieces from to mark a line so that I can cut my plates till to the right width I want to match that piece of wood and if you're curious I just clamped in my piece of plate steel down to a piece of all 3/4 inch plywood as a cutting mat here I'm marking locations where I'll be cutting a groove halfway through the metal with the angle grinder so that I can bend it to 90 degrees more easily once I cut my grooves to the right depth I set my angle grinder at 45 degrees and I created a bevel on each side of that groove this will help everything fold cleanly and look like a miter joint in wood this...
bending jig was based off of one from my podcast partner Ben Yelena the modern maker podcast links in the description essentially I just clamped a piece of angle iron inside of the groove and then I was able to bend the metal in place with that holding it flat because I cut that groove enough of the material was removed that it was easy enough to bend by hand which was super convenient if you need a little bit of extra help you can clamp some two-by-fours on to the face of the metal and then that would give you a little bit of mechanical advantage and leverage after I found the centre point of the metal I used a 1 in 5/8 inch hole saw to create a hole that the dripper will go through in hindsight I probably should have done this step before I bent the metal that way it would be easier to clamp everything down the hole saw can really bite in and really yank your arm so you want to make sure that workpiece is held down as securely as possible and to break the edges and clean everything up I sanded all of my corners down I used 150 grit sandpaper and finally to clean everything up I used acetone to remove that oil in grease moving on to the wooden part of this project I got that 1 by 6 piece of red oak I mentioned earlier and I cut it to the inside dimension of the top of the metal piece whenever I'm cutting with the circular saw I always like to use a speed square and to cut on top of inch and a half thick styrofoam insulation after sanding that piece to 150 grit I put on...
two coats of maker brand symbol finish links for that will be in the description you just apply a thick coat let it set for about 10 minutes and then wipe off all of the excess then I got some construction adhesive from gorilla glue to attach the wood to the inside of the metal because it's going on the end grain of the wood I made sure to really work it in with a finger so that I got good penetration once I had everything in flesh I clamped it all down and cleaned up any of the squeeze out with a wet rag quickly I'd like to thank this video sponsor trade
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stationI want to show you a couple of accessories and stains you can make to customize this to fit the way you make your
coffeefor this first one I measured the base of a standard
coffeebag and I added a half inch all the way around then I cut a piece of wood and metal to that size and I'll be connecting them later on to make a stand for the
coffeebag the second thing I'm making is a stand for the kettle if you're making
coffeeis always great to have a place to store it and set it for when it's hot after using a makeshift compass to make a circle with a radius half an inch bigger than the kettle I used the jigsaw to cut that piece out after it was cut i sanded it down and then used it to trace the line for the metal base and I was happy to find out you can cut circles in plate steel really easily with the angle grinder just like before you want to make really shallow passes this time even shallower so that you don't pinch the blade as it's rotating and I use construction adhesive to attach these pieces of wood to their metal bases the last accessory I'm making is a holder for the
coffeefilters after figuring out its inside dimension I drew the shape of the holder and cut it out with the jigsaw of course it wasn't perfectly straight but I did my best to stay on the line as much as possible what's really...
cool about this accessory is it attaches to the side of the