Extending Dining Table Build - One-Man Woodworking Shop - Shot With Nikon 4K

This extending dining table was one of the toughest woodworking projects I've ever taken on. I partnered with Nikon to make this video on the Nikon Z 6II which, as you can see, seriously upped my video quality. In the end, I made an extendable walnut dining table that goes from 108" (275cm) to 140" (355cm) with two continuous grain (mostly) leaf extensions to make it a totally functional expanding table. When not in use there is no visible hardware, screws, or brackets that get in the way of daily use. The wood I used is locally salvaged black walnut. I used two sequential slabs, also referred to as a bookmatch. Bookmatched tables form a symmetrical, mirror image of each other and are my favorite style of table. You could take everything applied to this table and use it with your own DIY live edge table project. Whether it was a bookmatched live edge table or a single slab natural edge table, this continuous grain leaf extension would work.

0:00 Intro
2:35 Festool Domino Glue-up
4:47 Filling Cracks With Epoxy
7:33 Awkward Table Flip (attempt)
8:39 Patchwork inlay
10:47 Large Slab Flattening
12:20 C-Channel Inlay
14:25 Bow Tie/Dutchman Joint Inlay
17:58 Table Leaf Extension
20:06 Huge Mistake...
24:00 Filling Small Holes in Epoxy
24:40 Finishing With Rubio Monocoat
26:05 Steel Plate Table Base
28:50 Table Installation Day
30:04 Comment of The Week

Related links:

Wood slabs: gobywalnut.com
Wicked Woods NW: wickedwoodsnwllc
Bow Tie Jig: www.blacktailstudio.com/blog/...
Wood Inlay Tutorial: www.blacktailstudio.com/blog/...

Items used in this video:
Nikon Z 6II: amzn.to/3vNdfHV
24-70 2.8 lens: amzn.to/3ccgRM7
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  • Everything's coming up Milhouse! nocds.info/border/video/f5pweXKgpat2o7E

    S. HillierS. Hillier2 måneder siden
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      Thong NguyenThong Nguyen25 dager siden
    • Keep the vids as long as they need to be Cmt

      1bbasket1bbasketMåned siden
    • Can 20 length of video is fine.

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    • @Blacktail Studio zw

      Joost LankheetJoost LankheetMåned siden
    • nocds.info/border/video/nbWlk6-ajHeLib0

      Justin MartinJustin MartinMåned siden
  • 30 mins is a great time for a video.. love your work mate 🤙🤙

    Scott WilsonScott Wilson33 minutter siden
  • That table looks wicked! Great job, love the extended videos!

    moisesfunes24moisesfunes244 timer siden
  • It's beautiful!!!!

    Phuc TrinhPhuc Trinh4 timer siden
  • CAM would it b possible to do this on a smaller scale?

    Joey MilnerJoey Milner5 timer siden
  • Beautiful work

    Robert CalvertRobert Calvert6 timer siden
  • Cam! Your table looks beautiful!!

    Price CloudPrice Cloud6 timer siden
  • A mistake, yeah. But an honest one. You fixed it as best as was possible and it's not that noticeable to anyone who hasn't watched the vid and seen it happen.

    TheShorebirdTheShorebird9 timer siden
  • Cam rocks. Longer videos are just fine.

    David GDavid G16 timer siden
  • I love making mistakes. They teach better than any tutor, teacher or lecturer. Beautiful table

    Booo! Aaaand we scareBooo! Aaaand we scare17 timer siden
  • Both long and short content is great. Cheers.

    Andromeda ZoowitskiAndromeda Zoowitski23 timer siden
  • Cam I’ve made a table just by watching your videos, you are awesome man keep the good work and hope to see more from you! By the way you are kind and professional and please don’t pay attention to some lazy jealous people who leave a bad comment like they know everything. Thanks again for inspiring me making the table for my family and it’s kinda feel that this table will be a memory of me when I’m gone!

    Treasure HunterTreasure Hunter23 timer siden
  • Cam. Hey, im new to the channel. Love your work! Long content is better 🙂.I was wondering how and what would you reccomend for a passionet but rookie starter in woodworking hobby/business ? 🙂

    Kermo KukkKermo KukkDag siden
    • Just try a few different projects and see what sells or generates interest

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio18 timer siden
  • Ide yg luar biasa cara menyambung papan kayu ..

    Hadi SutrisnoHadi SutrisnoDag siden
  • Cam 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    Jorge AmadorJorge AmadorDag siden
  • Cam: doesn’t matter how long…15, 20, or 30. However long you need to explain to your satisfaction

    Patsy MathewsPatsy MathewsDag siden
  • Beautiful work!! Your an artist!! I wish I had half your talent

    Ric CortezRic CortezDag siden
  • CAM - Good job on the table! As far as video length goes I think you iht the sweet spot. Around 30 minutes is pretty good.

    ShaferMuscialInstrumentsShaferMuscialInstrumentsDag siden
  • In my honest opinion, the longer the video, the better. I love all the detail & watching every step of the process. I know that’s not exactly a “number”, but it’s my honest answer. The table looks amazing.

    Jim SerhantJim SerhantDag siden
  • why not just use a strap to lower the table top once u get it up on its side

    Tyler HarrellTyler HarrellDag siden
  • 30 mins is fine for a video length, there is a pause button if I need it :)

    Pinnacle GamingPinnacle GamingDag siden
  • Cam I see you got one lol. Very nice work.

    Joseph JohnsonJoseph JohnsonDag siden
  • Cam, have you done an epoxy table this long before? And it doesn’t matter if it’s 30 mins or an hour I’ll still watch!

    Michelle HaneyMichelle HaneyDag siden
  • Damn…..the camera footage is extremely clear and sharp. Also, and not least, extraordinary craftsmanship! Beautiful table.

    Gregory EastwoodGregory EastwoodDag siden
  • Congrats on a beautiful project.

    Big Mike is talkingBig Mike is talkingDag siden
  • Cam, Not a fan of focus jumps at 26:30 and around. Nikon's autofocus needs improvement. Jumps like that is so irritating. A video should have smooth, slower focus changes. (See my depth of field video for more) And IBIS at 29:13 looks pretty bad at corners.

    Berker TaşkıranBerker TaşkıranDag siden
    • @Blacktail Studio Yes, but it would still likely hunt.

      Berker TaşkıranBerker TaşkıranDag siden
    • You can adjust how fast or slow it focuses. I’m learning

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail StudioDag siden
  • CAM - 1. Do you think you'll ever post a video without getting the ridiculous negative comments that follow? It is so unnecessary. 2. I think 20 minutes is a good length. I will happily sit and watch an hour long video if it holds my attention (which your content does), but I find I may stop and start the video to do something else (usually at the demand of my other half) whereas with a 20 minute video, I would more likely just wait, watch the video and then complete the task. Hope this makes sense. Keep doing what you do George SkribeCreativeCollection

    George PowellGeorge Powell2 dager siden
    • It’s not a popular video if I don’t get hate. So I hope not.

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail StudioDag siden
  • Hey Cam. I'd say the 15-20 minute videos are my sweetspot. But a 30+ minute one here and there doesn't hurt either 😁👌

    lukthere2lukthere22 dager siden
  • Have you tried using stretcher bars going vertically with the table? Curious cause I see in your videos you always use horizontal ones so I'm wondering if you prefer it for a certain reason.

    TrenzhartTrenzhart2 dager siden
    • That’s generally the way wood will cup

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail StudioDag siden
  • Hey Cam, i think you should keep mixing it up with videos that stretch from 10-15 mins to 30-45, all depending on what kind of content you got for us. Beautiful table!

    Peter SjölanderPeter Sjölander2 dager siden
  • Cam, keep it up! 30 minutes is well worth it. What is your most favorite tool in your shop?

    Michael HallMichael Hall2 dager siden
    • Table saw probably

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio2 dager siden
  • Long videos are the best

    Джон фон ЛуддДжон фон Лудд2 dager siden
  • Thank you for interesting video) P.S. And for converting units to SI

    Джон фон ЛуддДжон фон Лудд2 dager siden
  • Cam, there’s no one size fits all video length. Keep it short and sweet for simple stuff, but take as much time as you need for more complicated builds. We’re all here to watch & learn from what you do, including your mistakes, which I LOVE that you include! That stringer was one of the prettiest pieces of walnut I’ve seen.

    jakp993jakp9932 dager siden
  • Teach. Many pros take for granted info that non- pros dont know.

    Miguel TorMiguel Tor2 dager siden
  • Cam the video's cant by to long

    Joep JongenJoep Jongen2 dager siden
  • Cam, I think it's important to show the salient points of a build irrespective of how long it takes. Great work! Great vid. Love the Nikon!!

    Jeff PorterfieldJeff Porterfield2 dager siden
  • Excellent work! Greetings from Poland!

    Waldemar DziwnielWaldemar Dziwniel2 dager siden
  • Will you answer this question? Nah. But hi all the way from pdx. Sarcasm. Am I right??

    Jimmy CantorJimmy Cantor2 dager siden
    • I do like sarcasm…

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio2 dager siden
  • Cam I've been bingeing your content on my TV and loving it, like you said. It takes as long as it takes, some videos take 5 minutes. Some take an hour :)

    XavierXavier2 dager siden
  • Cam, Nikon should give you a sponsership for such a solid endorsement

    XavierXavier2 dager siden
    • They did 😊

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio2 dager siden
  • Cam, I think you should make the video as long as it needs up be. And this table is amazing. The figure is stunning!

    darkladyhalcyondarkladyhalcyon3 dager siden
  • Cam, 20-30 minutes. I've seen you use inserts in many of your projects. To save both your wrists and time, try using a bit brace. Screws, inserts, etc. go in smooth and easy. Love the new camera! Keep it up. -Steve A.

    Stephen AuBuchonStephen AuBuchon3 dager siden
  • I enjoyed 30 min. Video

    Warren YooWarren Yoo3 dager siden
  • Cam, this video was awesome!!

    Corey ClawsonCorey Clawson3 dager siden
  • Cam, I see that you apply the finish with a rubber/plastic spreader. Can that same tool be used on traditional polyurethanes?

    JR HoellJR Hoell3 dager siden
    • It’s not great for a poly. And it’s a bondo spreader

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio2 dager siden
    • 15-30 minutes and where do you purchase that plastic spreader?

      JR HoellJR Hoell3 dager siden
  • CAM: The longevity of your videos are great! If I want to FF, I will. I've never subscribed to any NOcdsr...you're the first. Thanks for what you do and what you've taught me.

    David SauerDavid Sauer3 dager siden
  • There is only one word for your workmanship....INCREDIBLE!!

    R HooverR Hoover3 dager siden
  • Cam! Amazing work! Just wanted to ask if you could make a video on good ways for someone to start out wood working especially with minimal power tools

    AJ SunglaoAJ Sunglao3 dager siden
  • Cam like you I watch for entertainment. I am a 71 year old woman with no woodworking skills so that blows your demographic! Haha. Oh and I love the longer content.

    Linda TempletonLinda Templeton3 dager siden
    • Oh thanks, and celebrated my moms 71st yesterday!

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio3 dager siden
  • Cam: fantastic work, beautiful finish. 30 mins with commentary is perfect.

    Dara CumminsDara Cummins3 dager siden
  • Cam, the longer content is great. It is as long as it needs to be is spot on. Keep em coming, please.

    Chief 717Chief 7173 dager siden
  • Cam, i like 15-20 min videos the most.

    MarkMark3 dager siden
  • Cam 20-60 minutes. I love all your videos and watch them on my big screen. The craftsmanship is spectacular and you inspire confidence that viewers like me can create projects that are beautiful as well. I have been a wood turner for a few years but now want to build outdoor dining and coffee tables for my backyard. I like metal legs or frames with a modern design. Do you know a company who sells frames that are appropriate for outdoor near the beach?

    Ron CoulombeRon Coulombe3 dager siden
    • Outdoor is tough. I’d look for an aluminum fabricator

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio3 dager siden
  • keep the good work going nomatter how long it takes its showing all the details

    Bennedict MwachirimbaBennedict Mwachirimba3 dager siden
  • Fun fact: Bob Ross wore a faux-fro. He permed his hair.

    PJEPJE3 dager siden
  • I really like that Tetris look on the extension part. How would you like to make a whole piece using this technique on a epoxy based table? I think it would look very modern joyful and interesting to mix and match different woods into it.

    warpspeedwarpspeed3 dager siden
  • Cam do both. Short and long videos.

    Vincent PadiaVincent Padia3 dager siden
  • Justifiable pride in this piece.

    StepBackAndThinkStepBackAndThink3 dager siden
  • Cam, I thoroughly enjoyed this video

    Eden LudekensEden Ludekens3 dager siden
  • Cam that’s awesome

    Antz AntonAntz Anton3 dager siden
  • Cam, love the video, I like the longer video's, keep up the great work.

    joshua duchesneaujoshua duchesneau4 dager siden
  • 30:14 Beautiful wood-playing artist. You make your work look like play. Your videos should be as long as what it takes to show your project. Thank you for the entertainment.

    Thailand E-bikerThailand E-biker4 dager siden
  • Cam 30 minutes is good, outstanding table love it.

    Shaun BoshoffShaun Boshoff4 dager siden
  • Cam, as long as the video is great and the voiceover keeps moving, it takes as long as it takes. If you were like some folks, stammering and meandering, through a 5-minute video for a half hour, it’d be a deal-breaker; your 30-minute videos are beautifully shot, well-edited, well-paced. When you have 5 or 10-minute content, great, but as someone else mentioned, when you have 2.5 hours of footage… I’m on NOcds, I don’t actually need an intermission, I can pause to pee and get popcorn.

    Jason M.Jason M.4 dager siden
  • cam keep your videos long

    joeblueman1joeblueman14 dager siden
  • Cam, I watch on TV quite often, approximately 40% of the time I use the app. Perfect length is 30 minutes or longer if it needs to be in depth.

    Nicholas ClintonNicholas Clinton4 dager siden
  • Cam, 30 is good. question, what spacing do you recommend for the c channel stiffeners?

    Patrick StimsonPatrick Stimson4 dager siden
  • Cam love the length of this video fairly new watcher from UK can’t wait till next video Stunning table

    Mark RatcliffMark Ratcliff4 dager siden
  • wow...im so happy I bumped into your channel. I look forward to your videos now. great work!

    Bobbie Charlie HernandezBobbie Charlie Hernandez4 dager siden
  • Cam, I am from India. And I am a woman. I don't even know how to sand a piece of wood. But i watch your videos, because you are a perfectionist. Beautiful table. May be one day I can do what you do.

    GlamStrokzGlamStrokz4 dager siden
    • Thanks so much!

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio4 dager siden
  • I dont mind the time,,, i enjoyed your work a lot.

    Ken TorKen Tor5 dager siden
  • Keep it long, the detail of your content is great. Why don’t your have an employee?

    Bernhard SchauBernhard Schau5 dager siden
    • Good question

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio4 dager siden
  • 30min

    zenbizz Gamingzenbizz Gaming5 dager siden
  • Cam....awesome as always! That new camera makes your videos Hollywood level cool! No one remembers how long the job took ,when you produce quality at this level.....In other words , the vids should be as long as they have to be! Your project continue to amaze and inspire....Thank you!

    fb706fb7065 dager siden
  • Cam 30 minutes is a pretty good length for a video! For those who wish it was shorter, just turn up the speed and skip with the arrow keys. Nbd. If the video is shorter to begin with, we have no way of making it longer ;)

    Claire MorganClaire Morgan5 dager siden
  • Cam, I support the longer content.

    AramuAramu5 dager siden
  • 23...thx for putting in the metric system, awesome work man. cheers from germany

    KatzastropheKatzastrophe5 dager siden
  • Cam 30 tks

    Joe SpilmanJoe Spilman5 dager siden
  • What’s up broski this table is gorgeous congrats on the success of the channel keep up the great work and yes I love the long detailed videos I see you still basically playing Russian roulette with flipping the heavy ass pieces of wood lmao 💪🏼👍🏻🤘🏻

  • Thanks

    Hung HuongHung Huong6 dager siden
  • New Zealand loves you and your pants :-)

    Lee SheltonLee Shelton6 dager siden
  • Cam, 30 minutes is great. Especially with this quality of product. I also only watch NOcds video's....

    Rick BaggettRick Baggett6 dager siden
  • CAM brilliant ! Nice job - Tops 12-15min

    phillip kozisphillip kozis6 dager siden
  • Sam where did u buy the screws that hold the insert and the steel bars that u put as a insert at the back of the table so it wouldn’t warp or band at the end that was a smart idea? Am just wondering if Home Depot sells stuff like that? Am thinking of using slabs off oak to make a table for out side patio furniture! This was pretty good video well informed I think it was fine on time wise thanks for making this video 👍🏽☺️

    Vitaliy KVitaliy K6 dager siden
    • I added links in the description for ya

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio6 dager siden
  • Cam, I just recently started watching your videos and they’re amazing! I like that you document and show everything that you’re doing. Make the video as long as you feel suits. You’re doing great, don’t second guess yourself

    jacob corraljacob corral7 dager siden
    • Thanks Jake!

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio6 dager siden
  • Cam, u are so sick

    0jcooper00jcooper07 dager siden
    • Not the first time I’ve heard that. Unless you meant it as a compliment.

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio7 dager siden
  • Cam, I for one just discovered your channel and for once, I need to thank the youtube algorythm! Amazing work you do, especially with this monster of a table. I prefer longer videos over shorter, in this case, I could easily watch over an hour from your videos. I just doesn't get boring. Watching on a computer screen, though. Greetings from CZE

    The NeurochemistThe Neurochemist7 dager siden
  • Cam, I stubbled on your channel and was glued to it. Absolutely fascinating work, a master piece! Whatever time it would take to tell your story, show your work, and let us in on your tips. Really enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you for putting out this wonderful content.

    Michelle LMichelle L7 dager siden
    • Wow thanks Michelle!

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio7 dager siden
  • Even the Windsor would love to own this table. The best woodwork equipments

    Van LangVan Lang7 dager siden
    • Hi I’m from Hawaii and I love what you do I don’t think you talk to much I like that you explain everything

      Andrew CosmaAndrew Cosma6 dager siden
  • So cool ! My dream.

    Van LangVan Lang7 dager siden
  • CAM, did you have those slabs flatten first before you glued them up?

    kscarguykscarguy7 dager siden
    • I did. Mostly anyway

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio7 dager siden
  • Cam, Long is good. As you said, they need to be as long as they need to be.

    Andrew FarrellAndrew Farrell8 dager siden
  • Cam. Hello. Hope you well. Thanks for awesome video as always. Not sure which video was it that you spoke about the custom moulds. If you can please send me the details of the company that makes them. Thanks.

    Usaamah hassenUsaamah hassen8 dager siden
  • 27 is the perfect number Cam, but I would not mind if it's longer to show all the details. Great work first of all! I was actually making my first table using yellow pine to mock RH's Arles table. Any tips on how to get the angle cuts perfect for the braces that go underneath? And best tip for gaps between imperfect glue ups

    DrDapperDrDapper8 dager siden
    • @Blacktail Studio drive.google.com/file/d/1TimomSoOBbdKNNmRQDjtwR7xWozjBHQE/view?usp=drivesdk

      DrDapperDrDapper7 dager siden
    • I think I’d have to see it

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio7 dager siden
  • 10 mins

    Handy HackerHandy Hacker8 dager siden
  • Video length is fine I enjoy you showing all the details beautiful work again. Hope to do some projects of my own in the future keep it coming love the inspiration

    Abraham PaganAbraham Pagan8 dager siden
  • Videos need to be as long as they need to be. What they need to be is informative or entertaining, preferably both. I liked the comment about the subscribe, like being at the beginning, irritating for sure.

    poorfesorpoorfesor8 dager siden
  • 15 minutes

    John WaltonJohn Walton8 dager siden
  • can Hey I’m a carpenter from the Uk and wondered if you had any suggestions for a small wood working project where I could incorporate some epoxy resin accents?

    Andy WalkerAndy Walker8 dager siden
    • Maybe try a serving board

      Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio8 dager siden