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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #3: Remember that dumb Stumpy Nubs Show? It's back...

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The official first episode is going to be posted her on LJ’s this weekend. For a sneak previes, visit Stumpynubs.com

The whole concept had been evened out a bit. I worked on my midwestern accent :) So if you hated the first one, you will be happy to know that all the stuff you said you hated is now GONE!

We are doing 12 full length episodes a season, but since most people prefer a shorter video, we are breaking those episodes up into four parts of about 10 minutes each. One part will be released every 5-8 days.

Part one of episode one has a unique workbench build, and the beginning of the Charles Neil/Stumpy Nubs challange. Let me know what you think….

(This old thread is just being recycled for this “sneak preview”. A new one will be posted in the Video Blog forum this weekend.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com



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Hoakie

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#1 posted 1039 days ago

I say go for #3 to keep your original idea alive but more palatable for the masses, for me this means toning the accents way down, but not out.

Another suggestion is that if you are going to have a show with humor, make sure the segments you demonstrate working with tools are not. I feel this is especially true when it comes to working safely. This is important because, unlike Red Green or Tim the Tool man, you are trying impart actual knowledge and skill. Those two are so over the top nobody in their right mind can take their “advice” seriously…..but that is what you want.

Keep up the good work and look forward the changes.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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lew

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#2 posted 1039 days ago

OK, devils advocate here.

Do we really need another woodworking “show”- humorous or otherwise? When I want to know how to accomplish something, I don’t want fluff. There are countless 2 to 3 minute videos out there that can give me what I need without having to endure useless filler. If I want mind numbing entertainment, I’ll turn on the evening news.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Brett

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#3 posted 1039 days ago

Stumps, my vote is for #3.

I would have watched the show the way is was originally. We’re rootin’ for ya!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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Hoakie

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#4 posted 1039 days ago

@ Lew, by that logic, do we need new tool models? car models? music groups/genres, etc.? God knows there are plenty to choose from already. All because his show might not work for you, it does not mean that someone else might not appreciate and benefit from his efforts. Regardless of whether you think his show is good, bad, or are indifferent, I think he should be given a lot of credit for understanding that there are a lot of copy-cat shows out there and trying to take his show in a different direction. Even if it means experimenting and failing a few times.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 1039 days ago

Hoakie & Brett- Thanks for the votes- I’ll put two down for #3.

Lew- No, we don’t need another woodworking show. But I don’t need to change my underwear every day either. The point is, some people may like a little different oder from time to time.

I know of no regular podcast which is totally didicated to the workshop (just jigs, tools and shop layouts, etc.) I know of a magazine like that, and when they published it they never thought “do we really need another magazine out there?”

Frankly, on a Saturday I like to kick back and watch a woodworking show, even if it’s not a project I would do. I find it entertaining because I enjoy woodworking. I don’t need it, but I like it. If this show doesn’t stand out as different, it will die off and nobody will be hurt by it. (Don’t get me wrong, I DID appreciate your comment, I just see the issue differently.)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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lew

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#6 posted 1039 days ago

Wow! Shoot the devil’s advocate!

Your words- ”BE HONEST. It will do me no good to spend so much time and money on a show nobody will watch”

I’ve watched every “Norm”, just about every Scott Phillips, most of the Roy Underhill shows, The Router Workshop, the Woodsmith shows (Tommy Mac isn’t carried here, yet). I know most of the Red Green shows by heart. I, too, enjoy watching, learning and being entertained.

I think Hoaki’s second paragraph pretty much sums up what you have to do.

I guess I just take a more pragmatic point of view.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 1039 days ago

Lew- If you can share your point of view, why can’t I share my point of view about your point of view too? I don’t get it, but that’s nothing new…

I even said “I DID appreciate your comment, I just see the issue differently.” So in my view, who’s shooting who? Nobody, I swear it’s true.

We’re all adults here, especially us two, and I have no problem at all with anybody’s point of view. But some would say my point of view is a bunch of poo… What do you think is true, Lew?...

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Billinmich

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#8 posted 1039 days ago

I’ll vote for#3 .woodworking and a little humor but i would tone down the accent.i’ll watch

-- Bill in Mich

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1039 days ago

3

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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MOJOE

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#10 posted 1038 days ago

No. 3…..and go easy on the accent!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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Stevinmarin

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#11 posted 1038 days ago

Again, shooting a woodworking video is hard. It takes twice as long (usually longer) to build something and set up a camera for each procedure, than just building. So I say, the more woodworking videos, the better. The joy of the internet (and LumberJocks) is that we are all free to create and post. I watch ALL the videos on LJ, because someone took the effort to make them.

Stumpy, my advice is to avoid too much “market research”. Just do what feels right to you and put it out there. Go for it. Listen to video comments, but use your best judgement. It takes a while to find your voice and an audience.

It took me a long time to understand that there needs to be a balance. (One I’m always trying to find.) Simply put, people want content: something they can use without too much distraction.

Oh, the other amazing thing I discovered that speeds up videos enormously is that you rarely have to show actual woodworking! Most people can pretty much fill in the blanks on how to cut a board.

So please keep at it! I want to see more.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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nailbanger2

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#12 posted 1038 days ago

No. 3 and ditto on safety tips.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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clieb91

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#13 posted 1038 days ago

Stumpy, I’ll vote for 3 as well. Look forward to the next episode.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Gregn

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#14 posted 1038 days ago

I’m of the #1 version, It ranks up there with Stevinmarin’s which keeps me lookin for more. I love steve’s videos and am sure I will feel the same with your videos.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Rob_n_Wood

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#15 posted 1038 days ago

Stumpy lets go with door #3 and see how it’s working
Let the camera roll

Rob

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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