The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #4: Shop tour! YAH BABY! (Giant Sanding Machine & More...)

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 11-26-2011 03:53 PM 3309 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Episode 1 part 3 is about shop efficiency, so we take a look at our workshop and make some layout changes. PLUS, we make some changes to the GIANT SANDING MACHINE and the mini-cabinet maker’s bench nears completion. Throw in a bench vise review and some other stuff, and you have a pretty fast moving ten munites!

This is the last part of episode one, and we are still working out some kinks with the software and audio systems. Give it a few episodes before demanding perfection…:)

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 04:08 PM

Good Job on the vid. You’re getting there.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 05:16 PM

that was an easy job Stumpy
now try the difficult one next time you have to move things around
before you start you connect all of the things with a wire that attached randomly
to every part in the shop and then see how long that wuold take you to reorganice
when done you know how it is to reorganice a big company …. LOL

greatb shop you have I like the walls makes it a real mancave :-)

take care

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 05:23 PM

Stumpy I would love for a closer look at your hand tools. Looks like a fine collection. The shop has a rustic look and its great.
I feel you on the space. I am working out of a 12 by 16 foot little barn.
Great video, keep em coming.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 05:30 PM

It’s like musical chairs! Has the music stopped yet? I fully feel empathy for the obsessive compulsive woodworking disorder. I, too, currently suffer from the same affliction. Good work on the video, btw.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 05:42 PM

Glad someone made it the “big ending” bit…:)

By the way, at the beginning… that is an actual cast of Abraham Lincoln’s face made in 1862 right before he grew his famous beard! (Actually, it’s a cast made from the original cast taken from his face. It’s amazing, shows every line in his face, much more accurate than a photograph.)

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 07:18 PM

Your videos are improving! I enjoyed this episode. I’ll have to go back and catch the earlier ones.

Nice story on Lincoln’s face in your last comment. Pretty cool casting!

Now for some feedback – the basic story is good and the editing is much improved. Actually – an entertaining video all around! I did skip most of the first 2 1/2 minutes – the intro was too long for me. May just be a matter of taste. My limit for online videos is about 7 minutes.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 11-26-2011 09:57 PM

If you skipped the first two and a half minutes, that wasn’t the intro… you skipped the shop tour!

Actually, they are a bit easier to understand if you watched the first two episodes. You should check them out in order.


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#8 posted 11-26-2011 09:59 PM

I noticed that this entry in your series is not listed under the video tab at the top of the page like the others are. It seems to be missing the “video” tag.

Just pointing this out in case it was an oversight and not intentional.

I’ve been enjoying your recent videos.

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#9 posted 11-27-2011 02:19 AM

Haha! I know what you mean about arranging and rearranging! It never ends. My shop is never static…I’m always tweaking it.

Good video. Like Dave, I would love so see more about your massive collection of hand tools…OMG that’s a lot of saws!

I think it would also be fun to see the other workers in your shop! Love to hear their thoughts. (Are they just shy?)

I agree with Steve above. I tend to just FF past intros. I mean, the title of the video is right above in the description and the FF bar is easily reached. A television model doesn’t always work well on the internet.

Definitely a man cave though…I love having a comfy chair in my shop!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#10 posted 11-27-2011 04:38 AM

Boy can I relate to the OCWD! My 99 sq. ft. shop gets awful cramped but I have to live with it. I wouldn’t know what to do with all the room you have. Thanks for posting the series.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#11 posted 11-27-2011 05:44 AM

Steve- The others in my shop are all family members and refuse to be filmed. They think I look stupid enough by myself.

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#12 posted 11-27-2011 08:13 AM

Very good Stumpy!

Yes, I just finished reorganizing my small shop… it IS a lot better than it was… I think… I hope… Time will tell after a few things get done in it… LOL

I’m confused (nothing new) about this also being Part One… (continued) or some such thing…

I thought we already watched Episode #1… Now we see the Last Part of Episode #1… WHAT?!

Why not just call this Episode #2 and make it easier to think about what Episode #1 was all about… ?? LOL

Now… is the next video going to be Episode #2 Part 1? LOL ...or simply Episode #3?

The new bench looks pretty good... are you sure you couldn’t make room for the bench over where the Hand tools used to be? (LOL) Kidding…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 11-27-2011 03:11 PM

Episodes are about 30 minutes long. Nobody wants to spend 30 minutes watching a video on the internet. So I break them up into 10 minute parts. Yes, I coud just call each part a seperate episode, but each has a theme (episode one was the mini-workbench). So anyone interested in that main theme can be sure they get all the content by watching all parts of that episode.

Yes, it’s a bit confsing. It’s more for keeping things straight in my mind, but maybe I’ll change it.

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#14 posted 11-27-2011 03:33 PM

I thought that was very good. I liked it.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#15 posted 11-27-2011 03:40 PM

Nice episode. I move stuff all the time. i wish I had more room to move things actually, but it all works right now where it is.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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