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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #7: Who said Stumpy isn't very sharp?

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 12-31-2011 01:32 AM 5926 reads 21 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: OUR BEST EPISODE YET- If I do say so myself... Part 7 of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop series Part 8: THERE'S A CHICKEN IN THE WORKSHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! »

What do you get when you combine unlimited resources with the greatest woodworking mind ever? This week Stumpy demonstrates the opposite of that…

Stumpy turns his Work Sharp 3000 into a super-duper sharpening machine that works without sandpaper and accepts Tormek jigs. Then turns his sarcasm and twisted humor loose on the viewer emails. (Who knew handplanes and popcorn had so much in common…)

This is part one of a 2 part sharpening series. Next week we make some fully adjustable, sliding grinder tool rests, make our own Tormek jig, and show you how to get a Tormek style wet sharpening system for about $50!

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



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 01:53 AM

Stumpy… you are getting Scary Sharp! LOL

Very good!

Thank you.

Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Rob_n_Wood

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 02:01 AM

Stumpy your my hero… like you if I can make it I will
very clever design features I believe I must now have a work sharp in my shop
Keep up the good work I really like this format
By the way do you have a favorite Hockey team
I say GOOOOOOO Wings Happy New Year
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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Chris

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 02:42 AM

You got some cool ideas there… keep em flyin…

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 12-31-2011 03:03 AM

A favorite Hockey team? I haven’t missed a Wings game in fifteen years!

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

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 03:19 AM

Loved this one. Got wanting a Work Sharp just so I can build the stand you did.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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nikko18

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 03:50 AM

Oh man, wish you had done this two months ago, already bought an extra wheel and the wide blade attachment. Luckily, they are cheaper at amazon, but still, I really like your platform idea.

By the way, one day you should do a Red Green Show tribute episode, maybe focus on duct tape in the work shop, or turn a k-car into a lathe.

Keep your stick on the ice

Nick

-- Time flys like an arrow, fruit flies like a bannana

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 06:04 AM

Stumpy – great tips and I really enjoy your videos. I was going to build a stand for my WS3000 so I could do wider plane blades, but I like your design much better. A couple of questions – do you put the buffing compound directly on the mdf or do you use a worn out piece of sandpaper as a base? Also, can you provide the measurements for the stand so we don’t have to figure it out ourselves when we “leverage” your design?

Gary

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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Dave

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 07:14 AM

Stumpy this one was the best. Your worksharp mods are brilliant. You jokes were very funny. The Wright brothers and popcorn twist was great. I enjoyed your shop dogs. Great show. Keep em coming.
One question. What is the deal with the opening?
Did you take a tree out of a park only to build a birdhouse out of it for the ranger?
O K that was two questions.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 05:57 PM

Good job Stumpy, I may have to build the little stand as well, it looks very practical. Well done sir.

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#10 posted 12-31-2011 06:25 PM

Stumpy—Nice to see a video that actually lives up to the hype! Your shows are fun to watch and I learn something from each one. Thanks!

There’s one thing I have never liked about the WS3000 … that’s the little 2” x 2” 400-grit sandpaper sheets that go on the ramp. Once I get the backs flat and polished, I hate dragging them over the 400-grit when I’m working on the bevel. My solution: I use a very fine diamond stone next to the WS3000 to knock off the wire and maintain the polish on the back of the tool. Only takes a couple of strokes.

The buffing compound is a great idea. I found some MDF scraps this morning out in the shed … now I’m off to the shop to turn some discs.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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58j35bonanza

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#11 posted 12-31-2011 11:57 PM

Great show Stumpy. I really enjoyed this one, I’m still smiling.

-- Chuck

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woodmaker

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#12 posted 01-01-2012 02:47 AM

Great video Stumpy!
I see many mods to my machine coming up.

-- Mike

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TheDane

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#13 posted 01-01-2012 02:51 AM

Stumpys’ idea of using MDF discs and buffing compound instead of glass platters and sandpaper inspired me to whip up some discs and give it a try.

You might know that I couldn’t find the package of buffing compound sticks that have been laying around the shop for 3 or 4 years! But at least, I’ve got the MDF discs ready when I do locate it (I’ll probably find it right after I buy some more).

Click for details

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 01-01-2012 03:06 AM

Garyb6- I did make a sketchup model before I built it, but I want to make some adjustments now that I built it. Then I can send you the file if you like. The buffing compound goes right on the MDF, it is a nice, flat surface for it.

superdav721- The opening? When I was a kid my uncle lived in the U.P. He built hundreds of birdhouses for the Seney Wildlife Refuge. That was what got me first interested in woodworking. So it’s a tribute to him.

Dane- I was going to post it as a project. You beat me to it!

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

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Garyb6

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#15 posted 01-02-2012 12:54 AM

Thanks Stumpy. I’ll send you a PM with email address to send sketchup file to.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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