The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #20: Stumpy's "Accidental Invention" just might CHANGE THE WORLD!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 05-01-2012 12:43 AM 11255 reads 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: "Raise your panel!" Who knew you could do THAT with a hand plane + another contest! Part 20 of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop series Part 21: I got a new jig in a card game! »

I just wanted to build a jig to cut raised panels, I never imagined I would be turning the woodworking world on it’s ear! The jig we built last episode has gotten out of control! Now it does everything from cutting miters to trimming my toenails, and I am considering adding an adapter to open my cold ones!

You’ll get to see the new invention run amuck, plus I demonstrate how to survive without a jointer and still flatten wood like a man. Then I tell you why my neighbor thinks I’m a lunatic. Enjoy…

(Plans for the new machine are at the Stumpy Store… just click ont he tab at the top of the page at And watch more Blue Collar Woodworking while you’re there!)

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 12:53 AM

I love all of your shows/skits. I hope you never get tired with making them. Some of your innovations trigger my own imagination.

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 01:03 AM

Thanks, Ship! That’s what we’re here for!

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 01:08 AM

is it just me or is there like 4 or so minutes of nothing at the end?

-- Ben L

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 01:25 AM

Like your modifications to the format. :-) You are one clever nub! Horizontal is the way to go. Know you neverwatch andyboy, but I was fascinated by the comercial horizontal router he has. Made sense to me as it seems logical and safer?

Like your eyebolt hold downs, but I was thinking might they not leave dents in the wood?

I have not checked my router bit set but I liked the bit that formed that locking dado.

Excellent work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-01-2012 01:27 AM

Have you thought of a way to move the piece into the wood as when doing plunge routing?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 01:35 AM

AttainableApex- It was an editing error, but I am trimming it. Repairs in progress!

Doc- I am adding some “feet” to those eye bolts, just didn’t have it done in time for the show! I was about to spend 5 bucks fora knob when I figured, why not use eyebolts?

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#7 posted 05-01-2012 01:38 AM

Stumpy that’s a great video. the jig i,m putting my order in for it. it just went to the top of my jigs list. i really all ready like using routers and if it can prefom the task at hand thats my go to tool i use it a lot and thank for the tips as i don’t have a jointer and that’s going to very useful . don’t get me wrong if i had the money i’m getting those high dollar tools to do wood working task i would a lot rather build what i want then build a tool to do it but you are giving wood workers like my self that have a limited budget a alternative way so thanks .i tried the thing on my neighbor but it didn’t work so well with my weed eater.:)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 05-01-2012 01:42 AM

That horizontal router setup is inspiring! I haven’t built myself a router table yet, but this makes a really strong case for going your route.

Tweaking the format a little came out well, too. I enjoyed the board flattening lesson. But like someone else, the video had several blank minutes at the end for me. Not sure what’s going on there.

Stumpy, I know you put a lot of thought into tweaking your formula, and I really think you’re onto something good. The new effort really shows. For what it’s worth, you’ve got a fan here.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 05-01-2012 01:52 AM

Great show Stumpy. Good tips on flattening a board. And the things you find to do with those jigs. I enjoyed the intro. Keep em coming.
I admire your plane collection. A lot!

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

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#10 posted 05-01-2012 02:04 AM

Bravo…..encore, encore, encore!!! Another great infotainment installment.

I love the multipurpose use of the horizontal router table. Very inspiring!

I have been wondering how winding sticks are used. I just hadn’t researched it yet & now I don’t need to, THANKS for that. I can now spend my time doing other internet research, yeah, that’s what I CALL it!!!

I’m so glad you don’t charge $19.95 for the DVDs!!!

Keep up the great work and crack open a cold one my friend, you’ve earned it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#11 posted 05-01-2012 02:07 AM

Been a fan since episode 1 and still a fan! Now you’ve got me thinking horizontal and about a hand planner!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#12 posted 05-01-2012 02:37 AM

STUMPY finally!!!!!
Fantastic show i really enjoyed it. You kinda scared me with the neighbor and the saw deal. I might live to close to you.I,am just not sure??? but i loved it, Great show. the new format its good, you need a pause between the segments but other than that it was Fantastic. Still working on my box joint jig but i think this will be my next project.


-- BIG geo ---Occam,s razor The simplist answer is often correct

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#13 posted 05-01-2012 11:24 AM

Sometimes I wounder how I ever lived my life without the Stumpy Nubs Show. I really like the neighbor advice at the end, you won’t get that from your local PBS woodworking show.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#14 posted 05-01-2012 03:34 PM

Very nice video and great jig Stumpy.
Now about that neighbor, if you gonna do that to him he will never talk to you again, so why not say NO from the start lol

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#15 posted 05-01-2012 08:23 PM

Does the jig have an attachment for an ice maker???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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