The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #25: A Woodworking Copy Machine & Radial Arm Saws

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 09-02-2012 12:06 AM 7073 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This week we reveal the latest “invention”- A copy machine that duplicates woodworking projects! Then we talk about using a radial arm saw without losing any fingers, bees wax and hand planes, before ending with a tribute to a lost loved one.

This episode is one for the Woodworking Hall of Fame… enjoy!

Afterward, watch more episodes at!

And one last thing… everybody is emailing about the bag over my head. Well, it’s an inside joke from over at the “Stumpy Nubs Thread” here on Lumber Jocks.

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 12:26 AM

Good stuff Stumpy and nice tribute to your Grandpa. Looking forward to seeing the copy gadget at work…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 12:32 AM

Some great stuff Stumpy! Like that duplicater! I miss my old Radial Arm saw. Sold it way back in 91 and I’m still kicking my self. I built a gazebo with that saw. It’s on LJ’s in my projects someplace. It came out perfect!
Someday I’ll give making a duplicater a try!
Happy woodworking!
I forgot to say sorry about your loss. I getting so bad a remebering not to mention spelling!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 01:19 AM

Good show as always, and a great send off for your grandpa.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 01:45 AM

STumpy, you never cease to amaze me. I love your shows and your sense of humor is outstanding.

I popped a cold one just now in honor of your grandpa. May he have an endless supply of wood and the finest tools at his side for all of eternity. He will be missed.


-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#5 posted 09-02-2012 02:15 AM

Another fine show!!!

Nice tribute to gramps, he wood be proud to see his RAS put to good use & NOT severing any limbs. I’m having a (an other) “cold one”, in hiz onher, as I tipe.

I’m looking forward to seeing the “Stumpy Replicator” up & running.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-02-2012 05:32 AM

Great show as always and an amazing tribute to your Grandpa, sorry for your loss.

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#7 posted 09-02-2012 08:44 AM

Nice show Stumpy

Granddads are great, I still think fondly

of mine.

Welcome back.

Great copy carver :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 09-02-2012 11:04 AM

First, sorry to hear of the loss of your Grndpaw. A very gr8 tribute to him and his history. Your copy machine looks to be very interesting, like all your videos and creations. Look forward to seein it in action

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 09-02-2012 12:56 PM

Enjoyed the show Stumpy….. (I can’t believe my keyboard said that)

Very nice tribute too…..

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

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#10 posted 09-02-2012 03:07 PM

Good show, liked the dedication to your Grandfather.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#11 posted 09-04-2012 02:09 AM


Thoughts and prayers for you and your grandfather. I miss both of mine, and think of them often. I enjoyed your video, the copying machine looks cool. I couldn’t igore your choice in router! God Bless Harbor Freight. i have three of those HF trimmers chucked with different bits that never get removed. They are pretty awesome, as long as you know what you are getting. I also loved your ode to the Radial Arm Saw. I love mine as well. I will say however, that my delta turret model from the late 80’s is every bit the battle ship your DeWalts are. Maybe more. Still, this is a toe-mato tam-a-to argument. The fact that we are both in the pro-RAS community is enough for me!

Again, thanks for the video, I enjoyed it very much.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#12 posted 09-04-2012 01:48 PM

You’ll get no argument from me about the Deltas. I haven’t used one, but I almost bought one a moth or two ago. It was a nice saw, but I don’t have the room for it.

I also know guys who love their Craftsmans. But my favorite is the early, pre-Black and Decker Dewalt models.

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#13 posted 09-04-2012 01:52 PM

Love my dewalt MBF, looks like the one at your bench, too. A fine episode, Mr. Nubs, very enjoyable.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#14 posted 09-05-2012 04:40 PM

Another great show Stump. Sorry to hear about your grandpa’, God bless him.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 09-05-2012 05:01 PM

wow I have a Dewalt saw similar to yours that I inherited. After seeing your video I am going to dust it off and start using it. Thanks :)

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