Weekend Woodworking w/ Stumpy & The Stash #1: A whole new woodworking video series!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 01-10-2014 10:02 PM 2139 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Stumpy Nubs and Mustache Mike team up for the first in a series of weekly videos featuring small projects for the regular workshop. But this isn’t another show about building birdhouses and cutting boards (not that there’s anything wrong with them :)- Stumpy is showing off his creative side with unique projects you will actually WANT to build!

This time it’s an electronics valet- a sweet little charging station for all your gizmos where the power can flow without the tangle of wires.

We can't embed videos on Lumberjocks right now, so you'll have to go watch it here. Enjoy! Then come back and leave a comment so we know what you think!

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#1 posted 01-10-2014 10:09 PM

I was jonesing for a Stumpy fix…

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 10:31 PM

Yes, I was jonesing also.

Nice job Mr. Mustache!
Oh yeah, you too Stumpy!!! ;^)

I like this idea of short videos for “quick & easy” (well for most people, maybe not me!) “Weekend Woodworking” projects. I’m looking forward to more tidbits of “Stumpy & ‘Stache”!!!

Keep up the good work, it is appreciated!

-- 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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#3 posted 01-11-2014 01:11 AM

Very short and informative, but I couldn’t find the thumbs up button to push. Yes, I like it Please continue such episodes. Any particular brand of water based poly you prefer, and what is the source you found for the blade?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#4 posted 01-11-2014 01:11 AM

Hmm. I like the idea for more project centric videos. Although it’s too heavy on the talking head segments and light on the woodworking. Production values are there. I like the new intro although the background music through most of the video got irritating. But that’s just me nitpicking. I am looking forward to more!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 01-11-2014 01:45 AM

Like the video, but agree that it’s a little too much talk, and not enough woodworking.

Looking forward to the next installment!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 01-11-2014 02:24 AM

That’s something I Struggle to understand. All of the talking was to describe the project. 75% of the video Was actual camera footage of wood being cut up and glued together- There has to be some talking or else I may as well just mount a webcam in the Shop. Ramsey talks as he works – Have you ever seen how much Roy Underhill talks? Granted, I did talk a bit too much in the older videos. But I thought I kept It to a bare minnimum in this one.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

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#7 posted 01-11-2014 11:37 AM

Hey Stump- What happened to all your vintage tools in the backdrop? I miss that beautiful clutter.

-- Dust never sleeps

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#8 posted 01-11-2014 11:53 AM

Like so many other ways, people are mis-identifying symptoms. Like “my stomach hurts” when the pain is obviously in their lower abdomen (the stomach isn’t). Their words “too much talking” don’t actually mean that. You don’t have to decifer the coded messages and understand the true pathology. Unless you really do care what they’re trying to say and about the health of the patient.
So what is really the issue? I can only have a stab (call it exploratory surgery).
Maybe they’re trying to say “there’s no talking while woodworking” but don’t have enough understanding to know that’s really what they want. Perhaps what they’re really talking about here is that teh feel of the show has changed from one where the presenter is amongst thier tools, materials, and subject matter (maybe not actually working while talking, it’s as if they could be and the viewer is drawn into the whole scenario) to one where some tools are shown working amongst a bunch of over (?) produced, and therefore removed-feeling play to the camera. Maybe they’re saying “we could accept and even liked the special stumpy style presentation (playful script, humor) when it wasn’t taking itself too seriously as the fun-damental premise. But now that it’s more (?over?) produced, that “talking” seems disjunct to the rest”. But they don’t know how to say this, so they say what they can – “too much talking”.

-- Never is longer than forever.

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#9 posted 01-11-2014 01:06 PM

Nice valet for all those electronics. That might be my Grndpaw hangin in the background there..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 01-11-2014 01:29 PM

Roger- That’s my great-great-great grandfather. His name was Jesse Stephens and he had a sweet beard.

Robyn- I hear what you’re saying, and don’t disagree. But here’s the problem… When I do the old format (which we are going to still be doing once a month) people say “shut up, you’re not funny” and “it’s way too long”. People seem to want a short video, much like Steve Ramsey makes. But Steve is already doing a great job, so I don’t want to copy his style. My videos have to have their own feel, which is what we’ve created here. However, these short videos are a SEPERATE thing from the original show. Here’s the plan…

-Every week we are making a new episode of “Weekend Woodworking”- the 5 minute project you just saw.

-Once a month we are making an episode of “The Stumpy Nubs Workshop”- formerly called Blue Collar Woodworking, it’s the longer show with the homemade tools, jigs and tips

-Once a month we are also making an episode of “The Old Timey Workshop”- a 20 minute show about hand tool woodworking.

-And at least every other week we’re making an episode of “Mustache Mike’s Corner”- a 5 minute scroll saw show.

This is a lot of content, in both the old and new styles. People who don’t like the new style can still watch the old one, and vise-versa.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

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#11 posted 01-11-2014 02:21 PM

What’s all this talk about too much talking?
With a short video, there is a difficult balance to maintain….
Comedic content Vs Fabrication fundamentals.

I believe that the talking, during the project build, was just a little disconnected from the actual build. It seemed to be more jokes & fluff, than actual build information. For example, I would have explained that the “mouse holes”, for the cords, could be cut any number if ways. With a foster bit & jig saw, to scroll saw or even with a hand held coping saw. In other words, describing how the “Weekend Warrior Woodworker” could accomplish them given their tool & skill set.

Like I said, it is a balancing act….
Sooooo, I can see how someone as “unstable” as Stumpy would find this a bewildering challenge!!! ;^)
Just a little poke!!!

-- 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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#12 posted 01-11-2014 03:23 PM

Well i don’t think you should listen too hard to anybody, whether they’re saying “too much talking”, or, “shut up, you’re not funny”, or “it’s way too long”. Try what you gotta (want to ) try. With the caveat of learning from the tests (everything’s a test) of course.
That’s a LOT to be doing. Wish you the best with that. wow. Good news for us of course. :)
Thank you for what you do by the way. Whatever people’s opinions and preferences, it’s a free show(s) and i hope we can at least thank you very much for it.

-- Never is longer than forever.

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#13 posted 01-11-2014 05:08 PM


I’ve given you a hard time. But I also think you had your own “Niche”. I’ve recently started watching and subscribing to You Tube.

You described yourself as an infotainment. Your humor is “you”! I’ve also said other things as they pop up from a production point of view and as a consumer. Haven’t checked this one out yet. And I will!

I think you are progressing. Roy is himself. Charles too! (different styles, and content.) I like your hand tool passion. I like your humor. I really enjoy humor! I have often asked “how come he isn’t using the Blue collar tools he is making?” For me that is consistency. I like it that you recognize and support your peers.

My wife watches, and laughs at your funnies! We all need your wit, and your witticisms!

I am taking a serious look at hand plane tune ups and using them. Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 01-12-2014 06:12 PM

Basically an advertising for the store huh? IF you were doing your original format, the one that was low end, I would never miss one. The commercial nature of yours and Steve’s videos must be what bars you from here?....just some admittedly uninformed thoughts….....................J Afterthought…................If too much actual info is put forward then less plans will be sold to beginners who need them.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#15 posted 01-12-2014 10:26 PM

Wooded- The problem is, everyone loves to watch free videos. But the videos aren’t free to make. That’s what ads are for. Unless you want to pay my bills for me…

And I have no idea what you mean by Steve and I being barred from here…

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