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Blog series by StumpyNubs updated 07-26-2017 12:05 AM 12 parts 27132 reads 89 comments total

Part 1: What happened to all the Stanley #1 hand planes? You may be surprised...

07-09-2014 07:43 PM by StumpyNubs | 6 comments »

They’re too small to be useful, and too rare to be part of most collections. But they were once quite common and had a specific purpose! Take a minute to learn something new in the latest article at Stumpynubs.com!

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Part 2: Rules aren't meant to be broken. They're meant to measure things...

07-13-2014 03:34 PM by StumpyNubs | 10 comments »

As you know, here at the Stumpy Nubs Workshop we like to bend the rules. Something we even break them. But most often we simply create a nasty kink that forever keeps the darn things from lying flat again. Yes, I am a rebel. But rules aren’t really made to be broken, they’re made to measure things. So quality really matters. By now most of you have caught on to my little play on words. But for the few still confused, I’m talking about the plain old woodworking ruler, an all too often under...

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Part 3: Which type of vise is best for an old-timey bench?

10-06-2014 02:53 PM by StumpyNubs | 5 comments »

When you’re building a traditional piece of furniture, it makes sense to keep everything… well, traditional. You wouldn’t put a digital face on a Townsend clock. But a workbench is different. We built our bench in the Roubo style for its features more than the old-timey tradition. (Watch our 2X6 Roubo woodworking bench videos here) So equipping it with a modern vise isn’t sacrilege, it’s a no brainer. The only question is, what kind of vise is right for your bench. There are primarily two kin...

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Part 4: Is climb-cutting with a router safe? How to keep your fingers!

12-17-2016 05:16 PM by StumpyNubs | 13 comments »

Some good tips about knowing which direction to run a router, and when climb-cutting is not only safe, but useful! View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Part 5: How to cut a tapered sliding dovetail with a router- the EASY way!

01-12-2017 04:07 PM by StumpyNubs | 8 comments »

Sliding dovetails are super strong, and they look better than dados. But a lot of woodworkers are intimidated by them. Not anymore! This method is easy, and the tapered form slides together MUCH better than a standard one! Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Part 6: How to make fancy crown moldings with common router bits

01-12-2017 04:13 PM by StumpyNubs | 5 comments »

Most woodworkers look at their router bits and see a few profiles. I look at my bits and see endless possibilities! Learn how to get a lot more from the bits you already have! Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Part 7: Board stretchers DO exist! See how to make a work piece longer!

05-26-2017 01:38 AM by StumpyNubs | 7 comments »

Make your lumber go farther- literally, with this board lengthening technique! (Click here to make a board thicker too.) View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Part 8: Make a board look THICKER without changing the end-grain appearance!

05-26-2017 03:35 PM by StumpyNubs | 6 comments »

Make your lumber look THICKER with this board thickening technique! (Click here to make a board longer too.) View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Part 9: How a woodworker shaves (Do not attempt!)

06-02-2017 10:23 PM by StumpyNubs | 9 comments »

This is a humorous video we produced for Tormek. It’s short, but a lot of fun. I thought you may get a kick out of it. Enjoy! View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Part 10: Tour the shop of a master woodworker (Charles Neil & a gathering of Lumberjocks)

07-05-2017 08:17 PM by StumpyNubs | 6 comments »

Charles Neil, Stumpy Nubs and a bunch of Lumberjocks got together for shindig in the Shenandoah at the workshop of a true master! View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!Charles Neil’s website: http://www.cn-woodworking.com/Stumpy Nubs Lumberjocks Thread: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/155842

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Part 11: How to get a child in the workshop so he won't grow up dumb.

07-13-2017 08:58 PM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

A humorous look at today’s kids, and a perfect way to save them with woodworking. Enjoy! View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Part 12: How to coil a band saw blade without looking like an idiot.

07-26-2017 12:05 AM by StumpyNubs | 10 comments »

There are lots of ways to do it, but this is the fastest once you get the hang of it. View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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