Well, I’m still on quasi-bed rest from the doc. No lifting, no twisting, and no woodworking. But….that doesn’t mean I can’t lay here on my back and update the blog on my phone! I have been storing pictures and progress for a month now since my back started to act up back in late August. It’s painfully slow progress to heal a back that was jacked up as bad as mine, but progress is progress and I’m in a LOT less pain now! So that’s good. Anyway,...
The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… “One of my (Roy’s) fav-o-rite projects of all time… There’s no way a machine can make this better than a person. We have to have maximum strength, minimum weight in an article of this kind.” Clearly we are about to get a lesson in old-time woodworking worth its weight in hickory! Roy taught us chopping and hacking in the first three episodes, now we’re moving on to a dee...
The second episode of our new hand tool woodworking show is all about one of the most essential tools for the old-timey woodworker: The marking gauge! In fact Stumpy applies his woodworking wit and wisdom to three types of gauges, building a marking gauge, a mortise gauge, and a cutting gauge; all three with just a few hardwood scraps and a little bench time. At the end you’ll have a deeper understanding of this critical tool, not to mention three of them to call your own! The Ol...
Stumpy takes you back to a time of simple woodworking pleasures! This time he shows you how to make your own marking knife and how to use it for a lot more than marking! Then he demonstrates how to use a traditional mortising chisel. All this and everything else that has made Stumpy Nubs videos among the most watched in woodworking! The Old Timey Workshop is a monthly podcast produced independently of Blue Collar Woodworking. It will feature woodworking projects built with the tools an...
Mustache Mike's Corner #1: Scroll Saw Basics: More than you ever wanted to know about this sweet-sweet machine!
Mustache Mike takes over the Stumpy Nubs Workshop for his very first podcast! This time he’s talking scroll saws, and he’s starting with the basics of the basics. A great episode for those thinking of getting into scrollin’; learn about the history of the machine, the different types of scroll saws, and more! Mustache Mike is normally Stumpy’s loyal sidekick on Blue Collar Woodworking. But as an avid scroller and turner, he’s going to be taking his unique tale...
Blue Collar Woodworking #33: Build your own 6" duct work with Stumpy Nubs, Mustache Mike and the Crazy Canadian
The good times never end at the Stumpy Nubs Workshop- this time build our own 6” square wooden duct work, we make a ceiling mounted air filtration unit from a furnace blower, we talk all sorts of technical details about dust collection, and we welcome four guests including Charles Neil- who gives us a tip on making face frames really pop; Paul Moore- who entertains us with a crazy Canadian 100HP lathe; Mustache Mike makes his first appearance on the show as Stumpy’s new sidekick; ...
MAN- there’s a lot of great stuff in this episode! First, we talk about true dust collection power with Bill Pentz (part two of our dust collection series), Charles Neil stops by again, I show off my four favorite block planes and start an experiment that might destroy the world. Besides that we talk about the Harbor Freight dust collector, ask average woodworker five dumb questions, talk about King Tut’s stool, and that’s not even everything! ALSO- We’re making ...
Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #28: How I survived Black Friday at Woodcraft: Stumpy vs. the Zombies...
The biggest holiday of the year has just past. Bigger than Christmas, bigger than Rosh Hashanah, even bigger than Washington’s Birthday. It’s called Black Friday and for good reason. It’s the day the shopping gods are appeased by the sacrifice of virgin greenbacks. When America’s trailer parks empty and the Walmarts fill with herds of greedy consumers looking for a deal on something, anything that will satisfy their lust for stuff. I’ve seen a dozen overweight women brawl like ultimate ...
Once in a lifetime we achieve a level of perfection so high we wonder if our very lives will ever be the same! That is what I imagine all of you will think the moment you see the new drill press table. Or, at the very least, you’ll have a good time laughing at me. This episode of Blue Collar Woodworking is all about the new drill press table, complete with downdraft dust collection, drawers for storage, and a micro-adjustable, X-Y sliding table. After that we show ou how to ma...
Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #21: "The reason for the season"- It's almost time for the Stumpies!
All of us find ourselves in sticky situations once in a while. I remember the time I was hunched over that mysterious package somebody had left in a busy children’s store. I heard a child say “Mommy, why’s that box ticking…” I sprung into action, sweeping the little girl out of harm’s way. “Stand back everybody, I know what to do” As I rolled up my sleeves and the young mothers began to faint, I was finally able to get a good look at the danger ...
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