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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop... The best woodworking show since the invention of wood!

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#1 posted 986 days ago

Breakingboredome et al:

I was serious (believe it or not) about having “winner” categories so that more people can be “King of the Hill” and add some extra fun too. Otherwise I think that many will not enter because they are not as skilled as some and consider their entry would be below par. By having “gag” categories, it gives just about everyone some level playing field and encourages more to enter.
It is just an idea that I though would may be of interest, nothing more.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 986 days ago

A great idea, Roger! You’ll notice it was implemented under the ”Is there a prize” section above. Of course it will depend on how many entries we get…

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#3 posted 986 days ago

Yeah, I think it’s a good idea Rex. I’ll be shooting for winning a prizeless category. Actually, my goal is just to actually enter a contest. I never make the time.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 986 days ago

Stumpy,
I think winners in the “odd ball” categories would be quite happy with just a certificate as a prize.
It concerns me that you have taken on so much and are furnishing a lot out of your own time and resources.
No, I am not volunteering for “duty”, but maybe there are some LJs close to you who maybe could lighten the load a bit for you. Just a thought.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 986 days ago

I agree with Roger….there should be delineations (beginners, intermediate, advanced, pro (broken out by years of experience or by those that do it for a living) to allow the less experienced woodworkers to have a go. This will certainly boost the participation – most of us know there are some highly talented folks here on LJ’s that even very experienced wood workers don’t feel they would stand a chance against in a competition. I would tend to agree….myself not being good at artistry. My work tending more to the mechanical aspect. Categories then could be as mentioned in the main post – or something like – freeform, classic, joinery, hand tool, etc…etc..these can be decided before the competition and then the participant can submit their entry as a “beginner, hand tool” or “intermediate joinery”....etc.

I do not enter contests myself as I never win anything (I can prove it for sure)...LOL. Truthfully, though, I do not enter contests as I have way too much on my plate and too little time to do it….I do not need the extra stress involved. I would be happy to help in the judging as a “disinterested woodworker”....I can at least tell the difference between a dovetail and a box joint….LOL.

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#6 posted 986 days ago

Are 4×2’s ok?

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#7 posted 986 days ago

REX- Agreed about no prizes for the “odd ball” categories. Those will only be awarded the ultimate fame and celebrity status that comes with a contest like this. At least a full fifteen seconds of fame…

You are welcome do donate of of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd place prizes though :)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#8 posted 986 days ago

reggiek- Isn’t EVERY joint on a box really a box joint?

This is a contest that is most likely to attract regular woodworkers, not experts. We’re using a 2X4 for goodness sake!

But just in case, we added the extra “awards” so there is something for everybody to shoot for, even if they feel that they won’t win the 1st-3rd prizes. (Even a child has a shot at the “what is that thing” award…)

HOWEVER- I think a person can learn and achieve a lot when he pushes himself, and a contest is a great place to do that. So I would enter even if I thought I had no chance. The worst that can happen is you’ll try something new and have a great time…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#9 posted 986 days ago

Just to clarify- I am NOT able to enter THIS contest because I am sponsoring it. But I will still make something for it, even though I can’t win. I’m not missing out on this one!

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#10 posted 986 days ago

4X2 are forbidden, Dave. But if you turn it onto it’s side, nobody will know he difference… but keep that on the down-low…

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#11 posted 986 days ago

Ooh! I’m entering in the high-tech category: The iWood (tm)

The iWood!

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#12 posted 986 days ago

I expect to see an entry out of you now, mister “mortal.” You can feature your project on your show!

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#13 posted 986 days ago

Getting a lot of entries! Keep those PMs coming, we need a lot of participation to make this worthwhile for everyone!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#14 posted 986 days ago

Well, since Steve obviously has 1st place locked up with his iWood, the rest of us can shoot for the scraps he’s left us in 2nd and 3rd. And Steve, are you going to sell a version with interchangeable veneer faceplates?

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#15 posted 986 days ago

That entry would likely not count. It is at least 50% metal- not mostly made up of wood like the rules require.

But I’m sure Steve will come up with something!

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#16 posted 986 days ago

Actually the iWood is 100% wood…the metal is just a fancy docking station. And Matt, the iWood is fully customizable: you can add your own skins to it. Here’s a screen shot from the video illustrating this feature:

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#17 posted 986 days ago

And where might I buy one of these “Iwoods”... I have bags full of cash and love to own the latest woodworking technology!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#18 posted 986 days ago

Come on Stumpy …..... Lowes or HD…......mmmm….some mothers do have them. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#19 posted 986 days ago

Don’t know if I get that one, Rex. No matter, I don’t get any jokes but my own. I am sure that doesn’t way anything at all about my personality… shut up…

Should I put you down on the entry list? You MUST have a bit of 2X4 in that shop somewhere!

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#20 posted 986 days ago

tuba fores huh ? notice no specific species has been listed, as long as it starts as a Tuba Fore, all is good, right, ? ( 2 X4)

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#21 posted 986 days ago

Stumpy. Purchase an iWood? 2×4? Sellers = Lowes and HD, you need to get out more and move away from the lumber section and look through the “Appliances” section.

You can surely put me down on the list, it will get me to the shop to actually do something. BTW, can you put me down for an entry in the “You gotta be Joking” section?

My first idea was to make a gold brick out of a piece of 2×4 painted gold, with a live wire implanted like a candle wick. I was going to call it “Shock and Au” , but I was on;y 99.9% sure it would win.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#22 posted 986 days ago

Yes, Charles. Any construction 2X4 made from softwood and of a maximum of 8 feet counts. I think that would also make a great basis for your show! Forget all that fine furniture and finely tuned skill. Pound a few 2X4’s into a table and add it to the series you’re working on now. It’ll look great next to that flame birch table!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#23 posted 986 days ago

LOL @ Rex. I can’t remember the last time I heard a joke with a Periodic Table reference in it.

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#24 posted 986 days ago

we use tiger maple , Curly Cherry and all sorts of stuff round here for construction, :) I will just watch,, way out of my league, have fun folks,

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#25 posted 985 days ago

No pine/spruce/fir 2X4’s in the Charles Neil workshop? I bet there’s no room with all that MDF!

No problem about not being able to enter. You have to get to that grandfather clock anyway. (We use the sun to tell time here in the great white north, but we can store our beer or deer jerky or something in that clock case…)

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#26 posted 985 days ago

Stumpy: Whaaa? You mean you haven’t ordered an iWood yet? They are only $19.99. And you get an iWood Nano thrown in too: http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/23035

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#27 posted 985 days ago

Steve- I was going to suggest posting a link for those who don’t know what an iWood is!

EVERYONE: Go watch his podcast. It will make you a better person. (Maybe that’s too much…)

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#28 posted 985 days ago

Hey SuperDave- did you change your avatar this evening?

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#29 posted 985 days ago

Whats a tuba fores?
your iwood is bleeding.
and has any body got a board stretcher?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#30 posted 985 days ago

BRILLIANT video Steve, you are my kind of idiot. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#31 posted 985 days ago

If you make a freaking board stretcher for this contest you’re disqualified!

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#32 posted 985 days ago

DANG! I was going to make a 4×2 outa my 2×4!

I guess now I’ll have to break out the old board stretcher and make a 4×6 instead!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#33 posted 985 days ago

I thought you RESAWED it to do it… LOL

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#34 posted 985 days ago

Sure did Stumpy, Same grandchild ‘Logan” he was sick and his mama stuck a camera in his face. I think he is thinking if you don’t get that camera outa my face I am going to whack you with a tuba fore.

HMMMM board stretcher. A 2 by 4 re-sawed to 1/16 veneer show makes a lot of wood. Thanks Joe

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#35 posted 985 days ago

Only a few thousand more, and I’ll be done with my entry!

First I used my scroll saw to cut out the blanks about 1/32×1/32×2-1/2 (TS and BS had too big a kerf andI didn’t want to waste all that wood).

Then I chucked the blank into my pen making lathe.

Then I sanded it through the grits to 400.

Then I finished it with BLO and 9 coats lacquer sanding between coats

Now all I have to do is duplicate it a few thousand times

THIS IS A JOKE...My entry that is, not the contest.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#36 posted 985 days ago

Rob,

Very inspirational work!

Perhaps when you have completed a few thousand of them, you could glue them together and make something out of the toothpicks.

Let me think…

How about forming them into the shape of a 2X4?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#37 posted 985 days ago

Getting a lot of entries… glad to see it!

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#38 posted 985 days ago

Hey Stumpy, if you do another contest, next time the only materials allowed to be used should be toothpicks, popsicle sticks, and maybe wooden skewers. That’d make things pretty interesting. I think someone on here made a guitar or something from popsicle sticks. Pretty amazing.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#39 posted 985 days ago

We like to keep things “high class” here, BB. Toothpicks? Come on! We use 2X4s in our woodworking!

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#40 posted 985 days ago

My apologies. Toothpicks are probably made from some type of hardwood anyway. Plus, I’d have to buy some toothpicks whereas there are a few local construction projects around town that are “donating” 2×4’s as part of an early bird special. Get there before first light and get all the 2×4’s you can load, free. lol.

NOTE: I don’t steal lumber in late night construction site raids.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#41 posted 985 days ago

Yeah Boardom, LJ toothpicks are 2×4’s. We have bigger teeth. Check out a political post. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#42 posted 985 days ago

A real LJ picks his teeth with whatever he has on hand. I used a chisel last night and can send you the tooth to prove it!

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#43 posted 985 days ago

How many people plan to enter something they already made?

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#44 posted 985 days ago

I am using an old tuba fore on a new project

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#45 posted 985 days ago

I’ve just torn off some plasterboard in the house and got my piece of 2×4. The wife thinks I’m going to put in a niche. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#46 posted 985 days ago

Plasterboard? You do realize they make drywall now… don’t you Rex?

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#47 posted 985 days ago

Of course stumpy, but I try to stay away from the Chinese stuff, I hear it makes people sick.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#48 posted 985 days ago

Serious question. Yeah right. Stumpy does it have to be kiln dried?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#49 posted 985 days ago

If you can find an 8ft construction grade, softwood 2X4 that is not kiln dried, you are welcome to use it. It may be fun to see how much it twists and cups and warps right before our eyes!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#50 posted 984 days ago

I want to do some steaming and bending ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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