|Forum topic by StumpyNubs||posted 02-23-2011 05:55 PM||6594 views||2 times favorited||16 replies|
02-23-2011 05:55 PM
Recently I’ve been working with some of my fellow LJ’s on an idea for a new woodworking video podcast, and I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas. So many, in fact, that I’m already starting to move from the overall development phase to working on plans for the first episode. Here’s a quick rundown of what the show will be like…
- We’ve decided on a name- The Stumpy Nubs Workshop
-It will be filmed as if in front of a live studio audience (although that will only be an illusion)
-The format of the show will be several, overlapping segments including projects, tool use, history, interviews, shop tours, etc.
- It’s not your standard “one guy talking to the camera” show, there are multiple “characters” who have their own regular segments in various episodes.
- Back story: The Stumpy Nubs Workshop is a small scale production shop in Michigan run by two “Yoopers” who are forced to live with the “trolls” in lower peninsula. Michigan’s decade long “great depression” has left their shop idle and they fill the time with their own low budget woodworking show. Reuben Stumpy is the host, while Mr. Nubs runs the camera, carefully staying out of site. (He’s self conscious because years of shop accidents have left him less than handsome.)
-Each episode will feature a shop related project (example- tool racks, work benches, various shop improvements) aimed at the average weekend woodworker who wants his shop to be well organized but also looking good. Stumpy designs and builds the furniture, while his friends offer their own input including how to tune up and effectively use tools, their history and development, and shop tips.
-Other woodworkers all over the country will be invited to contribute video shop tours, tips and projects with the goal of freely sharing the joys and knowledge of woodworking, in an entertaining and informative way.
-For now, each episode will be about 10 minutes long, and appear every other week. (Filming will begin shortly and the first episodes will be released in the spring.)
I hope everyone on LJ’s will help support the podcast with their input! It’s likely that I will be posting a lot of forum threads asking for ideas about specific projects we plan on featuring. In fact, I’m looking for ideas on a lathe tool holder for the first episode…
SO- What do you use to hold your lathe tools? Here’s what I’m looking for: I envision a wall hanging tool rack that will hold standard sized tools, plus long handled tools and various lathe accessories. Maybe a couple of small shelves or drawers combined with holders for the tools? I also want it to look good, not a 2X4 with a row of holes drilled in it. I don’t have the budget to pay for your submission like a magazine would, but if I use your design I will give you all the credit. So how about posting a photo below of your tool rack? I would VERY much appreciate it!
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