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StumpyNubs

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11-16-2011 06:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource biscuit joiner jig tip trick

THIS THREAD GOT SO BIG IT WAS CRASHING THE SITE! So we broke it in half. Leave a comment on the new thread here!

Join us, we’re having a blast. No nonsense, just sweet, sweet entertainment for woodworkers! Ok, and a little bit of nonsense…

What's Blue Collar Woodworking?

It’s been called “The greatest woodworking show since the invention of wood”, of course it was Stumpy who said that…

The simplest way to look at it is this… imagine if you could peek into your neighbor’s workshop and see what he’s doing each week. BUT, while the workshop is a lot like yours, what goes on in the shop is anything but normal! Stumpy’s twisted sense of humor accompanies your behind the scenes access to how we deal with regular problems in extraordinary ways!

For example, other woodworking shows might show you how to make a box. You don’t need another show like that. What we do instead is design a unique jig or tool that makes it easier, faster, better or just more fun to make that box. Then we tell some dumb jokes about boxes. And we tell you how to save money on the tools you might have to buy to make your boxes… or whatever you make in your shop.

It’s a mixture of light humor and good old fashioned “shoestring woodworking” designed to help you turn YOUR shop into a fully equipped work space without spending a ton of cash, and be entertained along the way!

We’ve built unique and useful woodworking machines including a benchtop biscuit joiner, a fully featured dovetail machine, the greatest drill press table known to mankind, a machine that makes raised panel doors, a homemade jig saw, a lead screw driven box joint machine, and a lot more

We share tips, tricks, jokes and anything and everything a woodworker could ever dream of!

Here’s the latest episode:

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See more episodes at Stumpynubs.com!

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


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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 11-16-2011 07:09 PM

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 11-16-2011 07:12 PM

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…

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

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#3 posted 11-16-2011 07:12 PM

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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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 07:17 PM

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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reggiek

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#5 posted 11-16-2011 07:51 PM

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.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 11-16-2011 07:54 PM

Are 4×2’s ok?

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

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 07:55 PM

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 11-16-2011 08:23 PM

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 11-16-2011 08:26 PM

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!

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

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StumpyNubs

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#10 posted 11-16-2011 09:59 PM

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…

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

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Stevinmarin

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 10:21 PM

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

The iWood!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#12 posted 11-16-2011 10:23 PM

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

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

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#13 posted 11-16-2011 10:53 PM

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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BreakingBoardom

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#14 posted 11-16-2011 11:20 PM

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 11-16-2011 11:25 PM

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!

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

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