Friday, December 30, 2011

Episode 6: Who said Stumpy's not very sharp? (Part 1)

Stumpy turns his Work Sharp 3000 into a super-duper sharpening machine that works without sandpaper and accepts Tormek jigs. Then turns his sarcasm loose on the viewer emails. (Who knew handplanes and popcorn had so much in common...) This is part one of a 2 part sharpening series. Next week we make some fully adjustable, sliding grinder tool rests, make our own Tormek jig, and show you how to get a Tormek style wet sharpening system for about $50!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Episode #5: Clamp Rack & Stretchy Tape

This one is worth seeing how it ends! The shop needs a new clamp rack and Stumpy has a design that will hold 48 clamps in just 3X2' of wall space. Then we do a review of "stretchy tape" for the dust collection sytem, and the humor segment tells you how to get out of trouble with the wife when you buy a new tool. Enjoy...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Episode 4: Shop Heating, Box Frames

This week the cameras catch us installing gas heating in the workshop and we share some of the tips that help us make multiples of the same project fast. Plus, we review the new Trend blade cleaner and their 60 tooth blade and wrap up with the return of the humor segment: "Stumpy's Evening Advice"- where you learn how to get out of making projects for people

By the way ditched the complicated four part per episode numbering system (1-1-2, etc.). You're welcome...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Episode 3: Shop Tour

This is the third and final part of episode one...

Here we talk shop effeciency and take a tour of the Stumpy Nubs Workshop, moving some things around as we go. PLUS, we show you the GIANT SANDING MACHINE and continue work on the mini-cabinet maker's bench. Enjoy...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stumpy Short #1: What's He Making?

This is the first of many mini-videos called "Stumpy Shorts", which cover all sorts of things from tips to tool reviews to content just for laughs. There's no set schedule, they are just released whenever we feel like making them, and are not usually related to the full length episodes of Blue Collar Woodworking.

This one is a time-laps video of a project being done in our workshop. Try to figure what it is and why it's being made before the end!


Episode 2: Charles Neil vs. ME!

The camera comes back into the Stumpy Nubs Workshop to further document life in a small semi-professional shop...

Includes tips on hand cut dovetails, utility chisels, resawing wide boards on the table saw, glue-ups, and a lot more!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Episode 1: Mini Bench

We are filming 12 episodes a season for Blue Collar Woodworking with Stumpy Nubs; and each episode will be broken into four parts of about ten minutes each. Those parts will be released every few days right here on!

Episode summary: We're working on a mini version of the tradiotional woodworking bench, giving some tips on how to build it out of hardwood for very little cash, and Stumpy is starting his one on one contest with Charles Neil.

So sit back, and enjoy Episode 1- Part 1...