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Most woodworking shows feature a highly skilled craftsman making a fine piece of furniture that most of us will never actually build. Those shows are fun to watch, but what about something for us "regular" woodworkers? What about those of us with small shops in our garages, sheds and basements- with limited free time and even more limited woodworking budgets?
That's what Blue Collar Woodworking's all about!
Stumpy Nubs applies his unique talents to the real world challenges every day woodworkers face. From building your own tools to learning the skills, tips and tricks that make shop time more enjoyable, there's something for everybody in every episode. Add to it the unique "variety show" format
and a healthy dose of twisted humor, and you'll see why Stumpy has
quickly become one of the most watched woodworkers on the web.
So sit back, have a cold one and enjoy our website. Because you've earned it, my friend!
We're just finishing up our unique open sided drum sander design. It's built to handle the largest of work pieces, yet still small and compact enough to move around or store away. Besides the traditional thickness sanding feature, it also includes a top "V-Drum" sanding ability that makes quick finish sanding of project parts a breeze. And it has an easy to swap out drum which makes changing sandpaper grits much easier. We expect the sander to be finished in the coming days!
Open sided, dual function drum sander
In the meantime check out Stumpy's past "inventions"!
4/28/2013- Drum Sander Finishin'
The new drum sander is done at last! Plus, Stumpy reaches the $6 in his hand plane rundown, Charles Neil makes a stump of his own, and a big announcement!
Watch it on our Season 2 Page!
4/16/2013- Stumpy Nubs: Troll Hunter! (They taste like chicken)
I am not just an somewhat overrated woodworker with an endless supply of bad jokes and a troubling affinity for blue denim shirts. I am also a naturalist, a man who spends his weekends in the wild observing exotic creatures and documenting their strange habits. My expeditions take me all over the worldwide web, to the lurking places of the most despicable of predators: the Woodworking Trolls. I’ve spent years among their kind, frequenting their natural habitat on woodworking message boards, blogs, chat rooms; any place where they can slip in through the comment threads to infect the community with their deadly venom.
Read it on the Blog Page!
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