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Volume 1, Issue 10 - October 2015

CNC Project: Camera Clock

Stumpy has a new toy, and it's time to see what it can do! Watch as we build a clock based upon an early 1900's antique camera design. It's the perfect project to test out the CNC Shark HD3. You'll also hear what Stumpy thinks of this popular, hi-tech woodworking machine.

CNC Shark vs X-Carve

These two machines that are in different classes but both are extremely popular among woodworkers looking to go hi-tech. Which one should you invest your hard earned money in? Stumpy tells you the differences, and what you should look for in any CNC machine.

More great tool reviews here...

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Show Notes (Links, transcript, etc)...

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Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal

Tormek's Special

Tormek announced a special end of the year package deal for their flagship T-7 sharpening system. (You get a couple of nice free gifts with your purchase.) Since it's raised so much hubub, we thought it may be a good idea to show you our 2014 interview with a company big-wig. Why do their systems cost so much? Are they really worth the price? Will they last? These questions and more are answered.

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Choosing A Woodworking Vise

When you’re building a traditional piece of furniture, it makes sense to keep everything… well, traditional. You wouldn’t put a digital face on a Townsend clock. But a workbench is different. We built our bench in the Roubo style for its features more than the old-timey tradition. So equipping it with a modern vise isn’t sacrilege, it’s a no-brainer. The only question is, what kind of vise is right for your bench? This article covers the ins and outs of vise types, and what you should look for. It also recommends a couple of options.

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Something to think about while the glue dries...

(Quotes, thoughts and funny sayings collected from the all over the internet, and from the mind of Stumpy Nubs)

"Its awkward touching hands with another man in a popcorn bag, especially if you don't know the man & he doesn't know you're eating his popcorn."


"If we stop neutering our dogs then the Terriers have won."


"Calling "shotgun" is great way to lighten the mood when getting in the squad car after the cops arrest you."


"Somewhere out there is a guy named Joe whose greatest achievement is that he was a really sloppy eater."


"It's not so much that I love karate as it is that I hate boards."


"My wax museum is going to start small by focusing on famous people who look like candles."


"I will die one day at a Subway restaurant, shot dead by a SWAT team after taking several hostages over what I feel is the meaning of extra cheese."


"PRO TIP- Always watch your step on an escalator. I once tripped and fell down the stairs for an hour and a half"



Hundreds more here...

Black Friday is coming... know what that means?


Millions of people look forward to the day after Thanksgiving for the shopping. But many woodworkers eagerly anticipate something else: Stumpy's annual "Black Friday" blog. Every year readers are taken on a journey through Stumpy's twisted imagination as he recounts a woodworker's shopping experience that may or may not be true... or even believable. It's not really about the shopping, it's about the absurdity of the whole thing. And you can bet he'll have something new this November 27th! In the meantime, why not catch up on any past edition you may have missed (or that you may want to read, and laugh at again!)


2012 Black Friday Blog: Stumpy vs. The Zombies

Stumpy takes on pushy clerks and wild eyed woodworkers at his local Woodcraft, and learns a valuable lesson.


2013 Black Friday Blog: Mustache v. Cyclopes

Stumpy and the Stash take a trip to Rockler, only to get lost in a storm that carries them to a strange and terrifying place reminiscent of Homer's Iliad.


2014 Black Friday Blog: The Legend of Pappy Nubs

Stumpy tells the tale of his great-great-grandaddy who was the only woodworker on the Mayflower.

FLASHBACK: The 3-Layer Clamp Rack

A looooong time ago (a lifetime in internet years) Stumpy was making a very different woodworking show. "Blue Collar Woodworking" was a cult favorite, and we still get emails about it from our longtime devotees. But let's face it, the show was too long and not everybody liked Stumpy's jokes. Today's videos are shorter and more to the point. But one thing hasn't changed. We're still making cool shop projects like the clamp rack that was featured back in episode #5. (Stumpy was so young and handsome back then!) Anywho- take a trip back  to the days before HD and see a great project, plus you'll get a little insight into the roots of what we do today!

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