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Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal is a digital newsletter  published  by MWTco. Subscriptions are free.

EDITOR:

 James Hamilton

ASSOCIATE WEB EDITOR:

Amy Hamilton

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS:

Mike Hamilton

Matthew Murray

OTHER CONTRIBUTERS:

Tom Iovino

Graham Haydon

Brian Grella

Nick Ferry

Drew Short

Linn (Darbin Orvar)

Izzy Swan

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Volume 2, Issue 5- May 2016 Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal
HOMEMADE JIGS & MACHINES
POWER TOOL WOODWORKING

SUBSCRIBE FREE TODAY! New issues are published monthly and include content that isn't available on our YouTube channel. Email subscribers are also entered in our regular tool giveaways.

PROJECT: Under-Cabinet Knife Block

Everyone who sees this in our kitchen asks for one! It's a knife block that mounts beneath your upper cabinets and swivels to conceal the handles when not in use. This is a really simple project that is guaranteed to start conversations, and perhaps even generate a little sales income!

Contributed:

Pocket Hole Jig Station

 

"BOOM!" Drew Short of Rock-n H Woodshop shows you how to build a workstation for your pocket hole jig, complete with side extensions to support your workpiece, storage areas to keep your accessories, and an innovative dovetailed mount for the jig itself. (159446)

MUSTACHE MIKE'S CORNER:

 

THE STASH IS BACK! After a long hiatus, Mustache Mike returns to his corner of the workshop with another scroll saw video! This time he shares all sorts of useful scroll saw tips as he makes a nice little project  for Mrs. Mustache!

Watch past MMC episodes here...

PROJECT:

Paul Revere's Lantern!

This is a unique project, so we made a unique video! We build a wooden lantern, complete with glass and candle, while you listen to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, "Paul Revere's Ride"- as performed by the traveling education troupe, Razzle-Bam-Boom!

WOODWORKING NEWS AND TIPS
HAND TOOL WOODWORKING
JUST FOR FUN

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)

"I DON'T CARE IF YOU THINK IT SOUNDS GROSS THAT'S WHAT WE'RE CALLING IT" - Guy who named the sweater.

 

"Freaked out the UPS guy by going to the door in my underwear. I don't think it was the underwear that scared him as much as how I knew where he lived..."

 

"I like to knock on random doors and say, “Hi, my name is Current Resident and I understand you're the jerk that's been opening my mail."

 

"If watching the big-screen TV with your pants off and a bag of Doritos is wrong, then they shouldn't have couches at this Best Buy."

 

"My favorite salad is a bunch of different kinds of Doritos mixed together"

 

"Relax, Starbucks girl. If you didn't want me knocking it over, why did you write "tip jar" on it? Just for that, I'm taking my 10 cents back."

 

"If I had kids I wouldn't let them listen to classical music. They're exposed to way too much Sax and Violins as it is these days."

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds more here...

REVIEW: Harbor Freight Hand Plane

 

This is a brief video clip from the old Blue Collar Woodworking show that features the Windsor #33 bench plane from Harbor Freight. At only $10, we weren't expecting much. But there is good reason to pick one up if you happen to be in the store. Find out why in the video!

BUILD A SAW-BENCH

This classic video walks you through the process of building a saw-bench, step by step. Saw-benches are more than just places to cut your boards. They are mini workbenches, capable of many of things that their big brothers can do- except you can sit down while doing it! Learn how to draw-bore tenons, chop mortises and more!

Glue Squeeze-out Removal

 

Mustache mike shows you how a drinking straw can be a useful tool for glue removal.

Get more tips here...

Hand Drilling Jig

 

A simple jig makes it easy to bore holes perpendicular to a workpiece with a hand drill.

Get more tips here...

BEHIND THE SAWDUST: Your Woodworking News Show!

TOOL GIVEAWAY!

 

We are giving away FOUR (4) M-Power Precision Sharpening Systems! This awesome little setup was featured in a review video in our last issue (which is posted again here) and generated so much interest that the manufacturer sent us some to give to you!All you have to do is be a subscriber to our journal. We'll choose one random name a week for the next four weeks! See link below for details!

See the full details HERE..

Contributed: Make A Shooting Board

 

Graham Haydon shows you how to make a simple shooting board for ninety-degree end grain work. These classic jigs have been used for centuries to square a workpiece, adjust a miter or fit a part. There are a lot of different designs out there, but this one uses melamine for a slick, hard wearing surface. Very clever!

Visit the Graham's YouTube channel here...

Visit Razzle-Bam-Boom's website here...

FLASHBACK: Bench Grinder Tool Rest

 

Our homemade tool rest, designed to utilize the Veritas grinding jig, is one of our most popular videos from the old "Blue Collar Woodworking Days." Now we have download-able plans for this project on our website. And to celebrate, we've edited the original video down and re-released it. It's full of useful information!

Get the scroll saw pattern here...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM EPISODE #30

 

  • A new tool cabinet to rival Studley's?
  • Mike Siemsen's new cause
  • Pleasant Hill Shaker workbenches
  • Build a frame saw with Yoav Liberman
  • A new wood bodied hand plane blog
  • Bob Flexner's lacquer tips
  • Kreg Tools' new face clamps
  • And a lot more!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM EPISODE #31

 

  • A 97 year old woodworker
  • Woodworking in America 2016
  • Festool's Roadshow
  • An iconic Craftsman era mystery
  • 16 dumb woodworking mistakes
  • Make an old-timey woodworker's hat
  • Don Williams' glue stripping tip
  • And a lot more!

Get dimensions for the lantern here...

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