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Shaker End Table #13: The Last Picture Show

I got mixed results using the table saw to level out the leg on the table. I had some splintering on the edges and took a little to much off on the first pass causing tilting on the other leg. So I used a sharp chisel to shave off the necessary...

Bois D'arc #1: Bois D'arc (Osage Orange)

In a previous post I showed some logs that were given to me. https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/2765-free-bois-d-arc-osage-orange. I finally got around to do something with one of them. Splitting the big beast. Now we are starting to...

Thoughts On Working With Reclaimed Wood

Working with reclaimed wood can be very rewarding once the final product comes together. Unless you are purchasing it from someone who has already pulled the nails and cleaned the surface be prepared to put some effort into preparing it for...

Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #2: Black Friday 2014: The Legend of Pappy Nubs

As you know, Black Friday is a big event around the Stumpy Nubs Workshop. Every year we put on our parkas and confront the horrors that officially kick off the shopping season. It’s like a sport that combines the dangers of alligator wrestling...

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #8: Completing the project

At the end of the last blog the sides and bottom had been glued up and the foot frames and top rim frames had been each glued together in preparation for gluing them onto the basket. A RECAP OF THE BASKET’S COMPONENTS There are only four main...

Update For The American Craftsman Shop Class

I Really Quit! Since I made my announcement to quit working as a contractor, I have been working my butt off to finish up the projects that I have obligations to. I really did quit taking new jobs as a contractor, and I dropped other projects...

The Woodwright's Shop Review #1: Can you handle this axe? (Season 2, episode 1)

The following article is a commentary written by Stumpy Nubs which includes his description of the episode, thoughts and additional content. Only the phrases within quotation marks are the exact words of Roy Underhill. For more episodes,...

I was driving along ....

On my way home from the grocery store, out of the corner of my eye, I spied …. this … well, actually, I spied 4 of them. With a “FREE” sign on them. My heart went pitter patter … the ‘70 chairs that I have with my 1800’s dining room table...

How I Get The Most Out Of My Small Shop

Most hobby woodworkers probably have small shops, the majority most likely in one half of a two car garage. My set-up was a 2 car garage size but with only one enclosed bay and the other half was an open carport, but both are under the same roof...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #4: More extreme cheapskate measures...

There’s a midi tallboy part to this job. Originally it was going to be made from bb ply with a poplar face frame, but as the client didn’t want to shell out for high end materials (for a painted job), I revisited the quote and priced it to be...