The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #19: "Raise your panel!" Who knew you could do THAT with a hand plane + another contest!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 04-15-2012 11:28 PM 12613 reads 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: Biscuit Drawers and a great $4 tool... Part 19 of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop series Part 20: Stumpy's "Accidental Invention" just might CHANGE THE WORLD! »

I don’t know why anyone would want to skin a cat, but I hear there is more than one way to do it. The same is true with raised panels, you know, the ones we use on all our fancy cabinet doors… So this week Stumpy tries to make one with nothing but a Stanley #4 hand plane…

...then he decides to make a machine to do it for him!

Before all is said an done we have a new jig that does far more than it was originally intended to, and Stumpy is telling us the next best thing to having a different router for every bit.

Then we make a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, and Stumpy tells you why he hates April 15th.

It’s sure to be more fun than a barrel of Kool-whip, so enjoy!

(And when you’re done, visit to watch more great episodes, and be sure to click the tab to visit the Stumpy Store to help keep the show going!)

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 11:50 PM

Darn fine video Dude! You are really creative. Wow where did you get all thouse specialized planes? I’m freekin jealous. You can add the tornadoes sprouting everywhere this April 15th.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 11:50 PM

Another great episode. I don’t know why but I always get thirsty towards the end of your videos.

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 11:58 PM

well jim

even with my new satellite server
which is way better than the last

it is still to slow to watch these for me

i will check them out
when i take the laptop
somewhere they have faster service

i am happy that you are doing these
i bet i will learn lots
when i get to see them

the best to you
and wishing you success
in all your works

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 12:01 AM

Another fine production Stumpy! Keep em commin

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 12:07 AM

another great show stumpy and a great jig you made…your a pretty smart guy…just dont let that go to your head…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 12:09 AM

I have you know I have never been lost in the woods. I got confused for two days. I was not lost just confused.
I will tweet ya next time. Great jig Stumpy, I might even have to build that one. It is not complex and that keeps it simple.
Great production there big guy!
Following ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 12:11 AM

Great video!!!

I think I wood build the panel jig for the router, before I ever even thought about doing it by hand. I’m either lazy, like jigs or I am more of a “Tim the Tool Man” type of guy. Of course I could posses all three character traits.

I’m actually quite psyched about the “Jig Contest”. I’m excited for many reasons, it’s utilitarian (looks don’t count as much as function), there are several that I need (requires my tendancy to procrastinate to be overcome) & I can’t loose. Even if I don’t win the contest, I will get a jig, if not several, that will serve me well. That’s a win in my book.

I have yet to use mugbook & waddle! Or is that Facebook & twitter??? Either way, it seems joining the 21st century is fast approaching. I like technology, just NOT when it starts to overflow my plate. I prefer a small plate not a serving platter of tasks!!!

Thanks, for my weekly “fix” of info, humor & motivation.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 12:27 AM

I am going to make a microadjust function to raise and lower the router more accurately. Then I will put sketchup plans in the Stumpy Store for anyone who wants them.

But I think everyone should try to do at least one with a hand plane. It was fun!

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 12:42 AM

Great video Stumpy. Happy Birthday, Be safe & have a good day.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#10 posted 04-16-2012 01:57 AM

Another good show. Following you on Twitter now.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 04:11 AM

I like the router base tip. I was hoping you might mention how you were able to quickly attach the router to your panel raising jig. Nice one, and thanks.

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 07:49 AM

Another Gr8 vid and love that router base.
Thanks Stumpy

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 12:21 PM

Another fine fine vid Stumps. And another fine fine jig. Happy B-Day also. Can I charge you to say that, and if so, it’ll cost ya plus tax….LOL I’ll look forward to seein some jigs for your contest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#14 posted 04-16-2012 02:13 PM

Wow that is a sweet router jig Stumpy. Nice video. I like the rouer quick locking feature. And Happy Belated Birthday!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 04-16-2012 02:33 PM

Another great video, Thanks. Happy Birthday Stumpy!!!!

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