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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #57: Roy Underhill and Stumpy Nubs: Live in Kansas City!

10-17-2015 01:17 AM by StumpyNubs | 1 comment »

Roy and I got together in front of the WIA crowd in Kansas City recently to talk about all sorts of behind the scenes stuff- learn more about The Woodwright’s Shop and the woodworking philosophy behind it than you ever thought you wanted to know! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! View on YouTube

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #12: Roy wraps his thong around a lathe and warns us of crotch splinters...

10-16-2015 02:43 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

Read my entertaining (and informative) “Woodwright’s Shop Review” blog- the guide to season two, episode two has just been finished. Take a lighthearted look at a very young Roy Underhill as he builds a candle stand from Miss Maggie’s walnut tree, wraps his thong around the lathe, and tells us how to keep splinters out of our crotches! For more episodes, including all of season one, visit Stumpynubs.com! After you read the article below, click here to watch Roy U...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #11: Can you handle this axe?

08-19-2014 01:10 AM by StumpyNubs | 1 comment »

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, including all of season one, visit Stumpynubs.com! SEASON TWO: EPISODE ONE- “TOOL HANDLES” It’s 1982 and Roy is back in the shop: “The place where we dare to question some of the burning issues of our time, some of the imponderable enigma...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #10: Roy Underhill wrestles a tree on a horse...

09-29-2013 07:45 PM by StumpyNubs | 0 comments »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever…“We’ve got a double header this time!” After a two episode field trip its back to the workshop, and to make up for lost time Roy’s treating us to two projects: a pitchfork and a dough bowl. What do the two have in common? My guesses include they can both give you splinters, they both resemble a giant’s place setting, and either of them would make a great gift for an Amish neighbor...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #9: TIMBERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

09-27-2013 09:32 PM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It depends on whether that chicken lived in a log cabin or a post and beam house, because contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t inside an old fashioned log cabin that eggs were first scrambled in America. It was in one of the timber frame, mortise and tenon, post and beam buildings of the first colonists. What this has to do with chickens...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #8: Roy lays out a giant brown log.

09-22-2013 08:31 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… “I am sure this is a part of the series that some of you have been waiting for!” We’re heading outside the shop to recall the homesteader days of hard work, cholera and log cabins. Timber frame construction came first to America and the Swedish brought log construction later. But in this two episode series we’ll do it the other way around. Logs first, timbers next time. “Ev...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #7: Roy's gets a visit from a basket case...

09-21-2013 10:08 PM by StumpyNubs | 1 comment »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… “We have a lot to do today! We have got to put a bottom on our rocking chair… and tie these rockers on pretty good otherwise you’re going to go to orbit on your first try.” Roy’s working with white oak today, and that means another log. “If you’ve heard anything about getting white oak…” (Of course, Roy! Me and the boys chat about logs over beers every Friday.) “The one thing ...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #6: That old bodger, Roy Underhill can go sit on a tree!

09-20-2013 09:15 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… “This is the program that asks the question, can the twentieth century person make for themselves, from a tree, a rocking chair and sit in it? The answer you will soon see is yes.” As a twenty-first century person, I am quite sure that I have the skills to accomplish all sorts of things. I can burp the alphabet, drink a cold one through a hole in the side of the can, even win ...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #5: Roy Underhill debates the carpenter's tools...

09-19-2013 09:25 PM by StumpyNubs | 6 comments »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… “That walk gets longer every time…” Roy opens episode five with a joke, but it’s also a reminder to those of us in the future looking back at 1979 Roy, that his introduction was really long when the series first began, a full minute and eight seconds to be exact. It wasn’t until season nine that the intro we have all come to know and love took its final form. The original vers...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #4: Roy Underhill rakes it in...

09-18-2013 09:40 PM by StumpyNubs | 2 comments »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… “One of my (Roy’s) fav-o-rite projects of all time… There’s no way a machine can make this better than a person. We have to have maximum strength, minimum weight in an article of this kind.” Clearly we are about to get a lesson in old-time woodworking worth its weight in hickory! Roy taught us chopping and hacking in the first three episodes, now we’re moving on to a dee...

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