In October 2010 PBS will air a new woodworking television series called Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac. Golfman161 writes: Truly a great woodworker and as a fan we will really miss all the techniques he has taught us. Good luck Norm and thanks for the shows. The only holdup to releasing the show was finding a proper underwriter and Woodcraft has now stepped up to the plate and will be the exclusive corporate sponsor. I will greatly miss this show anhd hope there will be an oportunity for it to return to PBS.
I hate to say it but i am just now getting into woodworking this year and i owe it to him by just wishing i had an ounce of his talent, and if i did i could produce some really amazing items. The show really needs a makeover, to compete with what you can find on the internet. The cohesive style that ties the channel together makes it worth watching, and the fact you only need simple tools to create the projects shown doesn’t hurt, either. One of the coolest things about this site is the fact that it sells plans for making games.
Thirty-five years later, he’s still at it with as much enthusiasm, fueled in part by the support and stimulation provided by The Furniture Society and teaching at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Host Tommy MacDonald teams up with an old friend, chef and actor Paul Wahlberg, to make a patio prep station, perfect for any outdoor grilling area. Watching Norm’s show convinced me that with enough time, patience, and planning anything could be done and done well.
I have been an Arborist and tree company owner for 23 years, I ,use this show as a tool for my crew and my kids twin 8 year old girls and a 12 year old boy who are all better tree workers than those utterly stupid, foolish, idiots, as a teaching tool of what NEVER to do. So my kids and crew pray for people like this. There are a few others out there that give you episodes to watch online, or links to other shows.
He recently completed two DVDs available from F+W publications/Popular Woodworking titled Veneering Basics and The Art of Veneer. If you have an old house blessed with artful millwork, you can always breathe new life into it with proper cleaning or refinishing methods. I have been interested in woodworking since high school, but your show introduced techniques and tools, and simplified the process.
Since 2004 he’s been one of the casting instructors at Tillers International in Kalamazoo, MI. Russ also collects and uses antique pattern maker’s hand tools. Most of them give you videos, how to’s, the chance to view older episodes, and some projects plans. A check of the web site for those shows will show you the closest station for you. Here’s my roundup of great sites and woodworking TV shows that are worth a second look. I missed NOrm before now, but at least I have some DVD’s, tapes, and plans that I make reference to.
The site does include a separate navigation toolbar that actually allows you to surf other web sites while watching if you want to. Finally, if you’re able to visit the Woodworking Channel, and have a broadband or DSL connection, make sure you start your viewer several minutes before the program starts, because it does take a while to fully buffer the feed and avoid video streaming stoppages.
What a joy to have lived in an era when you could really appreciate a show because the gentleman you were watching truely enjoyed what he was doing, and being able to share it with all of us. Gosh Norm, it will take a lot of getting used to not visiting with you on Saturdays, but I have enough recordings to last a lifetime, and plans that I have purchased over the years which I hope to complete now in my retirement.
Wooding053 writes: Well norm,I new this day would come back when i first statred watching, I guess that meens we both got old over the years your show has given me the the drive to play in the wood making area, allthough my shop is no match to yours i have made it work somehow, well miss your show nyw has thoght me how to make jigs and to let the mind come up with ideas to master.
Although I had woodworking in my blood from an early age, I always looked forward to learning from Norm every Saturday and whenever else I could find him on TV. I have built a few beds and furniture as well as an heirloom cradle for my grandchildren and dare say that I would not have had nearly the confidence to begin and complete them without instruction from my Saturday friend Norm.
NATGEO ,I just viewed your new series Big Bad Wood”.i must say I was not impressed with the a tree professional with 30 years experience.I saw so many safety violations with all four companies,that is enough to shut all four of them down.I like your shows.I am very dissopointed that you are featuring these guys It is a discrace to our profession.I am very show is all over a Fourm of tree climbers from around the all laughed at it.Please E mail me and will get some real tree guy stuff going on.
I have made some of your projects, and still try to come up with new ideas to take up much of my free time when at home, maybe even the wife well miss your show as well being everything i make goes to her,your show has become a part of so many peoples lives over the years and not tring to speek for us all here but with your show you have made a lot of us better more well rounded people from it.
This week on Rough Cut, we show the advantages to mass production by building a chair and then showing how we can duplicate their chair to make a set of four or six. She has contributed numerous articles to Fine Woodworking and American Woodturner, has an extensive list of scientific publications on spalting, and shows her work across the globe. It became tougher for the participants/vendors of the show to go home with a profit.
These are usually the tools necessary to complete Fine Woodworking Tv Shows your projects but that does not mean you have to break your bank account. And characters play a big part in reality tv. Don’t take everything so serious! Sears has woodworking tools that will cut, shape and smooth projects to perfection. I hope that all the old episodes of The New Yankee Worshop continue to air indefinitely. The last few cookbooks by TV chefs I’ve bought, including luminaries like Heston Blumenthal, have been an amazingly sad pablum of myth and lore and get good ingredients”. I do have a bone to pick with you though: In and effort to keep up with the tools you have, I’ve just about went broke!
Some dealers even started to compete with woodworking shows by holding their own in house events on the very same weekends as the local woodworking shows. A video lecture of the different type of woodworking clamps and their application in woodworking. In general, I have no idea what time my shows air”: they simply show up in my recordings so I can watch them at my convenience and without commercials. Passport gives you access to a wealth of premium content not previously available online, including full seasons of your favorite shows.
I agree, but at the same time feel that any ‘show’ made for tv today is going to turn in to a half or a full hour of pushing brand names down our throats, with no real lessons. Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. Your show and the interesting projects you built got me believing I could actually build them too. After putting together my marketing campaign for our seventh Canadian Woodworker Anniversary Event” scheduled for October I was left with concern. Like you guys though, I think it is criminal when they put on a show that is poorly researched or the technical information is not up to par.