Cross posted on Woodnet / Canadian Woodworking Forum.
Folks, just browsing the net and dropped by the New Yankee workshop website only to find that they are airing (webcasting) the old NYW episodes for free. Each selected program will webcast on the website for one week only then replaced by another. You can check out the schedule at http://www.newyankee.com/onlineSchedule.php.
I just finished watching the very first episode of NYW. Here are the highlights from my perspective.
Overall, I really enjoyed watching the very first episode of NYW. Norm appeared much more “human” compared to recent history when the jigs & fancy tooling made things almost foolproof. I am looking forward to watching the other early episodes later on this month. At least for January 2010 my NYW withdrawal would be cured.
- There is no “shop safety” reminder from Norm at the beginning.
- It is interesting to see how “sparse” the shop was in the beginning; just basic tools nothing fancy.
- Norm uses screws instead of brads to clamp pieces while the glue sets!
- Norm shows gaps in his finger joints and then shows a trick to “fix” the problem. At least in this episode he uses his wits to work around issues versus relying on jigs.
- Norm makes a cheek cut on a tenon without a tenoning jig using a technique that I would consider dangerous.
Happy New Year to all. J