New series just started on Discovery H&L, Great British Woodshop.
An absolute dead-ringer for New Yankee Workshop, right down to the
sliding door into the workshop.
David Free, the presenter seems to be a doing a good job, presenting
well and making nice bits of furniture.
Thankfully, there's none of the really annoying jingles-over-action
shots that drive me nuts every two minutes as used on many other H&L
Just Dave describing his work and the sound of expensive timber being
chompped to dust.
Broadcast schedule appears to be :-
Wednesdays, 3 episodes, 22:00 - 23:30
Repeated the following Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 14:00 (one per
There was also listed a repeat block at 4:00-5:30 Thursday, but having
set the video to capture this last night I've only got what I think is
Sun, Sea & Scaffolding repeats.
I discovered that 'rabbet' was the original English word, and 'rebate'
is a derivation, so paradoxically, for once the New World has
Of course, if you want to refer to 'Fulffy' as a rebate, I suppose you
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
Somewhere I read that Brits in the 17th century were supposed to have
had accents much more similar to 20th century American than British.
Have no idea what the truth is in that or what the evidence was (a
hitherto-undiscovered cache of 78s from the Mayflower mebbe?)
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