We seem to have got ourselves a new champion this side of the water. When
Norm and the
New Yankee Workshop was on the boob-tube, SWMBO would start yawning and
comments about finding something better to watch. Feedback from other
woodworkers said they
got the same sort of thing from their bosses.
Around the begining of December I dicovered the PBS channel here in the UK
and a new show
to me called Rough Cuts hosted by Tommy Macdonald. SWMBO saw me watching
and suddenly started to take an interest in woodworking, demanding that I
find out when the show
was on next. She finally walked away muttering 'bout twenty-something hunks
shows and passing the word around to her friends. All of a sudden I can
watch woodworking shows
without a load of grief.
Happy 2012 everyone
On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:14:19 +0000, Mike Stanford wrote:
I watched the first few episodes of the show and gave up. Macdonald
always seemed to skip over the difficult parts in order to cram a project
into the half hour format. And his voice and accent grated on my ear.
My wife didn't seem impressed either.
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
The second season is a lot better in the flow than the first was.
I'm sure it doesn't have much to offer the old hands. He seems
specificly aimed at the beginner who might be discouraged. Each
show seems to start with some variation of, "This may look big, but
you can do it."
I still suspect that his idea of "a few basic tools" is out of line
with what beginners have, but the show is sponsored by Woodcraft.
They can go shopping.
"Please understand that we are considerably less interested
email@example.com (Drew Lawson) wrote in
I wonder if taking a cue from Good Eats would be interesting. Find a
project that features a tool and then go shopping and look at the various
options. It's harder to be brand-agnostic with tools than it is pans, but
some nice features could be pointed out (Bosch, when are you going to put
LED lights on your jigsaws?) and a tool or two could be selected.
I guess Miriam Johnson does something similar on Hometime.
In a Dilbert strip, Alice is standing at Wally's cubicle holding a piece of
paper with an astonished look:
Alice: "Does the new copier's repairman REALLY work without a shirt?"
Wally: "Only if you get the 'Thor' package."
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