Norm's highboy


I only saw the first episode of Norm's highboy - say what you will on his craftsmanship, but this thing is fantastic! Looks well made and certainly at a high level of art.
Anyone else build one these before? Norm at least breaks down the elements so they are understandable.
I recall a FWW article a couple of years ago, a bunch of woodworkers in the Maryland/DC area hired a well known woodworker to come and teach them how to build a highboy or perhaps a secretary in the Federal style. Some where much further along then other when he stopped coming, but I could see how these pieces are complicated to make.
The two art critics that showed Norm the different styles of highboys said that in the colonial times, it would have taken a shop about 3 weeks to build. Guess when you got a small team working, that's possible. Me, I would expect to be done in 3 years, at my rate of completion.
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Can't be any good because:
It's made by a no-talent bum with power tools.
It has brads holding things in inconspicuous places.
It's finished with Minwax products.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
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Uh huh. So George, when is _your_ show on?
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Dave Hinz wrote:

I think it was George's sense of humour.
It's different. :-)
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O GEORGE>>>THEM ARE FIGHTEN WORDS>>>>I hope that your remarks are made in jest and tongue-n-cheek?
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snipped-for-privacy@ccrtc.com wrote:

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Dave, you need to make up a new comeback. When you get wind of someone criticizing a show, you retort with the "when is _your_ show on". Obviously George doesn't have a show. You should see a professional about your passive aggressive tendencies.
"Quote me as saying I was misquoted" - Groucho Marx
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I think this might be twice, the other one being Roy, weeks or months ago. <shrug?>

Well, maybe George does have a show, who knows. Sure, some of the stuff Norm does drives me nuts as well (staining cherry, FFS? What's that all about?), but he's a reasonably good craftsman, a good teacher, and is probably the reason that more than a few of us are doing woodworking.
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wrote:

Sure, some of the stuff

Not to mention, he's not an obtuse, ill-tempered spoutoff.
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[snip]>

off, and cover it with polyurethane...
    :-)     j4
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From what little I've seen of Norm's stuff, it will be good, but if he ruins it by tarring and feathering it, as he seems prone to doing, then he deserves to be varnished with the same brush.
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So, GEORGE is responsible for taking Norm off HGTV! The BUM!!!
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On 16 Mar 2005 08:56:34 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@onebox.com wrote:

Unfortunately PBS here decided to go to fundraising instead of NYW, so all I got was the teaser.
-- "We need to make a sacrifice to the gods, find me a young virgin... oh, and bring something to kill"
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