Remember that most PBS stations have some discretion (and budget limitation
s) that dictate some of their optional programming. Off and on over the ye
ars there have been shows that were shown in other areas of the state that
NEVER came here. We also have 4 PBS stations, one is pretty much a rebroad
cast of the main channel, one is a "greatest series" channel, and one is al
l arts/crafts/gardening. The last is VEME, which is PBS in all Spanish.
I have seen the Craftsman legacy show, and it is worth a look. It isn't in
structive, but it is a nice snapshot of different types of craft work. I e
njoyed the episode where they visited the clock maker that started out maki
ng his clocks with sheets of brass to cut gears.
As a thought, for those that can't get the series you might check PBS.org a
nd see if they have them online. Probably somewhere in here for those that
might be interested: