According my Tivo channel guide, there's brand spanking new
NYW this weekend on my local PBS. Building a mantle.
After all the rain we have had in NorCal this week - it would
be nice to spend some time vegging out with Norm and
his merry band of powertools!
You don't have to use the same woods he uses to make one of his projects. I
think Marks has a lot to offer. It was refreshing to watch him after years
of watching Norm who only makes antique reproductions.
I think they are both pretty swell. :)
Ever notice how stingy Marks is with the expensive woods? Always (well,
most of the time) uses them as veneers and makes one board cover several
projects. The corner shelf he did used stain on cherry to match the wenge
highlights. I recently started to build a chess board following the design
Marks did on one of his shows. I was going to use wenge but switched to
good old american walnut for the dark but I splurged and bought a piece of
curly maple for the light. By using the veneering technique I actually got
three chess boards out of both woods and could have gotten more had I cut
the veneers to 3/32" like Marks does....my veneers were 1/4" thick because I
didn't have the confidence to work with such a thin material with all the
glue up, scraping/sanding I knew I'd be doing.
Yes Norm is more down to earth. A good example is the chest he did
(Jamaican I think) where the original had some pretty intricate type of
dovetail joint. Norm used regular dt's due to time and if I remember
correctly, the innability to do that in the NYW shop!
I've learned a lot from watching both and often do it Norm's way when I wish
I could do it Marks' way as fast as he is able to do it on tv........
Now I sit here waiting for a collar bone to heal so I can get back in the
shop and finish all the chess boards I started.
Hmmmmmmmmm, Ive looked for the the show on the three stations available in
my area. KCET Los Angeles, KVCR San Bernardino, KLCS Los Angeles. I'm not
getting any listings for the show. Anyone else getting the same results?
KOCE in Orange County is showing the show but It's not offered by Charter
Cable in my area.
in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
yes there really is a Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
"you can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"
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