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
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
I think this might be twice, the other one being Roy, weeks or months
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.
On 16 Mar 2005 08:56:34 -0800, email@example.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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