I see all these messages about Marks, but don't think I've ever seen a show
by him. What if any stations is he available on in Canada, specifically
covering the Toronto area?
I can get Norm, but not Marks.
Marks was on HGTV, but now is ONLY (as far as I know) on the DIY
Saw 4 or 5 episodes on HGTV, and considered him worth watching, but
now I cannot get him at all as both local cable companies do NOT carry
DIY - at least not yet
I enjoyed both shows when I got them, but Marks' show disappeared after about 5
episodes on HGTV ( a DIY special presentation) here in Orange County NY. Funny
thing though is that his website still lists an HGTV time slot for 7am Sat's?
Anyway, I think Marks choice of tools has more to do with technique then
sponsorship. Although, I think we could eventually see him working with a few
L. Neilsen, Laguna, etc. tools when the sponsors line up.
Timeslots? Bah! Get DirectTV Tivo. You'll never think about timeslots
again. I never miss an episode of either show. It also comes in handy
being able to skip the commercials and do instant replays when needed.
Crystal-clear pausing really helps you get a good idea of the joinery
I don't work for Tivo, but highly recommend it.
BTW, My take: For the weekend warrior, Marks gives you a good way of
looking at things, but Nahm gives you projects you could do in a
You're kidding, right? I mean, get up, go in the other room, do whatever, go
out in the shop, come back, it's either on or not on. It's TV. Who cares?
"To create man was a quaint and original idea, but to add the sheep was
tautology." Mark Twain's Notebook
firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Self) wrote:
It was a bit of hyperbole, yes. I assure you that I watch MUCH less TV
than the average American. Part of the neat benefit of PVR is that I can
record something, like Norm or David and watch it at my leisure and not
watch a single commmercial. Yes, you've been able to do that for years
with VCRs but I never did because the ease of use wasn't there.
And when I'm watching college football, I need to see everything! I often
pause the program at the beginning of the game and then work in the shop
for 20 mins or so. Then I can come in and watch it, skipping all the
commercials. Work during halftime and do it again. A 4 hour football game
is compressed to about 1:30 of actual ass time in the couch.
I heard so many people are doing this now, that is why the advertisers are
using product placement in programs.
On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:05:04 GMT, email@example.com (Bruce) wrote:
Considering the average American is a mental vegetable, sitting in
front of the television, watching anything they decide to put on the
screen because they're too lazy to reach for the remote, I hope you
watch less TV! ;)
On 28 Jan 2004 07:16:48 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (LtNtHacker)
brought forth from the murky depths:
I think his program was yanked from HGTV altogether. Maybe
DIY got full "dibs" on it.
I can see the LN, but not Laguna. He has two perfectly good
Speaking of David J. Marks, he's going to be in LoCal at the
Ontario WW show this coming weekend for you lucky suckahs
who live in the area. Make sure to stop by Yeung Chan's area
and watch that guy work. The man -knows- one-sided shavings
from a finely tuned Japanese plane. They're getting $40 a
pop for the lectures, including Marks' "Furniture: From Concept
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I try to get into the spirit of the show that I am watching by using
the same techniques. The other day for instance, I was watching Norm
and I used the remote exclusively for changing the channel and
controlling the volume. Later in the day Roy Underwood came on and I
got up and used the buttons on the TV console if I needed to adjust
The next day I was watching David Marks, so I got out the auxilliary
universal remote and had my kid work it for me.
David Marks kicks Norm's ass any day of the week. If the two of them
were to compete in a contest of making a specific type of furniture
Mark's version would have cleaner lines and a better finish. Plus
Marks uses better woods...I wish I could afford Purpleheart, Black
Walnut, Cherry, African exotics!!!
Thanks for summing up the difference so nicely. And rest assured,
I'll be sure to turn on Nahm's show the next time I want to see
Just say (tmPL) And that does help explain Nahm's use of the
Actually, he spent some time in carpentry. You guys think he's a spring
chicken because he looks young. He's 54 years old. He's been doing one
form or another of woodworking for over 30 years.
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