Actually, there haven't been any new shows in over three years. Here is a
video interview with David and his wife, Victoria, where he mentions the
number of episodes:
We've got them on PBS here also. Although I've set the DVR to record them
just in case, the "WoodsmithShop" content thus far have been a bit too basic
to keep for my purposes, although I'm glad to see that ww shows are still
being produced and run on PBS.
AAMOF, I wish I still had the original versions I recorded from PBS of "Wood
Works" (lost them on a DVR that went south before I had a chance to xfer
them to DVD), as the DIY versions are full of DIY's inane commercial
bullshit, including pop up screens over the content on occasion ... damned
American commercial greed.
Was WoodWorks ever on PBS? I thought that was a DIY original. I
remember David mentioning as he was describing the production process
the voiceover work he had to do in post including the extremely
annoying "when we come back..." and "previously on our project..."
segments bracketing the commercials.
I was also surprised at how pressing (and unrealistic) the production
team could be regarding time and the processes to be demonstrated. He
mentioned one segment in which he was to do a glueup which would take
several minutes on a good day, but if pushed, he might be able to do
in 50 seconds. They alloted 7 seconds. He argued, they insisted, he
tried to explain, they insisted, he did it in 50 seconds, anyway, and
let them "fix it in post."
Although it generally looked like he was enjoying the show, there was
apparently a fair amount of behind the scenes frustration. Still, he
was ready to do more when they pulled the plug on production. I don't
remember (if I knew) whether that was a DIY decision or the
You're right ... I've always used a DVR to record WoodWorks because I was
usually gone on Saturday nights. I _thought_ I remembered the original shows
without commercial interruption, which could only have happened on PBS.
I'm definitely making a conscious effort to do less thinking as time goes
by, apparently for good reason ...
Currently recording the ones I lost and I certainly don't remember all the
aggravating crap DIY flashes on the screen during the actual "re-run"
All of the stations are doing those now. It's the bane of modern TV
watching. Where it really annoys me is when the original programming
has its own chyron with either subtitling or some other descriptive
material,. fairly important to the content, and it gets covered up in
reruns by an invitation to watch next Tuesday's something or other.
Man oh man, that's a pet peeve of mine. And something I saw starting
last year was the animated ads featuring all the people in a cast that
walk on the screen (all the way across) and pose while another graphic
swims around on the right finally forming a time and a date for that
show's cast to look at.
And I have no patience for the shows with commercials. If I can't see
it without interrruption, 99% of the time I won't watch it. The shows
aren't good enough to keep my attention. I will literally wander off
during commercial and come back after the show is over. No, I don't
have ADD, the shows just aren't good enough to keep my attention.
It started with the VCR, and auto-skip on commercials. I had been FF
through commercials for years, doing it manually, but the auto-skip
just made it too easy. And if a show doesn't grab me at the opening,
it's gone. I have no idea how anyone sits down to "watch" as show as
it is being broadcast anymore if it has commercials.
I have the finger on FF all the time on recorded shows, too. Much
better use of time, and much less aggravating when viewing TV.
I rarely know when the "in" thing has arrived. I am sometimes the
last one to find out things that are cool. Sadly, it's been that way
But I have found that there are plenty of people around that will
gladly tell me what to think.
I DO know when things have run their course. I'm ripping out all kinds
of Hunter Green countertops... laminate and solid surface.
A few years back, it was 'Coral' aka pink.
Add to that scores of almond fridges and stoves...but they are now
coming back as....linen or bisque. (A bit lighter, but bone-almond
Now I have to find the sumbiatch who was wiping white paint all over
oak and then staining it....
And would you look at some of kids putting their hair in
beehives...thank you, you skank Winehouse, you!!
When it comes to style, I have a very straight forward position.
I AM THE STYLE.
If you are not wearing what I wear, get with the program, YOU are out
Over the years have watched each generations hair styles as they
attempt to identify themselves.
I smile to myself and remember back when I was about 15 and wore a D/A
that I thought made me look like the cat's ass.
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