Had a rerun of the show where Norm built a mantle for his house.
Basically a lesson in how to go about trimming out something including
using stock moldings and/or making custom shapes from oversize stock
that gets trimed to size afterwords to minimize possible injuries.
Showed not only how, but also why an inside corner of a cornice
molding should be coped to fit.
A lesson in how to salvage cupped boards used for trim.
Subtle ways the NYWcontinues to function as a class room to teach the
One thing I did notice, NYW must have some stock in nails for nail
I counted no less than 6 different nail sizes being used.
Everything from brads to 6d finish.
Oh well, it was a worth while rerun, IMHO.
My wife's old boss, the principal at our high school, has a small speech
impediment that only shows up for certain words. For years at
assemblies when she was praising students and staff, we were sure she
was saying "Koodles". It sounded cute, but we were left scratching our
heads until we figgered it out.
Two schools of woodworking. The Nahmies and the Neanders.
A Nahmie is a guy who uses lots of power tools like Norm Abrams of New
The Neaners are the guys who use lots of handtools, like roy of the The
Kinda over simplified, but that is the gist of it. I should mention there
is a lot of good natured (and sometimes not) ribbing going on between these
There are two types of folks in the woodworking universe:
1. Neanders - users of hand tools. Roy Underhill is the patron saint of
2. Normites - users of power tools. Norm Abram is their patron saint.
Each group has its purists. A neander who uses no power at all is
called a grunt neander. They tend to wear clothing that was castoff in
about 1834 and use no tool manufactured after 1934 unless it was
handmade using no tool manufactured ... You get the idea. Physically
they tend to be somewhat stooped and are usually bleeding from one or
A nuclear normite uses no hand tools. Even chisel and sandpaper, for
example, must have a dangling cord and a plug. Mechanical pencils have
been the subject of debate as to their legality. Clothing consists of a
jump suit of synthetic fiber and a shop apron with a facility to guard
one's privates. Nukes quite often are missing a digit or two.
The average woodworker tends to swing both ways. (!?)
I guess that makes me kind of a backslidden Neander; try to use nothing
but old hand tools, but then there are all those tools with black cords
hanging off of them. Can't help myself: must ... use ... router ...
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