Is it just me or is the Woodsmith Shop on PBS aimed at complete beginners.
I don't think I've ever learned anything from watching that show other
than how we mid-westerners like to mispronounce words like, "acrossed."
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
It IS for beginners as is the magazine. It is also for people who are more
than beginners but not at the intermediate phase yet. I think it's the
second best show now on about woodworking .Alas New Yankee workshop has been
canceled and on dyi marks is long gone. the woodwrights shop is barely on
here (wash/Baltimore)and dyi no longer has a woodworking show on air. Our
local PBS stations are always raising money, so you never know when any show
is on anymore and they keep changing the line up. thanks god for dvr's.
I agree that the show is for beginners but I really don't thing the magazine
is for beginners other than the fact that the magazine pretty much explaings
everything. I have every issue other than the first 6, there has been a
bunch of complicated content.
Check out www.createtv.com for your area as well as the WoodSmithShop
Plug in your zipcode and see what you get.
WoodSmithShop built a bowl today here on the left coast and Norm built
some more kitchen cabinets.
Both on channels operated by L/A School system.
Yes PBS has to raise money to operate. It should be funded by
the taxes we pay.
However, our taxes are being used to bail out banks so they can
pay bonuses, pay "welfare" in various forms for people too worthless
to work for a living. I could go on and on, but my blood pressure is
already high enough.
George aka Bumhead
On Sat, 6 Feb 2010 18:12:10 -0500, "lennn99"
Thank Reagan for the endless begging.
Remember, "Government is the problem"?
He was responsible for dramatically reducing funding for PBS, NPR and
The endless begging was the route PBS and NPR chose to go, so blaming
Reagan for that is somewhat disingenuous. There were other mechanisms that
could have been chosen. Given the variety of available media sources, it
really does raise the question of why taxpayers are funding PBS and NPR.
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
We have more than a hundred television networks not to mention youtube and
other video sharing sites. Why should the government be financing yet
another television channel? Especially one that is not obligated to act in
the interests of the government.
If the banks fail you won't like it. Unless of course you are one of those
people too worthless to work for a living and so have nothing in the bank.
I like the show. If you get it in HD format, it is super. On my big
screed high def TV, I feel like I can walk right into their workshop.
Besides that, I enjoy most of what they show. The stuff may be basic,
but in woodworking, their are many ways to do the same task, and
watching these folks do their thing is enjoyable to me.
First, if they do something the same as I do it, I'm reassured.
Second, if they do something different, and my way is better, I enjoy
making fun of them.
Last, if they do something different, and I didn't know about it, I get
to learn something.
All in all, it is a great program, and I like the guys that star in it.
They seem like a nice bunch of guys, and they do know what they are
doing, unlike that Scott character that likes white glue because you
"can't see it when it dries"... there was a joke of a show.
For a while PBS was showing Woodsmith shop in low definition, same shows
I'd already seen in HD, and wow, what a difference. So, imo, whether
you learn something or not, it is very enjoyable show to watch in HD.
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