New Yankee Workshop Episode 104

In this episode, building a blanket chest, Norm used the following tools:

Throughout Season One, a warning chyron appeared on screen concerning the use of a blade guard when operating a table saw.

Items in bold represent the first appearance of that particular tool.

Briefly visible (and only noticed on about the 20th time through the episode) is the shop dog lying by the door. Looks like a Samoyed.

An amusing note—in the ’90s the nomenclature for some saws subtly morphed into today’s definitions. What had been saber saws became jigsaws and what had been jigsaws became scroll saws. Newer woodworkers won’t remember those older definitions, but I do. I chuckled when I heard Norm proclaim he could have cut out the radius on the legs with his saber saw. This was a year before the mighty Bosch showed up and made saber…er, jig saws popular.

Field trip was to Nantucket, Massachusetts.

This episode was processed based on the full length original broadcast by PBS.


Last updated: 6 March 2007