New Yankee Workshop Episode 1808

In this episode, building a corner (or handkerchief) table, Norm used the following tools:

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

Wow. This is among the longest lists of tools used in a single project (37, according to my spread sheet). Makes me wonder which episode was (I’ll find out eventually as I continue to review the episodes and update the database—I do know this wasn’t the longest).

Even though Bosch's new 159x series jigsaw showed up last year we don’t know whether it is the top handle or barrel grip. We still don't. The jigsaw Norm used in this episode clearly was the older 1584.

The neanders got a treat with the appearance of the draw knife for the first time, the small trim saw, and lots of chisel work.

Norm used biscuits on this project, but he was never seen using the joiner, so I don't know whether he used his favored Lamello or if he fell back on the Porter-Cable. Based on the next episode, it may indeed have been the P-C.

After more than a year, I know from discussions on woodworking groups that I’m not alone in thinking this was some butt ugly wood, and it wasn’t improved by a butt ugly finish.

The safety speech included video of an operation on the router table (wide board).

Field trip to demolished crib dam on the Rappahannock River near Fredricksburg, Virginia, and Kenmore House in Fredricksburg.

Project filmed 26 and 27 July 2005.

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


Last updated: 9 April 2007