New Yankee Workshop Episode 1907

In this episode, building a painted cupboard, Norm used the following tools:

I remember seeing a shop dog a couple of times before, and I'm pretty sure it was a Samoyed (Norm has indicated that the Samoyed has passed on in a Shop Note on the NYW website). There was a dog lying at the entrance of the shop in the introduction, which is a first, I believe. It looked to be a black Labrador retriever (one of my favorites).

For the third time in the last dozen episodes, I've noticed a lot of tools used. My spread sheet says 41 items for this episode.

I'm actually unsure about the 98xx drill. You couldn't really see the body, but he usually uses it when driving screws, so I listed it.

I missed this the first several times I saw the episode, but Norm introduced the concept of a employing a floating tenon when building dust frames used in pieces with solid side panels. Such a practice prevents cross grain stresses with changes in humidity.

The object sitting atop the Star OSS in one of the scenes is a gum rubber-like sanding belt dresser used to refresh sanding materials. I don't know that I recall seeing one before, but it's not something worth starting a file on.

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

Field trip to Winterthur Museum at the DuPont estate, Winterthur, Delaware.

Project filmed 16, 19 June 2006.

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


Last updated: 10 April 2007