New Yankee Workshop Episode 2001

In this episode, Kitchen Basics Part 1 (a two part project), Norm used the following tools:

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

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

This is the first of a nine part series based on all of the assemblies needed to completely redo an outdated kitchen. Russ Morash's home is the beneficiary of the effort, replacing cabinets he built in the 70s.

The majority of the program was survey material including a tour of Morash's kitchen, the Garage Workshop (from Episodes 1201 and 1202 and which is part of Morash's estate) where much of the work will be done, and some of the major tools (Unisaw and DJ20 jointer) in the New Yankee Workshop itself.

Several of the usual tools were on display—such as the P-C 333 ROS, the new P-C dovetail jig, and the tools in the Garage Shop we haven't seen since that project aired—but weren't actually demonstrated in this episode. Sadly, although the Dosicol glue bottle is still in use, Lamello otherwise isn't represented. I think that's a shame, since I know Norm really likes the Top 20 biscuit joiner.

I got a kick out of seeing the Roll Top Desk (Episodes 9812 and 9813) in Morash's kitchen office area. Also visible were the Butcher Block (Episode 510) and the Desk-Top Writing Case (Episode 1208). Between these views and the visit to Morash's Nantucket home (seen in Episode 1512) it should be clear what happens to many of the projects when they're compeleted.

Besides the above tour, the field trip was to a Blum showroom (supplier of the drawer slides and other hardware), possibly in a local design center, but likely in Stanley, North Carolina.

Project filmed May 2 2007.

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


Last updated: 20 January 2008