New Yankee Workshop Episode 2010

In this episode, building an Adirondack Trio, Norm used the following tools:

Wow! Wow! Wow! For the first time ever (in almost twenty years of the show's existence), Norm, takes on an apprentice. Sara Ferguson, The New Yankee Workshop's production assistant, was tutored by Norm in the building of not only the Adirondack chair redux, but a footstool and a side table, as well. If you thought he was good as a woodworker, he's even better as a hands-on teacher.

A rare no-Unisaw episode (although the second such episode in a row).

I found it amusing to see all the light duty Tradesman clamps ($4 in the tool bin at the Borg) used just like I use them in my shop.

Also amusing, Norm gets razzed for having a router for every bit he uses, but it's clear from this episode that he seems to have a JackRabbit for every screw length (not really, but he obviously has two).

A compact combination square and dead blow mallet were in view and had clearly been used but were not actually demonstrated in this episode.

The safety speech included video of an operation on the router table (wide board), and was complemented by Sarah's participation (with a missing tap, tap of the safety glasses, and a mild wording revision).

There was no field trip, per se—just a review of the Adirondack Chair of Episode 202, from way back in 1990.

Project filmed 18, 21 September 2007.

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


Last updated: 18 March 2008

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