New Yankee Workshop Episode 2012

In this episode, building a Lolling Chair, Norm used the following tools:

An unusual no new tool episode. Often in seasons past, the last couple of episodes in a season are when new tools, particularly major tools, are introduced.

Usually, in previous upholstered projects, the frame was the lesser tool intensive part of the project. In this one there were a lot of tools involved.

The episode was shot slightly out of sequence, as Norm demonstrated the finishing part of the to-be-unupholstered pieces on the prototype, interspersed with the construction of the frame of the final piece.

As in the previous episode, Norm used his stacked dado set at a slight bevel, although this time he used his regular insert.

A rare view—Norm used a conventional combination square (12" blade) and in sight but not demonstrated was a combo square with a 6" blade.

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

Field trip was to Gary Sullivan Antiques in Sharon, Massachusetts.

Joining Norm for the upholstery part of the project were Kendrick Starnes and Bobby Gantt of Lee Industries, Norm's original upholstery tutors dating back to the Cigar Chair (Episode 1505).

Project filmed 24, 26 October 2007.

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


Last updated: 30 March 2008

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