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#1 posted 10-17-2010 06:08 AM

I just watched the stepstool show. Wow he is fast in presentation. I could follow it because I pretty much knew what needed to be done. If I was just getting started, it would have been hard to follow.

I liked the trip to the woodworking school to learn some technique but then was surprised that Tommy didn’t actually use any of the advice. The plus side to that is that you get to see two different processes.

I also liked that he took a few moments to show common mistakes (crowding the line with the chisel, driving too vigorously and creating a split, fixing a gap in a dovetail)

The “hey guys” annoyed me not so much from a gender thing, but just he said it so many times. Norm’s “Well goodmorning” was quaint. Hey guys … right guys 10 times an episode will get a little much after a few seasons… and yes I do hope it stays around for a few seasons.

The power tool / hand tool balance was nice. I appreciated the presentation of the plane and chisel. 30 seconds of showing how quickly a plane can clean up the dovetails after glue up would have been good, but probably ended up on the cutting room floor.

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