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Woodworkers and the PBS show "American Woodshop" POLL / VOTE

by Joe Lyddon
posted 09-05-2011 01:48 AM


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lew

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 02:18 AM

No, why? (two words)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 02:32 AM

Last time you asked a question Martin, gave me a shame shame!!!!...:)

Joe you’ll have to mail me 75 cents for a Canadian Stamp so I can mail

my one word answer in.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 02:48 AM

No

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olddutchman

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 03:47 AM

I can’t say thatt is a favorite, but I wouldn’t say it should come off!

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 03:57 AM

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newbiewoodworker

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 04:22 AM

Yes!

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 09-06-2011 05:56 PM

NO. . . . 3

YES . . . 2

No Opinion . . . 1

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TheDane

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#8 posted 09-06-2011 06:16 PM

No.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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felkadelic

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#9 posted 09-06-2011 06:19 PM

No.

While American Woodshop isn’t my cup of tea, I’d still rather have more woodworking programming than less

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John Gray

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#10 posted 09-06-2011 06:20 PM

NO

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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DrDirt

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#11 posted 09-06-2011 06:56 PM

NO

Programmers should decide what is supportable – Whats next – we all Vote to revoke MSNBC?

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Frank Byers

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#12 posted 09-06-2011 07:38 PM

NO

Let’s treat each other a bit more positively.
Please support your local PBS station!

8 -No,
2 -Yes,
1 -No opinion

-- Frank, Parkersburg, West Virginia, http://Blog.Woodcraft.com

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jusfine

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#13 posted 09-06-2011 08:44 PM

Never seen it, but No, I am all for the woodworking shows on TV.

I just looked my whole TV schedule over, can’t see it listed anywhere. Anybody know what channels it may be playing on? and which day? Thanks.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 09-06-2011 08:48 PM

NO. . . . 9

YES . . . 2

No Opinion . . . 1

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Frank Byers

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#15 posted 09-06-2011 09:10 PM

Randy…whatis your location? I’ll find out for you! Frank

-- Frank, Parkersburg, West Virginia, http://Blog.Woodcraft.com

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sawblade1

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#16 posted 09-06-2011 09:18 PM

NO

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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juniorjock

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#17 posted 09-06-2011 09:18 PM

No.

I really don’t care that much for the show and sometimes I think that his instructions could possibly get a newbie hurt. But, I’ve seen worse on PBS. Think about it….. if they take him off, what are they going to replace the show with???.... another sewing program, or another painting program. (Used to, we’d say “the TV has two knobs on it…..One to turn the set on and the other to change the channel”. Now days, I guess you’d say “that remote has 100 buttons on it…. push one.

- JJ

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#18 posted 09-06-2011 10:57 PM

yes

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bandit571

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#19 posted 09-06-2011 11:51 PM

no. They have taken too many off as it is around here. Besides, if I wanted to complain about scott’s show, I’d drive the 19 miles over to his house. It’s about halfway between Piqua, Ohio, and Lockington, Ohio.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#20 posted 09-07-2011 12:08 AM

YES…

See post #223…

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/9026#reply-318394

-- dust control

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thebigvise

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#21 posted 09-07-2011 12:16 AM

no, it’s better than nothing, but I get goose bumps watching how close his hand gets to the TS blade!

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#22 posted 09-07-2011 12:20 AM

NO.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Delta356

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#23 posted 09-07-2011 12:32 AM

NO…..

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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#24 posted 09-07-2011 01:33 AM

No, Scott is a very personable guy and I enjoy his show.

Bill

-- Mourn the dragons.

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#25 posted 09-07-2011 02:27 AM

I vote with my remote…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#26 posted 09-07-2011 02:38 AM

I don’t know what the big deal is. If you don’t like the show, don’t watch it.

-- Craig

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Joe Lyddon

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#27 posted 09-07-2011 08:03 AM

NO. . . . 16

YES . . . 4

No Opinion . . . 4

PLEASE… YES or NO!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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David Grimes

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#28 posted 09-07-2011 08:13 AM

No.

If he does more than pens, bandsaw boxes and cutting boards he’s somebody’s guru.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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parkerdude

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#29 posted 09-07-2011 08:18 AM

cr1, I looked at your project. Nice work granpa. 51 photos?

Doesn’t look like you’re afraid of craftsmanship.

If Scott’s work showed the attention to detail that yours does I don’t think this thread would get any traction.

It might be that I’m jealous, I don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to build a dedicated shop. If I did, I would probably be there daily.

BTW I heard here that Scott has been doing this on TV for something like 17 or 18 years, so he’s no beginner. His examples don’t show the simple elegance of design or execution seen from experienced woodworkers.

later,

-- dust control

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dbray45

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#30 posted 09-07-2011 09:19 PM

No – start a woodworking channel and put what you want on it.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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rance

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#31 posted 09-07-2011 09:29 PM

No.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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parkerdude

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#32 posted 09-07-2011 11:14 PM

Thanks for all the feed-back Joe, I took your advice and started another thread, so I could reply without fear of repercussions…

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29868

later,

-- dust control

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#33 posted 09-07-2011 11:34 PM

no.
I never have seen the show.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Frank Byers

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#34 posted 09-08-2011 12:01 AM

Freedom of speech is one thing, but let’s face it, woodworking is NOT a competition, and it’s not like we are trying to balance the deficit. We are all lucky to be able to woodwork in a free country. Get over who is good, bad, who doesn’t like who for whatever reasons. Spend our time in the shop or woodworking communities for those who don’t have it as good (as i know many of you out there do all the time, giving back to people who cannot do it themselves or cannot afford it or for the all the unhealthy children or families hit by hurricanes, cancer and devastation in their lives), websites or other forums constructively and helping each other be the best we can be, focusing on the positive. You can’t please everyone all the time no matter what we do, so let’s just make sawdust and get better each time and keep giving it our best.

P.S. I talked with an American citizen woodworker living in China last week, and he mentioned that it’s almost illegal to woodwork there, and very difficult to get tools, as he was inquiring of offshore places we might know of to get woodworking tools/machines. Just food for thought on how lucky we really are! Best to all ! FB

-- Frank, Parkersburg, West Virginia, http://Blog.Woodcraft.com

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knotscott

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#35 posted 09-08-2011 01:06 AM

No.

But “yes”, if it were replaced by a more entertaining format/hosts….maybe just an update is in order. I like wwing shows, but this one is lame on several fronts, and dry as cardboard.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#36 posted 09-08-2011 01:25 AM

I would say it is a matter of changing the content to better the viewers likes.
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Delta356

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#37 posted 09-08-2011 04:45 AM

Why do must of you keep harping on Scott Phillips of the American Woodshop, my god.. This is a cite for woodworking, not a place to bash an amazing woodworker and contributer to the woodworking program since 1993.
None of you know of him personally and still some of you chose to put him down.
The first post by MARK D. which was ,what 2 years ago and were all still on this Topic. Its funny how most of you bash him behind his back….He’s not here and you still do this. What happened to this cite so called community. It used be a happy place were people shared, and learned things. Now this community has become of people who bash a fellow woodworker.

You all have the power of the control, if you don’t like the show switch the channel or turn the TV off, and if thats the case then do sooo.

I’m just tired of this subject keep coming up…....

Thats my 2 centsss, like it or don’t…......

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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Joe Lyddon

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#38 posted 09-08-2011 06:44 AM

NO. . . . 21

YES . . . 4

Ignored… 11

PLEASE… YES or NO!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Sarit

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#39 posted 09-22-2011 03:02 AM

Yes,
His projects and techniques are not very interesting. I think there are plenty of woodworkers who would be rearing to take his place so why not give someone else a chance. Maybe even a show where you visit different woodworkers and let them be the host for the episode like WoodTreks.

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Jim Jakosh

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#40 posted 09-28-2011 03:51 AM

I have never seen the show but I did meet Scott Phillips at a seminar he put on for our guild in Grand Rapids. He was very personable guy and I learned a lot from him that day. I’ll have to watch the show to decide.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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twoblacklabs

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#41 posted 09-28-2011 04:06 AM

No.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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Joe Lyddon

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#42 posted 09-28-2011 05:51 AM

NO. . . . 22

YES . . . 5

Ignored… 12

PLEASE… YES or NO!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ChicoWoodnut

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#43 posted 09-28-2011 05:55 AM

Huh?

(Don’t watch TV Cept for Baseball)

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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