Just watched program 109 at www.newyankee.com. For those not familiar with this service, this is the 9th episode ever produced. Each Saturday the episode provided is changed.
What a delight to watch. The tools Norm uses over 20 years ago are not that different than what many of us use today. He actually used a conventional hammer and nails/brads. His dado blade was a wobbler. I think (not certain) that his bandsaw was a shopsmith.
Later in the series, it seemed like Norm had the latest gee-whiz gismo tool available. Often he used tools that most of us would never buy. These early episodes present Norm using more modest and conventional tools.
Besides, the chest of drawers he made was very nice.
I hope to not miss one of these early episodes. They are a delight to watch.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.