Norm Abrams is off the air let's send a card from all of us.

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Forum topic by Billp posted 10-19-2009 05:58 PM 1590 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2009 05:58 PM

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I think it would be neat if say Martin could send a card/letter from all of us wishing him the best and thanking him for his woodworking efforts of the past. With a list of are names and states. Or what anyone else might have thats a better idea.

-- Billp

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#1 posted 10-19-2009 06:15 PM

Good Idea a lot of work for Martin

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 06:17 PM

Wow… End of an era.

-- He said wood...

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 06:18 PM

He’s off the air? I was wondering why they’ve been showing reruns lately and the last season was just him talking about past episodes.

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#4 posted 10-19-2009 06:32 PM

Should be acknowledged for his public and enthusiastic dedication to the cause. I’m still working on the doors for our new cabinets.

-- varmit, Michigan

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#5 posted 10-19-2009 06:46 PM

I’m for it…

My message, note:

“Thank you for the years of education and your dedication… we will miss you… Take care,
Joe Lyddon”

Good idea! ... if cost involved, let me know…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 07:06 PM

why not just post all comments here, and then you can print it off and mail it?

I doubt Martin wants to get pulled into all our individual ideas. He pretty much seems to want to keep the site up and running so that we can talk amongst ourselves. That probably the way it should be.

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#7 posted 10-19-2009 07:07 PM

Fantastic idea. While a good number of his projects are beyond my skill level, and more than a few of his pieces are not even close to my taste, I learned so much, and was kept inspired by Norm for so many years. His influence will be missed.

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 09:28 PM

You are right Iam sure Martin has enough to do, sorry about that. ( I just ment who ever is the Grand Pho Ba in charge of things.)

-- Billp

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#9 posted 10-19-2009 09:39 PM

I wish they would show his recent episodes on Uk tv. We haven’t had Norm for a few years, and then as said already it was all repeats.I have alot of stuff on video that shows how long since we got copies here.LOL a card from us that would be appropriate I think he seemed like a good man.But we could do it without disturbing martin surely.?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 09:42 PM

Good idea, I definitely would like to be part of this.

I figured this was going to be the end when they did the 26 rerun shows for the 21st season.

I emailed them a month or so ago asking if there was going to be a 22nd season with new not rerun shows. Never heard back.

Good thing I’ve got 350 shows saved to never delete across a number of my DVR’s and just recently started ripping them off and rendering them to go on my Media Server so I can watch them anywhere in the house.

With 350 shows and they only produced 260 (I’m not counting the 21st season) I know I’m going to have duplicates but I’m hoping I have all of them.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#11 posted 10-19-2009 10:08 PM

Maybe we could send these posts with all the sad faces?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 10-19-2009 10:32 PM

Here is mine :-(

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#13 posted 10-19-2009 10:50 PM

Good by Norm,

You always made the unachievable seem feasible. You invoked a sense of beauty in the simplest of woodworking tasks. You taught woodworking as both an art form and problem-solving exercise. And you always conjured up a slight feeling of healthy woodshop envy. We’ll miss you. -McLean, VA

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#14 posted 10-20-2009 01:46 AM

With Norm off the air, I don’t know how I’ll be able to get new tools. Many a time I’d be watching his show with my wife and he go to his arsenal of tools causing the Mrs. to ask, “Do you have one of those?” And, if I said “no”, it wasn’t long before she suggested that I could probably use one. Thanks to Norm I have a mortiser, drum sander, oscillating sander and a variety of smaller tools. The good times have come to an end.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#15 posted 10-20-2009 01:55 AM

Perhaps emailing New Yankee Workshop (Norm) including a Link to this thread would be a good way of handling it?
... or maybe another thread Specifically for the purpose of leaving our Card Notes… and send That Link?

That would be the easy way to do it… ... and they DO read their email (at least they used to).


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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