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11-01-2015 05:03 AM

I got asked a question tonight about Norm and his first show that I couldn’t answer. I didn’t see most of his first shows.

What was the first project that Norm built on the NYW? Anyone remember?

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#1 posted 11-01-2015 06:23 AM

Season 1 episode 1 I think was a red oak Shaker inspired medicine cabinet with mirror. The episode should be on YouTube.

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#3 posted 11-01-2015 02:23 PM

I used to love to watch both The New Yankee Workshop and The Woodwrights Shop. Back then they were just about the only woodworking shows in our area and I’m so glad that there are still ways to watch them. I’m glad to see how both Roy and Norm have become well known celebrities because they were in their way woodworking entertainment pioneers as well as woodworking instructors. No doubt they brought a lot of people to the woodworking hobby and profession. I still like to watch them when I have time.

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#4 posted 11-01-2015 02:47 PM

As a big fan of Norm Abram it was fun to watch the first episode.Back then I thought he was the best of the best ,but professional woodworkers dished his show and work. Watching his first episode I can see why with gaps in his joinery and using questionable techniques and construction approaches. I’m still a big fan ,as time went on his techniques and joinery improved.I never thought I would criticize Norm but the truth is the truth. I credit Norm for peeking my interest in woodworking and even for my becoming a contractor.I thank Russel Morash and Norm for that.
I also enjoyed seeing how empty his shop was and him using older tools some of them low end like his old sears table saw.

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#5 posted 11-01-2015 03:22 PM

Love it! he was my mentor as a youth. I wanted to be like Norm! Love the shopsmith for drilling.

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#6 posted 11-01-2015 08:35 PM

P’ed me off when norm was promoting Vermont american,I got sucked into buying the products and found the the products are crap.

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#7 posted 11-01-2015 10:14 PM

I just got around to watching that first episode and had never watched it before.

You reckon where the amateur woodworker would be and all the fancy power tools we have now for the home woodworkers if it wasn’t for Norm, not to mention the folks making a living now in a small business woodworking shop.

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#8 posted 11-02-2015 12:23 AM

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