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Forum topic by donnyTop5 posted 05-06-2010 06:14 AM 1853 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2010 06:14 AM

Has anybody else just got their new issue of Woodshop News? Apparently a man named Thomas J. MacDonald is going to be starting a new woodworking show on PBS this fall.

There are some links to a few episodes of Bob Villa that he was in on his website. If the show comes together it will vary greatly from Norm’s show, as Thomas is younger and comes from a different skill set.

Looking forward to the pilot episode!

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#1 posted 05-06-2010 06:32 AM

well that would be our very own T chisel

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#2 posted 05-06-2010 06:45 AM

looking forward to it!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 07:28 AM

T-chisel is a great choice. Go look at his Bombe Secretary build and you will get an idea of how good he is. I imagine there will have to be a few audio edits for it to be on PBS. His podcasts are very informative. Can’t wait.

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 08:09 AM

His work is pretty amazing.

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#5 posted 05-06-2010 09:58 AM

Name for the show?

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#6 posted 05-06-2010 02:51 PM

i’m just happy there will be a woodworking show! at least they are replacing norm’s show with another woodworking show.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-06-2010 03:13 PM

No name yet. I’m sure there will be some sort of announcement when it’s decided.

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#8 posted 05-07-2010 03:25 AM

Aaaaaaah you just gotta get past the whole bastan thing and look at his work. MUSEUM QUALITY FOR SURE!!!!!!!
If I ever get half that good I will consider myself fortunate indeed! So Bring it on Tommy!


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#9 posted 05-07-2010 04:18 AM

Too True Chris! I’m gonna get me a shirt that says “I’m with knothead”...

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