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Forum topic by richgreer posted 08-07-2010 02:26 AM 1197 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2010 02:26 AM

I really like the old episodes of the New Yankee Workshop which are available for viewing on They feature a different old episode each week. This week it was a shaker clock and I really wanted to see it.

I had forgot that they change to a new episode every Friday. I just went to look at the shaker clock episode and now the episode showing is a sandbox. I have zero interest in building a sandbox. Dang!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 08-07-2010 02:40 AM

Hey Rich you can get the plan or video here

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#2 posted 08-07-2010 02:43 AM

I’m just happy to still get my Norm fix . About thursday afternoon I start jonesen for Norm. I’ll watch the same episode 5 or 6 times .I know I have problems but who can afford therapy…..........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 08-07-2010 02:54 AM

I think they update late thursday or something. maybe it was a time zone thing because I was watching the sandbox issue at about 10pm on thursday night.

-- LAS,

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#4 posted 08-07-2010 03:16 AM

I’m with you Schloemoe, I can watch the same episode over & over and enjoy it each time.
I like to watch all the other guys, but I have to admit. Norm is the king as far as I’m concerned.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 05:22 AM

Norm Addict here as well. Sorry you missed it Rich. The only thing I didn’t like about the project was the access to the battery.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 08-07-2010 07:06 AM

Norm where are youoooo

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 08-09-2010 06:48 PM

Narm is THE MAN! I have a picture of him in my shop looking out for me!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 08-09-2010 07:26 PM

The New Yankee re-runs are a favorite of mine too … my Saturday morning ritual is:
—Make a pot of coffee
—Fire up the computer
—Sit back and relax while I watch 20 year old programs that I can’t get enough of.

I hope they never take them off.

-- 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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#9 posted 08-09-2010 09:37 PM

Hey there, Dont know if its appropriate to post this here or not (remove if not) but I found a fan site that has A LOT of the shows available to download from NYWS and Woodworks.

Heres the site:


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#10 posted 08-09-2010 10:26 PM

There are enough people that enjoy watching norm work that PBS would be out of their minds to stop showing him. My mother, 76 years old, No interest in woodwork other than antique furniture watches him religiously. My grandpa also, never built a piece of furniture or what have you in his life watches norm all the time. He calls me up and says “did ya see the nantucket settle? you should build your grandmother one of those!!” Everyone can appreciate the craftsman ship that goes into a fine project and thats what makes this hobby/addiction/occupation so incredible!

-- I know its around here somewhere...

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#11 posted 08-09-2010 10:35 PM

This forum is great! It feels good knowing I’m not the only one…LOL… Thanks for the link Tolik

-- Terry T, South Georgia

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#12 posted 08-10-2010 05:17 AM

Yep, I get Norm on NYW three times a week, all different episodes.
- Tues/Thurs night on CREATE channel
- Sat. Morning on PBS
- Fri. on NYW Website.

When I out of town, I can hit the DVR so I don’t miss the shows on CREATE and PBS, watch them when I get back.
Good thing the Website runs it a full week, as if I miss it, they is no way to record for future viewing.


-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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#13 posted 08-10-2010 05:59 AM

I have just about every episode downloaded into my computer. You can find torrent downloads for them and download an entire season at a time. It was free on tv so I don’t feel bad downloading it for free. I grew up watching it with my dad.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#14 posted 08-10-2010 06:08 PM

Sounds like a missing oppurtunity for the NYW.

Maybe they need to setup of web membership for $xx dollars/month for unlimited viewing of any/all episodes (but no recording) or direct downloading of individual episodes for a set fee per episode.

The way it is setup now is you get the plan for $15 and the plan/video for $25. I am not interested in the plans, but would sure love to have just the videos.


-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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#15 posted 08-10-2010 06:14 PM

I love to watch, Norm Abrams. However, I usually forget to turn him on when he comes on in my area so don’t get to watch him much unless I go to his site. I believe he usually comes on around 11am on Saturday but I’m usually in my shop at that time and am thinking about what I’m doing at the moment.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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