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Forum topic by rickbuddy posted 03-11-2008 04:45 AM 893 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2008 04:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: norm new yankee woodworker humor question

Has anyone besides me noticed that Norm Abrams has reached Elvis status?
I mean, he is one of if not the only person woodworkers know who you are talking about just by mentioning his first name.
Think about it. About the only time you see or hear his last name is during the credit roll during “New Yankee Workshop” or “This Old House”.
Also, he is treated almost like a rock star whenever he makes public appearances.
Not bad for an unassuming woodworker from Massachusetts.

-- Rick Snail, Omaha, NE --The only stupid question is one that isn't asked.


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#1 posted 03-11-2008 05:06 AM

He has made a “name” for himself, hasn’t he.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-11-2008 08:30 AM

He promotes a style of woodworking, ya can’t really knock him. But I do not think he is cool enough to rival the King. I just can’t see him raising a lip and addressing anyone ...pretty mamma! : — )

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost

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#3 posted 03-11-2008 10:57 AM

David Marks is my rock star. You do have to use both names, however.

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#4 posted 03-11-2008 12:30 PM

Don is the Elvis of Box Makers around here. Norm who?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 03-11-2008 06:04 PM

Maybee within the woodworking community but never the whole world like elvis.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 03-11-2008 08:01 PM

I get the “Oh, are you trying to look like Al [Boreland]?” when I grow my beard out. Pretty annoying. If I mention Norm or Bob Vila, I usually get a “The old house guy?”

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 03-12-2008 01:55 PM

Now the question is: is he the cool young Elvis,or the Vegas Elvis?

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rickbuddy

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#8 posted 03-13-2008 01:55 PM

Y’all seem to be a bit confused.
I was just commenting on Norm’s single name status in the world of woodworking, not his popularity vs. The King.
Rick

-- Rick Snail, Omaha, NE --The only stupid question is one that isn't asked.

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#9 posted 03-15-2008 02:52 AM

Norm has carved out (no pun intended) a very nice business for himself – having met the man in person in business a few times, he is as nice, and soft spoken in person as he is on TV——he is truly a gentlemen.
Good things happen to good people.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#10 posted 03-18-2008 02:36 AM

I like Norm… He still presents a very good show… His way.

I like the way he’s also covering Finishing techniques on his newer shows.

I will not get tired of watching him… reruns & all.

He has helped me a lot…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 03-30-2008 03:45 AM

I ran into him at Mystic Seaport a couple of years back. He’s a real personable guy, approachabe, friendly and willing to talk about things they are working on for the show.

Name recognition … yes
“Ladies and Gentlemen… Norm has left the building” nope

-- Islandwoodworker@Gmail.com

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