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10-16-2011 01:15 AM

Was cruising thru youtube and found some woodworking vids. One of them was Norm(about 30 y/o??) building a trestle table. It was in his old shop and he was even using a Shopsmith. Had to look twice wasn’t sure what I was seeing.

-- Life is good.

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 01:22 AM

What!! No link?

-- 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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#2 posted 10-16-2011 01:22 AM

You should have copy/paste the link here

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#3 posted 10-16-2011 05:33 AM

Howie! Get us that link !
(I miss Norm on TV something fierce)

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 10-16-2011 07:12 AM

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 08:07 AM

Ah, thanks so much Dusty; for allowing me to take a trip down memory lane.
it goes to show how Norm, built furniture, with basic power tools,stanley chisels, shop smith, wobble dado blade, not l.v. 300.00 rabbit planes,ashley iles chisels and so on. there’s just something great how Norm presents his work and methods. unlike the other guys, not mentioning who they are. but i guess it’s better than nothing.
but i sure do miss the likes of Norm.
thanks again dusty for reminding me of what used to be; i’ll save this site for further previews

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 02:38 PM

Thanks for posting that link Dusty. I humbly appologize to all LJ’s for commiting that grevieous error.(now if I could only learn to spell)
I finally got to see a new episode of Rough Cut,Saturday. While I think it was an improvement over last years I came to the realization he will never be another Norm.

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 10-16-2011 03:58 PM

Thanks for the link Dusty.

Norm is the epitome of “old school”, and I miss those times badly.

doordude hit it on the head when he said that Norm just presented his work & methods differently.

I don’t have any of the current paid internet woodworking class subscriptions, but if old Norm offered one, I’d be the first in line.

I thought I saw them all, but if any of you guys find any more hidden gems like this one, PLEASE link us up.


-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 10-17-2011 01:13 PM

Norm before delta tools took over. He started out like most of us using tools we could afford at the time and get the better machines when we could, only exception he did not have to buy them.

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#9 posted 10-17-2011 01:16 PM

I like Norm too and I’ll take a look. Thanks

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#10 posted 10-17-2011 03:30 PM

That’s not Norm! That guy’s too good looking!

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