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Seen this posted via Facebook via Woodworking For Mere Mortals via The Drunken Woodworker…

Yeah, I love Norm…but not that much

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 05:08 AM

Geez, you could buy a new SawStop for that kind of dough… :)

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 05:12 AM

That’s some big bucks alright that’s why I only ordered two LOL
After I looked at that it sure made me miss good old Norm. NORM COME BACK!!!!

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 05:20 AM

nwbusa....or a couple of Grizzly’s ….lol

a1Jim...agreed. His shows were some of the best IMO…

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 06:00 AM

Yes The New Yankee Workshop was one of the best woodworking shows on TV but that is a lot if $$$$$!

There are some reruns I see once in a while, perhaps I should start recording them.
I do have a number of the David Marks episodes but he was more of a artistic woodworker and not like Norm.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 06:18 AM

But how can you put a price on 6 autographed photos of Norm? That right there is priceless.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#6 posted 01-08-2014 06:22 AM

There has to be an extra 9 there. Its the only explanation. I can’t fathom anyone paying 3k for this. If this is the real price, I can see why people would pirate old new Yankee workshop episodes because this is just unreasonable.


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#7 posted 01-08-2014 06:59 AM

yeah for 3k he better come with the videos

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#8 posted 01-08-2014 07:20 AM

For $3k they better come with a flat panel wide screen TV!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 01-08-2014 07:45 AM

Forget Norm, for $3k it better come with a sexy French maid to clean my shop while I watch the episodes. Also DVDs are last century, I would expect Blu-rays for that kind of money.

-- Rick M,

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#10 posted 01-08-2014 12:24 PM

Norm’s sailboat must need gas money…...

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#11 posted 01-08-2014 12:44 PM

One news tv they told me that there has been a financial crisis in America. Now I know why. To many people are woodworker and has ordered al this Norm stuff. LOL


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#12 posted 01-08-2014 01:24 PM

Hey guys, don’t you understand that 6 autographed photos of Norm make it a real bargain?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 01-08-2014 02:27 PM

Sure, that is a lot of money (and for the same money I would rather have the SawStop), but that is also a LOT of content. At that price it averages less than $15 for each DVD/drawing combo compared to their normal price of $25. For the quality that Norm delivers I think $15 is cheap.

I don’t think many people will buy all 210 projects in a set, but if they did, they would save about $2,000 by buying them in this package versus buying them individually.

-- PaulMayer,

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#14 posted 01-08-2014 02:57 PM

Yes it is cheaper than buying each DVD/drawing separately but that also says something about their individual plan price. Maybe back when you only where able to get this sort of content on TV or through mail order VHS tapes you could request such a large amount. But the times have changed, when you can use Netflix/Amazon Prime and even Hulu plus to watch entire series from start to finish for $10 a month. Or buying individual episodes on iTunes for $1-3 with full seasons or series being less than that.

Or purchase entire dvd collections for $100-200
Stargate sg-1 214 episodes + 2 direct to dvd movies for $99

Cheers 275 episodes for $154

You just cannot in any way justify a 3k price point, $300 maybe but not 10x that much.


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#15 posted 01-08-2014 04:17 PM

Darn I read that and thought you could buy his actual workshop for that price. With the used tools that
might not be bad. I think I will stick with his books.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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