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Blog entry by Gord Graff posted 05-28-2008 08:27 PM 3506 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

Exciting news! There’s a new woodworking show coming to the internet in September called ‘Into The Workshop’. This is an independent production brought to you by the combined forces of three outstanding woodworkers, John Sillaots, Ken Tunnard and myself, Gord Graff.

Follow this link to the show’s video trailer……

John Sillaots you may remember as host of ‘In The Workshop’ an HGTV production. John has written many articles for a variety of publications and continues to travel across Canada doing presentations on a variety of topics from home renos to woodworking. John is well known for inspiring do-it-yourselfers and is looking forward to sharing his many tips with you.

Ken Tunnard is a professional woodworker, author and instructor with an artistic talent for creating classic pieces with unconventional detailing. His well planned projects often include turnings, veneers and steam bending – talk about pushing the inspirational button!!

And, of course, there’s me Gord Graff, a woodworking instructor, author and pod caster, with a special interest in woodworking jigs. It’s been said that my success lies in the ability to combine a woodworking talent with an artistic flair. I am passionately creative and am looking forward to demystifying the woodworking experience with you.

I’ll be in great company hosting along side John and Ken. The combined woodworking talent, experience, passion and commitment that we all share will be entertaining as well as an inspiration to all who are interested in woodworking regardless of skill level. We are committed to delivering ‘Into The Workshop’ in an honest, up-beat and positive manner.

Watch for upcoming information about start dates and show times and if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]

Get ready to clear off your workbench ‘Into The Workshop’ is just around the corner.

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#1 posted 05-28-2008 09:00 PM


Looking forward to it. I appreciate the time and effort the three of you will putting into such a production.

Best of luck.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-28-2008 09:35 PM


Kudos to the three of you. I am sure this will be another fine effort given the videos that you have produced. Now can you find me some spare time as well? It seems like it is getting harder to find time to handle all the on-line reviews and get stuff done in the shop.

I will be looking forward to seeing the show.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-28-2008 09:49 PM

I wish you guys the best…I know I’ll be watching. I hope you have a hit on your hands. I can only imagine the time, expence and work that will be going into this. Don’t foget us humble LJ’ers when you guys are big stars :-)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#4 posted 05-28-2008 09:52 PM

Gord, John, and Ken,

I wish you the best in this new venture! I have been looking for something like this to happen, and I am glad that the time is NOW … or very soon… :-) I will be watching, for sure. Thanks for the heads-up, guys.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#5 posted 05-28-2008 10:57 PM

cant wait for this! I have enjoyed your previous videos Gord.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#6 posted 05-28-2008 11:01 PM

Hey, great news, Gord!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 05-28-2008 11:24 PM

just watched the trailer Gord, looks awesome, can’t wait!

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 01:12 AM

very cool…cant wait!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Gord Graff

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#9 posted 05-29-2008 02:08 AM

Hi All,

Thanks for your kind words.

By the way, the show topics for the most part will be audience driven…………….that’s right, the woodworking viewer having a say as to what projects or topics make it to the air.

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#10 posted 05-29-2008 02:19 AM

Sounds great, looking forward to seeing it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 05-29-2008 04:13 AM

Looking forward to the debute. Love the idea of allowing woodworkers to have a say in what they want to see in a woodworking show. Congratulations, and good luck.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#12 posted 05-29-2008 04:51 PM

As someone who’s limited woodworking skills are entirely the result of watching online woodworking videos, I’m very much looking forward to your new series :)

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#13 posted 05-29-2008 06:33 PM

That is great ….we need something new …..thanks for letting us know …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Gord Graff

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#14 posted 05-30-2008 12:29 AM

Hi All,

If you like the idea of woodworkers having a say as to what makes it to the air…..................then here’s a chance for you to speak your mind…...................Okay, let’s have at it, what would you like to see?

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#15 posted 06-04-2008 03:17 AM

I like projects complicated ones, show all machine set ups and all the test cuts. explain how you make adjustments based on results of the test cuts.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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