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Norm Abram is Retiring

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Norm Abram's retirement from This Old House was announced yesterday.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220519005404/en/This-Old-House%C2%AE-to-Air-Tribute-Special-to-Master-Carpenter-and-Television-Trailblazer-Norm-Abram

PBS will air a tribute show to him titled The House that Norm Built. While Norm is 72 and has not appeared on camera for a while, it is sad to see him described as "hanging up his tool belt." I hope he continues woodworking in his retirement, as 72 years old is certainly not too old to do most things with wood. I hope he isn't ill, and I wonder if there's a deeper story to this.

I'm hoping to see him on a YouTube channel, but he doesn't seem to have much of an online presence.

Here's to the legend himself!
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It all started for Norm on Christmas Eve in 1958 as he went with his father, a Boston carpenter on a job installing hardwood floors. They installed the floors the old-fashioned way - with cut nails and a skill saw turned upside down on a milk crate.
I read this and immediately thought about how anyone today suggesting such a setup, would be chastised to no end around here for such a careless disregard for safety!

Cheers,
Brad
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