Norm is awesome. He single-handedly inspired a generation of woodworkers.well that congratulatory thread went in the pishatoo pretty quick.
hope Norm has time to finally enjoy all he s work for, and health, happiness, & peace follow him wherever he decides to go in life.
really ? well with only 39 posts i guess you dont know how threads evolve here ? heck i thought it was going pretty smooth ! ;-))
On the other hand, guys like Russ Morash and Bob Vila are parasites sucking at the public broadcasting teat. After all, Morash fired Vila for trying to horn in on his gold mine, so Vila started his own scam. He had a stake in most of the projects on his show-if not all. As I recall the "banana house" belonged to his sister, which he never disclosed on the series.
The New Yankee Workshop existed on Morash's property. Those tools were his. Recall how there was always a prototype for each project? One of them wound up in Morash's house each time.
I'm not faulting profit from productions like those, I fault the use of PBS funding for personal gain.