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Forum topic by cranesgonewild posted 07-03-2010 05:42 PM 2058 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2010 05:42 PM

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I hope it’s okay to post this here. I wasn’t sure where this belongs.

People keep mentioning about this Woodsmith show. I would love to see it, but we don’t get it here in Oshawa (45 kms. east of Toronto). I believe it airs on PBS, and we do get PBS from either Detroit or Buffalo, but still no show. Does anyone know where I can get this online?

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 07-03-2010 05:45 PM

Not sure if this is what you or others are referring to but this is the one hat I regularly see here (Chicago area) on PBS.

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#2 posted 07-03-2010 06:23 PM

This comment is not directly related but this is a good place to ask my question.

We have a TiVo and we think it is great. We record a lot of stuff on it. We get good recordings off of virtually every channel we have access to, except one, PBS. It’s as if PBS is doing something to their signal to prevent the recording of their shows on TiVo. This bothers me because I would like to record the Woodsmith Shop.

Does anyone else have this problem?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 07-03-2010 10:04 PM

We only have access to one PBS channel and we have no problem recording. Unfortunately, the one we get doesn’t carry the Woodsmith Shop.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 07-04-2010 03:22 AM

I don’t think their shows are available online … it would be nice if they were (anybody at August Home Publishing or IPBN listening?).

In my area, The WoodSmith Shop does not air on the primary PBS channel … look for it on Create TV (, which is usually the 2nd or 3rd digital channel for PBS stations.

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#5 posted 07-04-2010 03:48 AM

woodsmithshop have a good number of free podcasts on iTunes FWIW.

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#6 posted 07-04-2010 05:56 AM

Thanks PurpLev. I never thought of podcasts. I did go on iTunes and checked out Woodsmith and other podcasts. I’ve got an iPhone besides. I’m going to download some podcasts and watch them in the crane in between lifts.

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#7 posted 07-04-2010 06:02 AM

you’re welcome. these are not like their full episodes, but have some good things worth watching. I personally don’t have TV service so never watched their TV shows either.

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 02:48 AM

I’m outside of Detroit and “sometimes” the Woodsmith TV show airs on DT56… it is on the national PBS. I contacted DT56 and they say they have aired it, but do not have it in their plans due to low demand.

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 04:50 PM

For Detroit, it’s on WTVS (Public TV), I think the channel number is 56.3 called “Public TV Create”. Each episode is aired multiple times, including on thursday night around 10:30 or 11pm. Usually, it’s right after New Yankee Workshop.

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 05:33 PM

Really wish I had high speed internet or cable or satellite…

Anybody record these shows and have them on a DVD? I would be happy to pay postage and cost of DVD for the free TV woodworking shows…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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