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post #21 of 30 Old 01-08-2020, 11:40 AM
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I was never a Bob Vila fan. To me, he was just the host who spouted off about his expert knowledge while the guys in the background did the real work. Then Bob would schlep over and be all, "What are we working on?" He'd drive a nail or two, and the skies would part and angels would sing so Bob could bask in the glory of his own magnificence.

Norm Abrams on the other hand, knew his stuff. Glad they finally gave him his own show.

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I liked this old house with Bob Villa. It was the first show of its kind that encouraged the consumer to think through a project and helped to show what is involved in doing it right. There were many other similar programs made after his innovation, but he was the first. I am thankful of his innovation, and it spawned many similar programs that all used a similar format.

Thank You Bob Villa for putting it out there (wherever you are).
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Really?..... #1 there trying to fix my original account. #2 that mess had made me a living in 2000+...

Does your shop make you a living?.... Bob

I use to build all cabinets in that shop. Now I build different things that require less space. The shop is in a transition period from part time hobby to full time hobby. Takes time when your overwhelmed with tooling and stuff...

I don't need it to make a living, I do it because I enjoy it, but I do sometimes charge and have made enough to keep me happy.
Like I said if your net worth is $25 million why did you do it for a living?
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I don't need it to make a living, I do it because I enjoy it, but I do sometimes charge and have made enough to keep me happy.
Like I said if your net worth is $25 million why did you do it for a living?
Are you really that naive? Bob

Somebody explain to this guy who I am....
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You are reincarnated Rebelworks ..... AKA Bob Villal

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Are you really that naive? Bob

Somebody explain to this guy who I am....

That's as much a I know, and I'm not real sure of that.
Bob Villal or Bob Vila? ....too many alias's.
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I can remember an early show or two where Bob was telling the reason why a workman was doing some task and then he asked the workman :isn't that right". The workman then replied "not really Bob, I am doing this because...". I guess I took them some time to get the filming down to a science. I also saw an interview with his wife where she stated that he seldom sis any of the repairs or improvements around their house and just hired it done. Not Knocking Bob, but I think he undoubtedly was a broadcaster that fell into being the host as opposed to being a tradesman pressed into hosting. Undoubtedly, after doing so many shows alongside experienced workmen and industry experts, he has picked up information on the subjects but sill isn't a craftsman in my opinion. The show started with remodeling existing houses and the money generated from the home sales were plowed int the next project. I understood that there was/is always pressure to include high-dollar features and it simply got out of hand. The houses sometimes ended up being a large loss when they actually sold and the show was bleeding money. They changed it so that they were assisting with owner projects so that the financial risk was on the owners. Nearly all sponsored shows promote the sponsors in some fashion. That is the reason I always question the use of a sponsors products during the show.
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On New Yankee Workshop, some of the tool logos were blurred. I assumed non-sponsors.
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Don't let Bob near a chainsaw! He was good at hosting and ...... (crickets chirping) .........

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That was funny. My wife does a better job than that Bob, now embarrassing on national tv. I did love the show but it wasn't about you, you did your job as a host, but the workers gave the quality and knowledge.
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That's as much a I know, and I'm not real sure of that.
Bob Villal or Bob Vila? ....too many alias's.
A Mod could look at the computer IP number to see if they are the same or different:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address
I just checked, neither Bob Villal or Bob Vila are members, according to the records never have been. But the forum has undergone several different owners since Nathan, so it is possible the system has been purged at one time or the other. Or if a name change has been made it won't show the orignal name.
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