I’m actually a Rough Cut Fan. I don’t like the New Yankee Workshop - Norm seems to make everything with tools that I don’t have (and I have a complete workshop) and uses nails far more than I would, though he has inspired countless home woodworkers. I think we should give him credit for that. Woodsmith is enjoyable and I do watch it, often getting little hints that are helpful (we never know it all, right?). But they seem to shy away from difficult joinery and handwork like dovetails. I think the reason I like Tommy Mac is that he encourages the home woodworker to push themselves. It’s been my opinion that many hobbyist woodworkers think they can’t so certain things - like cut dovetails by hand - and in fact they probably could if they tried. Rough Cut encourages that.
Finally - lets not forget Roy Underhill and the Woodwright shop. He’s an absolute master of hand work and history.
Last edited by TGRANT; 03-22-2011 at 07:23 PM.