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There wasn't enough explanation of how things were done like glueing the panel together for the lid. For experts this does not pose a problem but for the novice it doesn't give them enough information.

The other thing that I didn't agree with was how the solid wood was attached to the plywood box. I would have rather made a frame with pocket screws then attach that to the plywood box. Too much of a chance of the joints gapping down the road.

Those are just a couple and I'll stop there for now.
 

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while it looks like her chest has held up well over the years,:smile: the way the other was put together doesn't lend itself to holding up over time.
if she is a cab maker it should have been done like a cab.
 

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I did notice no splitter guard on the table saw but I think that's common in TV because Norm doesn't use one either. I don't remember any safety glasses either. I'll have to watch it again to make sure.

I thought about bringing up the splitter point but didn't.

I'm not easily swayed by blondes with big racks....eh I mean lumber racks, yeah that's it.:laughing:
 

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As far as talk/rumors that this is Norm's last season and this show will replace the NYW on PBS is just sad, beyond sad. I do not say this because it is a female host, but because it's already clear that she in particular is nowhere near Norm's caliber.
 

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As far as talk/rumors that this is Norm's last season and this show will replace the NYW on PBS is just sad, beyond sad. I do not say this because it is a female host, but because it's already clear that she in particular is nowhere near Norm's caliber.

Hey, how ya doing with that converted rice?:icon_smile::icon_smile:

For the very few individuals who do TV shows, it sure beats rap on MTV. I don't consider the comparison of two people to be sigfnificant. Each has their own styles and proficiencies. There are members on these forums that their craftsmanship surpasses anyone I've seen on TV. I don't consider the expertise of any of them to be beyond the capabilities of an experienced craftsman/craftswoman. Personally I get a kick out of watching Roy Underhill, cause I like woodworking.
 

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Hey, how ya doing with that converted rice?:icon_smile::icon_smile:

For the very few individuals who do TV shows, it sure beats rap on MTV. I don't consider the comparison of two people to be sigfnificant. Each has their own styles and proficiencies. There are members on these forums that their craftsmanship surpasses anyone I've seen on TV. I don't consider the expertise of any of them to be beyond the capabilities of an experienced craftsman/craftswoman. Personally I get a kick out of watching Roy Underhill, cause I like woodworking.
Sure it beats rap on MTV, but that still does not automatically mean it's worth watching, does it? Sure there may be members on these forums that do highly skilled work that surpasses anyone on TV, but from what I've seen so far, she is not one of them. That chest surpasses very little that I've seen on any forum.
 

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Sure it beats rap on MTV, but that still does not automatically mean it's worth watching, does it? Sure there may be members on these forums that do highly skilled work that surpasses anyone on TV, but from what I've seen so far, she is not one of them. That chest surpasses very little that I've seen on any forum.
You're right. It just proves out the theory that there is a great diversity and levels of experience among woodworkers.
 

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I don't have a problem that the piece is not museum quality. I think it's good for a show to cover projects geared toward every level of skill from beginner to master craftsman.
Mt problem with it comes when a person obviously promotes him or herself instead of the craft of woodworking in general and a project in particular.
I stand to be corrected, but based on the total lack of attentionn to detail, it seems to me she her emphasis is on what her show can bring her instead of showing woodworkers how to build a chest.
 

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This woman Gail O'Rourke, or at least someone claiming to be her, contacted me via email on the same dau i made my last post - 8/2/07 - and asked me if i could provide her with Black Locust for a customers estimate. She volunteered that she located me from a Google search.

The odds of that happening on the very day I made my post are practically incalculable eh?

I did respond to her but I never heard back. I smell a Cod how bout y'all? :yes:
 

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That is weird (It was not me I swear. If I would have thought of it you know I would have jerked your pant leg like that to freak you out though :laughing:) You're right that is a coincidence beyond belief. We are easily Google search able here, maybe she was searching her own name and came across this site ? I have done the same thing, bored typed in my own name and have come up in these forums. But she would have had to read your posts, and you were not very kind to her in your opinions (most of which I totally agreed with). I think someone is pulling your leg :yes:. There are very few sawmill guy here, I was never contacted. Unless the subject line was something like "This is Gail, the lady with the chest" and my spam filter would have deleted it as porn :censored:.
 

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This is a FYI. I PM'd the real "Gail" after my OP to tell her about the post, and that it meant no disrespect. She is on one of the other forums that I visit. Luckily, the one forum that she and I are both members on is not one that I posted the thread. So, I don't know if she has seen the post. Actually my post was to be construed to note certain details about her woodworking. So, I apologized for any flack she might read. She said that she is used to the nasty, filthy, underhanded, perverted, obscene, lowlife, grungy remarks that show up on forums.:smile:
 

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Well as far as her the person I meant no slight to her I do not know her and never will. As far as her the woodworker my problem has always been I call like I see it. That don't mean I always think I am right - I usually have the caveat in there and exclaim from the get-go that it is just my opinion.

In her case i did say "I stand to be correvcted" etc. but people - including me when I take critisizm - often only see the part we want to see or that hurts us and we focus on that. I hope my comments didn't come across as insults as they were meant soley as critique of the video and how it came across to mein response to the OPs question. There is a fine line there and hopefully if she did see or ever does see my post it will be evident I was not trying to trash her the person or for that matter her the woodworker. But I did say it looks like to me she is trying to get out more than she is putting in. That kind of critisism could be construed as an insult if you are on the recieving end of it, and so now I regret having said it that way but alas - I call 'em like I see 'em. I was giving my opinion based on what I saw, but there is usually more to it than what meets the eye. If anyone should know that it ought to be me.

But back to having gotten an email from her on the very day i made that post and the person volunteering that he/she found my site through google - that is just totally unbelievable to me.

Maybe what she meant was she did a google for Black Locust, our forum here came up, and she somehow she landed in my website. That is more believeable and I will choose to think the best on it until I discover otherwise.

How is that for making a U-turn in the middle of oncoming traffic!:eek: :laughing:
 
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