The big news in the woodworking and diy world today was that Norm Abram, long-time host of This Old House and New Yankee Workshop, will cease production of New Yankee workshop but continue his work as the master carpenter on This Old House. Apparently the New Yankee Workshop website will […]
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Check out this video of Master Carpenter Norm Abram being interviewed at last years AWFS show by Popular Woodworking magazine. Great insights into his favorite tools and techniques. Tools Norm Abram Value’s the Most Table saw – because it touches each project Joiner – straighten rough lumber Surface Planer – […]
As This Old House turns 30 years old, Boston Magazine has chronicled the history of the PBS show through photos and brief interviews with the show creators, producers, and hosts. The current This Old House website has a house project directory but very little information about the shows incarnation and […]
PostSecret, the popular blog that is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard, has a user who believes her husband loves Norm Abram more than her.
Charles and Hudson is pleased to announce a new project of ours called Not Norm. Although we aspire to be as skilled, polished, and good looking as the Do-It-Yourself experts on TV, we most often end up with results that are only worth photographing or recording because of the horror […]
Congratulations to the web team at This Old House (most notably, Betsy, Eric, Kristen, and Christopher) for their successful launch of the new and improved ThisOldHouse.com. It’s been almost two years in the making and through countless hours of thoughtful planning, maintaining a dedicated focus, and nose to the grindstone […]
Among The New Yankee Workshop Projects we like the most are the classic Adirondack Chairs and Loveseat. For a sustainable touch use reclaimed wood such as old deck plank boards like the chairs above.