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In this PBS series, craftsman Norm Abram demonstrates how to build quality furniture in one's own workshop using traditional carpentry techniques. Abram also gives pointers on restoring and caring for antique furniture, along with short history lessons regarding famous craftsmen of America's past. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Norm Abram: Before we get started I'd like to take a moment to talk about shop safety. Be sure to read, understand and follow all the safety rules that come with your power tools. Knowing how to use your power tools PROPERLY will greatly reduce the risk of personal injury. And remember this. There is no other more important safety rule...
[Norm points to his glasses.]
Norm Abram: ...than to wear THESE... safety glasses...
[He holds up ear protectors]
Norm Abram: ...and also HEARING protection when necessary.
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Norm Abram & Russel Morash
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Norm Abram is #1 on my tivo and they are set to never delete. Norm is a great teacher and role model. I love his show and teaching techniques. If I could afford it I would buy every show and plans and build every one of his projects. He maintains approachable project and skill set but keeps things just interesting enough to never get old show after show.

I wish he was my neighbor but since he is not - I will just have to try to live up to the standards he has set. You never know - someone just may be proud to call me their neighbor - even if they can hear my saw running at 2am.

He may not like his plaid shirts but he has definitely branded himself true master carpenter in the most honest fusion. Although figured with a few brands he still has his favorites and they make their appearances on the show regardless if its a competing product.

No one knew what a DIY / PBS powerhouse Russell Morash would have started 25+ years ago. But selecting Norm Abram as the Master Carpenter has to be one of the best decisions he ever made.


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