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HamsterJam

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What about the presenter snapping the branch of the cherry tree bedstead?? Surprised how well the contestant took it or maybe the swearing was edited out.

I wonder what they did with the items afterwards. Will we see the wood recycled in subsequent projects or did they donate to or auction them for good causes?
 

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I didn’t watch it but am familiar with the genre. Making people look small or stupid seems to be the main objective. They never show how things are done properly and would rather show cock ups.
 

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I suppose it was fairly harmless nonsense.
Same format as Bake Off and Sewing Bee.
Come to think I found "The Great British Sewing Bee" quite watchable. Maybe I should have taken up dress making instead of woodwork. Too late now! :unsure:
Yes, we're great bake-off watchers chez W2S this new prog has been christened "chop-off" for brevity....
 

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If these are Britains best Woodworkers it doesn't bode well for the future of woodworking in this country😟
 

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Did this get pulled last year because of someone with an offensive tattoo?
no that was "the chop" (I think) on sky, one contestant had '88' prominently tattooed, which is a fairly well established white power thing. I would have thought they could have edited him out and at least shown the show in some form, albeit much shorter, but perhaps he won?
 

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Not impressed so faro_Oon a plus side they could all carve to varying degrees and there were enough tools on display to bankrupt a small country and satisfy both hand and power fans (y).There were couple that will be worth keeping an eye on in future episodes.
The one that lost should have,no imagination at all and even less ability to carry it out(n)though to be fair it would have made a lovely raised bed down the allotment:LOL: .Even my old eyes can tell the difference between sander and planer(that poor planer suffered some serious abuse :(:cry:)both judges seem to have missed that one.
 

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I thought this was seriously impressive, anyone who can knock out a laminated curved roof on a rock solid double bed in two days gets my vote. The guys 20 years old and a self-taught 'Builder'? Hell's teeth yes. In fact, I'll put a 20 spot on him to win the series.

Ok, by his own admission his carving was "terrible" But the kid shows promise! :love:

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I thought this was seriously impressive, anyone who can knock out a laminated curved roof on a rock solid double bed in two days gets my vote. The guys 20 years old and a self-taught 'Builder'? Hell's teeth yes. In fact, I'll put a 20 spot on him to win the series.

Ok, by his own admission his carving was "terrible" But the kid shows promise! :love:

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Totally agree, he and Radha are definately my favourites at the moment.
 
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Who is he? And what are his wood working credentials?

Not exactly Paul sellars, Chris tribe or Peter sefton... Let alone the many many bespoke craftsmen up and down the country....

Cheers James
 

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Who is he? And what are his wood working credentials?
Just found this on C4's press release

C4 said:
21 October 2021


Billy
Occupation: Builder & novice carpenter
Location: Lancashire
Billy completed a campervan conversion when he was 15, won a carpentry award at 16 and rebuilt a narrow boat by himself at 17. He has completed a two-year carpentry course as well as learning skills from YouTube, trial and error and Hayne’s manuals. He is currently working on a barn conversion and says he’s a quick worker and isn’t afraid to take risks.
ETA: I know I'm going a little 'all-in' on this lad, but is there ANYone here who could have made that bed in two days, at 20 years old?

I somehow doubt it. I certainly couldn't have.
 
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Surprisingly better programme than I was expecting. My wife and I quite enjoyed it.

For most watchers, were it just about wood working joints and mallets, it would be a single watch and that would be it. Add in a human element and a few numpties and the show has promise. Same format as so many others and it makes a change for the format to be directed toward me rather than something than my wife naturally enjoys.

Tim really dodged a bullet on that first show. I can't see him lasting long, unless he becomes Britain's most improved woodworker.

Plenty of tool porn to go around. I think my wife got fed up with my "I have one of those" statements ;)
 

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