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Bm101

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You both deserve to be bludgeoned.
Fair comment. :D

Richie I know you're after TV shows but in this day and age of the the apparently shorter attention span you're not likely to see many shows directed at woodworke...
Ohhh look! A video of a cat falling in a pond!

Where were we?
If you have a reasonably modern TV you can probably watch youtube on it.
Here's 11 pages of suggestions.

This should get you started:
Leo Sampson.
 

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Fair comment. :D

Richie I know you're after TV shows but in this day and age of the the apparently shorter attention span you're not likely to see many shows directed at woodworke...
Ohhh look! A video of a cat falling in a pond!

Where were we?
If you have a reasonably modern TV you can probably watch youtube on it.
Here's 11 pages of suggestions.

This should get you started:
Leo Sampson.
Sadly you may be right. I have read through that post. As for the reason in a TV show, it would bring others into this hobby and that can only be a good thing.
 

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There's so much stuff on YouTube I am loathe to open it up because it becomes a rabbit hole and I waste an entire day.
 

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This my favourite woodworking video of all time - proper woodworking!

I believe one of my great-grandfathers worked with Robert Thompson. They had a falling out and he started using a bee as his mark and Robert kept the mouse. Apparently. Who knows, my parents might be totally making that up. Our kitchen table does have a bee on it though.
 

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there are a few (very few) bits on HGTV (home and gardens tv) on freeview, I've also enjoyed the restoration specials on salvage hunters, but really tv is for entertainment rather than teaching so youtube does become the obvious choice.
 

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I believe one of my great-grandfathers worked with Robert Thompson. They had a falling out and he started using a bee as his mark and Robert kept the mouse. Apparently. Who knows, my parents might be totally making that up. Our kitchen table does have a bee on it though.
The story goes that he was talking with someone he worked with and they mentioned being poor as a church mouse which gave him the idea. I wonder if it was your great-grandfather!
 

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You could buy some Lie-Nielsen videos - They are all available to download/stream


Watch the likes of Chris Schwarz do his thing :)
 

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Proper woodworking is so boring to watch though even if you have a mild interest.

That's why the turning tat into more tat programs do well, it's a quick turn-around whilst proper woodworking takes a lot of time and is very methodical.
 

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This my favourite woodworking video of all time - proper woodworking!

Really enjoyed that video. Kilburns about an hour from me and i’ll be paying a visit once this covid business subsides
 

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There’s plenty of episodes of Roy Underhill’s Woodrights shop here:

 

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Hi all, Does anyone like me get frustrated by the lack of Tv programs covering our hobby. I used to enjoy The new yankee workshop when that was on but there has been very little since, Sky has a channel called Discovery Shed that would seem like the perfect home for one but from what I can see this should be renamed The Fishing channel (not sure how much fishing gets done in sheds). Please tell me I`ve overlooked some Programs.
Two programmes I like to watch in the DIY vein are Money for Nothing where the host goes to a tip and chooses 3 items to upcycled, 2 for appropriate specialists and one to do themselves. They then sell the items and give profit to the person discarding.

My favourite however is Repair shop where Sentimental family items long since broken and falling apart are taken to a communal specialist barn in Suffolk I Think.The items are stripped and rebuilt to amazing original as new condition (if required) and given back to owners to further pass down the family. The multi-Trade specialists are amazing. I have purchased several tools after watching them being used on show.
Hope Thst Helps.

Peter
 

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Has anyone noticed there’s no programme on TV about stamp collecting either? That said, I’ve just had a quick look at Leo Sampson and see he’s a sailor too. Well, I’ve not long sold my yacht, so I’ve ‘missed the boat’ there [pun not intended] but I do have a narrow boat I’m selling. Oops, I don’t think you’re meant to advertise on here!
 

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With literally hundreds of quality channels on YouTube dedicated to all aspects of our hobby, the simple answer is NO, I'm not in the least bit frustrated. How much more could you possibly want?

Back in the day we had to be content with a handful of mail order VHS videos at around a tenner each. I think we are now literally spoilt for choice, and in that respect extremely lucky.
 
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I'm of the same opinion about woodworking magazines too, (a distinct lack of them). However I have set myself up with a couple of Chromecast devices and several YouTube followings so whatever I see on my laptop is on my TV screen. I can also cast from any other device that hosts YouTube.
When you are bombarded with the likes of Strictly Come Dancing and Great British Bake Off, YouTube is fast becoming the way to go and it's everything you WANT to watch rather than what you are fed.
 

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I cancelled my television licence. The BBC tell me they will be in touch in 2 years time, just to make sure. If I want to watch anything, it's YouTube, DVDs and Amazon Prime. The continual advertising upsets me but I'm
John pineapppled if I'm going to pay good money just to do away with those inconveniences.

John
 
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