Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Day, Happy Day!!!

Finally, after 20 years of wishing, hoping and praying, and a month of waiting for the delivery, the package arrived today. Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 20 of The Woodwright's Shop. Roy has been my woodworking hero for a long time and I'm so glad that they are finally putting The Woodwright's Shop for sale on DVD; at least the first 28 seasons. The four episodes I just received are the only ones available now, with more to follow later this year and next year. Many thanks to Roy, Meagan Fitzpatrick, and Popular Woodworking for making this happen!

Roy is a treasure trove of knowledge and an icon of hand tool woodworking. He has worked tirelessly for 32 seasons on The Woodwright's Shop and for years prior to the show teaching the craft to others. Then, in 2009, he opened The Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, NC. I was fortunate enough to take a class with him at his school last year. He is the most friendly, down to earth person you'd ever want to meet, and a great teacher. I hope to get back down there again soon.

Can't wait to get into these. I foresee sleep deprived nights in my future.

(  Shown in the picture below is the official tool for removing the shrink-wrap from The Woodwright's
   Shop DVD's.  )


Shannon said...

I'm still waiting on my DVDs to arrive but I couldn't wait and have been watching the online versions at Shop Class On Demand. I'm almost through season 3 now. They are awesome. Beyond the woodworking, Roy's presentation style and sheer knowledge of history is fascinating. His aside comments are incredibly educational. Enjoy! Did you put a DVD player in that new shop of yours yet?

Jamie Bacon said...

I've only made it through the first 3 episodes of season one so far. It's so cool to see episodes that I've never seen before instead of the same ones that PBS shows over and over again.
As for the DVD player in the shop, having 28 seasons of the Woodwright's Shop coming makes that a must. I'll just have to keep it hidden in a built in cabinet somewhere. :)

Anonymous said...

Could I use that tool to open CDs please.


Jamie Bacon said...

You sure can, but only after some extensive safety training. Those things are sharp. :)