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Offline Steve-Rice

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Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« on: July 08, 2016, 04:11 PM »
Gentlemen,

   A few years ago, some friends from my woodworker's guild and I made a pilot for a woodworking TV show for a local public TV station. The idea was to tour local woodshops and see the kinds of things people were making in our area.

   After a brief intro to the show, we visit the woodshop of Bill Nyberg. Bill's father was a furniture maker during the first half of the 20th century and Bill had an interesting collection of several of his father's very old tools and machinery, in addition to his own newer stuff. 

   Our pilot never got off the ground, but we had some fun making it.  Although we made this video several years ago, I decided to post it to the FOG now to honor Bill as he unfortunately lost his battle with cancer last week.

   Although Bill didn't own any Festool stuff, he was definitely "one of us" in that he loved woodworking, furniture making and his tools. Bill was an eccentric, but interesting character and he was even published in Fine Woodworking a couple of times.

   I'll apologize in advance as I'm definitely not a polished TV host and some of the banter is pretty corny, but Bill's collection of old machinery is kind of interesting and I hope some of you will enjoy this despite the flaws.

   So here's to you, Bill.  Thanks for the laughs and all the interesting things you taught me. Rest in peace, my friend...





Online deepcreek

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Re: Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2016, 11:45 PM »
I would totally watch this!  When's the next episode?
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Offline Kev

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Re: Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 06:37 AM »
That's a great memory.

Cheesy as heck .. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT [big grin]

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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 07:12 AM »
I really enjoyed watching this and seeing both your Shop @Steve-Rice  and Bill's.
And it certainly provides fond memories of your friend.
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Offline mikeomalley

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Re: Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 09:58 AM »
Thanks Steve, Excellent, really enjoyed.

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 11:45 AM »
@deepcreek , @Kev , @Untidy Shop , @mikeomalley  Thanks for all the kind words Gentlemen, they are sincerely appreciated,

Steve

Offline RKA

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Re: Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 03:38 PM »
That was great!  Too bad it didn't get off the ground, I would enjoy watching something like this.  My condolences on your friend as well.
-Raj

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Bench Dogz TV Pilot
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2016, 08:25 PM »
Thanks, Raj.