What happened to the Woodwright's Shop TV show?

I always liked watching Roy Underhill's Saturday morning ( on my cable channel
anyway) TV show. I haven't seen it for many months now. Is Roy still alive &
kicking? Anyone know? He is missed for whatever reason.
Dennis
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Gunluvver2
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I used to watch it all the time on broascast PBS TV. Best thing out there. Been wondering what happened to it.
GTO(John)
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GTO69RA4
I watched this show on Sunday, from WQED. Alive or not, they'll keep showing the programs.. they still air Bob Ross' painting shows.
WB ...................
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Wild Bill
I caught it last Friday about 2:00PM or 2:30PM if I recall on PBS, WNED, 17 on the UHF dial.
He was making a Triangle Table with three drop leafs and lots of mortise and tenon.
Great show! Hope they don't kill that one too.
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Rossco in Oshawa
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Simon Jester
On 16 Sep 2004 19:24:24 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Gunluvver2) calmly ranted:
Roy is still alive and kicking but PBS is pandering more to the Yuppies nowadays. That's why they and HGTV are putting on dozens of inferior design shows and fewer (NOT less) good, wholesome shows.
He's still on in some parts of the country but not on the national PBS feed, dag nabbit. I miss him, too, and have for 8 or so years.
---- A mostly meat-powered woodworker, and proud of it.
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Larry Jaques
Still on every Sat. Morning in Minneapolis. Right before Reverend Norm.
bob g.
Gunluvver2 wrote:
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Robert Galloway
Friday 24 Sep 2004 2:30PM on WNED, channel 17... Episode entitled "The First American Woodworkers".
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Rossco in Oshawa
I'd check with your station as the show is still on the C-Band feed of PBS at noon Sat. I don't get to watch it all that often but I did catch it on the Labor Day weekend when he did some stools.
-- Bob May Losing weight is easy! If you ever want to lose weight, eat and drink less. Works every time it is tried!
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Bob May
The best part was the show was 1 take. I remember a 'oops, dang' and seeing blood on his finger. They kept right on shooting. They did an episode where he visited a blacksmith (for hinges I think), which is vagely metalworking.
You don't like the new Dump More Money Into This Overpriced Old House Hour? I don't usually flip to local channels. The biker shows have had much more interesting projects, construction and metal content. Not to mention "shop talk",... ;)
Joel. phx
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Joel Corwith
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 20:25:26 -0700, "Joel Corwith" calmly ranted:
Yeah, Roy's just like us. How here has spent a day or two in the shop and not barked a knuckle, gotten a splinter, sliced a finger (with paper, wood, or metal), or bumped a shin?
They rarely did a kitchen makeover which cost less than a hundred grand on that show. UFR! People back East have more bucks than sense, y'know?
--- Is it time for your medication or mine?
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Larry Jaques
Why doesn't PBS release their old shows to the net? It's mostly public funded anyway. They wouldn't even need to pay for the bandwidth as I'm sure archive.org would handle it, and/or peer2peer applications.
I miss the old Nova before it became "science soap opera"
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Vince Mulhollon
"I don't get to watch it all that often but I did catch it on the Labor Day weekend when he did some stools."
Yeah! Actually, I've seen 'em do lots of stools.
Bob Swinney
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Robert Swinney
I figure you aren't getting any work done unless you've got some scrapes... right now I have, let's see: Overall dry hands from working with dry substances (sand/clay/cement, etc.) Wore some fingerprints off cleaning some rusty sheetmetal (it was covered in rough crap, I got out the hose and tried rubbing it off with my hand... or not...) Left hand: one small cut on my palm from sheetmetal (mostly healed, pretty shallow) One spot on the thumb side of my hand from brushing against a hot brick, ditto my middle finger (mmm, blistery)
There was more, it's mostly healed by now... like that time I was whittling on a pattern and the knife slipped into my left index finger. Dug into a flap of skin about 1/8" deep, healed in two days!
Tim
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Tim Williams
Maybe he failed to inject a quota of socialist propaganda and fell from favor with PBS.
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Clark Magnuson
Roy is still alive and kicking but PBS is pandering more to the Yuppies nowadays. Maybe he failed to inject a quota of socialist propaganda and fell from favor with PBS.

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Randal O'Brian

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