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Norm Abram: Life After ‘New Yankee’

Can America’s most recognizable woodworking personality actually retire?By Jefferson Kolle Pages 54-62Norm Abram first stepped in front of a television camera in 1979 as the lead carpenter on “This Old House,” a show on which he still appears. A decade later, Norm began “The New Yankee Workshop,” and for 21 seasons he taught a glued-to-the-screen...