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(Thursday, October 3rd, 2008) Remember when Friday was a night of do-it-yourself? Between Home and the DIY network, we could catch a number of shows that taught us how to do useful things.  Not anymore — now it’s just sit back and watch things be made in factories without learning the techniques.  We do get a new How It’s Made, and a new Sandhogs, which is better than nothing, we suppose.

All times are central.

  • How Do They Do It?: Black Boxes, Steam Turbine, Racing Car (Science, 5:00 p.m.)
  • Rock Solid: Bird Sanctuary (DIY, 5:30 p.m.)
  • How Do They Do It?: Family Car, Titanium, Letter (Science, 5:30 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Electrical Panels, Kites, Eyeglass Frames, Toothbrushes (Discovery, 6:00 p.m.)
  • How Do They Do It?: Aluminum Foil, GPS Guides (Science, 6:00 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Three-Wheeled Vehicles, T-Rex Vehicles, Baseball Bats, Artificial Bonsais, Trombones (Discovery, 6:30 p.m.)
  • How Do They Do It?: Drinking Water, LED TV Screens, Ferrari Sports Cars (Science, 6:30 p.m.)
  • Ask This Old House (DIY, 7:00 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Technical Glass, Washing Machines, Playing Cards, Crossbows (Science, 8:00 p.m.) NEW
  • Deconstruction: Fireproof Materials (DIY, 8:30 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Binoculars, Sparklers, Rubber Boots, Circular Saw Blades (Science, 8:30 p.m.)
  • Deconstruction: Nail Guns and Air Compressors (DIY, 9:00 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Remix: Winter Sports (Science, 9:00 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Remix: Hockey (Science, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Sandhogs: It Is What It Is (History, 10:00 p.m.) NEW
  • How It’s Made: Cement, Caskets, Soft Drinks, Glider Rockers (Discovery, 10:00 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Kitchen Knives, Mannequins, Socks, Hypodermic Needles (Discovery, 10:30 p.m.)

Enjoy.

 

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