The DIY network isn’t always my cup of tea. The style of the modern programming currently en vogue seems to have graduated from the WWF Smackdown school of entertainment — so I was surprised to see a show that is 180 degrees out from that trend on DIY Woodsculpting.
Of course the first reason it’s not the same kind of fare is that it’s not bleeding-edge. Most of the episodes my Tivo picks up have an original air date of 2007, so they don’t feature rock music, crazy camera shots, or stunts. Instead Woodsculpting focuses on quiet craftsmen doing amazing things with wood and walking you through how it all works. I was enthralled. I’ve watched the carvers featured each week make Indian heads, animals, and carousel horses with just a chisel and rotary tool. It’s addictive. So addictive I had to pick up a piece of stock to carve for myself. Hopefully if I don’t screw it up too bad, it will be on the site soon.
If you think it might be interesting to see as well you’ll have to set the DVR to Thursday morning at 7am Eastern/6am Central to catch it. Obviously DIY is not going to stick this show in prime time, but it’s still a great bit of fun to watch.
Woodsculpting Show [DIY Program Guide]