Roy Underhill

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Road Trip to Roy’s!

Tomorrow morning, I’m hopping in my car and driving south to Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s School,” where the view off the back deck of where I feel honored to be staying looks like this (though I suspect it will be slightly less verdant – though no less sylvan – at the moment):    ...

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It’s a Mystery

This puzzle mallet is seemingly made by magic. by Roy Underhill pages 44-49 From the April 2012 Issue, #196 It can’t come apart, but, problem is, it can’t go together! Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln invented this mysterious mallet. The trouble with ordinary mallets, in his time as now, was that they kept “flying off the handle.”...

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New Episodes from ‘The Woodwright’s Shop’

The shows from the latest season of Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Shop” can now be viewed online for free through this link. What, you are still here and reading my crap? Click the link and get over there and watch all 13 episodes. That’s more than six hours of Roy, with less than an...

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Return of the Passer Drill

A welcome ‘voice’ from the past. By Roy Underhill Pages: 54-55 From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now. Satellites beep around the globe, kids scream about the band from Liverpool, and after 41 years you’re about to hang it up. Before you do, there’s one more length of rosewood on your bench, one more steel...

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The ‘Impossitails’ Zone

Amaze your friends with quadrilateral and rising dovetails. By Roy Underhill Pages: 38-39 From the November 2011 issue #193 Buy this issue now An ordinary day in the shop, but suddenly, you’re dovetailing through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. You’re on a journey into a woodworking land whose boundaries are...