has posted the shows from the new season of Roy Underhill’s “The
Woodwright’s Shop” so you can watch them on your computer – including
the two episodes I appeared in.
taped the two episodes right before I taught a sawing class at The
Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, N.C. You can read about that August
trip on these earlier blog posts:
the episodes was fun. But I can’t stand to watch myself on TV, so I
haven’t watched these episodes. I’m told that I quote Borat at one
point. I don’t remember that.
of the shows was on sawing in which I show Roy some of the English
tricks for precision sawcuts that I’ve picked up through books. You can
also watch me awkwardly botch sawing in a Continental style (sitting
down) and this episode is also a snuff film for a certain broom. You
read that right. We kill a broom on camera.
other episode is called “The Tiny Tool Kit” and it’s about the
remarkably few tools used in the 1839 book “The Joiner & Cabinet
Maker” by the book’s hero, young Thomas. The only workshop items that
are abused in that episode are some nails. But they deserve it.
I’ve embedded these two episodes below. But you can watch all the shows from this season by clicking through to this page.
of Roy, I’m going to be out all this week to teach a three-day class on
handplanes at The Woodwright’s School. So I might not be updating the
blog much. Then I return to the school to teach sawing again this
summer. I’m told there are still a couple spaces in that class. You can
read about that here.
— Christopher Schwarz
Can’t Afford a Class? How About These?
• The class I’m teaching this week is based on my book “Handplane Essentials,” a big old printed-in-the-USA brain dump on these essential tools. It’s available in our store and we offer free shipping in the domestic United States.
My handsawing class is one of the most popular things I teach. So much
so that we filmed one of the classes here in our shop and now offer it
on the DVD “Build a Sawbench” in our store. Watch me and 10 students construct a sawbench entirely by hand.