Get Ready for Roy!

So…those of you who last week asked if we might have something up our collective sleeve? Well…I’ll admit it now. You were right. I’m delighted to announce that Popular Woodworking has negotiated an exclusive deal to bring back all the episodes from the first 28 seasons of “The Woodwright’s Shop.” We plan to bring out each season on a multi-disc DVD set and broadcast individual episodes on a special “Roy Underhill Channel” at ShopClass On Demand.

We’re starting off with the first three years and Season 20 of  “The Woodwright’s Shop” (Roy says Season 20 is among his favorites). Later in the year and into next year, we’ll be releasing more chunks of Roy (as it were) for your viewing pleasure and traditional hand-tool edification.

I don’t have much else to report at this point – but I can promise you that the DVD sets and the Roy ShopClass channel will be reasonably priced (the only gouges you’ll encounter are those Roy uses at his lathe).

So hang in there – vintage Roy is on the way. And below, please enjoy this short clip from the first episode of “The Woodwright’s Shop” – an amuse-bouche, if you will, for everything to come.


— Megan Fitzpatrick

62 thoughts on “Get Ready for Roy!

  1. taco58bell

    Well, it is coming up on a month since this announcement of the DVDs becoming available. Is there any update or date of availability that we may know? Thanks!

      1. taco58bell

        I’m happy with this answer and I’m thrilled that it has not gone down to the fate of other good ideas that have died a’borning. I was just hoping that I could pass onto my good family an excellent idea for Father’s Day, other than another tie that will just hang in the closet. But I’ll wait. Thanks!

  2. switzforge

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  3. sidney_jones

    I can’t wait. He was dropped from the local station, so I haven’t seen him except when visiting out of the area. I want all the episodes!

  4. dndculp

    YOU ARE NOT BEING FAIR!! When can we atart ordering?? Can we pre-order??
    I can hardly wait so don’t keep us in suspense too long:-)

  5. waltamb

    Super duper! Fantastic! Wonderful, can’t wait to see the first episodes all over again for the first time in 30 years.

    Roy is the best and the Pioneer in his field and hee should get some sort of award for sticking with it.

  6. David Cockey

    I talked to Roy at the first WIA in 2008, and at that time the shows from some of the past seasons were available on DVD. If I understood Roy correctly he said he was personally making the DVD’s on his computer at home. I assume a more efficient method will be used for the new offering. Otherwise Roy will never get away from his computer.

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