‘In the Shop with Roy’ (And a Close Look at Some Cool Stuff)

T2122_WoodwrightDVD_BestWe’ve just put together a 10-hour collection of 17 of Roy Underhill’s shop projects from “The Woodwright’s Shop.” (“In the Shop with Roy: Workbenches, Tools, Storage & More” is available now to order on DVD; the download option will be up shortly).

With this collection, you’ll get the following episodes: #402 A Spring Pole Lathe; #604 A Folding Lathe; #1402 The Carpenter’s Tool Box; #1412 The Williamsburg Blacksmiths; #1501 Sharpening Tools; #1508 & #1509 The Folding Workbench; #1612 Making Wooden Screws; #1701 Make Your Shaving Horse; #1908 Master Cabinetmaker — Frank Klausz on through-dovetails; #2101 Saw Horse; #2103 Toolbox from the 1940s; #2107 Impossible Joints (mystery mallet); #2302 & #2303 Making the New Workbench; #2401 Shaving Horse (a different version that #1701); #2405 The Foot-powered Lathe (a different design #402); #2504 The Melancolia Plane; #2508 & #2509 Cabinet Workbench (from Charles Hayward).

Now I’ve been ridiculously spoiled; I’ve spent a lot of time in Roy’s shop (and even had the honor – and joy – of joining him on a show with Peter Follansbee). The last time I was there, I was hanging out during two shoots, so I walked around and took a lot of pictures.

My intent was to run a contest to identify all the episodes in which the things pictured below were featured…but I don’t know that I could win that contest, so it seems a tall order. Instead, I’m simply going to give you a closer look (click on each image to enlarge it) at the cabinet of curiosities that is Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Shop.”

Enjoy!

— Megan Fitzpatrick