For more than 30 years, Roy Underhill has been educating and entertaining audiences with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and building techniques. Join Roy for Season 34 in The Woodwright’s Shop!
Episode 1: Taming The Timber Bench
Your legs will stay tight in this German carpenter’s bench built with stopped sliding dovetails.
Episode 2: Pinch Rod and Squeezy Blocks
This pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars will help you get your chests square.
Episode 3: Tapered Tail Tripod Table 1
Walnut legs riven from the log begin this table inspired by the 19th century Dominy workshops.
Episode 4: Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2
A walnut burl top and some tricky turning make tapered dovetails for our three-legged table.
Episode 5: Viceless Devices
From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain.
Episode 6: Daring Diagonal Dovetails
Learn to cut the rising diagonal dovetail for corners that are stronger and striking.
Episode 7: Shop Class Tabouret
The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to focus on the grain.
Episode 8: Campaign Furniture
Campaign furniture made for travel to the far-flung reaches of the Empire are highlighted.
Episode 9: Fitting Brass
Discover how to fit brass corners and hardware flush with the surfaces of Campaign furniture.
Episode 10: The Crotch and the Horse
An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains showcases the strength of natural shapes in timber.
Episode 11: Dovetail Saw
Tom Calisto makes a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.
Episode 12: Tempered Steel
Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer.
Episode 13: Woodwright! – The Musical
The Underhill Rose band joins Roy in the shop for a musical misadventure.
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