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The Woodwright's Shop

For more than 37years, Roy Underhill has shared his love of American woodcraft. Using only the hand tools of early America, Roy proves that woodworking doesn’t have to be noisy, dangerous or expensive. His insights into the principles of the craft reveal the enduring relationship between tools and material—between human hands and creations of culture.

Episodes

Season 37
Roy Underhill shows how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp...
Season 37
Can you replace a chest of molding planes with one complex metal contraption? Roy pits...
Season 37
An Asheville artisan shows the secrets of the steam-bent green-wood chair
Season 37
Haul out the anvil and forge this essential bench tool! Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how...
Season 37
A Michigan master of folk carving whittles white cedar fans and birds of a wooden feather.
Season 37
Walnut and boxwood make a little box with a secret lock to stash the woodworker’s pal.
Season 37
Classical carver Mary May gives Roy his first lessons on woodcarving – along with a...
Season 37
Make a proper joiner’s mallet and you’ll never be lonely again! With ash head and hickory...
Season 37
Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect...
Season 37
One piece of walnut makes a beautiful bookstand as we follow the formula of an old French...
Season 37
Steve Latta shows how to create decorative veneer patterns using oval engines, sharp...
Season 37
Sloyd, the late 19th century Swedish system of learning woodworking was intended to...

Specials

I Wanna Hone You
Jackleg Carpenter
Wooden Plane
Never Gonna Work Out
I Hurt My Back
Roy Underhill celebrates 20 years of "The Woodwright's Shop" by remembering some of his...
Restoring Jefferson's & Madison's Homes


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For more than 37years, Roy Underhill has shared his love of American woodcraft.