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For over 35 years, 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 the human hand and the creations of culture.


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S01E01 Maul & Glut 00/00/0000 Watch Roy make two traditional tools by first felling a tree then shaping a maul and glut using period iron woodworking tools.
S01E02 Shaving Horse 00/00/0000 Learn how to make a shaving horse – one of the most important hand-tool shop fixtures for working with drawknives and spokeshaves.
S01E03 Shaving Horse Part 2 00/00/0000 Learn how to make a shaving horse – one of the most important hand-tool shop fixtures for working with drawknives and spokeshaves.
S01E04 Hay Rake 00/00/0000 Spend time with Roy as he shows you how to build one of his favorite projects: a hickory hay rake that is both strong and lightweight.
S01E05 Lathes 00/00/0000 Join Roy on a tour of the history and development of human powered machines, including one of his favorites: the lathe.
S01E06 Rocking Chair 00/00/0000 Learn how to build a classic armless rocking chair using traditional tools and techniques. Then create a woven white oak seat for the rocker. Plus, watch as Roy’s guest Bryant Holsenbeck demonstrates how to weave a traditional basket.
S01E07 Rocking Chair Part 2 00/00/0000 Learn how to build a classic armless rocking chair using traditional tools and techniques. Then create a woven white oak seat for the rocker. Plus, watch as Roy’s guest Bryant Holsenbeck demonstrates how to weave a traditional basket.
S01E08 Log Cabin 00/00/0000 Watch as Roy demonstrates the steps and hand-hewn joinery used in building traditional log cabins.
S01E09 Timberframe Construction 00/00/0000 Watch and learn as Roy addresses the details of timber framing, including post-and-beam and mortise-and-tenon construction techniques.
S01E10 Dough Bowls and Pitch Forks 00/00/0000 Watch as Roy makes a pitchfork and a dough bowl, each from a single piece of wood.
S01E11 Blacksmithing 00/00/0000 Spend some time at the forge with Roy to learn basic blacksmithing techniques and discover how to create a spike dog (a tool used in timber framing).
S01E12 Panel Frame and Dovetail 00/00/0000 Follow along as Roy discusses frame-and-panel construction for doors, and the basic steps for cutting a dovetailed joint.
S01E13 Colonial Williamsburg 00/00/0000 Travel with Roy to Colonial Williamsburg to take a look at 18th-century craftsmanship including a visit with a wheelwright, a cooper and a blacksmith, as well as a look inside the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop.
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S02E01 Getting a Grip on It 00/00/0000 Handles — Watch as Roy examines a number of tool handles, then creates an axe handle from a split of hickory and turns a chisel handle.
S02E02 Candle Stand 00/00/0000 Candle Stand — Follow along as Roy walks you through the steps of creating a classic walnut candle stand.
S02E03 Plane Truth, Version 1 00/00/0000 Learn the history of a wide variety of handplanes as Roy explains their many and specialized uses.
S02E04 Plane Truth, Version 2 00/00/0000 Learn the history of a wide variety of handplanes as Roy explains their many and specialized uses.
S02E05 Getting Into Drawers 00/00/0000 Join Roy as he makes a hand-hewn, half-blind dovetailed drawer for his workbench, and discusses many of the techniques used in traditional drawer making.
S02E06 Finding and Fixing 00/00/0000 See what Roy discovers at a scrap yard, antique store and flea market on his way to “The Woodwright’s Shop.”
S02E07 Cutting your Teeth 00/00/0000 It’s all about staying sharp, and in this episode Roy examines the dizzying array of saws available, from familiar panel saws to bowsaws and pit saws. Plus, as a special bonus Roy shows you how to sharpen a bowsaw.
S02E08 While the Iron's Hot 00/00/0000 Accompany Roy on a visit to Colonial Williamsburg to work with the living history museum’s blacksmiths as they make a froe, and forge a cant hook.
S02E09 Straight and Narrow 00/00/0000
S02E10 Vernacular Sash 00/00/0000
S02E11 Woodwright at Sea 00/00/0000
S02E12 Tale of Two Toys 00/00/0000
S02E13 Williamsburg Housewright 00/00/0000
S03E01 Inner Woodworking 00/00/0000 Observe as Roy looks at the mechanics of wood and how a trees’ growth affects how you work wood once you have it in your shop.
S03E02 Workbench 00/00/0000 Watch as Roy handcrafts a grand, classic workbench using pegged and keyed mortise-and-tenon construction.
S03E03 Workbench Part 2 00/00/0000 Watch as Roy handcrafts a grand, classic workbench using pegged and keyed mortise-and-tenon construction.
S03E04 Cooper’s Bucket 00/00/0000 See how Roy and coopers from Colonial Williamsburg work together to make a cooper’s bucket.
S03E05 Blanket Chest 00/00/0000 Follow along as Roy builds a stunning nailed-together, six-board blanket chest with an interior till.
S03E06 Simple Gifts 00/00/0000 Watch and learn as Roy builds three simple gift projects, including a flapping duck toy, a small pine knock-down bench and a wooden egg beater.”
S03E07 Whimsy Diddling 00/00/0000 Join Roy as he walks you through the process for making a Gee Haw Wimmey Diddle, a quintessential mountain folk toy, along and a willow whistle.
S03E08 Furniture Carving 00/00/0000 Watch as Roy’s guest Colonial Williamsburg’s Wallace Gusler talks about the techniques and tools needed for carved furniture.
S03E09 Whetstone Quarry 00/00/0000 Take a trip with Roy through the geological history of whetstones, then head out on a hunt for rough materials to make your own whetstone for sharpening.
S03E10 The Gunsmith 00/00/0000 Spend time with Roy and Gunsmith Gary Brumfield of Colonial Williamsburg as they discuss the steps to making a handcrafted 18th-century-style rifle.
S03E11 Wood for the Weaver 00/00/0000 Discover details about some of the traditional wooden implements used by weavers, including spinning wheels, clock reels and niddy noddys; and watch as Roy makes a swift and a tape loom.
S03E12 The Luthier 00/00/0000 Join Roy in learning the techniques and processes used to create a violin in the 18th century.
S03E13 The Basket Makers 00/00/0000 Watch as Roy Black and Robert Watson show Roy how to make round-bottom and flat-bottom white oak baskets, starting from a log and using only hand tools.
S04E01 The Dominy Shop 22/01/1984 Roy takes us on a tour the Dominy Shop at Winterthur Museum. The shop holds the tools and shop items used by three generations of craftsman from 1750-1850.
S04E02 A Spring Pole Lathe 22/01/1984 Roy walks us through the steps to create a simple, but accurate and functional spring pole lathe.
S04E03 Ball & Claw Feet 22/01/1984 Roy welcomes Wallace Gusler from Colonial Williamsburg, and he shows the process to create a cabriole leg with a ball and claw foot.
S04E04 The Wainscot Chair 22/01/1984 Roy works with his daughter, Rachel, to create a child-size, 17th-century chair found in a book by Wallace Nutting.
S04E05 Tool Boxes & Chests 22/01/1984 Roy explores the contents of a recently purchased tool chest, trying to determine something of the original owner. He then shows how to recreate the chest itself.
S04E06 Chip Carving 22/01/1984 Mack Headley from Colonial Williamsburg visits the shop and demonstrates the chip carving techniques used to decorate furniture.
S04E07 Good Fences 22/01/1984 Roy looks at the details of early-American fences, including lightweight and portable fences used for sheep herding, garden fences and more substantial post and rail “fences” used in forts built around 1620.
S04E08 Kitchen Gifts 22/01/1984 Roy shows you how to make some always-gift-appropriate and useful utensils for the kitchen including a rolling pin, heavy spoon, a collapsible drinking cup and more.
S04E09 Raising The Shop 22/01/1984 Roy pitches in with the raising of the frame-and-timber structure for Anderson’s Forge at Colonial Williamsburg.
S04E10 Building A Boat 22/01/1984
S04E11 Rittenshouse Hygrometer 22/01/1984 After discussing how humidity affects different wood species, Roy makes a clever and simple late 18th-century hygrometer to measure the humidity in the shop.
S04E12 Corner Cupboard 22/01/1984 Roy recreates a classic pine corner cupboard.
S04E13 Highchair 22/01/1984 To celebrate his new nephew, Roy builds an 18th century baby’s high chair with rush seating.
S05E01 Rustic Rockers 00/00/0000 Roy starts off the “Making Things From Nature” season by giving us some history of rustic furniture and walks through the steps necessary to make a Rustic Rocker.
S05E02 Bark Bottoms 00/00/0000 To finish up the Rustic Rocker, Roy takes us into the woods to gather hickory bark, and then heads into the shop to create the woven bark seat for the rocker.
S05E03 Baby Cradle 00/00/0000 Roy takes us into the shop to finish up a pilgrim-style oak cradle that he started, but never finished, reviewing the “tricky” parts necessary to create the whole project.
S05E04 Chris' Workshop 00/00/0000 We visit with a 14-year-old traditional woodworker who sells his wares (walking sticks, toys and more), to make more money to buy tools he can’t make for himself.
S05E05 Iron Machine, Foot Power 00/00/0000 A collector of cast-iron, foot-powered woodworking lathes and fret saws visits with Roy and they try out a number of the machines.
S05E06 Hutch Table I 00/00/0000 In part one, Roy starts the base of a classic early-American project that serves as a tilt-top table, chair and storage unit.
S05E07 Hutch Table II 00/00/0000 In part two, Roy finishes the base and completes the top of the early-American tilt-top table. He also shows how to make a traditional milk paint finish for the piece.
S05E08 Iron Bloomery 00/00/0000 Roy visits with David Harvey, a Blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg, and learns how to turn bog ore into a woodworking chisel.
S05E09 Berry Buckets, Sussex Trugs and Bark Sheaths 00/00/0000 Roy shows how to create three projects that are created directly from trees and bark, with very little refinement.
S05E10 Wheelwright 00/00/0000 We head back to Colonial Williamsburg where Roy visits with master wheelwright Dan Stebbins to discover the mysteries and realities of making wheels for early American wagons and carts.
S05E11 Music Mill 00/00/0000 Roy makes a six-note music mill from wine bottles that is powered by hand crank (but can also be powered by a water wheel).
S05E12 Secrets From the Cabinet Shop 00/00/0000 Roy travels back to visit with master cabinetmaker Mack Headley at the Anthony Hay shop at Colonial Williamsburg. He shares some of the secrets that were standard fare for 18th century American woodworking.
S05E13 A Glass Act 00/00/0000 Sash joinery, or making windows, is the ultimate test of organizational skills, and Roy takes us through the many steps and details that must align to make a good window.
S06E01 Turning of the Screw 00/00/0000 Traditional woodworking required making much of your own tools and machinery, and the wooden screw is a major component in those. Roy looks at the making of wooden screws for use in the shop.
S06E02 That Old Spoon Carver 00/00/0000 Roy visits with expert spoon carver Roger Sandstrom to talk technique, wood selection and more about carving spoons and treenware.
S06E03 Don't Crush That Bookstand, Hand Me the Pliers 00/00/0000 Roy tackles creating a classic Wooden Pliers whittled from a single piece of wood, and then expands the concept to a folding bookstand using similar joinery.
S06E04 Folding Lathe 00/00/0000 Roy shows how to build an 18th Century French lathe designed to fold up and store in the corner.
S06E05 Jacobian Stool (Part 1) 00/00/0000 We learn how to create the traditional joinery for a Jacobean stool.
S06E06 Jacobean Stool (Part 2) - Turning and Carving 00/00/0000 Roy finishes the Jacobean stool by adding the turning and carving to the frame.
S06E07 Things They'd Never Make for Themselves 00/00/0000 We spend some quality time with Roy making small projects from scrap wood, including wooden ties, a pop gun, ado-nothing machine and a flying top.
S06E08 Anderson's Forge 00/00/0000 Roy travels to the John Anderson Forge at Colonial Williamsburg to look at how nails, hinges and tools were made in Colonial America
S06E09 Botetourt Chair 00/00/0000 Roy takes a look at 18th Century woodworking details found in furniture from the Colonial Williamsburg cabinet shop.
S06E10 Shaker Lap Desk 00/00/0000 Build one of the classic 18th Century projects with Roy; a Shaker lap desk.
S06E11 Rachel's Wagon 00/00/0000 Roy walks through the steps required to build a wooden wagon for his daughters – but manages to have some fun himself.
S06E12 Toolmaker's Art 00/00/0000 Roy visits with Peter Ross at the Anderson Forge to look at 18th Century tool making, in particular, a gentlemen’s hatchet.
S06E13 House Framing Doggie Style 00/00/0000 Only the best for Roy’s pooch, Grit: a brick and Tudor framed doghouse is this episode’s project.
S07E01 Noveltails 00/00/0000 Roy takes a look at the design and benefits of many traditional dovetails used in woodworking, then goes even further to look at some more unusual dovetails.
S07E02 Longer and Stronger 00/00/0000 When you need a longer board (or rafter), then a traditional scarf joint may be the answer. Roy discusses the history, value and creation of this important joint.
S07E03 Country Comfort 00/00/0000 Roy shows us the steps to create the perfect outdoor chair — the Adirondack.
S07E04 Shaker Boxes 00/00/0000 After a look at a number foot-powered woodworking machines, Roy and his guest show how to use a few of the machines to make traditional Shaker oval boxes.
S07E05 Bookcaseology 00/00/0000 This episode is Roy’s version of waste-not, want not. He shows how to build a coffin-shaped bookcase so that the materials involved aren’t wasted, but used during life — and after.
S07E06 Woodwork, Needlework 00/00/0000 Blending two traditional crafts, Roy builds an adjustable needlework stand or French design.
S07E07 Whirligigs 00/00/0000 Whirligig expert Andy Lundy stops by the shop to talk about the history, design and construction details of a variety of whirligigs.
S07E08 Felling and Hauling 00/00/0000 Traditional woodworking starts with the trees. Roy shares the traditional steps necessary to fell a tree and get the wood into the shop.
S07E09 Bramble Work 00/00/0000 Roy gives us a look at rustic Bramble Work furniture. He then creates a small table in this style, working with twigs fastened in geometric patterns.
S07E10 Farmwood 00/00/0000 Roy works through the varied historical uses of lumber. For use in construction, furniture, heating on your own farm, and for sharing with others. No part of the tree is wasted.
S07E11 Old South Homestead 00/00/0000 On a trip back to the Underhill homestead, Roy takes us on visit of some of the construction details used in building the 1850’s house and outbuildings.
S07E12 Gameboards 00/00/0000 Roy shows us how to make a couple of classic board games: Fox and Geese; and a checkers (or chess) board.
S07E13 Woodcut Printing 00/00/0000 We travel to the Book Binders Shop at Colonial Williamsburg to learn the history and reality of woodcutting for use in printing.
S08E01 Jefferson's Ladder 00/00/0000 Roy shows us how to recreate an 18th-century folding library ladder that collapses into a simple pole shape
S08E02 Boxwood Recorder 00/00/0000
S08E03 Beginning the Four Harness Loom 00/00/0000
S08E04 Finishing the Four Harness Loom 00/00/0000
S08E05 Sled 00/00/0000
S08E06 Woodworking Benches 00/00/0000
S08E07 Folk Toys for Little Folks 00/00/0000
S08E08 Making the Appalachian Dulcimer 00/00/0000
S08E09 Folding Folk Chairs 00/00/0000
S08E10 English Woodcraft 00/00/0000
S08E11 African Legacy 00/00/0000
S08E12 Turning the Tables at the Tavern 00/00/0000
S08E13 Tankard From the Mary Rose 00/00/0000
S09E01 Making a Butterfly Table 00/00/0000 In the beginning of a three-part project, join Roy as he builds the frame for this early Colonial two-sided drop-leaf tavern table.
S09E02 Making the Dropleaf Rule Joint 00/00/0000 Roy continues the building process for the Butterfly Table by creating the top using a drop-leaf rule joint.
S09E03 Dovetailing Drawers 00/00/0000 In the final part of Making A Butterfly Table, Roy makes the half-blind dovetailed drawer that fits underneath the top.
S09E04 Dancing Toys 00/00/0000 Roy makes three toys: a Limberjack dancing toy; an acrobat toy and a jointed toy.
S09E05 Make Gypsy Willow Chairs 00/00/0000 This classic rustic chair is easily made by bending green twigs. Roy shows the steps to make your own.
S09E06 Tinsmithing for Fun and Profit 00/00/0000 Roy visits with 3rd generation tinsmith, Peter Blum, who shows how to make a candle holder, a heart-in-hand cookie cutter, a pie plate and a tin whistle.
S09E07 Boxes Without Topses 00/00/0000 Roy makes four boxes: a bamboo birdcage; a carved figure box with hidden valuables compartment; an exploding bank box and a snake box.
S09E08 Order in the Court 00/00/0000 Roy visits the restoration site of the 18th-Century James City County Courthouse, in particular, the interior casework and millwork.
S09E09 Bricks Without Straw 00/00/0000 Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to learn about the all-but-forgotten skill of creating bricks by hand.
S09E10 Log Cabin Building 00/00/0000 In this first of three shows, Roy explains first steps in building a traditional log cabin. First the trees must be felled, debarked and notched.
S09E11 Log Cabin Building 00/00/0000 In this episode, Roy creates the doorway for the cabin, frames the roof and lays the roofing boards in place…all without using any nails.
S09E12 Log Cabin Building 00/00/0000 In the final log cabin episode, Roy shows how to chink and daub the gaps between the logs and adds a stick-and-mud chimney for the cabin. Lastly, he adds the door.
S09E13 Marquetry: Painting With Wood 00/00/0000 Roy welcomes Chris Lang to look at the traditional woodworking technique of marquetry, and how to create a shell medallion.
S10E01 Make This Rocking Horse! 00/00/0000 Roy welcomes his daughter Eleanor into the shop to help him build a rough-hewn rocking horse of traditional German design.
S10E02 Beat Your Ash Basketry 00/00/0000 Guest Jonathan Kline visits the shop to show how to create a traditional Black Ash basket, stripping the material from the log, using the annual rings to their best advantage.
S10E03 Make a Revolving Bookcase 00/00/0000 Build an early 19th-Century revolving bookcase that holds an amazing number of books.
S10E04 Timber Building in Franconia 00/00/0000 Roy visits the Franconian Open-air Museum in Bavaria to look at Franconian woodworking, timber framing and craftsmanship, dating back to the middle ages.
S10E05 Secrets of German Woodcraft 00/00/0000 Roy is again at the Franconian Open-air Museum to look at building and woodworking techniques form early German traditions.
S10E06 Make a Garden Gate 00/00/0000 Roy builds an open-frame garden gate.
S10E07 Hooks, Crooks and Walking Sticks 00/00/0000 One of Roy’s passions is walking sticks, and in this episode he shows how to make a walking stick that comes with its own built-in flute.
S10E08 Make a Music Mill From Bali 00/00/0000 Build a charming wind-powered, bamboo music mill, recreating a design from the island of Bali.
S10E09 Dovetailing in the Tool Chest 00/00/0000 Roy revisits an earlier tool chest project to show the value and importance of dovetailing in the interior trays and compartments.
S10E10 As the Wood Turns 00/00/0000 Roy gives us an overview on turning and of three lathes: a spring-pole lathe, a folding spring-pole lathe and a foot-treadle flywheel lathe.
S10E11 Boat to Build With the Kids 00/00/0000 Rachel Underhill joins her dad in the shop to make a canvass and wood kayak.
S10E12 Rake's Progress 00/00/0000 Roy does some repair work on one of his 10-year-old rakes, taking the opportunity to highlight the strength of wood when using the grain correctly
S10E13 Making Wooden Shoes 00/00/0000 Guest Bob Siegel visits the shop to share his unique knowledge of making wooden shoes using only four traditional tools
S11E01 Make a Chair 00/00/0000 (Part 1) — Roy starts a classic post-and-rung rocking chair using traditional greenwood techniques.
S11E02 Rollin' on the Rocker 00/00/0000 (Part 2) — Work on the rocker continues; shaping the tenons, boring the mortises and creating the splats.
S11E03 Splittin' and Sittin' 00/00/0000 (Part 3) — Work on the rocker is completed with the creation of the rockers and adding a hickory bark seat.
S11E04 Hewing a Dough Bowl 00/00/0000 Roy creates a traditional dough bowl from tulip poplar.
S11E05 Wood-Turning Tricks 00/00/0000 Eleanor Underhill joins Dad in the shop to turn a painted candle stand.
S11E06 Archer's Bow 00/00/0000 Roy welcomes a bowyer and a fletcher to the shop to make a woodland Indian’s bow and river cane arrows.
S11E07 Four-Poster Bed 00/00/0000 This may not be the four-poster bed you’re thinking of, as Roy builds a rustic version from rough, red cedar logs
S11E08 Blacksmith of Williamsburg 00/00/0000 Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to watch the creation of a set of hardware for window shutters.
S11E09 Williamsburg Woodcraft 00/00/0000 Continuing the Williamsburg theme, Roy visits the woodworker’s shop to watch frame-and-panel shutters made
S11E10 Woodworker's Grab Bag 00/00/0000 Daughter Rachel joins Roy in the shop to make a marble track toy and Kick-Me machine.
S11E11 Thomas Jefferson, Woodworker 00/00/0000 Roy visits Monticello to look at some of the architectural creations and innovations of the former President..
S11E12 Dovetailed Bookcases 00/00/0000 Roy recreates stacking “book box” shelves built to Thomas Jefferson’s specifications, and still on display at Monticello.
S11E13 Japanese Woodcrafter 00/00/0000 Toshio Odate visits the shop to discuss and demonstrate Japanese woodworking tools, techniques and joinery.
S12E01 Bentwood Boxes of the Northwest Coast 03/10/1992 Roy visits Gregg Blomberg and explores woodworking traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
S12E02 A Civil War Quilting Frame 10/10/1992 Roy is joined by his wife, Jane, to build a traditional quilting frame.
S12E03 African Chair From the Ivory Coast 17/10/1992 Roy and his friend Robert Watson make a “man’s chair” using tools from the Ivory Coast of Africa.
S12E04 Hispanic Furniture-Making 24/10/1992 Roy learns about northern New Mexico woodworking on the Santa Fe Trail.
S12E05 Colonial Tape Loom 31/10/1992 Roy begins making a tiny tape loom, used for making decorative fabric.
S12E06 Dovetailing a Loom Box 07/11/1992 Roy finishes the tape loom by making a beautiful box for it with dovetails and turned columns.
S12E07 A Colonial Standing Desk 14/11/1992 Roy makes a standing desk using mortise-and-tenon and tongue-and-groove joints.
S12E08 Banding Together 21/11/1992 Instrument maker Marcus Hanson makes inlay banding with Roy at the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop.
S12E09 The Art of Finishing 28/11/1992 Roy returns to the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop to learn finishing.
S12E10 Fifteen Tools From a Dead Man's Chest 05/12/1992 Roy restores the tools found in an antique chest.
S12E11 A Pilgrim Chest of Oak 12/12/1992 Roy makes a Spanish pilgrim’s chest from New Mexico.
S12E12 Woodcarvers of the Sacred 19/12/1992 Returning to New Mexico once again, Roy explores religious carving and woodworking in the mountains north of Santa Fe.
S12E13 Moravian Chair 26/12/1992 Roy makes a Moravian chair that’s reinforced with dovetailed battens, which make this small piece extraordinarily strong.
S13E01 English Walnut Music Stand 02/10/1993 Build a beautiful music stand that adjusts for height and angle to best suit the musician.
S13E02 Fair And Square 09/10/1993 Roy works through the steps to turn a round log into a square timber, and then shows how to bore a square hole.
S13E03 Fireplace Bellows 16/10/1993
S13E04 Hickory Pitchfork 23/10/1993 Through shaving, steaming and bending, Roy creates a pitchfork from a green hickory limb.
S13E05 Continental Army Canteen 30/10/1993 Learn to build a wooden canteen using stave construction.
S13E06 Make A Windsor Chair (Part 1) 06/11/1993 In this three-episode project Roy builds a variation of a swiveling Windsor chair allegedly used by Thomas Jefferson during the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
S13E07 Make A Windsor Chair (Part 2) 13/11/1993 In this three-episode project Roy builds a variation of a swiveling Windsor chair allegedly used by Thomas Jefferson during the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
S13E08 Make A Windsor Chair (Part 3) 20/11/1993 In this three-episode project Roy builds a variation of a swiveling Windsor chair allegedly used by Thomas Jefferson during the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
S13E09 The Geddy Foundry of Williamsburg 27/11/1993 Roy visits the foundry at Williamsburg to view the processes of pouring and finishing brass and silver for hardware and household items.
S13E10 Crazy Wooden Things for Kids to Make 04/12/1993 Roy uses the theme of string-powered toys to show us how to make a spinning top, pump drill and a simplified version of the mechanism for a flying ball clock.
S13E11 Spiral Turning and Xylophone Tones 11/12/1993 Learn the basics of two simple and fun projects: carving a spiral and building a tongue drum.
S13E12 Norwegian Wood 18/12/1993 Roy visits Lillehammer, Norway looking at traditional Norwegian folk architecture and building techniques.
S13E13 Timber Building in the Land of the Midnight Sun 25/12/1993 Still enjoying his trip to Norway, Roy visits a Viking ship museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum.
S14E01 Woodworkers of the Red Dragon 01/10/1994 Roy visits a recreated Celtic village in Wales, looking at Welsh woodworking including building construction, clog making and traditional carved Welsh love spoons.
S14E02 The Carpenter's Tool Box 08/10/1994 Learn to build Roy’s iconic carpenter’s tool tote.
S14E03 Ancient Woodcraft of Ireland 15/10/1994 Roy looks at Irish woodworking, including houses, harps, caravans and traditional ship-building techniques.
S14E04 A Sailor's Sea Chest 22/10/1994 Learn to build a sailor’s sea chest with beveled through dovetails.
S14E05 Oak High Stool with a Hickory Bark Seat 29/10/1994 Roy builds a stool starting with splitting and riving the green wood and ending with a woven-bark seat.
S14E06 Standing Embroidery Shop 05/11/1994 Learn the steps to build a standing embroidery hoop large enough to handle embroidery on a quilt.
S14E07 The Timber-Frame House 12/11/1994 Roy builds a scaled model of a Welsh cruck-frame barn, teaching the woodworking principals of timber framing.
S14E08 Wooden Lock and Key 19/11/1994 Create a clever wood lock-and-key door set in the shop with Roy.
S14E09 Shaker Sewing Stand 26/11/1994 Roy builds a traditional single-drawer Shaker sewing stand.
S14E10 Panel-Frame Construction 03/12/1994 Learn the benefits and uses of frame-and-panel construction and the joinery steps to create a frame-and-panel door.
S14E11 Tools of the Eighteenth Century 10/12/1994 Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to view their exhibit of 1,500 eighteenth-century woodworking tools.
S14E12 The Williamsburg Blacksmiths 17/12/1994 Watch a traditional woodworking tool –a drawknife –forged using historically accurate techniques.
S14E13 Blacksmiths Forge Ahead! 24/12/1994 Learn the steps used to smith a Suffolk door latch used during colonial times.
S15E01 Sharpening Tools 07/10/1995 Roy builds a cedar box for an old sharpening stone while simultaneously teaching you the principles of sharpening and how to maintain the edges on the tools he uses. He also discusses the differences between various kinds of sharpening stones.
S15E02 Jefferson's Walking-Stick-Chair 14/10/1995 Roy shows you how to make a walking stick-chair – a walking stick that folds out to become a small chair – much like the one used by Thomas Jefferson as he laid out plans for the University of Virginia.
S15E03 Chisels, Gouges and Mallets 21/10/1995 Roy explores the wide, and sometimes strange, world of chisels. You’ll learn more about the tools you work with every day, and see how to use odd tools from history that you’ve likely never seen.
S15E04 Trestle Table 28/10/1995 Roy makes a “sawbuck” trestle table – first delving into the interesting details, and then actually building it.
S15E05 Wooden Schoop Shovel & Spoons 04/11/1995 Starting with a raw popular log, Roy splits, chops, cuts and carves a huge wooden shovel. Along the way you’ll go through nearly every aspect of woodworking, from rough to fine work.
S15E06 The Wooden Boat School 11/11/1995 Roy travels to the Wooden Boat School in Brooklyn, Maine. See three distinct approaches to traditional boat building taught by three different instructors at the school
S15E07 The Marionette Makers 18/11/1995 Roy arrives to find his shop taken over by a gaggle of marionette puppets! We’re joined by a pair of professional puppeteers that demonstrate how to build three types of puppets.
S15E08 Folding Workbench (Part 1) 25/11/1995 Start learning to make a simple, yet sturdy, portable folding workbench.
S15E09 Folding Workbench (Part 2) 02/12/1995 Finish learning how to put the workbench together, plus add all-important workholding features.
S15E10 Candle Stick Maker 09/12/1995 Make a colonial threaded candle stand – the screw threads allow you to finely adjust the height and position of the candles.
S15E11 Adirondack Woodcraft 16/12/1995 Visit the shores of Blue Mountain Lake in Adirondacks – see how to make an Adirondack guide boat and an Adirondack pack basket. Plus see the region’s signature furniture.
S15E12 Williamsburg Trunk Maker 23/12/1995 Visit the harness shop of Jim Clatter in Colonial Williamsburg. Learn how to make a variety of leather items including a knife holster, pistol buckets and water buckets using 18th-century techniques.
S15E13 Climbing a Colonial Steeple 30/12/1995 Roy climbs Bruton Parish Steeple in Williamsburg, Virginia, which has been holding a bell since the 1770s. See details of the original construction that tell us about how our ancestors lived, worked and thought.
S16E01 Arts and Crafts Bookcase 05/10/1996 Learn the steps to recreate a knock down bookcase originally built by the Roycrofters of East Aurora, New York.
S16E02 The Secret Dovetailed Box 12/10/1996 Roy shows how to make a small box using a hidden dovetail joint that looks like a miter joint when complete.
S16E03 Wood Inlay 19/10/1996 This episode starts by making a scratch stock tool necessary to create the grooves for the simple Holly inlay that follows.
S16E04 The Giant Chisels of Gaul 26/10/1996 Roy visits local blacksmith shops and museums in the Alsace region of France in search of a giant chisel.
S16E05 Roll Top Cabinetry 02/11/1996 Using a roll-top joinery process, Roy creates a small box with tambour doors.
S16E06 African Drum 09/11/1996 Roy shows how to build an “African” drum that originally came from colonial America.
S16E07 Woodcraft of Alsace, France 16/11/1996 Roy continues his visit to the Alsace region looking at woodworking and timber-building traditions.
S16E08 Comb-Back Windsor Chair, Part 1 23/11/1996 In this two-part project, Roy shows the steps to create a classic comb-back Windsor chair.
S16E09 Comb-Back Windsor Chair, Part 2 30/11/1996 In this two-part project, Roy shows the steps to create a classic comb-back Windsor chair.
S16E10 Sand-Powered Wooden Toys 07/12/1996 Roy builds two simple toys: an interlocking-joint puzzle; and a sand-powered whirligig.
S16E11 Cutting the Knuckle-Hinge Joint 14/12/1996 Learn to create the useful knuckle-hinge joint and, just for fun, whittle a wooden pair of pliers.
S16E12 Making Wooden Screws 21/12/1996 Roy shows how to use a tap and screw box to create wooden screws for use in shop and furniture projects.
S16E13 The Pencil People 28/12/1996 Learn the history of writing instruments and the evolution of the pencil, then look at a variety of pencil sharpeners from the past.
S17E01 Make Your Shaving Horse 04/10/1997 Roy shows you how to make a shaving horse from a single 2x10.
S17E02 Whittling Chains and Ball in Cage 11/10/1997 Learn to whittle the mysterious, impossible-seeming wooden chain and ball-in-cage.
S17E03 Windsor High Chair 18/10/1997 Roy make a child’s Windsor highchair showing classic Windsor techniques.
S17E04 Chinese Bamboo Chair 25/10/1997 Make a chair out of grass ... Chinese bamboo, that is.
S17E05 Shaker Boxes 01/11/1997 Make a No. 3 bentwood Shaker box – a deceptively simple design.
S17E06 Panel-Framed Bench 08/11/1997 Roy’s panel-framed bench has a storage space built beneath the seat.
S17E07 Hanging Bookcase 15/11/1997 Using thin wood and only tapered, sliding dovetails, Roy makes a sturdy hanging bookshelf.
S17E08 Window Sash Restoration 22/11/1997 Roy takes a rotted window sash and repairs it with weather resistant resinous wood.
S17E09 Wooden Tea Machine 29/11/1997 Make a cam-operated tea bag dunking machine that’ll save your arms from the repetitive motion of steeping tea.
S17E10 Nuts to You 06/12/1997 How do you get to the center of a walnut? Build a turned, decorated nut cracker, as well as a simpler version from one piece of wood.
S17E11 Hancock Shaker Village 13/12/1997 Roy takes a look at interior Shaker craftsmanship at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass.
S17E12 Shaker Side Table 20/12/1997 Shaker furniture was made as if to be used for 1,000 years – see how that philosophy is worked into a small table.
S17E13 Woodworking in Upper Canada 27/12/1997 During the time of Colonial America, many Loyalists headed north for Canada. Roy explores the life and economy they built there between harsh winters.
S18E01 Dovetailing a Cedar Box 03/10/1998 Learn simple box dovetails and create some shop characters that can hang out inside.
S18E02 Chip Carving 10/10/1998 Dress up a small cedar box with a variety of chip carving designs.
S18E03 Chairs for Children 17/10/1998 Roy makes a walnut stick chair and a pine slab chair perfectly sized for children.
S18E04 Bark and Rustic Work 24/10/1998 Learn the details to add a hickory bark seat to a child’s chair.
S18E05 Debate of the Carpenter's Tools 31/10/1998 Roy draws on poetry from the 1400s to explain what tools were used by wrights of the day.
S18E06 Treadle Lathe 07/11/1998 Build an improved version of Roy’s 20-year-old treadle lathe design — and it starts with scrap lumber!
S18E07 White Oak Basket 14/11/1998 A class on basket weaving? You bet! Weave a white oak basket with Roy.
S18E08 Wall Tool Chest 21/11/1998 Roy uses a red oak tool chest to illustrate a discussion on hand planes.
S18E09 Woodworking Gizmos 28/11/1998 Learn to convert a treadle lathe into a treadle jigsaw.
S18E10 Traditional Toys 05/12/1998 Roy shows how to make a traditional Russian pecking-chicken toy.
S18E11 Old Salem 12/12/1998 Roy visits Old Salem, North Carolina, founded in the 1760s by the Moravians. Their craft lives on in the recreated town.
S18E12 Swinging Cradle from Saxony 19/12/1998 Learn to build a scaled-down German swinging cradle built with lapstrake construction.
S18E13 Jamestown Woodworkers, 1607 26/12/1998 Learn about the history and the early settlers of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement.
S19E01 Dovetailing Little Drawers 02/10/1999 Underhill fits out a tool cabinet with shelves and dovetailed drawers
S19E02 The Yoke's on Me 09/10/1999 Roy shows how to hew, carve and turn a shoulder yoke for carrying those heavy sap buckets.
S19E03 Making a Tuckaway Table 16/10/1999 Roy shows how to make a little table from the 1600s with a unique folding design to save space in the old home place.
S19E04 Lyle Wheeler-Chair and Spinning Wheel Maker 23/10/1999 In this episode of The Woodwrights Shop, special guest Lyle Wheeler shows viewers how to construct their own spinning wheel.
S19E05 David Calvo-Master Woodcarver 30/10/1999 Master carver, David Calvo gives lessons in high relief carving. Instructed in the "Old World" tradition, Calvo guides viewers step by step as he creates a Fleur de Lis woodcarving.
S19E06 Building the Clipper Amistad 06/11/1999 In this episode of the Woodright Shop, Roy Underhill visits a Connecticut shipyard, the Mystic Seaport. Here, Roy is taken on a tour of their current project, an exact replica of the famous Amistad clipper. He is given a brief history lesson of events leading up to the revolution aboard the notoriuos ship.
S19E07 Two Old Tool Pioneers 13/11/1999 Roy visits two museums dedicated to two pioneers in preserving early technology--Henry Mercer and Eric Sloane.
S19E08 Frank Klausz-Master Cabinetmaker 20/11/1999 Roy meets Hungarian-born cabinetmaker Frank Klausz, gentleman, craftsman and the fastest dovetailer on the planet.
S19E09 Sharpen Your Saw 27/11/1999 Ultra close-up views give viewers the vision to sharpen their own saws.
S19E10 Wheeled Toys in Wood 04/12/1999 Roy shows how to make turned wheels and the wooden ducks that roll on them
S19E11 Making the Ladder/Chair 11/12/1999 Roy shows how to make a chair that can turn into a ladder.
S19E12 Wayne Barton-Master Chip Carver 18/12/1999 The director of the Alpine School of Woodcarving shows advanced techniques in chip carving.
S19E13 Bucketmaking for Beginners 25/12/1999 Roy shows how to make your own buckets.
S20E01 Lap Desk 30/09/2000 Watch and learn as Roy builds a reproduction of a simple walnut lap desk from the 19th century.
S20E02 Turned Corner Chair 07/10/2000 Follow along as Roy shows you how to make a circa-1550 three-legged chair from the Flemish town of Rotterdam.
S20E03 Banjo Man George Wunderlich 14/10/2000 Join Roy as he welcomes George Wunderlich and watch as he recreates a mid-1800s banjo.
S20E04 Writer's Bookcase 21/10/2000 Watch as Roy builds a small oak bookcase, without glue or fasteners, for easier disassembly.
S20E05 Timber Corner 28/10/2000 Pick up valuable tips for large-scale woodworking from Roy as he builds the corner of a timber-framed structure.
S20E06 Decoy Carvers 04/11/2000 Observe Nick Supone and Neal Conolly as they stop by “The Woodwright’s Shop” and demonstrate the hewing and carving techniques used in creating a duck decoy
S20E07 Eastfield Village 11/11/2000 Travel with Roy to Eastfield Village where he tours the museum’s restored historic buildings.
S20E08 Marquetry Master Patrick Edwards 18/11/2000 Watch and learn as Roy visits with marquetry expert Patrick Edwards, and discusses the technique of “painting in wood.”
S20E09 In the Blacksmith's Shop 25/11/2000 Join Roy for a visit with blacksmiths Peter Ross and Ken Schwarz where they demonstrate making bench chisels and more.
S20E10 Toys that Make Noise 02/12/2000 Watch as Roy soldiers a tin-can bird whistle and makes a boxwood whistling top.
S20E11 Carving with the Cabinetmakers 09/12/2000 Travel along with Roy to the Hay Cabinet Shop at Williamsburg for a furniture-carving talk with Master Mack Headley.
S20E12 Windsor Chair 16/12/2000 Watch as Roy visits with Mike Dunbar of the Windsor Institute as he demonstrates the process for building a sack-back Windsor chair.
S20E13 20th Anniversary Show 23/12/2000 Join Roy as he looks back on 20 years of “The Woodwright’s Shop,” including highlights of guests, projects and memorable moments.
S21E01 The Sawhorse 29/09/2001 The tools we use can be beautiful too! Roy shows you how to build beautiful saw horse.
S21E02 Welsh Chair Bodger Don Weber 06/10/2001 Roy teams up with the old Welsh Bodger himself and together they demonstrate how to build a classic Welsh Stick Chair.
S21E03 Toolbox from the 1940s 13/10/2001 You can learn how to build a timeless relic from past generations of fine woodworkers in this episode, a Joiner’s Tool Box.
S21E04 Rounder Plane 20/10/2001 An endless “pencil” sharpener to make round tapered handles for rake, boat spars- and more.
S21E05 Walnut Krumhorn 27/10/2001 Get down, get musical! Produce a wonderful old wind instrument from the Elizabethan era- the Krumhorn!
S21E06 Timber Frame at the Folklife Festival 03/11/2001 Join Roy at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival and learn how to build a timber-frame barn.
S21E07 Impossible Joints 10/11/2001 Make a mysterious puzzle mallet with a devilishly difficult dovetail that’s impossible to break!
S21E08 Fools for Tools 17/11/2001 Roy shows you how to find and restore traditional tools needed to do old time traditional woodworking.
S21E09 Blacksmith Hinges 24/11/2001 Join Roy at the Anderson Forge in Colonial Williamsburg and see how to make a traditional cross garnet hinge.
S21E10 Tiny Furniture 01/12/2001 Learn how to make “big” furniture by starting with scaled down versions.
S21E11 Window from Williamsburg 08/12/2001 Learn how to build a four-light Colonial window sash.
S21E12 Flintlock Gunsmith 15/12/2001 Roy visits the Gunsmith Shop at Colonial Williamsburg to see how 18th century flintlock rifles were made.
S21E13 Colonial Tablemaker 22/12/2001 Watch Roy “spin the wheel” at the Cabinet shop in Colonial Williamsburg as they produce 18th century furniture the old fashioned way.
S22E01 Dovetail a Triangular Box 28/09/2002 A three-sided box?! Well that’s different. Let Roy show you how to make a triumphant triangular box for your trifocals.
S22E02 Shaker Work Table 05/10/2002 Clever, elegant and delicate beauty. Roy shows you how to produce a wonderful little Shaker work table.
S22E03 Craftsman Wall Cabinet 12/10/2002 Roy's bringing craftsmanship back into our lives with an Arts & Crafts style cabinet.
S22E04 Scandinavian Milking Stool 19/10/2002 Have fun building a folk milking stool. Think of the possibilities!
S22E05 Spill Plane & Book Stand 26/10/2002 What the heck is a spill plane and how do you make a hinged book stand out of one piece of wood?
S22E06 Canadian Cradle 02/11/2002 Roy shows you how to build a delightful rocking cradle for a newborn baby.
S22E07 Shutter Dogs from the Blacksmiths 09/11/2002 Roy learns how to make shutter dog that is used to hold open shuttles when not to use.
S22E08 Rustic Furniture Maker Dan Mack 16/11/2002 Meet Dan Mack, and see how he fabricates fascinating furniture out of naturally occurring materials.
S22E09 Williamsburg Wheelwright 23/11/2002 Find out what it takes to make a wheel at the Palace Wheelwright Shop in Colonial Williamsburg.
S22E10 Limberjacks & Dancing Dolls 30/11/2002 Roy shows you how to build wonderful articulated dancing toys called Limberjacks!
S22E11 Plymouth Plantation Woodworkers 07/12/2002 See how the Pilgrims performed early American woodworking with just a few basic tools.
S22E12 The Colonial Carpenters 14/12/2002 Learn the difference between a carpenter and a joiner. Hint: Think doors, windows & stairs.
S22E13 Craftsmen of Old Sturbridge Village 21/12/2002 Visit Old Sturbridge Village, and meet the 1930s American—a farmer/craftsman.
S23E01 The Boy Mechanic 27/09/2003 Simple rainy day projects to "tink" around with - especially if you’re young at heart.
S23E02 Making the New Workbench: Part 1 04/10/2003 Build a solid, sturdy workbench without any screws, nails or glue—that you can break down and take with you!
S23E03 Making the New Workbench: Part 2 11/10/2003 Putting the finishing touches on your new workbench — the vices, the dogs, etc.
S23E04 Inlay with Steve Latta 18/10/2003 Beautiful "compass inlay" on a Pennsylvania Spice Box done in the Pennsylvania/German tradition.
S23E05 Using Planes 25/10/2003 Jack planes, combination planes, single iron joiners-Roy introduces you to the world of planes—not to mention snipe spills, skew mouth badgers, iron rabbits…
S23E06 Roundabout Chair 01/11/2003 Learn how to build an odd corner chair called a Roundabout Chair—found in the offices of Dr. Sigmund Freud.
S23E07 Carving with Calvo 08/11/2003 Need a sign? Let David Calvo show you how to carve one.
S23E08 Woodcraft of the Southern Highlands 15/11/2003 Take a trip to beautiful downtown Paint Lick, KY and meet the old bodger himself, Don Weber. Learn how it was done in the old country.
S23E09 Woodcraft at Conner Prairie 22/11/2003 Explore Conner Prairie, a living museum in the heart of Indiana. See how life was in the 1800's.
S23E10 The Turning Triangle Table 29/11/2003 How do you turn a round table into a triangle. Let Roy show you how.
S23E11 Child's Rocker & Sliding Dovetail Stool 06/12/2003 Let Roy show you how to make something useful out of scrap wood.
S23E12 The First American Woodworkers 13/12/2003 Roy shows you how the very first Americans worked with wood — the Cherokees of Cherokee Nation.
S23E13 Paneled Cedar Chest 20/12/2003 Watch Roy make a beautiful red cedar chest out of a tree knocked down by a hurricane.
S24E01 Shaving Horse 25/09/2004 Roy shows you how to make a shaving horse to help you make ax handles, wheel spokes and more.
S24E02 Tinsmithing with Anne Pederson 02/10/2004 Not all good things are made out of wood. Anne Pederson shows Roy how to make things out of tin.
S24E03 Acadian Chair 09/10/2004 The Acadians, forbearers of the Cajuns, brought a clever idea for a chair with them to Louisiana. Roy explains…
S24E04 White Cooperage with Norm Pederson 16/10/2004 If you need a washtub, butter churn or water bucket – go see a “white cooper.”
S24E05 The Foot Power Lathe 23/10/2004 Roy shows how to build a “spring pole lathe” – powered by foot.
S24E06 Wooden Thread Cutter 30/10/2004 Need a big ol’ wooden screw for your cider press? Roy will show you how to make one.
S24E07 Woodworking at the North House Folk School 06/11/2004 Take a class in kayak building, or build a long bow or a berry basket – all available at the North Folk School.
S24E08 Turned & Hewn Bowls & Spoons 13/11/2004 Watch Roy transform a big log into a beautiful bowl. Hint: Just remove everything that’s not a bowl.
S24E09 Norwegian Pram & Snow Skis with Mark Hansen 20/11/2004 Let it snow, then go skiing with Mark Hensen.
S24E10 One Piece Woodworking 27/11/2004 Let Roy show you how to make useful & “useless” things out of one piece of wood – no kidding.
S24E11 Turning Chess Pieces 04/12/2004 Roy shows you how to make a standard chess set or a not so standard chess set. Check, Matey!
S24E12 Chess Board & Box 11/12/2004 Now that you have the chess pieces it’s time to make the chess board – and a box to put the pieces in.
S24E13 Inlaid Legs with Steve Latta 18/12/2004 If you’re a “leg man” you gotta’ see this. Beautiful inlaid legs by Steve Latta.
S25E01 Garden Bench 01/10/2005 Build a small garden bench made of Cypress, and with a south-east Asian design.
S25E02 Wooden Puzzles 08/10/2005 Avoid being frustrated by wooden puzzles by making a wooden knot, and three burr puzzles yourself.
S25E03 Jeff Headley, Cabinetmaker 15/10/2005 Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton visit the shop to show the construction techniques - and secrets - in a Winchester slant-top desk.
S25E04 The Melencolia Plane 22/10/2005 Build the wooden plane pictured in Albrecht Durer's Melancolia
S25E05 Three Chests of Tools 29/10/2005 Join Roy as he inventories woodworking tools he found in three tool chests.
S25E06 Woodturning Wisdom 05/11/2005 Roy discusses the "perfection along the axis" found in woodturning
S25E07 Niddy Noddy & Weaver's Swift 12/11/2005 Build two accessories valuable to the weaver.
S25E08 Cabinet Workbench 19/11/2005 In a two-episode project, Roy builds a workbench with storage underneath from a design from Charles Hayward. In the first episode Roy builds the case, and then in the second finishes with the door and drawers.
S25E09 Workbench Doors & Drawers 26/11/2005 In a two-episode project, Roy builds a workbench with storage underneath from a design from Charles Hayward. In the first episode Roy builds the case, and then in the second finishes with the door and drawers.
S25E10 Nora Hall: Woodcarver 03/12/2005 Nora Hall visits the shop and shows the steps to carve a linenfold design.
S25E11 Country Chair Seats 10/12/2005 David Russell visits and shows the intricacies of corn-shuck chair seats.
S25E12 The Museum of Appalachia 17/12/2005 Roy discovers the history of Appalachian people at the museum in Clinton, TN.
S25E13 Restoring Jefferson's & Madison's Homes 24/12/2005 Roy visits Monticello, Poplar Forest and Montpelier to follow the work of the two men who were responsible for most of the construction and woodworking.
S26E01 A Ship in a Bottle 05/08/2006 Raise the sails on a fleet in a flask with a master of the maritime miniature.
S26E02 Barley Twist Table, Pt.1 07/10/2006 Build an oak, three-legged drop-leaf table from the time of the English civil war.
S26E03 Barley Twist Table, Pt.2 14/10/2006 See how to turn and carve the double spiral of the barley twist leg from Cromwell’s time.
S26E04 Rustic Chairs With Skye Gregson 21/10/2006 A second generation Adirondack furniture maker shows how to build chairs - rustic style
S26E05 Windsor Highchair With Curtis Buchanan, Pt 1 28/10/2006 Learn how to bend and turn the stock for a wonderful Windsor highchair.
S26E06 Windsor Highchair With Curtis Buchanan, Pt 2 04/11/2006 Frame and finish the Windsor highchair with the master chair-maker and storyteller.
S26E07 The Spirit of Woodcraft 11/11/2006 Join in Thoreau’s search for moral lessons deep in the grain of the wood.
S26E08 Japanese Planes With John Reed Fox 18/11/2006 A master craftsman shows how to sharpen, tune and use the Japanese plane.
S26E09 An English Garden Wheelbarrow, Pt 1 25/11/2006 Oak, ash, elm and iron make the wheel of our barrow.
S26E10 An English Garden Wheelbarrow, Pt 2 02/12/2006 Fitting the beveled elm panels into the oak wheelbarrow frame.
S26E11 Upholstering Your Seat 09/12/2006 An expert shows how to make and restore webbed and stuffed chair seats.
S26E12 Old Woodworking Machines 16/12/2006 Beautiful belt-driven 19th century machines still make window sashes in this New York shop
S26E13 The Dovetail Variations 23/12/2006 Enjoy the journeyman joint that holds your drawers together in a variety of various forms
S27E01 Peter & the Box 29/09/2007 Master joiner Peter Follansbee of Plymouth Plantation carves a 17th century “bible box.”
S27E02 Ball & Socket Embroidery Stand Pt.1 06/10/2007 Turn the base and shaft of an 18th century embroidery stand from Colonial Williamsburg.
S27E03 Ball & Socket Embroidery Stand Pt.2 13/10/2007 Steam bent hoops and wooden adjusting screws complete the embroidery stand.
S27E04 Screw Box for Wooden Threads 20/10/2007 Down and dirty metalworking forges the cutters to make wooden screws.
S27E05 French Work Bench, Pt.1 27/10/2007 This workbench from Provence uses puzzling dovetails to join the legs to the bench top.
S27E06 French Work Bench, Pt.2 03/11/2007 A tool chest, drawers and vises complete the workbench from Provence.
S27E07 Violin Maker Joe Thrift 10/11/2007 Meet a modern luthier who works with tools and techniques unchanged for centuries.
S27E08 Candle Box With Secret Drawer 17/11/2007 A sliding side reveals the hidden drawer on this missionary’s candle box.
S27E09 Parallelogram Plant Stand 24/11/2007 Shelves that swing keep your plants in the sun on this Victorian contraption.
S27E10 German Woodcraft in America 01/12/2007 Explore woodworking traditions of the Moravian settlers at Old Salem.
S27E11 Woodworking With Tillers International 08/12/2007 Ox yokes & timber-framing number among the projects at a school using low-tech solutions.
S27E12 The Sordid Blacksmith 15/12/2007 A Williamsburg blacksmith forges hinges following instructions in a 17th century manual.
S27E13 Henry Ford’s Museum Village 22/12/2007 Partake in a celebration of American innovation at Greenfield Village.
S28E01 The Governor's PoBoy 27/09/2008 North Carolina Governor Mike Easley shows how to make a walnut side table.
S28E02 Joiner's Tool Chest Pt.1 04/10/2008 Pack up your tools in this little dovetailed chest of pine.
S28E03 Joiner's Tool Chest Pt.2 11/10/2008 Finish the chest with a mitered and paneled lid and a tongue and groove bottom.
S28E04 Thomas Jefferson's Bookstand 18/10/2008 The sage of Monticello based his five-sided bookstand on designs he found in Paris.
S28E05 Classical Carving 25/10/2008 First lessons in fine furniture carving from Mack Headley, master of the Colonial Williams
S28E06 File Philosophy 01/11/2008 Master blacksmith Peter Ross shows the technique of cold joining and shaping colonial lock
S28E07 A Very Boring Program 08/11/2008 From bits to braces, augers to angle borers & even boring a square hole,you know the drill
S28E08 Lumberjack Fan Carving 15/11/2008 A Michigan master of folk carving whittles white cedar fans and birds of a wooden feather.
S28E09 Animated Wooden Toys 22/11/2008 Imagination (and a few strings) makes these carved critters come to life.
S28E10 Hammer Veneer 29/11/2008 Master musical instrument makers show classical techniques of hand cutting & wood veneer.
S28E11 Holly Wood Spectaculars 06/12/2008 Create decorative veneer patterns using oval engines, sharp knives/patient perfectionism.
S28E12 A Viking Tool Chest 13/12/2008 Welsh chair bodger Don Weber turns his hand to recreating a medieval tool kit.
S28E13 Woodworking in Berea 20/12/2008 From chair building to instrument making to fine furniture collections.
S29E01 Dovetailed Grease Pot 26/09/2009 Walnut and boxwood make a little box with a secret lock to stash the woodworker’s pal.
S29E02 Secrets of the Whirlygig 03/10/2009 Grinding forever as his wife cranks the stone, the whirlygig man turns our hand to mechanical toys.
S29E03 Shaker Rocker Frame 10/10/2009 The Shakers were rocking in this classic chair of turned and steam-bent maple.
S29E04 Shaker Rocker Seat 17/10/2009 Traditional Shaker worsted tape in checkerboard patterns makes a sweet seat.
S29E05 Mary May, Woodcarver 24/10/2009 Swelling and shrinking, bending and breaking, the worker with wood must be wetness aware!
S29E06 Wood & Water 31/10/2009 Fired by wood scraps, a giant steam engine drives ancient saws and window sash mills.
S29E07 Steam Power Sawmill 07/11/2009 Fired by wood scraps, a giant steam engine drives ancient saws and window sash mills.
S29E08 Harvard Side Table 14/11/2009 With artful arched feet and tenoned trestle top, this Shaker side table stands sturdy and fine.
S29E09 A Crutch in Time 21/11/2009 Strong and resilient, wood has the lively lightness to support a leg when it’s lacking.
S29E10 Hancock Pedestal Table 28/11/2009 With its turned top and dovetailed legs, this walnut tripod table is a classic of American design.
S29E11 Brian Boggs, Chairmaker 05/12/2009 An Asheville artisan shows the secrets of the steam-bent green-wood chair
S29E12 Corner Cupboard, Part 1 12/12/2009 Build the frame and panel door of this corner cupboard—an early American classic.
S29E13 Corner Cupboard, Part 2 19/12/2009 Complete your corner cupboard with glass casement doors and molded crown.
S30E01 Case of the Corner Cupboard 25/09/2010 Long splined miters anyone? That’s how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity.
S30E02 Making Marvelous Moldings 02/10/2010 You can make any complex molding you want with simple hand planes—just take it one curve at a time. Bill Anderson and Roy show how to flute your pilasters and carve your cornice for this comely corner cupboard.
S30E03 Mind Over Miter 09/10/2010 This butt joint of distinction joins everything from picture frames to crown moldings. Learn all the angles and see how to carefully cut corners as we master the miter box for fitting frames and fine furniture.
S30E04 The Till in the Tool Chest 16/10/2010 We’ll delve into the drawers in search of the secret of an old tool chest. The quality of the tools shows that it belonged to a first class joiner back in the early 1800s, but the dovetail joints break all the rules.
S30E05 Continuous Arm Rocking Chair (1) 23/10/2010 Chairmaker Elia Bizzarri joins us to make this elegant and comfortable rocking chair. We’ll turn the legs and frame the seat in part one of this American classic.
S30E06 Continuous Arm Rocking Chair (2) 30/10/2010 We’ll finish our rocking chair as we steam and bend the continuous arm's one-piece back. With its compound bend, this challenging chair is truly an American design innovation.
S30E07 Who Wrote the Book of Sloyd 06/11/2010 Sloyd, the late 19th-century Swedish system of learning woodworking was intended to develop skilled, industrious and morally upstanding citizens. We’ll give it a try, and hope it’s not too late for us!
S30E08 The Case for Books 13/11/2010 So many books, so little space! Say goodbye to cinderblocks and sagging shelves as you see how to cut the essential dado and sliding joints to build this better bookcase.
S30E09 Sawing Secrets 20/11/2010 Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, joins Roy to explore the three classes of English sawcuts. Chris reveals the devious French tenon cheat, and even shows us how to saw without a saw!
S30E10 The Tiny Tool Kit 27/11/2010 How can you stretch a basic kit of tools to build impressive casework? Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, shows how with the toolkit of young Thomas, hero of the 1839 book The Joiner and Cabinet Maker.
S30E11 Thomas Day, Cabinetmaker 04/12/2010 In the days of slavery, Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker in North Carolina, was one of the most respected artisans in the South. We’ll look beneath the veneer on his furniture and discover his intriguing architectural work.
S30E12 Oak Field Gate 11/12/2010 Mortise and tenon joints frame this classic feature of the English countryside. It’s a rustic woodworking challenge as we balance both beauty and strength to make a gate that will keep swinging for decades.
S30E13 Field Gate Hinges 18/12/2010 Hinges Master blacksmith Peter Ross turns his hammer to forging iron hinges for our oak field gate. We’ll see how to shape and weld wrought iron for straps and pintles to make our gate swing true.
S31E01 The Roubo Bookstand 00/00/0000 Walnut bookstand.
S31E02 As the Saw Turns 00/00/0000 Bow saw.
S31E03 Hurray for Hickory! 00/00/0000 Making wooden rakes and rounded reels from steam-bent stock.
S31E04 Painless Panel Doors 00/00/0000 Making the stiles and rails of a classic raised panel door.
S31E05 Hand Plane Essentials With Chris Schwarz 00/00/0000 Gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect planing.
S31E06 English Layout Square With Chris Schwarz 00/00/0000 A simple square with laps and bridles.
S31E07 Elizabethan Joint Stool With Peter Follansbee 05/11/2011 Traditional joint stool.
S31E08 Carving Swedish Spoons With Peter Follansbee 00/00/0000 Making spoons using an axe and traditional hook knife.
S31E09 Inlaid Lettering With Steve Latta 00/00/0000 Making a name in holly wood by setting slender stringing into the slotted surface.
S31E10 Hammer Veneering With Steve Latta 00/00/0000 Classic hammer veneering.
S31E11 Iron Work for Timber Work 00/00/0000 Spike dogs and cant hooks for log holding and handling.
S31E12 Offset Turning 10/12/2011 Turning ovals and offsets by measuring once and turning twice.
S31E13 Simple Sash 17/12/2011
S32E01 Rise of the Machines! 06/10/2012 Why do it by hand—when you can do it by foot? Roy Underhill gets caught up in up a bevy of century-old, foot-powered woodworking machines.
S32E02 The Eleven Grooved Box 13/10/2012 Grooves and splines make a tidy oak box, but can we cut the joints just using hand tools? And do we want to?
S32E03 Table Joints Rule! 06/10/2012 You can’t make a drop leaf table without the rule joint. So, what are the tools you need to cut it by hand? Bill Anderson drops by with the answer.
S32E04 The Anarchist’s Tool Chest 27/10/2012 Chris Schwarz’s anarchist’s tool chest starts a back-to-basics revolution! Learn his classic system of simplicity to set your work life free.
S32E05 Two Screws for You! 03/11/2012 Secrets of the mysterious two-screw vise revealed! Chris Schwarz joins Roy Underhill to rediscover this enigmatic wooden vise.
S32E06 Screw Cuttin’ Lathe 10/11/2012 Make your own darn metal screws with this 1889 foot-powered lathe! Roy shows how to cut perfect threads, cones and tapers in iron and brass.
S32E07 The Troublesome Triangle Stool 03/11/2012 The old triangular stool spells trouble for Peter Follansbee and Roy Underhill as they tackle a trio of terrible turned tenons!
S32E08 Wretched Ratchet Reading Rack 10/11/2012 With foot-powered lathes, Peter Follansbee and Roy Underhill turn this adjustable bookstand from walnut and maple.
S32E09 Raising Panel-Zona 01/12/2012 Make raised panels for your doors with care and flair! Roy Underhill uses both complex planes and tricks with basic tools to raise the classic panel.
S32E10 Carving the Camellia 24/11/2012 Woodcarver Mary May makes basswood flowers bloom. Get in the groove of high-relief carving with sharp gouges and good-grained wood!
S32E11 Forging the Hold Fast 01/12/2012 Haul out the anvil and forge this essential bench tool! Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge historical versions of this powerful gripper.
S32E12 The Enfield Cupboard 08/12/2012 Make this Shaker cabinet and dwell in utopian serenity! Simple to construct and elegant in design, this cupboard is a standby in any room or shop.
S32E13 The Shaker Bend 15/12/2012 What made these American communal craftsmen tick? From their furniture to their bentwood boxes, the Shakers may be our most modern artisans.
S33E01 Rachell's Standing Desk Pt 1 21/09/2013 Give your butt joints a break with the tenons and dovetails that connect this pine standing desk from Pennsylvania.
S33E02 Rachell's Standing Desk Pt 2 28/09/2013 The miter-clamped breadboard end makes a broad desktop that always stays flat.
S33E03 The Venerable Bead 05/10/2013 Roy Underhill demonstrates how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp and last longer.
S33E04 Carving Away With Mary May 12/10/2013 Classical carver Mary May provides a lesson on woodcarving and a proper rebuke for edge tool abuse!
S33E05 Swinging Saw Vise 19/10/2013 Roy duplicates the beveled bridle joints and chamfered chops of an old saw-sharpening vise.
S33E06 Sharpen That Saw! 26/10/2013 Using giant model rip and crosscut saws, Roy demonstrates how to correctly sharpen handsaws.
S33E07 Combination Planes 02/11/2013 Roy attempts to replace a chest of molding planes with one complex metal contraption
S33E08 Joined Chest With Peter Follansbee 09/11/2013 The master joiner of Plimoth Plantation shows how to frame a small, mortised, and tenoned chest in the old English style.
S33E09 Paneled Chest With Peter Follansbee 16/11/2013 A master joiner shows Roy how to make and fit the beveled panels and storage till into a framed chest from the Pilgrim era.
S33E10 Early Iron With Peter Ross 23/11/2013 Master blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge iron hinges and locks from the earliest days of the American experience.
S33E11 Try Square with Christopher Schwarz 30/11/2013 Chris Schwarz shows Roy how to measure up with an English try square based on the examples in the famous Benjamin Seaton tool chest.
S33E12 Dutch Tool Chest with Christopher Schwarz 07/12/2013 Learn to make the simple and useful Dutch tool chest with its characteristic 30-degree slanted lid.
S33E13 Big Ash Mallet! 14/12/2013 With ash head and hickory handle, Roy shows how to make a proper joiner's mallet for the ages.
S34E01 Taming the Timber Bench 19/09/2014 Your legs will stay tight in this classic German carpenter’s bench built with stopped sliding dovetails.
S34E02 Pinch Rods and Squeezy Blocks 27/09/2014 This pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars will help you get your chests square and your dovetails tight.
S34E03 Tapered Tail Tripod Table 1 02/10/2014 Walnut legs riven from the log begin this table inspired by the Dominy workshops.
S34E04 Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2 11/10/2014 A walnut burl top and tricky turning makes tapered dovetails for a three-legged table.
S34E05 Viceless Devices 18/10/2014 From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain and rediscovers and old trick from a rare book.
S34E06 Daring Diagonal Dovetails 25/10/2014 Learn to cut the rising diagonal dovetail for corners that are stronger and striking, no matter how you look at them.
S34E07 Shop Class Tabouret 01/11/2014 The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to pay attention to the grain, not just the machine.
S34E08 Campaign Furniture 08/11/2014 Christopher Schwarz shows the ins and outs of Campaign furniture made for travel to the far-flung reaches of the Empire.
S34E09 Fitting Brass 15/11/2014 Chris Schwarz shows how to fit brass corners and hardware flush with the surfaces of Campaign furniture.
S34E10 The Crotch and the Horse 22/11/2014 An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains demonstrates that the natural shapes in timber make the strongest wooden construction.
S34E11 Dovetail Saw 06/12/2014 Tom Calisto joins Roy to make a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.
S34E12 Tempered Steel 13/12/2014 Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld, harden and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer.
S34E13 Woodwright! - The Musical 20/12/2014 The Underhill Rose band joins Roy in the shop for a musical misadventure in the ways of the Woodwright.
S35E01 Rocky Bentwood Cradle I 19/09/2015 Part 1 of 2. A rocking cradle modeled after one spotted in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is crafted in the Season 35 premiere.
S35E02 Rocky Bentwood Cradle II 26/09/2015 Conclusion. A rocking cradle is completed with pine sides and rockers. A lathe-turned carrier bar joins it all together.
S35E03 Stamp Out Cookie Carving! 03/10/2015 Woodcarver Mary May joins Roy to carve springerle cookie molds for every occasion.
S35E04 Double Drawer Shaker Table 10/10/2015 How to cut the mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of a Shaker table.
S35E05 Groovers and Shakers 17/10/2015 The dovetailed and grooved construction techniques found inside Shaker drawers are detailed.
S35E06 Turning Shaker Knobs 24/10/2015 Cherry knobs for Shaker furniture are turned on a foot-powered lathe. Also: finishing a joined table top.
S35E07 Cross Cut Conundrum 31/10/2015 How to use a cross-cutting wood saw.
S35E08 Bowl Carving with Peter Follansbee 07/11/2015 Master craftsman Peter Follansbee joins Roy to hew huge bowls from poplar & sycamore wood.
S35E09 Hollows & Rounds 14/11/2015 These most basic molding planes also prove the most versatile as we look at making and using wooden hollows and rounds.
S35E10 Welsh Stick Chair I 21/11/2015 Roy makes this country cousin of the Windsor chair using the same tools and techniques.
S35E11 Welsh Stick Chair II 28/11/2015 The challenge of the Welsh stick chair continues as Roy shapes spindles and backs for a proper sit-down.
S35E12 Tool Smithing with Peter Ross 05/12/2015 Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy the art of tool-making.
S35E13 Plain Pine Box 12/12/2015 Roy looks into the simplest form of furniture, the plain pine box.