Join Roy for Season Seventeen and learn how to make a tea bag dunking machine, travel to Pittsfield, Massachusetts and explore Shaker craftsmanship, create a hanging bookcase and so much more! For over 30 years, Roy Underhill has been educating and entertaining audiences with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and wood building techniques. Each episode is filled with classic woodworking techniques and how-tos, including:
Make Your Shaving Horse — Roy shows you how to make a shaving horse from a single 2x10.
Whittling Chains & Ball-In-Cage — Learn to whittle the mysterious, impossible-seeming wooden chain and ball-in-cage.
Windsor Highchair — Roy make a child’s Windsor highchair showing classic Windsor techniques.
Chinese Bamboo Chair — Make a chair out of grass ... Chinese bamboo, that is.
Shaker Boxes — Make a No. 3 bentwood Shaker box – a deceptively simple design.
Panel-Framed Bench — Roy’s panel-framed bench has a storage space built beneath the seat.
Hanging Bookcase — Using thin wood and only tapered, sliding dovetails, Roy makes a sturdy hanging bookshelf.
Window Sash Restoration — Roy takes a rotted window sash and repairs it with weather resistant resinous wood.
Wooden Tea Machine — Make a cam-operated tea bag dunking machine that’ll save your arms from the repetitive motion of steeping tea.
Nuts to You — 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.
Hancock Shaker Village — Roy takes a look at interior Shaker craftsmanship at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass.
Shaker Side Table — Shaker furniture was made as if to be used for 1,000 years – see how that philosophy is worked into a small table.
Woodworking in Upper Canada — During the time of Colonial America, many Loyalists headed north for Canada. Roy explores the life and economy they built there between harsh winters.