Charismatic and innovative, woodworker Roy Underhill has been educating and entertaining people with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and woodworking techniques for more than 30 years. Now you can enjoy all the classic episodes from the fourth season of his hit PBS show any time you want. This 2-DVD set gives you six hours with Roy, in these episodes:
- The Dominy Shop — Roy takes us on a tour of the Dominy Shop at Winterthur Museum. The shop holds the tools and shop items used by three generations of craftsman from 1750-1850.
- A Spring Pole Lathe — Roy walks us through the steps to create a simple spring pole lathe.
- Ball-&-Claw Feet — Wallace Gusler from Colonial Williamsburg shows us the process to create a cabriole leg with a ball-and-claw foot.
- The Wainscot Chair — Working with his daughter Rachel, Roy creates a child-size, 17th-century chair shown in a book by Wallace Nutting.
- Tool Boxes & Chests — Roy explores the contents of a recently purchased tool chest, trying to determine something of the original owner. He then shows us how to recreate the chest itself.
- Chip Carving — Mack Headley from Colonial Williamsburg visits the shop to demonstrate chip-carving techniques used to decorate furniture.
- Good Fences — Roy looks at the details of early-American fences, including lightweight and portable fences, garden fences and more substantial “fences” used in forts built around 1620.
- Raising The Shop — Roy pitches in to help raise of the frame-and-timber structure of Anderson’s Forge at Colonial Williamsburg.
- Building A Boat — Roy builds a small rowboat using traditional tools and techniques.
- Rittenhouse Hygrometer — 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.
- Corner Cupboard — Roy recreates a classic pine corner cupboard.
- High Chair — To celebrate the birth of his nephew, Roy builds an 18th-century baby’s highchair with rush seating.
Whether you’re a life-long woodworker, new to it, or rediscovering the joy of woodworking all over again, you’re sure to find inspiration, encouragement and valuable information every moment you spend with Roy.