Roy Underhill has been educating and entertaining audiences with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and wood building techniques for over 30 years. Join Roy for Season Nineteen and travel to Mystic, Connecticut to visit a shipyard during the rebuilding of the 'Amistad,' learn how to make duck toys, get tips for differentiating between various handsaws, and so much more!
Each episode is filled with classic woodworking techniques and how-tos, including:
Dovetailing Little Drawers — Roy shares the technique to making small dovetailed drawers for his hanging tool chest.
The Yoke's On Me — Yokes (used to carry watering cans, buckets and more) are a great shaping project using hatchets, spokeshaves and adzes.
Making a Tuckaway Table — Roy Takes us through the steps to make a clever storable table using a gateleg base.
Chairmaking & Spinning Wheels — Chairmaker Lyle Wheeler visits the shop to show the steps for a project related to a chair: a spinning wheel.
Master Woodcarver — David Calvo visits the shop and shares the basic steps to get started in wood carving.
Building the Clipper 'Amistad' — Roy is in Mystic, Conn., to visit a shipyard during the rebuilding of the 19th-century clipper ship 'Amistad.'
Two Old-Tool Pioneers — Learn about two authors - Henry Chapman Mercer and Eric Sloane - whose books have given us an insight into old tools.
Master Cabinetmaker — Frank Klausz visits the shop to show how to make his water pond for sharpening and how to cut a through-dovetail.
Sharpen Your Saw — Learn the differences between handsaws, as well as the basic steps to sharpen and set a saw.
Wheeled Toys in Wood — Roy shows how to make three duck toys for when the weather is right for ducks!
Making the Ladder/Chair — Roy builds a classic project - a chair that converts into a short ladder.
Master Chip Carver — Chip carver Wayne Barton visits the shop to share some of his talent.
Bucket Making for Beginners — Learn the art of coopering by making a simple bucket.