For over 30 years, Roy Underhill has been educating and entertaining audiences with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and building techniques. Join Roy for Season Thirteen for creating a beautiful music stand, shaving; steaming and bending a pitchfork; learning to build a wooden canteen using stave construction, and so much more!
Each episode is filled with classic techniques and how-tos including:
English Walnut Music Stand – Build a beautiful music stand that adjusts for height and angle to best suit the musician.
Fair & Square – Roy works through the steps to turn a round log into a square timber, and then shows how to bore a square hole.
Hickory Pitchfork – Through shaving, steaming and bending, Roy creates a pitchfork from a green hickory limb.
Continental Army Canteen – Learn to build a wooden canteen using stave construction.
Make A Windsor Chair – 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.
The Geddy Foundry of Willamsburg – Roy visits the foundry at Williamsburg to view the processes of pouring and finishing brass and silver for hardware and household items.
Crazy Wooden Things for Kids to Make – 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.
Spiral Turning and Xylophone Tones – Learn the basics of two simple and fun projects: carving a spiral and building a tongue drum.
Timber Building in the Land of the Midnight Sun – Roy visits Lillehammer, Norway looking at traditional Norwegian folk architecture and building techniques.
Norwegian Wood – RStill enjoying his trip to Norway, Roy visits a Viking ship museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum.