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 Twelve for creating the perfect outdoor chair, traditional Shaker oval boxes, a small table with twigs in geometric shapes, and so much more!
Each episode is filled with classic techniques and how-tos including:
1201 – Bentwood Boxes of the Northwest Coast – Roy visits Gregg Blomberg and explores woodworking traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
1202 – A Civil War Quilting Frame – Roy is joined by his wife, Jane, to build a traditional quilting frame.
1203 – An African Chair from the Ivory Coast – Roy and his friend Robert Watson make a “man’s chair” using tools from the Ivory Coast of Africa.
1204 – Hispanic Furniture Making – Roy learns about northern New Mexico woodworking on the Santa Fe Trail.
1205 – Colonial Tape Loom – Roy begins making a tiny tape loom, used for making decorative fabric.
1206 – Dovetailing a Loom Box – Roy finishes the tape loom by making a beautiful box for it with dovetails and turned columns.
1207 – A Colonial Standing Desk – Roy makes a standing desk using mortise-and-tenon and tongue-and-groove joints.
1208 – Banding Together – Instrument maker Marcus Hanson makes inlay banding with Roy at the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop.
1209 – The Art of Finishing – Roy returns to the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop to learn finishing.
1210 – 15 Tools from a Dead Man’s Chest – Roy restores the tools found in an antique chest.
1211 – A Pilgrim’s Chest of Oak – Roy makes a Spanish pilgrim’s chest from New Mexico.
1212 – Wood Carvers of the Sacred – Returning to New Mexico once again, Roy explores religious carving and woodworking in the mountains north of Santa Fe.
1213 – Moravian Chair – Roy makes a Moravian chair that’s reinforced with dovetailed battens, which make this small piece extraordinarily strong.