Join Roy for Season Twenty Three and learn how to make a sturdy and portable workbench, build a Roundabout Chair, discover how to turn a round table into a triangle, and so much more! For over 30 years, Roy Underhill has helped wood working enthusiasts with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and wood building techniques.
Each episode is filled with classic woodworking techniques and how-tos, including:
- THE BOY MECHANIC — Simple rainy day projects to "tink" around with - especially if you’re young at heart.
- MAKING THE NEW WORKBENCH PART 1 — Build a solid, sturdy workbench without any screws, nails or glue—that you can break down and take with you!
- MAKING THE NEW WORKBENCH PART 2 — Putting the finishing touches on your new workbench — the vices, the dogs, etc.
- INLAY WITH STEVE LATTA — Beautiful "compass inlay" on a Pennsylvania Spice Box done in the Pennsylvania/German tradition.
- USING PLANES — Jack planes, combination planes, single iron joiners-Roy introduces you to the world of planes—not to mention snipe spills, skew mouth badgers, iron rabbits…
- ROUNDABOUT CHAIR — Learn how to build an odd corner chair called a Roundabout Chair—found in the offices of Dr. Sigmund Freud.
- CARVING WITH CALVO — Need a sign? Let David Calvo show you how to carve one.
- WOODCRAFT OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS — Take a trip to beautiful downtown Paint Lick, KY and meet the old bodger himself, Don Weber. Learn how it was done in the old country.
- WOODCRAFT AT CONNER PRAIRIE — Explore Conner Prairie, a living museum in the heart of Indiana. See how life was in the 1800's.
- THE TURNING TRIANGLE TABLE — How do you turn a round table into a triangle. Let Roy show you how.
- CHILDS ROCKER & SLIDING DOVETAIL STOOL — Let Roy show you how to make something useful out of scrap wood.
- THE FIRST AMERICAN WOODWORKERS — Roy shows you how the very first Americans worked with wood — the Cherokees of Cherokee Nation.
- PANELED CEDAR CHEST — Watch Roy make a beautiful red cedar chest out of a tree knocked down by a hurricane.