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 fifth season of his hit PBS show any time you want. This 2-DVD set gives you six hours with Roy, in these episodes:
- Rustic Rocker — Roy starts off this “Making Things From Nature” season by giving us some history of rustic furniture and walks through the steps necessary to make a Rustic Rocker.
- Bark Bottoms — To finish up the Rustic Rocker, Roy shows us how to create the woven-bark seat.
- Baby Cradle — Roy takes us through the building steps for a pilgrim-style oak cradle.
- Chris’ Workshop — We visit with a 14-year-old traditional woodworker who sells his wares to make money to buy tools he can’t make for himself.
- Iron Machine, Foot Power — A collector of cast-iron, foot-powered woodworking lathes and fret saws visits with Roy.
- Hutch Table — Roy builds a classic early-American project that serves as a tilt-top table, chair and storage unit.
- Iron Bloomery — Roy visits with blacksmith David Harvey to learn how to turn raw ore found in a stream into a woodworking chisel.
- Berry Buckets, Sussex Trugs & Bark Sheaths — Roy shows how to create three projects directly from trees and bark with very little refinement.
- The Wheelwright — A visit with master wheelwright Dan Stebbins unlocks the mysteries and realities of making wheels for early American vehicles.
- Music Mill — Roy makes a hand-crank-powered, six-note music mill from wine bottles.
- Secrets From the Cabinet shop — Master cabinetmaker Mack Headley shares some of the secrets that were standard fare for 18th century – American woodworking.
- A glass act — Sash joinery, or making windows, is the ultimate test of organizational skills, and Roy takes us through the many steps and details that must align to make a good window.
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.