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 ninth season of his hit PBS show any time you want. This 2-DVD set gives you six hours with Roy, in these episodes:
Making A butterfly table — In the first of a three-part project, join Roy as he builds the frame for this early Colonial two-sided drop-leaf tavern table.
Making the Drop-leaf rule joint — Roy continues the building process for the Butterfly Table by creating the top using a drop-leaf rule joint.
Dovetailing drawers — In the final part of Making A Butterfly Table, Roy makes the half-blind dovetailed drawer that fits underneath the top.
The Dancing Toys — Roy makes three toys: a Limberjack dancing toy; an acrobat toy and a jointed toy.
Gypsy Willow Chairs — This classic rustic chair is easily made by bending green twigs. Roy shows the steps to make your own.
Tinsmithing for Fun & Profit — Roy visits with 3rd-generation tinsmith, Peter Blum, who shows how to make a candle holder, a heart-in-hand cookie cutter, a pie plate and a tin whistle.
Boxes without topses — Roy makes four boxes: a bamboo birdcage; a carved figure box with hidden valuables compartment; an exploding bank box and a snake box.
Order in the court — Roy visits the restoration site of the 18th-Century James City County Courthouse, in particular, the interior casework and millwork.
bricks without straw — Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to learn about the all-but-forgotten skill of creating bricks by hand.
log cabin building — In this three-episode project, Roy shows the steps to build a log cabin without using any nails.
Marquetry: painting with wood — Roy welcomes Chris Lang to look at the traditional woodworking technique of marquetry, and how to create a shell medallion.
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.