The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill Season Eleven, 2-DVD Set
By Roy Underhill
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 eleventh season of his hit PBS show any time you want. This 2-DVD set gives you six hours with Roy, in these episodes:
- Make a Rocking Chair (Part 1) — Roy starts a classic post-and-rung rocking chair using traditional greenwood techniques.
- Rollin’ on the Rocker (Part 2) — Work on the rocker continues; shaping the tenons, boring the mortises and creating the splats.
- Splittin’ and Sittin’ (Part 3) — Work on the rocker is completed with the creation of the rockers and adding a hickory bark seat.
- Hewing A Dough Bowl — Roy creates a traditional dough bowl from tulip poplar.
- Wood-Turning Tricks — Eleanor Underhill joins Dad in the shop to turn a painted candle stand.
- Archer’s Bow — Roy welcomes a bowyer and a fletcher to the shop to make a woodland Indian’s bow and river cane arrows.
- Four Poster Bed — This may not be the four-poster bed you’re thinking of, as Roy builds a rustic version from rough, red cedar logs
- Blacksmith of Williamsburg — Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to watch the creation of a set of hardware for window shutters.
- Williamsburg Woodcraft — Continuing the Williamsburg theme, Roy visits the woodworker’s shop to watch frame-and-panel shutters made
- Woodworker’s Grab Bag — Daughter Rachel joins Roy in the shop to make a marble track toy and Kick-Me machine.
- Thomas Jefferson, Woodworker — Roy visits Monticello to look at some of the architectural creations and innovations of the former President..
- Dovetailed Bookcases — Roy recreates stacking “book box” shelves built to Thomas Jefferson’s specifications, and still on display at Monticello.
- Japanese Woodcrafter — Toshio Odate visits the shop to discuss and demonstrate Japanese woodworking tools, techniques and joinery.