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 Fourteen for visiting a recreated Celtic village in Wales, building a scaled model of a Welsh cruck-frame barn, learning to build Roy’s iconic carpenter’s tool tote, and so much more!
Each episode is filled with classic techniques and how-tos including:
Woodworkers of the Red Dragon —Roy visits a recreated Celtic village in Wales, looking at Welsh woodworking including building construction, clog making and traditional carved Welsh love spoons.
The Carpenter’s Tool Box — Learn to build Roy’s iconic carpenter’s tool tote.
Ancient Woodcraft of Ireland — Roy looks at Irish woodworking, including houses, harps, caravans and traditional ship-building techniques.
A Sailor’s Sea Chest — Learn to build a sailor’s sea chest with beveled through dovetails.
High Stool with a Hickory Bark Seat — Roy builds a stool starting with splitting and riving the green wood and ending with a woven-bark seat.
Standing Embroidery Hoop — Learn the steps to build a standing embroidery hoop large enough to handle embroidery on a quilt.
The Timer-Frame House — Roy builds a scaled model of a Welsh cruck-frame barn, teaching the woodworking principals of timber framing.
Wooden Lock and Key — Create a clever wood lock-and-key door set in the shop with Roy.
Shaker Sewing Stand — Roy builds a traditional single-drawer Shaker sewing stand.
Panel Frame Construction — Learn the benefits and uses of frame-and-panel construction and the joinery steps to create a frame-and-panel door.
Tools of the Eighteenth Century — Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to view their exhibit of 1,500 eighteenth-century woodworking tools.
The Williamsburg Blacksmiths — Watch a traditional woodworking tool –a drawknife –forged using historically accurate techniques.
Blacksmiths Forge Ahead — Learn the steps used to smith a Suffolk door latch used during colonial times.