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Woodwright's Shop

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Blacksmith Peter Ross shows the technique of cold joining and shaping colonial locks and hinges. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: THE WOODWRIGHT'S SHOP demonstrates traditional furniture making.

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  • Whittling Chains & Ball In Cage (#1702)

    In this episode of THE WOODWRIGHT'S SHOP, host Roy Underhill fashions a little bit of carving whimsy -- a ball freely suspended in a cage at the end of a chain, carved entirely out of a single piece of wood. As he works, he entertains viewers with a series of traditional stories. [26 minutes]

  • Windsor High Chair (#1703)

    Host Roy Underhill fashions a child's Windsor high chair, with spindles made of hickory, a seat made of poplar, and legs and stretchers made of oak in this episode of the WOODWRIGHT'S SHOP. [26 minutes]

  • Chinese Bamboo Chair (#1704)

    Host Roy Underhill fashions a chair made entirely of bamboo in this episode of THE WOODWRIGHT'S SHOP. [26 minutes]

  • Shaker Boxes (#1705)

    Inspired by his trip to Hancock Shaker Village in New England, host Roy Underhill creates an oval wooden Shaker box, which can be used as a decorative yet sturdy form of storage. [26 minutes]

  • Panel-Framed Bench (#1706)

    Using hand planes and the joinery used in making panel doors, host Roy Underhill shows how to make a hall bench with a storage chest under the seat. [26 minutes]

  • Hanging Book Case (#1707)

    Underhill takes viewers through the process of building a traditional hanging bookcase, while helping them understand the method behind efficiently cutting wood. By teaching the audience how to create a tapered sliding dove-tailed joint, to scallop a wood piece by using a compass, and to firmly assemble a bookshelf, this episode of "The Woodwright Shop" serves as an excellent introduction into the world of furniture joinery. [26 minutes]

  • Window Sash Restoration (#1708)

    In this episode of the Woodwright Shop, Roy Underhill introduces us to the tools of centuries ago, as he removes the rotten partss of decayed and damaged windows and teaches us how to make and install new wooden pieces. Underhill explains the process for shaping wood, utilizing a gauge, making tenon cuts, and creating various types of planes. [26 minutes]

  • Wooden Tea Machine (#1709)

    In this episode of The Woodwright Shop, Roy Underhill teaches audiences how to make a Mitchell Motion Cam by crafting a wooden tea dunking machine. Viewers learn not only about the history of the motion cam, but also the procedures for laying out a design, creating gears, making precise shafts and bridle joints, and using the proper techniques for carving wood. [26 minutes]

  • Nuts to You (#1710)

    In the spirit of Christmas, Roy Underhill provides a history of the story, "The Nutcracker", while teaching viewers how to make various kinds of nutcrackers out of wood. [26 minutes]

  • Hancock Shaker Village (#1711)

    Intrigued by the historic New England Shaker community, host Roy Underhill takes viewers on a tour of the modern day Shaker museum. Viewers are not only introduced to the Shakers craftsmanship, but also are given background information of their cultural, religious, and social practices. The Shakers were innovators, inventors of many machines that people use today. Underhill completes the program with a look at several water-powered machines and explains their role in changing the Shaker community of the nineteenth century into the museum it has become today. [26 minutes]

  • Shaker Side Table (#1712)

    Roy Underhill not only gives viewers a lesson on dovetail joints, mortices, and tenons, but also provides a little history on the Shakers of Enfield, New Hampshire. He uses hard maple wood to construct a replica of a Shaker side table in this episode of the Woodwright Shop. [26 minutes]

  • Woodworking In Upper Canada (#1713)

    Roy visits Canada's largest open air museum with wonderful water and horse powered mills. Old barns and Canadian craftsmen show how life was lived before the days of electricity. [26 minutes]

  • Dovetailing A Cedar Box (#1801)

    Roy dovetails a box of Spanish cedar and makes three adorable wooden finger puppets that fit inside. [26 minutes]

  • Chip Carving (#1802)

    No good surface may go undecorated once Underhill demonstrates the simple techniques of Scandinavian chip-carving. In this episode of "The Woodwright Shop" Roy Underhill uses the storage box created in last week's episode to demonstrate various methods for carving designs. [26 minutes]

  • Chairs for Children (#1803)

    Underhill makes two simple historic designs for children's chairs, one in plank and one in post and rung in this week's episode of "The Woodwright Shop." [26 minutes]

  • Bark & Rustic Work (#1804)

    This week on "The Woodwright Shop" Roy Underhill demonstrates how to build rustic furniture and an easy way to utilize the inner bark of a hickory tree for weaving chair bottoms. [26 minutes]

  • Debate of the Carpenters Tools (#1805)

    A comic poem for the 16th century lets the craftsman's tools have their say on the bad habits of their owner in this episode of "The Woodwright Shop." [26 minutes]

  • Treadle Lathe (#1806)

    This week on "The Woodwright Shop," Roy Underhill demonstrates how to build the foot-powered treadle lathe he uses for wood turning. [26 minutes]

  • White Oak Basket (#1807)

    Williamsburg basket maker Robert Watson shows his technique for making white oak baskets in this week's episode of "The Woodwright Shop." [26 minutes]

  • Wall Tool Chest (#1808)

    Viewers get organized with a wall-mounted tool cabinet that mounts over a workbench. [26 minutes]

  • Woodworking Gizmos (#1809)

    From folding sawing machines to treadle jig saws, Underhill shows how to repair and use the high-tech tools of the 19th century. [26 minutes]

  • Traditional Toys (#1810)

    From pecking chickens to a blacksmithing bear, Underhill shows how to make traditional Russian folk toys. [26 minutes]

  • Old Salem (#1811)

    Underhill explores the building and craft traditions of the Moravians who brought their central European craft traditions to North Carolina in the 18th century. [26 minutes]

  • Swinging Cradle from Saxony (#1812)

    Built like a lapstrake boat, Underhill shows how to make this traditional cradle - the perfect craft for a dreamland voyage. [26 minutes]

  • Jamestown Woodworkers, 1607 (#1813)

    Underhill explores the re-created site of the first English settlement to see how the colonists learned to survive and thrive in the new world. [26 minutes]

  • Dovetailing Little Drawers (#1901)

    Underhill fits out a tool cabinet with shelves and dovetailed drawers. [26 minutes]

  • The Yoke's On Me (#1902)

    Roy shows how to hew, carve and turn a shoulder yoke for carrying those heavy sap buckets. [26 minutes]

  • Making A Tuckaway Table (#1903)

    Roy shows how to make a little table from the 1600s with a unique folding design to save space in the old home place. [26 minutes]

  • Lyle Wheeler -- Chair & Spinning Wheelmaker (#1904)

    In this episode of The Woodwrights Shop, special guest Lyle Wheeler shows viewers how to construct their own spinning wheel. [26 minutes]

  • David Calvo -- Master Woodcarver (#1905)

    Master carver, David Calvo gives lessons in high relief carving. Instructed in the "Old World" tradition, Calvo guides viewers step by step as he creates a Fleur de Lis woodcarving. [26 minutes]

  • Building The Clipper Amistad (#1906)

    In this episode of the Woodright Shop, Roy Underhill visits a Connecticut shipyard, the Mystic Seaport. Here, Roy is taken on a tour of their current project, an exact replica of the famous Amistad clipper. He is given a brief history lesson of events leading up to the revolution aboard the notoriuos ship. [26 minutes]

  • Two Old Tool Pioneers (#1907)

    Roy visits two museums dedicated to two pioneers in preserving early technology--Henry Mercer and Eric Sloane. [26 minutes]

  • Frank Klausz -- Master Cabinetmaker (#1908)

    Roy meets Hungarian-born cabinetmaker Frank Klausz, gentleman, craftsman and the fastest dovetailer on the planet. [26 minutes]

  • Sharpen Your Saw (#1909)

    Ultra close-up views give viewers the vision to sharpen their own saws. y [26 minutes]

  • Wheeled Toys In Wood (#1910)

    Roy shows how to make turned wheels and the wooden ducks that roll on them. [26 minutes]

  • Making The Ladder/Chair (#1911)

    Roy shows how to make a chair that can turn into a ladder. [26 minutes]

  • Wayne Narton -- Master Chip Carver (#1912)

    The director of the Alpine School of Woodcarving shows advanced techniques in chip carving. [26 minutes]

  • Bucketmaking for Beginners (#1913)

    Roy shows how to make your own buckets. [26 minutes]

  • Desk Box (#2001)

    Made entirely with a saw, a plane and a chisel, this walnut and pine desk box was the laptop of the 19th century. [26 minutes]

  • Turned Corner Chair (#2002)

    Inspired by Bruegel paintings, this easily-stored, lathe-turned, three-legged chair features a solid seat style that has held hefty humans since the middle ages. [26 minutes]

  • Banjo Man George Wunderlich (#2003)

    One of America's leading experts on 19th-century banjos demonstrates how everyone can make the instrument whether they're from Alabama or not. [26 minutes]

  • Writer's Bookcase (#2004)

    Roy's own design for a small, portable, floor-standing oak bookcase solves the writer's need to keep a dozen or so reference books right at hand. [26 minutes]

  • Timber Corner (#2005)

    The art of heavy timber carpentry is in making strong connections. Roy demonstrates the art of braced-frame construction with mortise and tenon and dovetail joints. [26 minutes]

  • Decoy Carver (#2006)

    From the mid-Atlantic coast comes a master carver skilled in the ancient art of fooling ducks with carved creations that now sell for thousands of dollars. [26 minutes]

  • Eastfield Village (#2007)

    Learn to re-create and restore the architectural treasures of the 1800s at this annual gathering of expert woodworkers and metal crafters in New York. [26 minutes]

  • Marquetry Master Patrick Edwards (#2008)

    French 18th-century "ebinestes" made furniture decorated with pictures composed from thin sheets of colored wood. Trained in Paris, Patrick Edwards shows the tools and techniques of this lost art. [26 minutes]

  • In The Blacksmith Shop (#2009)

    Join Roy and the blacksmiths at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and learn how to forge colonial hardware, tools and implements. [26 minutes]

  • Toys That Make Noise (#2010)

    Roy creates flutes, whistles, rattles and gongs that make great presents for grandparents to give their grandchildren. Fun to make, parents can't wait 'til they break. [26 minutes]

  • Carving with the Cabinetmakers (#2011)

    Roy visits the cabinetmakers of the Hay Shop at Colonial Williamsburg as they show off their skills at decorative carving in the Colonial American style. [26 minutes]

  • Windsor Chair Master, Michael Dunbar (#2012)

    One of America's best known craftsmen and teachers joins Roy to share secrets of recreating America's favorite chair, the wonderful Windsor of old. [26 minutes]

  • Twentieth Anniversary Show (#2013)

    Roy looks back at 20 years of subversive woodworking, including memorable guests, travel to foreign lands, hundreds of projects and some of the most amazing small hand-tool injuries ever captured on tape! [26 minutes]

  • The Sawhorse (#2101)

    Roy begins his 21st season building one of the basic tools of woodworking - the sawhorse. As always, Roy gives some background on the origin of his craft as well as some anecdotal information on history and philosophy. [26 minutes]

  • Welsh Chair Bodger Don Weber (#2102)

    Roy builds a brilliant base for anyone's bottom, using basic badgering, boiling, bending and boring in the wonderful Welsh way of working wood. [26 minutes]

  • Toolbox from the 1940's (#2103)

    This custom case for the carpenter keeps saws safe, planes present, rulers reliable and hammers healthy. [26 minutes]

  • Rounder Plane (#2104)

    This preposterous plane is loosely like a lathe but turns 'round the timber to shave the stoutest stave into a dainty dowel. [26 minutes]

  • Walnut Krumhorn (#2105)

    Make this medieval music instrument played like a recorder, though it looks out of order, because after it's turned true, the bottom gets bored and bent. [26 minutes]

  • Timber Frame at the Folklife Festival (#2106)

    Roy Underhill helps to restore and raise a timber barn at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, using augers and adzes to abolish ages of architectural abuse. [26 minutes]

  • Impossible Joints (#2107)

    This dandy dovetail daunts in its devilish dimensions and demands dexterity to deliver, but delights doubters with the dumbness of its design. [26 minutes]

  • Fools for Tools (#2108)

    Roy Underhill finds and fixes old tools and other follies foraging from forsaken farms and factories. [26 minutes]

  • Blacksmith Hinges (#2109)

    Roy Underhill demonstrates how to hammer hardy hardware to handle a historic house, hasp a humble hovel or hinge a huge hopper while hewing to historic hierarchies and harmonies. [26 minutes]

  • Tiny Furniture (#2110)

    Roy Underhill makes a tiny walnut rocking chair in this episode. Making tiny furniture or a child's chair can be a good introduction and learning experience for making full-sized furniture. [26 minutes]

  • Window from Williamsburg (#2111)

    Present your panes in this superior sash derived from designs developed by cautious Colonial carpenters. [26 minutes]

  • Flintlock Gunsmith (#2112)

    Watch Williamsburg workers wrest a wonderful watchwork weapon of walnut and wrought steel to wound a wascally wabbit or worrisome wedcoat. (Taped in Colonial Williamsburg). [26 minutes]

  • Colonial Tablemaker (#2113)

    Learn tricks of Williamsburg cabinetmakers as they tenon trestles and turn tops to transform timbers into tasteful traditional tables. [26 minutes]

  • A Ship in a Bottle (#2601)

    Raise the sails on a fleet in a flask with a master of the maritime miniature. [26 minutes]

  • Barley Twist Table (Part One) (#2602)

    Build an oak, three-legged drop-leaf table from the time of the English civil war. [26 minutes]

  • Barley Twist Table (Part Two) (#2603)

    Learn how to turn and carve the double spiral of the barley twist leg from Cromwell's time. [26 minutes]

  • Rustic Chairs with Skye Gregson (#2604)

    A second generation Adirondack furniture maker shows how to build chairs in the rustic style. [26 minutes]

  • Windsor Highchair with Curtis Buchanan (Part One) (#2605)

    Learn how to bend and turn the stock for a wonderful Windsor highchair. [26 minutes]

  • Windsor Highchair with Curtis Buchanan (Part Two) (#2606)

    The Windsor highchair with the master chair-maker and storyteller is framed and finished. [26 minutes]

  • The Governor's Poboy (#2801)

    North Carolina Governor Mike Easley shows how to make a walnut side table. [26 minutes]

  • Joiner's Tool Chest (Part 1) (#2802)

    Pack up your tools in this little dovetailed chest of pine. [26 minutes]

  • Joiner's Tool Chest (Part 2) (#2803)

    The chest is finished with a mitered and paneled lid and a tongue-and-groove bottom. [26 minutes]

  • Thomas Jefferson's Bookstand (#2804)

    The sage of Monticello based his five-sided bookstand on designs that he found in Paris. [26 minutes]

  • Classical Carving (#2805)

    Mack Headley of the Colonial Williamsburg cabinet shop gives lessons in fine furniture carving. [26 minutes]

  • A Very Boring Program (#2807)

    From bits to braces, augers to angle borers and even "boring a square hole." You know the drill! [26 minutes]

  • Lumberjack Fan Carving (#2808)

    A Michigan master of folk carving whittles white cedar fans and birds of a wooden feather. [26 minutes]

  • Animated Wooden Toys (#2809)

    Imagination, and a few strings, makes these carved critters come to life. [26 minutes]

  • Hammer Veneer (#2810)

    Master musical instrument makers show the technique of hand cutting and applying fine wood veneer. [26 minutes]

  • Holly Wood Spectacular (#2811)

    Decorative veneer patterns are created using oval engines, sharp knives and patient perfectionism. [26 minutes]

  • A Viking Tool Chest (#2812)

    Welsh chair bodger Don Weber turns his hand to recreating a medieval tool kit. [26 minutes]

  • Woodworking In Berea (#2813)

    Discover chair building, instrument making and fine furniture collections in this Kentucky town. [26 minutes]

  • Dovetailed Grease Pot (#2901)

    Walnut and boxwood make a little box with a secret lock to stash the woodworker's pal. [26 minutes]

  • Secrets of the Whirlygig (#2902)

    Grinding forever as his wife cranks the stone, the whirlygig man turns our hand to mechanical toys. [26 minutes]

  • Shaker Rocker Frame (#2903)

    The Shakers were rocking in this classic chair of turned and steam-bent maple. [26 minutes]

  • Shaker Rocker Seat (#2904)

    Traditional Shaker worsted tape in checkerboard patterns makes a sweet seat. [26 minutes]

  • Mary May, Woodcarver (#2905)

    A Charleston woodcarver shows how she creates details of delight. [26 minutes]

  • Wood and Water (#2906)

    Swelling and shrinking, bending and breaking, the worker with wood must be wetness aware! [26 minutes]

  • Steam Power Sawmill (#2907)

    Fired by wood scraps, a giant steam engine drives ancient saws and window sash mills. [26 minutes]

  • Harvard Side Table (#2908)

    With artful arched feet and tenoned trestle top, this Shaker side table stands sturdy and fine. [26 minutes]

  • A Crutch In Time (#2909)

    Strong and resilient, wood has the lively lightness to support a leg when it's lacking. [26 minutes]

  • Hancock Pedestal Table (#2910)

    With its turned top and dovetailed legs, this walnut tripod table is a classic of American design. [26 minutes]

  • Brian Boggs, Chairmaker (#2911)

    An Asheville artisan demonstrates the secrets of the steam-bent green-wood chair. [26 minutes]

  • Corner Cupboard - Part 1 (#2912)

    The frame and panel door of this corner cupboard are built. It's an early American classic. [26 minutes]

  • Corner Cupboard - Part 2 (#2913)

    A corner cupboard is completed with glass casement doors and molded crown. [26 minutes]

  • Case of the Corner Cupboard (#3001)

    Long splined miters join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. [26 minutes]

  • Making Marvelous Moldings (#3002)

    Bill Anderson and Roy show how to flute pilasters and carve cornice for this comely corner cupboard. [26 minutes]

  • Mind Over Miter (#3003)

    Learn all the angles and how to carefully cut corners as we master the miter box for fitting frames. [26 minutes]

  • The Till in the Tool Chest (#3004)

    Discover the secrets of an old tool chest that belonged to a first-class joiner in the early 1800s. [26 minutes]

  • Continuous Arm Rocking Chair - Part 1 (#3005)

    Chairmaker Elia Bizzarri helps turn the legs and frame the seat for this elegant rocking chair. [26 minutes]

  • Continuous Arm Rocking Chair - Part 2 (#3006)

    We'll finish our rocking chair as we steam and bend the continuous arm's one-piece back. [26 minutes]

  • Wrote The Book of Sloyd? (#3007)

    The 19th-century Swedish system of learning woodworking was intended to develop skilled citizens. [26 minutes]

  • The Case for Books (#3008)

    Discover how to cut the essential dado and sliding joints to build this better bookcase. [26 minutes]

  • Sawing Secrets (#3009)

    Popular Woodworking Magazine editor Chris Schwarz explores the three classes of English sawcuts. [26 minutes]

  • The Tiny Tool Kit (#3010)

    Chris Schwarz demonstrates how to stretch a basic kit of tools to build impressive casework. [26 minutes]

  • Thomas Day, Cabinetmaker (#3011)

    Discover the intriguing architectural work of one of the most respected artisans in the South. [26 minutes]

  • Oak Field Gate (#3012)

    Mortise and tenon joints frame this classic feature of the English countryside. [26 minutes]

  • Field Gate Hinges (#3013)

    Learn to shape and weld wrought iron for straps and pintles to make the oak field gate swing true. [26 minutes]

  • The Roubo Bookstand (#3101)

    One piece of walnut makes a beautiful bookstand as we follow the formula of an old French master. [26 minutes]

  • As The Saw Turns (#3102)

    Build a beautiful bow saw for cutting curves based on the pattern of a century-old example. [26 minutes]

  • Hurray for Hickory! (#3103)

    This essential wood has what it takes to make wooden rakes and rounded reels from steam-bent stock. [26 minutes]

  • Painless Panel Doors (#3104)

    The stiles and rails of the classic raised panel door are made, starting with simple sticks. [26 minutes]

  • Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz (#3105)

    Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect planing. [26 minutes]

  • English Layout Square with Chris Schwarz (#3106)

    Building this simple square with laps and bridles brings beauty and utility to your workbench. [26 minutes]

  • Elizabethan Joint Stool with Peter Follansbee (#3107)

    The master joiner of Plimoth Plantation makes a traditional treat for the tired Tudor tush. [26 minutes]

  • Carving Swedish Spoons with Peter Follansbee (#3108)

    With axe and traditional hook knife, Peter shows us how to make our own darn spoons! [26 minutes]

  • Inlaid Lettering with Steve Latta (#3109)

    Learn how to make your name in holly wood by setting slender stringing into the slotted surface. [26 minutes]

  • Hammer Veneering with Steve Latta (#3110)

    Learn classic hammer veneering using the pull hammer to put the squeeze on fine finished furniture. [26 minutes]

  • Iron Work for Timber Work (#3111)

    Master blacksmith Peter Ross makes spike dogs and cant hooks for log holding and handling. [26 minutes]

  • Offset Turning (#3112)

    It's easy to turn ovals and offsets by measuring once and turning twice for hardwood handles. [26 minutes]

  • Simple Sash (#3113)

    Restoring the windows in an old mill is made simple by the guide stick system. [26 minutes]

  • Rise of the Machines! (#3201)

    Roy gets caught up in up a bevy of century-old, foot-powered woodworking machines. [26 minutes]

  • The Eleven Grooved Box (#3202)

    Grooves and splines make a tidy oak box, but can the joints be cut by just using hand tools? [26 minutes]

  • Table Joints Rule! (#3203)

    You can't make a drop-leaf table without the rule joint. See the tools needed to cut it by hand. [26 minutes]

  • The Anarchist's Tool Chest (#3204)

    Chris Schwarz's anarchist's tool chest starts a back-to-basics revolution! [26 minutes]

  • Two Screws for You! (#3205)

    Chris Schwarz joins Roy Underhill to rediscover the enigmatic, wooden, two-screw vise. [26 minutes]

  • Screw Cuttin' Lathe (#3206)

    Roy uses an 1889 foot-powered lathe to cut perfect threads, cones and tapers in iron and brass. [26 minutes]

  • The Troublesome Triangle Stool (#3207)

    Peter Follansbee and Roy Underhill tackle terrible turned tenons for the old triangular stool. [26 minutes]

  • Wretched Ratchet Reading Rack (#3208)

    With foot-powered lathes, Peter Follansbee turns this adjustable bookstand from walnut and maple. [26 minutes]

  • Raising Panel-Zona (#3209)

    Roy Underhill uses both complex planes and tricks with basic tools to raise the classic panel. [26 minutes]

  • Carving The Camellia (#3210)

    Get in the groove of high-relief carving with sharp gouges and good-grained wood! [26 minutes]

  • Forging The Hold Fast (#3211)

    Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge historical versions of this powerful gripper. [26 minutes]

  • The Enfield Cupboard (#3212)

    Simple to construct and elegant in design, this cupboard is a standby in any room or shop. [26 minutes]

  • The Shaker Bend (#3213)

    From their furniture to their bentwood boxes, the Shakers may be our most modern artisans. [26 minutes]

  • Rachell's Standing Desk (#3301)

    Give your butt joints a break with the tenons and dovetails that connect this pine standing desk. [26 minutes]

  • Rachell's Standing Desk 2 (#3302)

    The miter-clamped breadboard end makes a broad desktop that always stays flat. [26 minutes]

  • The Venerable Bead (#3303)

    Roy Underhill cuts bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp and last longer. [26 minutes]

  • Carving Away with Mary May (#3304)

    Classical carver Mary May provides a lesson on woodcarving and a proper rebuke for edge tool abuse! [26 minutes]

  • Swinging Saw Vise (#3305)

    Roy duplicates the beveled bridle joints and chamfered chops of an old saw-sharpening vise. [26 minutes]

  • Sharpen That Saw! (#3306)

    Using giant model rip and crosscut saws, Roy demonstrates how to correctly sharpen handsaws. [26 minutes]

  • Combination Planes (#3307)

    Roy attempts to replace a chest of molding planes with one complex metal contraption. [26 minutes]

  • Joined Chest with Peter Follansbee (#3308)

    The master joiner of Plimoth Plantation shows how to frame a small, mortised and tenoned chest. [26 minutes]

  • Paneled Chest with Peter Follansbee (#3309)

    A master joiner shows how to make and fit the beveled panels and storage till into a framed chest. [26 minutes]

  • Early Iron with Peter Ross (#3310)

    A master blacksmith forges iron hinges and locks from the earliest days of the American experience. [26 minutes]

  • Try Square with Christopher Schwarz (#3311)

    Chris Schwarz shows Roy how to measure up with an English try square. [26 minutes]

  • Dutch Tool Chest with Christopher Schwarz (#3312)

    Learn to make the simple and useful Dutch tool chest with its characteristic 30-degree slanted lid. [26 minutes]

  • Big Ash Mallet! (#3313)

    With ash head and hickory handle, Roy shows how to make a proper joiner's mallet for the ages. [26 minutes]

  • Taming The Timber Bench (#3401)

    Your legs will stay tight in this German carpenter's bench built with stopped sliding dovetails. [26 minutes]

  • Pinch Rod and Squeezy Blocks (#3402)

    This pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars will help you get your chests square. [26 minutes]

  • Tapered Tail Tripod Table 1 (#3403)

    Walnut legs riven from the log begin this table inspired by the 19th century Dominy workshops. [26 minutes]

  • Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2 (#3404)

    A walnut burl top and some tricky turning make tapered dovetails for our three-legged table. [26 minutes]

  • Viceless Devices (#3405)

    From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain. [26 minutes]

  • Daring Diagonal Dovetails (#3406)

    Learn to cut the rising diagonal dovetail for corners that are stronger and striking. [26 minutes]

  • Shop Class Tabouret (#3407)

    The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to focus on the grain. [26 minutes]

  • Campaign Furniture (#3408)

    Campaign furniture made for travel to the far-flung reaches of the Empire are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Fitting Brass (#3409)

    Discover how to fit brass corners and hardware flush with the surfaces of Campaign furniture. [26 minutes]

  • The Crotch and the Horse (#3410)

    An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains showcases the strength of natural shapes in timber. [26 minutes]

  • Dovetail Saw (#3411)

    Tom Calisto makes a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons. [26 minutes]

  • Tempered Steel (#3412)

    Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer. [26 minutes]

  • Woodwright! - The Musical (#3413)

    The Underhill Rose band joins Roy in the shop for a musical misadventure. [26 minutes]

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