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American Woodshop

Scroll Saw Holiday Gifts (#802)

Suzy Phillips returns to share her scroll-saw tips as she makes a striking holiday centerpiece. This stand for a small Christmas tree features a rotating platform on top of a music-box base. The base is an example of turned art -- wood pieces created on a turning metal plate -- and to prepare viewers for making it, Scott teaches a detailed turning workshop. Chicago scroll-saw master Roy King illustrates how intarsia, the art of decorating a surface with inlaid wooden patterns, can transform a basic gift box into a memorable keepsake, and we visit West Virginia to see how hand-blown glass is joined to wood to form graceful goblets. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Host Scott Phillips, an American woodworking master, shares time-honored tips and new techniques in the construction of projects you can do at home. From an Annie Oakley Dry Sink to a Chippendale High Boy, Scott guides you through the process of building tables, chairs, benches, medicine cabinets, cupboards, plant and candle stands, serving spoons, salad bowls and a storage chest . A master woodworker with a personable style thorough knowledge of his craft, Phillips's reverence for the intricacies of wood and its possibilities has helped make AMERICAN WOODSHOP a favorite among ptv audiences.

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