The Woodwright's Shop

For more than 37years, Roy Underhill has shared his love of American woodcraft. Using only the hand tools of early America, Roy proves that woodworking doesn’t have to be noisy, dangerous or expensive. His insights into the principles of the craft reveal the enduring relationship between tools and material—between human hands and creations of culture.

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S37 Ep11: Brian Boggs, Chairmaker


An Asheville artisan shows the secrets of the steam-bent green-wood chair

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S37 Ep12: Combination Planes 37th Season


Can you replace a chest of molding planes with one complex metal contraption?

S37 Ep13: The Venerable Bead


Roy Underhill shows how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp.

S37 Ep10: Forging the Hold Fast


Haul out the anvil and forge this essential bench tool!

S37 Ep9: Lumberjack Fan Carving


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

S37 Ep8: Dovetailed Grease Pot


Walnut and boxwood make a little box with a secret lock to stash the woodworker’s pal.

S37 Ep5: Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz


Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings.