The Woodwright's Shop by Roy Underhill
(Season 3): Roy Underhill's Classic Episodes on Handtools & Woodworking

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


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 third season of his hit PBS show any time you want. This 2-DVD set gives you six hours with Roy, in these episodes:Inner Woodworking—Observe as Roy looks at the mechanics of wood and how a trees' growth affects how you work wood once you have it in your shop.Workbench—Watch as Roy handcrafts a grand, classic workbench using pegged and keyed mortise-and-tenon construction.Cooper's Bucket—See how Roy and coopers from Colonial Williamsburg work together to make a cooper's bucket.Blanket Chest—Follow along as Roy builds a stunning nailed-together, six-board blanket chest with an interior till.Simple Gifts—Watch and learn as Roy builds three simple gift projects, including a flapping duck toy, a small pine knock-down bench and a wooden egg beater.Whimsy Diddling—Join Roy as he walks you through the process for making a Gee Haw Wimmey Diddle, a quintessential mountain folk toy, along and a willow whistle.Furniture Carving—Watch as Roy's guest Colonial Williamsburg's Wallace Gusler talks about the techniques and tools needed for carved furniture.Whetstone Quarry—Take a trip with Roy through the geological history of whetstones, then head out on a hunt for rough materials to make your own whetstone for sharpening.The Gunsmith—Spend time with Roy and Gunsmith Gary Brumfield of Colonial Williamsburg as they discuss the steps to making a handcrafted 18th-century-style rifle.Wood for the Weaver—Discover details about some of the traditional wooden implements used by weavers, including spinning wheels, clock reels and niddy noddys; and watch as Roy makes a swift and a tape loom.The Luther—Join Roy in learning the techniques and processes used to create a violin in the 18th century.Inner Woodworking—Observe as Roy looks at the mechanics of wood and how a trees' growth affects how you work wood once you have it in your shop.The Basket Makers—Watch as Roy Black and Robert Watson show Roy how to make round-bottom and flat-bottom white oak baskets, starting from a log and using only hand tools. Whether you're a life-long woodworker, new to it, or rediscovering the joy of woodworking all over again, you're sure to find inspiration, encouragement and valuable information every moment you spend with Roy.


About Roy Underhill

See more books from this Author
Published July 13, 2012 by Popular Woodworking Magazine.
Genres: . Non-fiction

Reader Rating for The Woodwright's Shop

An aggregated and normalized score based on 14 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review