The Woodwright's Shop (Season 1): The Historic Launch of Roy Underhill's Handtool & Woodworking Projects
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 first season of his hit PBS show any time you want. This 2-DVD set gives you six hours with Roy, in these episodes:
- Maul & Glut—Watch Roy make two traditional tools by first felling a tree then shaping a maul and glut using period iron woodworking tools.
- Shaving Horse—Learn how to make a shaving horse—one of the most important hand-tool shop fixtures for working with drawknives and spokeshaves.
- Hay rake—Spend time with Roy as he shows you how to build one of his favorite projects: a hickory hay rake that is both strong and lightweight.
- Lathes—Join Roy on a tour of the history and development of human powered machines, including one of his favorites: the lathe.
- Rocking Chair—Learn how to build a classic armless rocking chair using traditional tools and techniques. Then create a woven white oak seat for the rocker. Plus, watch as Roy's guest Bryant Holsenbeck demonstrates how to weave a traditional basket.
- Log Cabin—Watch as Roy demonstrates the steps and hand-hewn joinery used in building traditional log cabins.
- Timber Frame Construction—Watch and learn as Roy addresses the details of timber framing, including post-and-beam and mortise-and-tenon construction techniques.
- Dough Bowl & Pitchforks—Watch as Roy makes a pitchfork and a dough bowl, each from a single piece of wood.
- Blacksmithing—Spend some time at the forge with Roy to learn basic blacksmithing techniques and discover how to create a spike dog (a tool used in timber framing).
- Panel Frame & Dovetail—Follow along as Roy discusses frame-and-panel construction for doors, and the basic steps for cutting a dovetailed joint.
- Colonial Williamsburg—Travel with Roy to Colonial Williamsburg to take a look at 18th-century craftsmanship including a visit with a wheelwright, a cooper and a blacksmith, as well as a look inside the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop.
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.
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