List of The Woodwright's Shop episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the PBS television series The Woodwright's Shop starring Roy Underhill.[1][2] The typical season is 13 episodes and starts towards the end of September or early October.[3][4] The series was first broadcast only on North Carolina's PBS channel.[5][6] After two years, the series was broadcast nationally.[7]

North Carolina Season 1 (1979)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
1 NC101 "--" TBA
2 NC102 "--" TBA
3 NC103 "Dumbheads in Action" TBA
4 NC104 "--" TBA
5 NC105 "--" TBA
6 NC106 "--" TBA
7 NC107 "--" TBA
8 NC108 "--" TBA
9 NC109 "--" TBA
10 NC110 "--" TBA
11 NC111 "--" TBA
12 NC112 "--" TBA
13 NC113 "--" TBA

North Carolina Season 2 (1980)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
14 NC201 "--" TBA
15 NC202 "--" TBA
16 NC203 "--" TBA
17 NC204 "--" TBA
18 NC205 "--" TBA
19 NC206 "--" TBA
20 NC207 "--" TBA
21 NC208 "--" TBA
22 NC209 "--" TBA
23 NC210 "--" TBA
24 NC211 "--" TBA
25 NC212 "--" TBA
26 NC213 "--" TBA

PBS Season 1 (1980)[edit]

  • The opening credits for the first eight seasons consisted of Roy Underhill walking across a busy street with a toolbox in his left hand, and a felling axe in his right. The next scene shows a man kicking the meter, as Roy is walking past a bunch of people. The next scene shows Roy walking on the road. After that, Roy is walking past a police car, and it shows him walking on the train tracks. And then, it shows Roy walking in the forest, and it shows him walking to its final destination, the shop. He puts the axe and toolbox down as the show's title appears, and he enters the shop.
# # Title Original air date
27 101 "Maul and Glut" TBA
Roy shows how to make two traditional tools (a maul and glut) starting by felling the tree and then working the tools into shape with traditional iron woodworking tools.
28 102 "Shaving Horse" TBA
Roy starts construction of one of the most important hand-tool shop items – a shaving horse – to make working with draw knives and spoke shaves easier.
29 103 "Shaving Horse part 2" TBA
One of the most important pieces of equipment in a complete hand tool woodworking shop is a shaving horse. In this second of two segments, join Roy Underhill as he finishes construction of his shaving horse and demonstrates how to use a spokeshave or draw knife to work wood accurately and effectively.
30 104 "Hay rake" TBA
Roy makes one of his favorite projects – a hickory hay rake that is both lightweight and very strong.
31 105 "Lathes" TBA
Roy takes us on a tour of the history and development of man-powered tools leading to the lathe.
32 106 "Rocking Chair" TBA
Roy builds a classic armless rocking chair using traditional tools and techniques.
33 107 "Rocking Chair part 2" TBA
Roy shows us how to create a woven white oak seat for his rocker, and guest Bryant Holsenbeck shows how to weave a traditional basket.
34 108 "Log Cabin" TBA
Many woodworkers have thought about how to build a log cabin. In this long-awaited episode, Roy demonstrates early-colonial construction, dimensions logs and join corners – all skills you’ll need if you want to build a log home properly. Roy points out how many early home builders in North America created log homes with very tight joints designed to keep out the wind and elements. If you want to build a log home properly, learn it from Roy.
35 109 "Timber Frame Construction" TBA
Classic timber frame construction and post-and-beam construction are hallmarks of early colonial buildings in North America. Watch as Roy shares the details of timber frame construction, using post-and-beam and mortise-and-tenon techniques. You’ll learn new skills using a boring machine, corner chisel and more.
36 110 "Dough Bowls and Pitch Forks" TBA
Roy creates both a pitchfork and a dough bowl, each made from a single piece of wood.
37 111 "Blacksmithing" TBA
Roy switched to working at the forge to show some basic blacksmithing techniques and shows how to create a spike dog used in timber framing.
38 112 "Panel Frame and Dovetail" TBA
Roy discusses frame-and-panel construction for doors and the basic steps to create a dovetailed joint.
39 113 "Colonial Williamsburg" TBA
We join Roy on a visit to Colonial Williamsburg to take a look at 18th Century craftsmanship, including a visit with a wheelwright, cooper, blacksmith and the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop.

PBS Season 2 (1982)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
40 201 "Getting a Grip on It" TBA
Roy looks closely at a number of tool handles, then creates an axe handle from a split of hickory and turns a chisel handle.
41 202 "Candle Stand" TBA
Roy walks us through the necessary steps to create a classic walnut candle stand.
42 203 "Plane Truth, Version 1" TBA
Roy gives us the history of a wide selection of classic hand planes, and explains the wide variety of specialized uses.
43 204 "Plane Truth, Version 2" TBA
Roy gives us the history of a wide selection of classic hand planes, and explains the wide variety of specialized uses.
44 205 "In Yer Drawers" TBA
We join Roy as he makes a hand-hewed, half-blind dovetailed drawer for his work bench, discussing many of the techniques used in drawer-making.
45 206 "Findin' and Fixin'" TBA
On the way to the Woodwright’s Shop, Roy stops off at a scrap yard, antique store and a flea market to show us the treasures to be found.
46 207 "Cutting Your Teeth" TBA
This episode is all about saws. Roy shows us a dizzying array of saws, from very familiar panel saws tobow saws and pit saws. He rounds out the show by showing how to sharpen the blade of a bow saw.
47 208 "While the Iron's Hot" TBA
Roy travels to Colonial Williamsburg to work with the blacksmiths to weld and create a froe and forge a cant hook.
48 209 "Straight and Narrow" TBA
Roy takes us through the hand-crafted creation process of a sash-style window, explaining the stiles, rails and muntins.
49 210 "Vernacular Sash" TBA
Roy takes us through the hand-crafted creation process of a sash-style window, explaining the stiles, rails and muntins.
50 211 "Woodwright at Sea" TBA
The evolution of modern boat building in America starts with simple designs such as those found in rough-hewn canoes – and its surprisingly fundamental. Watch Roy explore how to build a boat as he visits the Hampton Mariner’s Museum and discusses boat building that’s large and complex. There is a clear evolution in tools and techniques and it’s both instructive and entertaining to watch this process.
51 212 "Tale of Two Toys" TBA
Roy looks at a collection of classic wood toys, and then shows us the steps to create a Crow Chaser.
52 213 "Williamsburg Housewright" TBA

PBS Season 3 (1983)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
53 301 "Inner Woodworking" TBA
In this first episode of Season Three, Roy takes time out to look at how wood grows, how it is worked by the different tools in the Woodwright’s shop, and gives us a look at projects and topics for the season.
54 302 "Workbench" TBA
Roy hand-crafts the frame for a massive, classic workbench using pegged and keyed mortise-and-tenon construction.
55 303 "Coopers Bucket" TBA
With some help a couple of coopers from Colonial Williamsburg, Roy shows the steps to creating a cooper’s bucket.
56 304 "Blanket Chest" TBA
Roy builds a classic, nailed-together, six-board blanket chest with an interior till.
57 305 "Simple Gifts" TBA
Roy shows us how to build three simple gift projects including a flapping duck toy, a small pine knock-down bench and a wooden egg beater.
58 306 "Whimsy Diddling" TBA
A few minutes to kill? Roy shows how to make the quintessential mountain folk toy, the Gee Haw Whimmey Diddle and also a Willow Whistle. He also shows some museum pieces of carved whimsy.
59 307 "Furniture Carving" TBA
Roy welcomes Wallace Gusler from Colonial Williamsburg to take a close look at the techniques and tools required for carved furniture in the 18th-Century style.
60 308 "Whetstone Quarry" TBA
Roy takes us through the geological history of whetstones for sharpening tools. He takes us on a trip to find the rough stone and how to create your own stones (as well as some sharpening tips).
61 309 "The Gunsmith" TBA
Roy visits with gunsmith Gary Brumfield of Colonial Williamsburg and gives us a fascinating look at the hand-crafted steps necessary to create an 18th-Century rifle — lock, stock and barrel.
62 310 "Wood for the Weaver" TBA
This episode focuses on wooden accessories used by traditional weavers in the 18th-Century including spinning wheels, clock reels, niddy noddys and Roy makes a swift and a tape loom.
63 311 "The Luthier" TBA
George Wilson from at Colonial Williamsburg shows Roy what it took to create an 18th-Century violin, from wood to fittings.
64 312 "Inner Woodworking" TBA
65 313 "The Basket Makers" TBA
Roy Black and Robert Watson from Colonial Williamsburg show Roy how to make round-bottom and flat-bottom white oak baskets, starting from a log and using only traditional tools.

PBS Season 4 (1984)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
66 401 "The Dominy Shop" TBA
Roy takes us on a tour the Dominy Shop at Winterthur Museum. The shop holds the tools and shop items used by three generations of craftsmen from 1750 to 1850.
67 402 "A Springpole Lathe" TBA
Roy walks us through the steps to create a simple, but accurate and functional spring pole lathe.
68 403 "Ball & Claw Feet" TBA
Roy welcomes Wallace Gusler from Colonial Williamsburg, and he shows the process to create a cabriole leg with a ball and claw foot.
69 404 "The Wainscot Chair" TBA
Roy works with his daughter, Rachel, to create a child-size, 17th-century chair found in a book by Wallace Nutting.
70 405 "Tool Boxes & Chests" TBA
Roy explores the contents of a recently purchased tool chest, trying to determine something of the original owner. He then shows how to recreate the chest itself.
71 406 "Chip Carving" TBA
Mack Headley from Colonial Williamsburg visits the shop and demonstrates the chip carving techniques used to decorate furniture.
72 407 "Good Fences" TBA
Roy looks at the details of early-American fences, including lightweight and portable fences used for sheep herding, garden fences and more substantial post and rail "fences" used in forts built around 1620.
73 408 "Kitchen Gifts" TBA
When Roy and his wife, Jane, were a young married couple, they often didn't have enough money to buy gifts for special occasions, so naturally they made them. Roy shows you how to make some always-appropriate and useful utensils for the kitchen including a rolling pin, heavy spoon, a collapsible drinking cup and more.
74 409 "Raising the Shop" TBA
Roy pitches in with the raising of the frame-and-timber structure for Anderson’s Forge at Colonial Williamsburg.
75 410 "Building a Boat" TBA
Roy builds a small rowboat using traditional tools and techniques.
76 411 "Rittenhouse Hygrometer" TBA
After discussing how humidity affects different wood species, Roy makes a clever and simple late 18th-century hygrometer to measure the humidity in the shop.
77 412 "Corner Cupboard" TBA
Roy recreates a classic pine corner cupboard.
78 413 "High Chair" TBA
To celebrate his new nephew, Roy builds an 18th-century baby’s high chair with rush seating.

PBS Season 5 (1985)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
79 501 "Rustic Rockers" TBA
Roy starts off the "Making Things From Nature" season by giving us some history of rustic furniture and walks through the steps necessary to make a Rustic Rocker.
80 502 "Bark Bottoms" TBA
To finish up the Rustic Rocker, Roy takes us into the woods to gather hickory bark, and then heads into the shop to create the woven bark seat for the rocker.
81 503 "Baby Cradle" TBA
Roy takes us into the shop to finish up a pilgrim-style oak cradle that he started, but never finished, reviewing the "tricky" parts necessary to create the whole project.
82 504 "Chris' Workshop" TBA
We visit with a 14-year-old traditional woodworker who sells his wares (walking sticks, toys and more), to make more money to buy tools he can’t make for himself.
83 505 "Iron Machine, Foot Power" TBA
A collector of cast-iron, foot-powered woodworking lathes and fret saws visits with Roy and they try out a number of the machines.
84 506 "Hutch Table I" TBA
In part one, Roy starts the base of a classic early-American project that serves as a tilt-top table, chair and storage unit.
85 507 "Hutch Table II" TBA
In part two, Roy finishes the base and completes the top of the early-American tilt-top table. He also shows how to make a traditional milk paint finish for the piece.
86 508 "Iron Bloomery" TBA
Roy visits with David Harvey, a blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg, and learns how to turn bog ore into a woodworking chisel.
87 509 "Berry Buckets, Sussex Trugs and Bark Sheaths" TBA
Roy shows how to create three projects that are created directly from trees and bark, with very little refinement.
88 510 "Wheelwright" TBA
We head back to Colonial Williamsburg where Roy visits with master wheelwright Dan Stebbins to discover the mysteries and realities of making wheels for early American wagons and carts.
89 511 "Music Mill" TBA
Roy makes a six-note music mill from wine bottles that is powered by hand crank – but that can also be powered by a water wheel.
90 512 "Secrets From the Cabinet Shop" TBA
Roy travels back to visit with master cabinetmaker Mack Headley at the Anthony Hay shop at Colonial Williamsburg. He shares some of the secrets that were standard fare for 18th-century American woodworking.
91 513 "A Glass Act" TBA
Sash joinery, or making windows, is the ultimate test of organizational skills. Roy takes us through the many steps and details that must align to make a good window.

PBS Season 6 (1986)[edit]

  • The 100th episode of The Woodwright's Shop airs.
# # Title Original air date
92 601 "Turning of the Screw" TBA
Traditional woodworking required making much of your own tools and machinery, and the wooden screw is a major component in those. Roy looks at the making of wooden screws for use in the shop.
93 602 "That Old Spoon Carver" TBA
Roy visits with expert spoon carver Roger Sandstrom to talk technique, wood selection and more about carving spoons and treenware.
94 603 "Don't Crush That Bookstand, Hand Me the Pliers" TBA
Roy tackles creating a classic Wooden Pliers whittled from a single piece of wood, and then expands the concept to a folding bookstand using similar joinery.
95 604 "Folding Lathe" TBA
Roy shows how to build an 18th-century French lathe designed to fold up and store in the corner.
96 605 "Jacobean Stool" TBA
We learn how to create the traditional joinery for a Jacobean stool.
97 606 "Turning and Carving" TBA
Roy finishes the Jacobean stool by adding the turning and carving to the frame.
98 607 "Things They'd Never Make for Themselves" TBA
We spend some quality time with Roy making small projects from scrap wood, including wooden ties, a pop gun, ado-nothing machine and a flying top.
99 608 "Anderson's Forge" TBA
Roy travels to the John Anderson Forge at Colonial Williamsburg to look at how nails, hinges and tools were made in Colonial America.
100 609 "Botetourt Chair" TBA
Roy takes a look at 18th Century woodworking details found in furniture from the Colonial Williamsburg cabinet shop.
101 610 "Lap Desk" TBA
Build one of the classic 18th Century projects with Roy: a Shaker lap desk.
102 611 "Rachel's Wagon" TBA
Roy walks through the steps required to build a wooden wagon for his daughters – but manages to have some fun himself.
103 612 "Toolmaker's Art" TBA
Roy visits with Peter Ross at the Anderson Forge to look at 18th Century tool making, in particular, a gentleman’s hatchet.
104 613 "House Framing Doggie Style" TBA
Only the best for Roy’s pooch, Grit: a brick and Tudor framed doghouse is this episode’s project.

PBS Season 7 (1987)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
105 701 "Noveltails" TBA
Roy takes a look at the design and benefits of many traditional dovetails used in woodworking, then goes even further to look at some more unusual dovetails.
106 702 "Longer and Stronger" TBA
When you need a longer board (or rafter), then a traditional scarf joint may be the answer. Roy discusses the history, value and creation of this important joint.
107 703 "Country Comfort" TBA
Roy shows us the steps to create the perfect outdoor chair — the Adirondack.
108 704 "Shaker Boxes" TBA
After a look at a number foot-powered woodworking machines, Roy and his guest show how to use a few of the machines to make traditional Shaker oval boxes.
109 705 "Bookcaseology" TBA
This episode is Roy’s version of waste not, want not. He shows how to build a coffin-shaped bookcase so that the materials involved aren’t wasted, but used during life — and after.
110 706 "Woodwork, Needlework" TBA
Blending two traditional crafts, Roy builds an adjustable needlework stand of French design.
111 707 "Whirligigs" TBA
Whirligig expert Andy Lundy stops by the shop to talk about the history, design and construction details of a variety of whirligigs.
112 708 "Felling and Hauling" TBA
Traditional woodworking starts with the trees. Roy shares the traditional steps necessary to fell a tree and get the wood into the shop.
113 709 "Bramble Work" TBA
Roy gives us a look at rustic Bramble Work furniture. He then creates a small table in this style, working with twigs fastened in geometric patterns.
114 710 "Farmwood" TBA
Roy works through the varied historical uses of lumber for use in construction, furniture, heating on your own farm, and for sharing with others. No part of the tree is wasted.
115 711 "Old South Homestead" TBA
On a trip back to the Underhill homestead, Roy takes us on visit of some of the construction details used in building the 1850s house and outbuildings.
116 712 "Gameboards" TBA
Roy shows us how to make a couple of classic board games: Fox and Geese, and a checkers (or chess) board.
117 713 "Woodcut Printing" TBA
We travel to the Book Binders Shop at Colonial Williamsburg to learn the history and reality of woodcutting for use in printing.

PBS Season 8 (1988)[edit]

  • This is the last season with the old Woodwright's Shop opening and closing themes.
# # Title Original air date
118 801 "Jefferson's Ladder" TBA
Roy shows us how to recreate an 18th-century folding library ladder that collapses into a simple pole shape.
119 802 "Boxwood Recorder" TBA
Roy shows us how to recreate a boxwood recorder
120 803 "Beginning the Four-Harness Loom" TBA
During two episodes we learn how to recreate an 18th-century loom for weaving cloth. The first episode focuses on the frame of the loom.
121 804 "Finishing the Four-Harness Loom" TBA
Roy completes the project of recreating an 18th-century loom for weaving cloth.
122 805 "Rosebud" TBA
A wonderful tradition, Roy builds a classic Yankee sled and a toboggan for enjoying the next snowfall.
123 806 "Workbenches for Everyone" TBA
Roy looks at the variety of benches used for woodworking, including a joiner’s bench, hacking benches, and a chair maker’s bench.
124 807 "Folk Toys for Little Folks" TBA
Roy loves his toys, and this episode is dedicated to making three folk toys: a fish hook; chickens pecking toy; and a Jacob’s ladder.
125 808 "Making the Appalachian Dulcimer" TBA
A traditional American stringed instrument, Roy shows us the steps to make a classic dulcimer.
126 809 "Folding Folk Chairs" TBA
Recreated for centuries, Roy shares methods for creating two different classic folding stools.
127 810 "English Woodcraft" TBA
Roy visits Sussex, England to view classic building construction techniques and joinery.
128 811 "African Legacy" TBA
Roy looks at a balaphone (or marimba), kalimba (or thumb piano), a banjo and couple of African drums.
129 812 "Turning the Tables at the Tavern" TBA
Build a classic, small pine tavern table.
130 813 "Tankard From the Mary Rose" TBA
To go with the tavern table, Lew LeCompte, a Williamsburg cooper shows how to make a "tigg," or drinking mug.

PBS Season 9 (1989)[edit]

  • The current Woodwright's Shop opening sequence was introduced starting with this season. This time, it shows Roy walking past a bunch of people, and it pans over to see two female police officers. The next scene shows Underhill walking past his dog named "Grit", and rubs it in the nest shot. You cannot see the axe in his toolbox when he passes the dog. He walks across the pond near and pass someone fishing. He tilts his hat by looking at the camera, and finally reaching its destination, the shop. We pan up to the show's logo being carved.
# # Title Original air date
131 901 "Making a Butterfly Table" TBA
In the beginning of a three-part project, join Roy as he builds the frame for this early Colonial two-sided drop-leaf tavern table.
132 902 "Dovetailing Drawers" TBA
Roy continues the building process for the Butterfly Table by creating the top using a drop-leaf rule joint.
133 903 "Making the Dropleaf Rule Joint" TBA
In the final part of Making A Butterfly Table, Roy makes the half-blind dovetailed drawer that fits underneath the top.
134 904 "Dancing Toys" TBA
Roy makes three toys: a Limberjack dancing toy; an acrobat toy and a jointed toy.
135 905 "Make Gypsy Willow Chairs" TBA
This classic rustic chair is easily made by bending green twigs. Roy shows the steps to make your own.
136 906 "Tinsmithing for Fun and Profit" TBA
Roy visits with 3rd generation tinsmith, Peter Blum, who shows how to make a candle holder, a heart-in-hand cookie cutter, a pie plate and a tin whistle.
137 907 "Boxes Without Topses" TBA
Roy makes four boxes: a bamboo birdcage; a carved figure box with hidden valuables compartment; an exploding bank box and a snake box.
138 908 "Order in the Court" TBA
Roy visits the restoration site of the 18th-Century James City County Courthouse, in particular, the interior casework and millwork.
139 909 "Bricks Without Straw" TBA
Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to learn about the all-but-forgotten skill of creating bricks by hand.
140 910 "Log Cabin Building" TBA
In this first of three shows, Roy explains first steps in building a traditional log cabin. First the trees must be felled, debarked and notched.
141 911 "Log Cabin Building" TBA
In this episode, Roy creates the doorway for the cabin, frames the roof and lays the roofing boards in place…all without using any nails.
142 912 "Log Cabin Building" TBA
In the final log cabin episode, Roy shows how to chink and daub the gaps between the logs and adds a stick-and-mud chimney for the cabin. Lastly, he adds the door.
143 913 "Marquetry: Painting With Wood" TBA
Roy welcomes Chris Lang to look at the traditional woodworking technique of marquetry, and how to create a shell medallion.

PBS Season 10 (1990)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
144 1001 "Make This Rocking Horse!" TBA
Roy's daughter Eleanor helps him build a traditional rocking horse.
145 1002 "Beat Your Ash Basketry" TBA
Jonathan Kline visits the shop to create a traditional Black Ash basket, stripping the material from the log.
146 1003 "Make a Revolving Bookcase" TBA
Build an early 20th-Century revolving bookcase that holds an amazing number of books.
147 1004 "Timber Building in Franconia" TBA
Roy visits the Franconian Open-air Museum in Bavaria to look at woodworking, timber framing and craftsmanship.
148 1005 "Secrets of German Woodcraft" TBA
Back at the Franconian Open-air Museum to look at early German building and construction techniques.
149 1006 "Make a Garden Gate" TBA
Roy builds an open-frame garden gate.
150 1007 "Hooks, Crooks and Walking Sticks" TBA
One of Roy's passions is walking sticks, here he shows how to make a walking stick with its own built-in flute.
151 1008 "Make a Music Mill From Bali" TBA
Build a charming, wind-powered, bamboo music mill.
152 1009 "Dovetailing in the Tool Chest" TBA
Roy revisits an earlier tool chest project to show the value and importance of dovetailing.
153 1010 "As the Wood Turns" TBA
Roy gives us an overview of turning and of three lathes: a spring-pole lathe, a folding spring-pole lathe and a foot-treadle flywheel lathe.
154 1011 "Boat to Build With the Kids" TBA
Rachel Underhill joins her dad in the shop to make a canvass and wood kayak.
155 1012 "Rake's Progress" TBA
Roy repairs one of his 10-year-old rakes, taking the opportunity to highlight the strength of wood when using the grain correctly.
156 1013 "Making Wooden Shoes" TBA
Bob Siegel visits the shop to share his unique knowledge of making wooden shoes using only four traditional tools.

PBS Season 11 (1991)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
157 1101 "Make a Chair" TBA
Roy starts a classic post-and-rung rocking chair using traditional greenwood techniques, starting with shaping the posts and rungs.
158 1102 "Rollin' on the Rocker" TBA
Work on the rocker continues, shaping the tenons, boring the mortises and creating the splats to begin construction of the frame.
159 1103 "Splittin' and Sittin'" TBA
Work on the rocker is completed, with the creation of the rockers and adding a hickory bark seat.
160 1104 "Hewing a Dough Bowl" TBA
Roy creates a traditional dough bowl from tulip poplar, hollowing out the interior and shaping the exterior.
161 1105 "Wood-Turning Tricks" TBA
Eleanor Underhill joins Dad in the shop to turn a painted candlestand.
162 1106 "Archer's Bow" TBA
Roy welcomes a bowyer and a fletcher to the shop to shop how to make a woodland indian’s bow and river cane arrows, talking primitive tools along the way.
163 1107 "Four-Poster Bed" TBA
This may not be the four-poster bed you’re thinking of, as Roy builds a rustic version from rough red cedar logs.
164 1108 "Blacksmith of Williamsburg" TBA
Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to watch the creation of a set of hardware for window shutters.
165 1109 "Williamsburg Woodcraft" TBA
Continuing the Williamsburg theme, Roy visits the woodworker’s shop to see how frame-and-panel shutters were made in the 18th-Century.
166 1110 "Woodworker's Grab Bag" TBA
Daughter Rachel joins Roy in the shop to make a marble track toy and Kick-Me machine.
167 1111 "Thomas Jefferson, Woodworker" TBA
Roy visits Monticello to look at some of the architectural creations and innovations of the former President.
168 1112 "Dovetailed Bookcases" TBA
Roy recreates stacking "book box" shelves built by John Hemmings for Thomas Jefferson, and still on display at Monticello.
169 1113 "Japanese Woodcrafter" TBA
Toshio Odate visits the shop to discuss and demonstrate Japanese woodworking tools, techniques and joinery.

PBS Season 12 (1992)[edit]

  • This is the last season of the series where Roy takes his hat off when he enters the shop.
# # Title Original air date
170 1201 "Bentwood Boxes of the Northwest Coast" 3 October 1992 (1992-10-03)
Roy visits Gregg Blomberg and explores woodworking of the Pacific Northwest.
171 1202 "A Civil War Quilting Frame" 10 October 1992 (1992-10-10)
Roy is joined by his wife, Jane, to build a traditional quilting frame.
172 1203 "African Chair From the Ivory Coast" 17 October 1992 (1992-10-17)
Roy and his friend Robert Watson make a "man's chair" using tools from the Ivory Coast of Africa.
173 1204 "Hispanic Furniture-Making" 24 October 1992 (1992-10-24)
Roy learns about northern New Mexico woodworking on the Santa Fe Trail.
174 1205 "Colonial Tape Loom" 31 October 1992 (1992-10-31)
Roy begins making a tiny tape loom, used for making decorative fabric.
175 1206 "Dovetailing a Loom Box" 7 November 1992 (1992-11-07)
Roy finishes the tape loom by making a beautiful box for it with dovetails and turned columns.
176 1207 "A Colonial Standing Desk" 14 November 1992 (1992-11-14)
Roy makes a standing desk using mortise-and-tenon and tongue-and-grove joints.
177 1208 "Banding Together" 21 November 1992 (1992-11-21)
Instrument maker Marcus Hanson makes inlay banding with Roy at the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop.
178 1209 "The Art of Finishing" 28 November 1992 (1992-11-28)
Roy returns to the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop to learn finishing.
179 1210 "Fifteen Tools From a Dead Man's Chest" 5 December 1992 (1992-12-05)
Roy restores the tools found in an antique chest.
180 1211 "A Pilgrim's Chest of Oak" 12 December 1992 (1992-12-12)
Roy makes a Spanish pilgrim's chest from New Mexico.
181 1212 "Woodcarvers of the Sacred" 19 December 1992 (1992-12-19)
Returning to New Mexico once again, Roy explores religious carving and woodworking in the mountains north of Santa Fe.
182 1213 "Moravian Chair" 26 December 1992 (1992-12-26)
Roy makes a Moravian chair that's reinforced with dovetailed battens, which make this small piece extraordinarily strong.

PBS Season 13 (1993)[edit]

  • Starting with this season and continuing into today, Roy no longer takes his hat off when he enters the shop. He decided to keep his hat on when he enters the shop.
# # Title Original air date
183 1301 "English Walnut Music Stand" 2 October 1993 (1993-10-02)
Build a beautiful music stand that adjusts for height and angle to best suit the musician.
184 1302 "Fair And Square" 9 October 1993 (1993-10-09)
Roy works through the steps to turn a round log into a square timber, and then shows how to bore a square hole.
185 1303 "Fireplace Bellows" 16 October 1993 (1993-10-16)
Making a bellows for a fireplace, with leather-crafter Doug Rowe.
186 1304 "Hickory Pitchfork" 23 October 1993 (1993-10-23)
Through shaving, steaming and bending, Roy creates a pitchfork from a green hickory limb.
187 1305 "Continental Army Canteen" 30 October 1993 (1993-10-30)
Learn to build a wooden canteen using stave construction.
188 1306 "Make A Windsor Chair (Part 1)" 6 November 1993 (1993-11-06)
In this three-episode project Roy builds a variation of a swiveling Windsor chair allegedly used by Thomas Jefferson during the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
189 1307 "Make A Windsor Chair (Part 2)" 13 November 1993 (1993-11-13)
Part two of a variation of a swiveling Windsor chair allegedly used by Thomas Jefferson during the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
190 1308 "Make A Windsor Chair (Part 3)" 20 November 1993 (1993-11-20)
Part three of a variation of a swiveling Windsor chair allegedly used by Thomas Jefferson during the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
191 1309 "The Geddy Foundry of Williamsburg" 27 November 1993 (1993-11-27)
Roy visits the foundry at Williamsburg to view the processes of pouring and finishing brass and silver for hardware and household items.
192 1310 "Crazy Wooden Things for Kids to Make" 4 December 1993 (1993-12-04)
Roy uses the theme of string-powered toys to show us how to make a spinning top, pump drill and a simplified version of the mechanism for a flying ball clock.
193 1311 "Spiral Turning and Xylophone Tones" 11 December 1993 (1993-12-11)
Learn the basics of two simple and fun projects: carving a spiral and building a tongue drum.
194 1312 "Timber Building in the Land of the Midnight Sun" 18 December 1993 (1993-12-18)
Roy visits Lilehammer, Norway looking at traditional Norwegian folk architecture and building techniques.
195 1313 "Norwegian Wood" 25 December 1993 (1993-12-25)
Still enjoying his trip to Norway, Roy visits a Viking ship museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum.

PBS Season 14 (1994)[edit]

  • The 200th episode of The Woodwright's Shop airs.
# # Title Original air date
196 1401 "Woodworkers of the Red Dragon" 1 October 1994 (1994-10-01)
Roy visits a recreated Celtic village in Wales, looking at Welsh woodworking including building construction, clog making and traditional carved Welsh love spoons.
197 1402 "The Carpenter's Tool Box" 8 October 1994 (1994-10-08)
Learn to build Roy's iconic carpenter's tool tote.
198 1403 "Ancient Woodcraft of Ireland" 15 October 1994 (1994-10-15)
Roy looks at Irish woodworking, including houses, harps, caravans and traditional ship-building techniques.
199 1404 "A Sailor's Sea Chest" 22 October 1994 (1994-10-22)
Learn to build a sailor's sea chest with beveled through dovetails.
200 1405 "Oak High Stool with a Hickory Bark Seat" 29 October 1994 (1994-10-29)
Roy builds a stool starting with splitting and riving the green wood and ending with a woven-bark seat.
201 1406 "Standing Embroidery Shop" 5 November 1994 (1994-11-05)
Learn the steps to build a standing embroidery hoop large enough to handle embroidery on a quilt.
202 1407 "The Timber-Frame House" 12 November 1994 (1994-11-12)
Roy builds a scaled model of a Welsh cruck-frame barn, teaching the woodworking principals of timber framing.
203 1408 "Wooden Lock and Key" 19 November 1994 (1994-11-19)
Create a clever wood lock-and-key door set in the shop with Roy.
204 1409 "Shaker Sewing Stand" 26 November 1994 (1994-11-26)
Roy builds a traditional single-drawer Shaker sewing stand.
205 1410 "Panel-Frame Construction" 3 December 1994 (1994-12-03)
Learn the benefits and uses of frame-and-panel construction and the joinery steps to create a frame-and-panel door.
206 1411 "Tools of the Eighteenth Century" 10 December 1994 (1994-12-10)
Roy visits Colonial Williamsburg to view their exhibit of 1,500 eighteenth-century woodworking tools.
207 1412 "The Williamsburg Blacksmiths" 17 December 1994 (1994-12-17)
Watch a traditional woodworking tool -- a drawknife -- forged using historically accurate techniques.
208 1413 "Blacksmiths Forge Ahead!" 24 December 1994 (1994-12-24)
Learn the steps used to smith a Suffolk door latch used during colonial times.

PBS Season 15 (1995)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
209 1501 "Sharpening Tools" 7 October 1995 (1995-10-07)
Roy builds a cedar box from an old sharpening stone while simultaneously teaching you the principles of sharpening.
210 1502 "Jefferson's Walking Stick-Chair" 14 October 1995 (1995-10-14)
Roy shows you how to make a "walking stick-chair" -- a walking stick that folds out to become a small seat -- much like the one used by Thomas Jefferson.
211 1503 "Chisels, Gouges and Mallets" 21 October 1995 (1995-10-21)
Roy explores the wide, sometimes strange, world of chisels.
212 1504 "Trestle Table" 28 October 1995 (1995-10-28)
Roy makes a "sawbuck" trestle table full of interesting details.
213 1505 "Wooden Scoop Shovel & Spoons" 4 November 1995 (1995-11-04)
Starting with a raw poplar log, Roy splits, chops, cuts and carves a huge wooden shovel.
214 1506 "The Wooden Boat School" 11 November 1995 (1995-11-11)
Roy travels to the Wooden Boat School in Brooklyn, Maine. See three distinct approaches to traditional boat building taught by three different instructors at the school.
215 1507 "The Marionette Makers" 18 November 1995 (1995-11-18)
Roy arrives to find his shop taken over by a gaggle of marionette puppets!
216 1508 "Folding Workbench (Part 1)" 25 November 1995 (1995-11-25)
Begin learning to make a simple, sturdy folding workbench.
217 1509 "Folding Workbench (Part 2)" 2 December 1995 (1995-12-02)
Finish learning how to put the workbench together.
218 1510 "Candlestick Maker" 9 December 1995 (1995-12-09)
Make an adjustable Colonial threaded candle stand.
219 1511 "Boatbuilders of Mystic" 16 December 1995 (1995-12-16)
Visit the shores of Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks for a tour of local woodworking styles.
220 1512 "Williamsburg Trunk Makers" 23 December 1995 (1995-12-23)
Learn how to make a variety of leather items in the harness shop of Jim Clatter in Colonial Williamsburg.
221 1513 "Climbing a Colonial Steeple" 30 December 1995 (1995-12-30)
Roy climbs Bruton Parish Steeple in Williamsburg, Virginia, which has been holding a bell since the 1770s. See details of the original construction that tell us about how our ancestors lived, worked and thought.

PBS Season 16 (1996)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
222 1601 "Arts & Crafts Bookcase" 5 October 1996 (1996-10-05)
Learn the steps to recreate a knock down bookcase originally built by the Roycrofters of East Aurora, New York.
223 1602 "The Secret Dovetailed Box" 12 October 1996 (1996-10-12)
Roy shows how to make a small box using a hidden dovetail joint that looks like a miter joint when complete.
224 1603 "Wood Inlay" 19 October 1996 (1996-10-19)
This episode starts by making a scratch stock tool necessary to create the grooves for the simple Holly inlay that follows.
225 1604 "The Giant Chisels of Gaul" 26 October 1996 (1996-10-26)
Roy visits local blacksmith shops and museums in the Alsace region of France in search of a giant chisel.
226 1605 "Roll-Top Cabinetry" 2 November 1996 (1996-11-02)
Using a roll-top joinery process, Roy creates a small box with tambour doors.
227 1606 "African Drum" 9 November 1996 (1996-11-09)
Roy shows how to build an "African" drum that originally came from colonial America.
228 1607 "Woodcraft of Alsace, France" 16 November 1996 (1996-11-16)
Roy continues his visit to the Alsace region looking at woodworking and timber-building traditions.
229 1608 "Comb-Back Windsor Chair" 23 November 1996 (1996-11-23)
In this two-part project, Roy shows the steps to create a classic comb-back Windsor chair.
230 1609 "Comb-Back Windsor Chair" 30 November 1996 (1996-11-30)
In this two-part project, Roy shows the steps to create a classic comb-back Windsor chair.
231 1610 "Sand-Powered Wooden Toys" 7 December 1996 (1996-12-07)
Roy builds two simple toys: an interlocking-joint puzzle; and a sand powered whirligig.
232 1611 "Cutting the Knuckle-Hinge Joint" 14 December 1996 (1996-12-14)
Learn to create the useful knuckle-hinge joint and, just for fun, whittle a wooden pair of pliers.
233 1612 "Making Wooden Screws" 21 December 1996 (1996-12-21)
Roy shows how to use a tap and screw box to create wooden screws for use in shop and furniture projects.
234 1613 "The Pencil People" 28 December 1996 (1996-12-28)
Learn the history of writing instruments and the evolution of the pencil, then look at a variety of pencil sharpeners from the past.

PBS Season 17 (1997)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
235 1701 "Make Your Shaving Horse" 4 October 1997 (1997-10-04)
Roy shows you how to make a shaving horse from a single 2x10.
236 1702 "Whittling Chains & Ball-in-Cage" 11 October 1997 (1997-10-11)
Learn to whittle the mysterious, impossible-seeming wooden chain and ball-in-cage.
237 1703 "Windsor Highchair" 18 October 1997 (1997-10-18)
Roy makes a child's Windsor highchair showing classic Windsor techniques.
238 1704 "Chinese Bamboo Chair" 25 October 1997 (1997-10-25)
Make a chair out of grass... Chinese bamboo, that is.
239 1705 "Shaker Boxes" 1 November 1997 (1997-11-01)
Make a NO. 3 bentwood Shaker box -- a deceptively simple design.
240 1706 "Panel-Framed Bench" 8 November 1997 (1997-11-08)
Roy's panel-framed bench has a storage space built beneath the seat.
241 1707 "Hanging Bookcase" 15 November 1997 (1997-11-15)
Using thin wood and only tapered, sliding dovetails, Roy makes a sturdy hanging bookshelf.
242 1708 "Window Sash Restoration" 22 November 1997 (1997-11-22)
Roy takes a rotted window sash and repairs it with weather-resistant resinous wood.
243 1709 "Wooden Tea Machine" 29 November 1997 (1997-11-29)
Make a cam-operated tea bag dunking machine that'll save your arms from the repetitive motion of steeping tea.
244 1710 "Nuts to You" 6 December 1997 (1997-12-06)
How do you get to the center of a walnut? Build a turned, decorated nut cracker, as well as a simpler version from one piece of wood.
245 1711 "Hancock Shaker Village" 13 December 1997 (1997-12-13)
Roy takes a look at interior Shaker craftsmanship at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass.
246 1712 "Shaker Side Table" 20 December 1997 (1997-12-20)
Shaker furniture was made as if to be used for 1,000 years -- see how that philosophy is worked into a small table.
247 1713 "Woodworking in Upper Canada" 27 December 1997 (1997-12-27)
During the time of Colonial America, many Loyalists headed north for Canada. Roy explores the life and economy they built there between harsh winters.

PBS Season 18 (1998)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
248 1801 "Dovetailing a Cedar Box" 3 October 1998 (1998-10-03)
Learn simple box dovetails and create some shop characters that can hang out inside.
249 1802 "Chip Carving" 10 October 1998 (1998-10-10)
Dress up a small cedar box with a variety of chip carving designs.
250 1803 "Chairs for Children" 17 October 1998 (1998-10-17)
Roy makes a walnut stick chair and a pine slab chair perfectly sized for children.
251 1804 "Bark and Rustic Work" 24 October 1998 (1998-10-24)
Learn the details to add a hickory bark seat to a child's chair.
252 1805 "Debate of the Carpenter's Tools" 31 October 1998 (1998-10-31)
Roy draws on poetry from the 15th century to explain what tools were used by wrights of the day.
253 1806 "Treadle Lathe" 7 November 1998 (1998-11-07)
Build an improved version of Roy's 20-year-old treadle lathe design -- and it starts with scrap lumber!
254 1807 "White Oak Basket" 14 November 1998 (1998-11-14)
A class on basket weaving? You bet! Weave a white oak basket with Roy.
255 1808 "Wall Tool Chest" 21 November 1998 (1998-11-21)
Roy uses a red oak tool chest to illustrate a discussion on hand planes.
256 1809 "Woodworking Gizmos" 28 November 1998 (1998-11-28)
Learn to convert a treadle lathe into a treadle jigsaw.
257 1810 "Traditional Toys" 5 December 1998 (1998-12-05)
Roy shows how to make a traditional Russian pecking-chicken toy.
258 1811 "Old Salem" 12 December 1998 (1998-12-12)
Roy visits Old Salem, North Carolina, founded in the 1760s by the Moravians. Their craft lives on in the recreated town.
259 1812 "Swinging Cradle from Saxony" 19 December 1998 (1998-12-19)
Learn to build a scaled-down German swinging cradle built with lapstrake construction.
260 1813 "Jamestown Woodworkers, 1607" 26 December 1998 (1998-12-26)
Learn about the history and the early settlers of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement.

PBS Season 19 (1999)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
261 1901 "Dovetailing Little Drawers" 2 October 1999 (1999-10-02)
Roy shares the technique to making small dovetailed drawers for his hanging tool chest.
262 1902 "The Yoke's on Me" 9 October 1999 (1999-10-09)
Yokes (used to carry watering cans, buckets and more) are a great shaping project using hatchets, spokeshaves and adzes.
263 1903 "Making a Tuckaway Table" 16 October 1999 (1999-10-16)
Roy takes us through the steps to make a clever storable table using a gateleg base.
264 1904 "Chairmaking & Spinning Wheels" 23 October 1999 (1999-10-23)
Chairmaker Lyle Wheeler visits the shop to show the steps for a project related to a chair: a spinning wheel.
265 1905 "Master Woodcarver" 30 October 1999 (1999-10-30)
David Calvo visits the shop and shares the basic steps to get started in wood carving.
266 1906 "Building the Clipper 'Amistad'" 6 November 1999 (1999-11-06)
Roy is in Mystic, Conn., to visit a shipyard during the rebuilding of the 19th-century clipper ship 'Amistad'.
267 1907 "Two Old-Tool Pioneers" 13 November 1999 (1999-11-13)
Learn about two authors -- Henry Chapman Mercer and Eric Sloane -- whose books have given us an insight into old tools.
268 1908 "Master Cabinetmaker" 20 November 1999 (1999-11-20)
Frank Klausz visits the shop to show how to make his water pond for sharpening and how to cut a through-dovetail.
269 1909 "Sharpen Your Saw" 27 November 1999 (1999-11-27)
Learn the differences between handsaws, as well as the basic steps to sharpen and set a saw.
270 1910 "Wheeled Toys in Wood" 4 December 1999 (1999-12-04)
Roy shows how to make three duck toys for when the weather is right for ducks!
271 1911 "Making the Ladder/Chair" 11 December 1999 (1999-12-11)
Roy builds a classic project -- a chair that converts into a short ladder.
272 1912 "Master Chip Carver" 18 December 1999 (1999-12-18)
Chip carver Wayne Barton visits the shop to share some of his talent.
273 1913 "Bucket Making for Beginners" 25 December 1999 (1999-12-25)
Learn the art of coopering by making a simple bucket.

PBS Season 20 (2000)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
274 2001 "Lap Desk" 30 September 2000 (2000-09-30)
Roy build's a reproduction of a simple walnut lap desk from the 19th century.
275 2002 "Turned Corner Chair" 7 October 2000 (2000-10-07)
Roy shows us how to make a c.-1550 three-legged chair from the Flemish town of Rotterdam.
276 2003 "Banjo Man George Wunderlich" 14 October 2000 (2000-10-14)
George Wunderlich recreates a mid-1800s banjo that evolved from African-American gourd banjos.
277 2004 "Writer's Bookcase" 21 October 2000 (2000-10-21)
Learn how to build a small oak bookcase designed for writers. No glue and no fasteners makes it simple to disassemble.
278 2005 "Timber Corner" 28 October 2000 (2000-10-28)
Roy practices large-scale woodworking: the joinery and techniques used in building the corner of a timber-framed structure.
279 2006 "Decoy Carver" 4 November 2000 (2000-11-04)
Nick Supone and Neal Connolly demonstrate the hewing and carving techniques used in creating a quality duck decoy.
280 2007 "Eastfield Village" 11 November 2000 (2000-11-11)
Roy visits Eastfield Village where he joins restoration craftsman Don Carpentier for a tour of the museum's restored historic buildings.
281 2008 "Marquetry Master Patrick Edwards" 18 November 2000 (2000-11-18)
Roy visits with marquetry expert Patrick Edwards to look at the technique of "painting in wood."
282 2009 "In the Blacksmith's Shop" 25 November 2000 (2000-11-25)
Visit with blacksmiths Peter Ross and Ken Schwarz as they show Roy how to make bench chisels and more.
283 2010 "Toys That Make Noise" 2 December 2000 (2000-12-02)
Roy soldiers a tin-can bird whistle and makes a boxwood whistling top.
284 2011 "Carving with the Cabinetmakers" 9 December 2000 (2000-12-09)
Travel to the Hay Cabinet Shop at Colonial Williamsburg for a furniture-carving talk with Master Mack Headley.
285 2012 "Windsor Chair" 16 December 2000 (2000-12-16)
Mike Dunbar of The Windsor Institute demonstrates the steps and techniques for building a sack-back Windsor chair.
286 2013 "Twentieth Anniversary Show" 23 December 2000 (2000-12-23)
A retrospective of 20 years of The Woodwright's Shop, with highlights of guests, projects and memorable moments.

PBS Season 21 (2001)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
287 2101 "The Sawhorse" 29 September 2001 (2001-09-29)
The tools we use can be beautiful too! Roy shows how to build a beautiful saw horse.
288 2102 "Welsh Chair Bodger Don Weber" 6 October 2001 (2001-10-06)
Roy teams up with the old Welsh Bodger himself and together they demonstrate how to build a classic Welsh Stick Chair.
289 2103 "Toolbox from the 1940s" 13 October 2001 (2001-10-13)
Build a timeless relic from past generations of fine woodworkers - a Joiner's Tool Box.
290 2104 "Rounder Plane" 20 October 2001 (2001-10-20)
An endless "pencil" sharpener to make round tapered handle for rakes, boat spars - and more.
291 2105 "Walnut Krumhorn" 27 October 2001 (2001-10-27)
Get down, get musical! Produce a wonderful old wind instrument from the Elizabethan era - the Krumhorn!
292 2106 "Timber Frame at the Folklife Festival" 3 November 2001 (2001-11-03)
Join Roy at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival and learn how to build a timber-frame barn.
293 2107 "Impossible Joints" 10 November 2001 (2001-11-10)
Make a mysterious puzzle mallet with a devilishly difficult dovetail that's impossible to break!
294 2108 "Fools for Tools" 17 November 2001 (2001-11-17)
Roy shows how to find and restore traditional tools needed to do old time traditional woodworking.
295 2109 "Blacksmith Hinges" 24 November 2001 (2001-11-24)
Join Roy at the Anderson Forge in Colonial Williamsburg and see how to make a traditional cross garnet hinge.
296 2110 "Tiny Furniture" 1 December 2001 (2001-12-01)
Learn how to make "big" furniture by starting with scaled down versions.
297 2111 "Window from Williamsburg" 8 December 2001 (2001-12-08)
Learn how to build a four-light Colonial window sash.
298 2112 "Flintlock Gunsmith" 15 December 2001 (2001-12-15)
Roy visits the Gunsmith Shop at Colonial Williamsburg to see how 18th century flintlock rifles were made.
299 2113 "Colonial Tablemaker" 22 December 2001 (2001-12-22)
Watch Roy "spin the wheel" at the Cabinet shop in Colonial Williamsburg as they produce 18th century furniture the old fashioned way.

PBS Season 22 (2002)[edit]

  • The 300th episode of The Woodwright's Shop airs.
# # Title Original air date
300 2201 "Dovetail a Triangular Box" 28 September 2002 (2002-09-28)
A three-sided box?! Well that's different. Let Roy show you how to make a triumphant triangular box for your trifocals.
301 2202 "Shaker Work Table" 5 October 2002 (2002-10-05)
Clever, elegant and delicate beauty. Roy shows you how to produce a wonderful little Shaker work table.
302 2203 "Craftsman Wall Cabinet" 12 October 2002 (2002-10-12)
Roy's bringing crafstmanship back into our lives with an Arts & Crafts style cabinet.
303 2204 "Scandinavian Milking Stool" 19 October 2002 (2002-10-19)
Have fun building a folk milking stool. Think of the possibilities!
304 2205 "Spill Plane and Book Stand" 26 October 2002 (2002-10-26)
What the heck is a spill plane and how do you make a hinged book stand out of one piece of wood?
305 2206 "Canadian Cradle" 2 November 2002 (2002-11-02)
Roy shows how to build a delightful rocking cradle for a newborn baby.
306 2207 "Shutter Dogs from the Blacksmiths" 9 November 2002 (2002-11-09)
Roy learns how to make a shutter dog that is used to hold open shutters when not in use.
307 2208 "Rustic Furniture Maker Dan Mack" 16 November 2002 (2002-11-16)
Meet Dan Mack, and see how he fabricates fascinating furniture out of naturally occurring materials.
308 2209 "Williamsburg Wheelwright" 23 November 2002 (2002-11-23)
Find out what it takes to make a wheel at the Palace Wheelwright Shop in Colonial Williamsburg.
309 2210 "Limberjacks and Dancing Dolls" 30 November 2002 (2002-11-30)
Roy shows you how to build wonderful articulated dancing toys called Limberjacks!
310 2211 "Plymouth Plantation Woodworkers" 7 December 2002 (2002-12-07)
See how the Pilgrims performed early American woodworking with just a few basic tools.
311 2212 "The Colonial Carpenters" 14 December 2002 (2002-12-14)
Learn the difference between a carpenter and a joiner. Hint: Think doors, windows & stairs.
312 2213 "Craftsmen of Old Sturbridge Village" 21 December 2002 (2002-12-21)
Visit Old Sturbridge Village, and meet the 1830s American -- a farmer/crafstman.

PBS Season 23 (2003)[edit]

  • Steve Latta makes his first appearance on the show.
# # Title Original air date
313 2301 "The Boy Mechanic" 27 September 2003 (2003-09-27)
Simple rainy day projects to "tink" around with -- especially if you're young at heart.
314 2302 "Making the New Workbench (Part 1)" 4 October 2003 (2003-10-04)
This two-part project starts with building a solid, sturdy workbench without any screws, nails or glue -- that you can break down and take with you!
315 2303 "Making the New Workbench (Part 2)" 11 October 2003 (2003-10-11)
Part two adds the finishing touches, including vises, dogs and more.
316 2304 "Inlay with Steve Latta" 18 October 2003 (2003-10-18)
Beautiful "compass inlay" on a Pennsylvania spice box done in the Pennsylvania/German tradition.
317 2305 "Using Planes" 25 October 2003 (2003-10-25)
Jack planes, combination planes, single iron joiners -- Roy introduces you to the world of planes -- not to mention snipe spills, skew mouth badgers and iron rabbits.
318 2306 "Roundabout Chair" 1 November 2003 (2003-11-01)
Learn how to build an odd corner chair -- called a Roundabout Chair -- found in the offices of Dr. Sigmund Freud.
319 2307 "Carving with Calvo" 8 November 2003 (2003-11-08)
Need a sign? Let David Calvo show you how to carve one.
320 2308 "Woodcraft of the Southern Highlands" 15 November 2003 (2003-11-15)
Take a trip to beautiful downtown Paint Lick, KY and meet the old bodger himself, Don Weber. Learn how it was done in the old country.
321 2309 "Woodcraft at Conner Prairie" 22 November 2003 (2003-11-22)
Explore Conner Prairie, a living museum in the heart of Indiana. See how life was in the 1800s.
322 2310 "The Turning Triangle Table" 29 November 2003 (2003-11-29)
How do you turn a round table into a triangle. Let Roy show you how.
323 2311 "Child's Rocker and Sliding Dovetail Stool" 6 December 2003 (2003-12-06)
Roy shows you how to make something useful out of scrap wood.
324 2312 "The First American Woodworkers" 13 December 2003 (2003-12-13)
Learn how the very first Americans worked with wood -- the Cherokees of Cherokee Nation.
325 2313 "Paneled Cedar Chest" 20 December 2003 (2003-12-20)
Watch Roy make a beautiful red cedar chest out of a tree knocked down by a hurricane.

PBS Season 24 (2004)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
326 2401 "Shaving Horse" 25 September 2004 (2004-09-25)
Roy shows you how to make a shaving horse to help you make ax handles, wheel spokes and more.
327 2402 "Tinsmithing with Anne Pederson" 2 October 2004 (2004-10-02)
Not all good things are made out of wood. Anne Pederson shows Roy how to make things out of tin.
328 2403 "Acadian Chair" 9 October 2004 (2004-10-09)
The Acadians, forbearers of the Cajuns, brought a clever idea for a chair with them to Louisiana. Roy explains...
329 2404 "White Cooperage with Norm Pederson" 16 October 2004 (2004-10-16)
If you need a washtub, butter churn or water bucket -- go see a "white cooper."
330 2405 "The Foot-Power Lathe" 23 October 2004 (2004-10-23)
Roy shows how to build a "spring pole lathe" -- powered by foot.
331 2406 "Wooden Thread Cutter" 30 October 2004 (2004-10-30)
Need a big ol' wooden screw for your cider press? Roy will show you how to make one.
332 2407 "Woodworking at the North House Folk School" 6 November 2004 (2004-11-06)
Take a class in kayak building, or build along bow or a berry basket -- all available at the North Folk School.
333 2408 "Turned and Hewn Bowls and Spoons" 13 November 2004 (2004-11-13)
Watch Roy transform a big log into a beautiful bowl. Hint: Just remove everything that's not a bowl.
334 2409 "Norwegian Pram and Snow Skis with Mark Hansen" 20 November 2004 (2004-11-20)
Let it snow, then go skiing with Mark Hensen.
335 2410 "One-Piece Woodworking" 27 November 2004 (2004-11-27)
Let Roy show you how to make useful & "useless" things out of one piece of wood -- no kidding.
336 2411 "Turning Chess Pieces" 4 December 2004 (2004-12-04)
Roy shows you how to make a standard chess set or a not so standard chess set. Check, Matey!
337 2412 "Chess Board and Box" 11 December 2004 (2004-12-11)
Now that you have the chess pieces it's time to make the chess board -- and a box to put the pieces in.
338 2413 "Inlaid Legs with Steve Latta" 18 December 2004 (2004-12-18)
If you're a "leg man" you gotta' see this. Beautiful inlaid legs by Steve Latta.

PBS Season 25 (2005)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
339 2501 "Garden Bench" 1 October 2005 (2005-10-01)
Build a small garden bench made of Cypress, and with a south-east Asian design.
340 2502 "Wooden Puzzles" 8 October 2005 (2005-10-08)
Avoid being frustrated by wooden puzzles by making a wooden knot, and three burr puzzles yourself.
341 2503 "Jeff Headley, Cabinetmaker" 15 October 2005 (2005-10-15)
Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton visit the shop to show the construction techniques - and secrets - in a Winchester slant-top desk.
342 2504 "The Melencolia Plane" 22 October 2005 (2005-10-22)
Build the wooden plane pictured in Albrecht Durer's Melancolia.
343 2505 "Three Chests of Tools" 29 October 2005 (2005-10-29)
Join Roy as he inventories woodworking tools he found in three tool chests.
344 2506 "Woodturning Wisdom" 5 November 2005 (2005-11-05)
Roy discusses the "perfection along the axis" found in woodturning.
345 2507 "Niddy Noddy and Weaver's Swift" 12 November 2005 (2005-11-12)
Build two accessories valuable to the weaver.
346 2508 "Cabinet Workbench" 19 November 2005 (2005-11-19)
In a two-episode project, Roy builds a workbench with storage underneath from a design from Charles Hayward. In this first episode, Roy builds the case.
347 2509 "Workbench Door and Drawers" 26 November 2005 (2005-11-26)
In a two-episode project, Roy builds a workbench with storage underneath from a design from Charles Hayward. In this second episode, Roy finishes with the door and drawers.
348 2510 "Nora Hall, Woodcarver" 3 December 2005 (2005-12-03)
Nora Hall visits the shop and shows the steps to carve a linenfold design.
349 2511 "Country Chair Seats" 10 December 2005 (2005-12-10)
David Russell visits and shows the intricacies of corn-shuck chair seats.
350 2512 "The Museum of Appalachia" 17 December 2005 (2005-12-17)
Roy discovers the history of Appalachian people at the museum in Clinton, TN.
351 2513 "Restoring Jefferson's and Madison's Homes" 24 December 2005 (2005-12-24)
Roy visits Monticello, Poplar Forest and Montpelier to follow the work of the two men who were responsible for most of the construction and woodworking.

PBS Season 26 (2006)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
352 2601 "A Ship in a Bottle" 30 September 2006 (2006-09-30)
Ahoy Matey! Ever wonder how they get those ships in that bottle?
353 2602 "Barley Twist Table (Part 1)" 7 October 2006 (2006-10-07)
In this two-episode project, Roy builds a project from the time of the English Civil War between Scotland, England & Wales (c. 1650).
354 2603 "Barley Twist Table (Part 2)" 14 October 2006 (2006-10-14)
In this two-episode project, Roy builds a project from the time of the English Civil War between Scotland, England & Wales (c. 1650).
355 2604 "Rustic Chairs With Skye Gregson" 21 October 2006 (2006-10-21)
Visit the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York and see how a lovely young lady makes wonderful rustic chairs out of sticks - no two alike.
356 2605 "Windsor Highchair With Curtis Buchanan (Part 1)" 28 October 2006 (2006-10-28)
In another two-episode project, Roy learns how to build an elegant Windsor Highchair. Part one deals with the bottom half and demonstrates Curtis's wonderful turning techniques, while part two deals with making the top half of the chair. The techniques demonstrated here involve spindle making & steam shaping.
357 2606 "Windsor Highchair With Curtis Buchanan (Part 2)" 4 November 2006 (2006-11-04)
In another two-episode project, Roy learns how to build an elegant Windsor Highchair. Part one deals with the bottom half and demonstrates Curtis's wonderful turning techniques, while part two deals with making the top half of the chair. The techniques demonstrated here involve spindle making & steam shaping.
358 2607 "The Spirit of Woodcraft" 11 November 2006 (2006-11-11)
Zen Master Roy discusses jedi woodworking. Ohmmmm.
359 2608 "Japanese Planes With John Reed Fox" 18 November 2006 (2006-11-18)
Roy & John reveal the key to Japanese woodcraft through the use of planes, saws and chisels.
360 2609 "An English Garden Wheelbarrow (Part 1)" 25 November 2006 (2006-11-25)
And yet one more two-part project, where Roy demonstrates that to build a wheelbarrow, first you have to build a wheel. Then you add the carriage part to finish the wheelbarrow.
361 2610 "An English Garden Wheelbarrow (Part 2)" 2 December 2006 (2006-12-02)
And yet one more two-part project, where Roy demonstrates that to build a wheelbarrow, first you have to build a wheel. Then you add the carriage part to finish the wheelbarrow.
362 2611 "Upholstering Your Seat" 9 December 2006 (2006-12-09)
It's no good having a good chair without a good seat. Learn how to make your chair comfortable to sit on.
363 2612 "Old Woodworking Machines" 16 December 2006 (2006-12-16)
Watch as Roy explores an old timey wimey woodworking shop run by belts and pulleys.
364 2613 "The Dovetail Variations" 23 December 2006 (2006-12-23)
If you think you know dovetails, you better check this out.

PBS Season 27 (2007)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
365 2701 "Peter & the Box" 29 September 2007 (2007-09-29)
Sometimes referred to as "Bible Boxes" these simple but elegant boxes from the 17th century are highly prized.
366 2702 "Ball & Socket Embroidery Stand (Part 1)" 6 October 2007 (2007-10-06)
This two-part project is charming! An 18th century ball & socket embroidery stand that any wife would love to have. Learn to build the set-screw, the bentwood hoops and the yoke to complete the stand.
367 2703 "Ball & Socket Embroidery Stand (Part 2)" 13 October 2007 (2007-10-13)
This two-part project is charming! An 18th century ball & socket embroidery stand that any wife would love to have. Learn to build the set-screw, the bentwood hoops and the yoke to complete the stand.
368 2704 "Screw Box for Wooden Threads" 20 October 2007 (2007-10-20)
Wooden screws - wonderful, useful, beautiful and intriguing. Learn how to make your own.
369 2705 "French Work Bench (Part 1)" 27 October 2007 (2007-10-27)
Ooh la la! Another two-part project, and it's a beautiful workbench! Only a French bench could be this pretty.
370 2706 "French Work Bench (Part 2)" 3 November 2007 (2007-11-03)
Ooh la la! Another two-part project, and it's a beautiful workbench! Only a French bench could be this pretty.
371 2707 "Violin Maker Joe Thrift" 10 November 2007 (2007-11-10)
Roy & Joe show you how to make a fiddle - copied from a Stradivarius of course.
372 2708 "Candle Box With Secret Drawer" 17 November 2007 (2007-11-17)
In the 1700s, a box was needed to store your candles. Roy shows how to build one of these unique & interesting boxes.
373 2709 "Parallelogram Plant Stand" 24 November 2007 (2007-11-24)
An adjustable stand for various size potted plants. Roy works with both wood and metal.
374 2710 "German Woodcraft in America" 1 December 2007 (2007-12-01)
Roy visits an old German workshop in Old Salem, NC.
375 2711 "Woodworking With Tillers International" 8 December 2007 (2007-12-08)
Roy visits Tillers International just east of Kalamazoo, MI where they teach all sorts of rural trades - the old fashioned way.
376 2712 "The Sordid Blacksmith" 15 December 2007 (2007-12-15)
Roy visits the blacksmith shop in Colonial Williamsburg and explores the "vulgar" art of blacksmithing.
377 2713 "Henry Ford’s Museum Village" 22 December 2007 (2007-12-22)
Visit Henry Ford's Greenfield Village filled with Americana representing people with the courage to make a difference.

PBS Season 28 (2008)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
378 2801 "The Governor's PoBoy" 27 September 2008 (2008-09-27)
The governor of North Carolina explains how and why he built a "poboy" table.
379 2802 "Joiner's Tool Chest (Part 1)" 4 October 2008 (2008-10-04)
A carpenter's tool chest, more valuable than a load of gold (according to Robinson Crusoe). In this two-episode project Roy shows how to build a smaller version — a joiner's tool chest.
380 2803 "Joiner's Tool Chest (Part 2)" 11 October 2008 (2008-10-11)
A carpenter's tool chest, more valuable than a load of gold (according to Robinson Crusoe). In this two-episode project Roy shows how to build a smaller version — a joiner's tool chest.
381 2804 "Thomas Jefferson's Bookstand" 18 October 2008 (2008-10-18)
A book stand that supported five open books at one time which Thomas Jefferson could use as a "research center."
382 2805 "Classical Carving" 25 October 2008 (2008-10-25)
Roy and a master carver from Colonial Williamsburg explore 50 years of 18th century carving.
383 2806 "File Philosophy" 1 November 2008 (2008-11-01)
A blacksmith's job is not completely done at the forge. After the hammering stops, the filing commences.
384 2807 "A Very Boring Program" 8 November 2008 (2008-11-08)
Boring becomes exciting as demonstrated by Roy.
385 2808 "Lumberjack Fan Carving" 15 November 2008 (2008-11-15)
Roy and a master of the ancient folk art of Lumberjack Fan Carving show you how it's done.
386 2809 "Animated Wooden Toys" 22 November 2008 (2008-11-22)
Wooden toys that inspire the imagination and make the world a better place.
387 2810 "Holly Wood Spectaculars" 29 November 2008 (2008-11-29)
An incredible tool chest for small tools built with holly wood and decorated with spectacular inlay. Marcus Hanson & Ed Wright from Colonial Williamsburg show us the top of the tool till of Benjamin Seaton’s tool chest.
388 2811 "Hammer Veneer" 6 December 2008 (2008-12-06)
With a little help from his friends Marcus Hanson & Ed Wright from Colonial Williamsburg, Roy shows how to do hammer veneer — handy for making drawer fronts (here using the tool chest of Benjamin Seaton as example).
389 2812 "A Viking Tool Chest" 13 December 2008 (2008-12-13)
Roy and his friend, Don Weber, discuss the treasures found in a very old Viking tool chest and how to reproduce them.
390 2813 "Woodworking in Berea" 20 December 2008 (2008-12-20)
Roy explores the environs of Berea, Kentucky and reveals its rich history and ongoing love affair with woodworking.

PBS Season 29 (2009)[edit]

  • The 400th episode of The Woodwright's Shop airs.
# # Title Original air date
391 2901 "Dovetailed Grease Pot" 26 September 2009 (2009-09-26)
Roy shows how to make a clever little grease pot - a box to keep your grease for maintaining your tool's surfaces.
392 2902 "Secrets of the Whirlygig" 3 October 2009 (2009-10-03)
Make the world a better place by building a woodworking whirlygig!
393 2903 "Shaker Rocker Frame" 10 October 2009 (2009-10-10)
The first step to making a rocking chair is making the frame, which Roy does out of a hickory log.
394 2904 "Shaker Rocker Seat" 17 October 2009 (2009-10-17)
Now that the frame is done, it's time to make the seat, the arm rests and the rockers.
395 2905 "Mary May, Woodcarver" 24 October 2009 (2009-10-24)
Master woodcarver Mary May shows how to carve a classic "acanthus leaf."
396 2906 "Wood & Water" 31 October 2009 (2009-10-31)
"Green" wood is 50 percent water. Roy demonstrates that it is important to know which tools work best with wood at this stage.
397 2907 "Steam Power Sawmill" 7 November 2009 (2009-11-07)
Full steam ahead! Roy takes you on a journey into the past when he visits a steam-powered sawmill.
398 2908 "Harvard Side Table" 14 November 2009 (2009-11-14)
The Shakers of northern Massachusetts may have called this a side table, but it's plenty large enough for any dining needs.
399 2909 "A Crutch in Time" 21 November 2009 (2009-11-21)
Should you ever need a crutch to get around (and let's hope you don't), Roy shows you how to build one.
400 2910 "Hancock Pedestal Table" 28 November 2009 (2009-11-28)
Roy builds a classic and elegant round pedestal table, first made by the craftsmen at Hancock Shaker Village.
401 2911 "Brian Boggs, Chairmaker" 5 December 2009 (2009-12-05)
Master chairmaker, master teacher and master innovator, Brian Boggs, discusses chairmaking.
402 2912 "Corner Cupboard (Part 1)" 12 December 2009 (2009-12-12)
In this two-episode project, Roy first shows how to build the glazed-window door at the top of the cupboard.
403 2913 "Corner Cupboard (Part 2)" 19 December 2009 (2009-12-19)
In this two-episode project, Roy builds the panel door for the bottom of the cupboard.

PBS Season 30 (2010)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
404 3001 "Case of the Corner Cupboard" 25 September 2010 (2010-09-25)
Long splined miters anyone? That's how you join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard. See how to make the special jigs to hand plane this crucial joint with precision and dignity.
405 3002 "Making Marvelous Moldings" 2 October 2010 (2010-10-02)
You can make any complex molding you want with simple hand planes - just take it one curve at a time. Bill Anderson and Roy show how to flute your pilasters and carve your cornice for this comely corner cupboard.
406 3003 "Mind Over Miter" 9 October 2010 (2010-10-09)
Learn all the angles and see how to carefully cut corners to master the miter box for fitting frames and fine furniture.
407 3004 "The Till in the Tool Chest" 16 October 2010 (2010-10-16)
Delve into the drawers in search of the secret of an old tool chest. The quality of the tools shows that it belonged to a first-class joiner back in the early 19th century, but the dovetail joints break all the rules.
408 3005 "Continuous Arm Rocking Chair - Part 1" 23 October 2010 (2010-10-23)
Chairmaker Elia Bizzarri maks an elegant and comfortable rocking chair. We'll turn the legs and frame the seat in part one of this American classic.
409 3006 "Continuous Arm Rocking Chair - Part 2" 30 October 2010 (2010-10-30)
We'll finish our rocking chair as we steam and bend the continuous arm's one-piece back. With its compound bend, this challenging chair is truly an American design innovation.
410 3007 "Who Wrote the Book of Sloyd?" 6 November 2010 (2010-11-06)
Sloyd, the late 19th-century Swedish system of learning woodworking, was intended to develop skilled, industrious and morally upstanding citizens. We'll give it a try, and hope it's not too late for us!
411 3008 "The Case for Books" 13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)
Say goodbye to cinder blocks and sagging shelves as you see how to cut the essential dado and sliding joints to build this better bookcase.
412 3009 "Sawing Secrets" 20 November 2010 (2010-11-20)
Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, joins Roy to explore the three classes of English sawcuts. Chris reveals the devious French tenon cheat and even shows us how to saw without a saw.
413 3010 "The Tiny Tool Kit" 27 November 2010 (2010-11-27)
How can you stretch a basic kit of tools to build impressive casework? Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, shows how with the toolkit of young Thomas, hero of the 1839 book The Joiner and Cabinet Maker.
414 3011 "Thomas Day, Cabinetmaker" 4 December 2010 (2010-12-04)
In the days of slavery, Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker in North Carolina, was one of the most respected artisans in the South. Look beneath the veneer on his furniture and discover his intriguing architectural work.
415 3012 "Oak Field Gate" 11 December 2010 (2010-12-11)
Mortise and tenon joints frame this classic feature of the English countryside. It's a rustic woodworking challenge to balance both beauty and strength that will keep the gate swinging for decades.
416 3013 "Field Gate Hinges" 18 December 2010 (2010-12-18)
Master blacksmith Peter Ross turns his hammer to forging iron hinges for the oak field gate. See how to shape and weld wrought iron for straps and pintles to make the gate swing true.

PBS Season 31 (2011)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
417 3101 "The Roubo Bookstand" September 2011 (2011-09)
Build a folding desktop bookstand found in André Roubo’s "L’art du Menuisier."
418 3102 "As the Saw Turns" 2011 (2011)
Bill Anderson visits the shop to share the steps to make an elegant and well-designed bow saw.
419 3103 "Hurray for Hickory!" 2011 (2011)
Roy celebrates the quality and versatility of hickory.
420 3104 "Painless Panel Doors" 2011 (2011)
Learn the intricacies and valuable qualities of frame-and-panel doors as you build one with Roy!
421 3105 "Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz" 2011 (2011)
Christopher Schwarz visits the shop to discuss the care and use of hand planes.
422 3106 "English Layout Square with Chris Schwarz" 2011 (2011)
Build a classic layout square found in an auction catalog.
423 3107 "Elizabethan Joint Stool with Peter Follansbee" 2011 (2011)
Peter Follansbee and Megan Fitzpatrick stop by to share the steps to make an English joint stool.
424 3108 "Carving Swedish Spoons with Peter Follansnbee" 2011 (2011)
Learn the basics on a classic carving project with Peter Follansbee.
425 3109 "Inlaid Lettering with Steve Latta" 2011 (2011)
Steve Latta shares his skill at doing letter inlay on furniture pieces.
426 3110 "Hammer Veneering with Steve Latta" 2011 (2011)
Learn the secrets of the 3,000-year-old technique of hammer veneering.
427 3111 "Iron Work for Timber Work" 2011 (2011)
Roy visits blacksmith Peter Ross to discuss the iron work necessary for doing timber work.
428 3112 "Offset Turning" 2011 (2011)
Learn how to turn an oval on the lathe (great for tool handles and more!).
429 3113 "Simple Sash" 2011 (2011)
Roy makes a replacement sash window for a historic building.

PBS Season 32 (2012)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
430 3201 "Rise of the Machines!" 22 September 2012 (2012-09-22)
Roy gets caught up in up a bevy of century-old, foot-powered woodworking machines.
431 3202 "The Eleven Grooved Box" 29 September 2012 (2012-09-29)
Grooves and splines make a tidy oak box, but can the joints be cut by just using hand tools?
432 3203 "Table Joints Rule!" 6 October 2012 (2012-10-06)
You can't make a drop-leaf table without the rule joint. See the tools needed to cut it by hand.
433 3204 "The Anarchist’s Tool Chest" 13 October 2012 (2012-10-13)
Chris Schwarz's anarchist's tool chest starts a back-to-basics revolution!
434 3205 "Two Screws for You!" 20 October 2012 (2012-10-20)
Chris Schwarz joins Roy Underhill to rediscover the enigmatic, wooden, two-screw vise.
435 3206 "Screw Cuttin’ Lathe" 27 October 2012 (2012-10-27)
Roy uses an 1889 foot-powered lathe to cut perfect threads, cones, and tapers in iron and brass.
436 3207 "The Troublesome Triangle Stool" 3 November 2012 (2012-11-03)
Peter Follansbee and Roy Underhill tackle terrible turned tenons for the old triangular stool.
437 3208 "Wretched Ratchet Reading Rack" 10 November 2012 (2012-11-10)
With foot-powered lathes, Peter Follansbee turns this adjustable book stand from walnut and maple.
438 3209 "Raising Panel-Zona" 17 November 2012 (2012-11-17)
Roy Underhill uses both complex planes and tricks with basic tools to raise the classic panel.
439 3210 "Carving the Camellia" 24 November 2012 (2012-11-24)
Woodcarver Mary May makes basswood flowers bloom. Get in the groove of high-relief carving with sharp gouges and good-grained wood!
440 3211 "Forging the Hold Fast" 1 December 2012 (2012-12-01)
Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge historical versions of this powerful gripper.
441 3212 "The Enfield Cupboard" 8 December 2012 (2012-12-08)
Simple to construct and elegant in design, this cupboard is a standby in any room or shop
442 3213 "The Shaker Bend" 15 December 2012 (2012-12-15)
From their furniture to their bentwood boxes, the Shakers may be our most modern artisans.

PBS Season 33 (2013)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
443 3301 "Rachell's Standing Desk" September 2013 (2013-09)
Give your butt joints a break with the tenons and dovetails that connect this pine standing desk from Pennsylvania.
444 3302 "Rachell's Standing Desk 2" 2013 (2013)
The miter-clamped breadboard end makes a broad desktop that always stays flat.
445 3303 "The Venerable Bead" 2013 (2013)
Roy Underhill demonstrates how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp and last longer.
446 3304 "Carving Away with Mary May" 2013 (2013)
Classical carver Mary May provides a lesson on woodcarving and a proper rebuke for edge tool abuse!
447 3305 "Swinging Saw Vise" 2013 (2013)
Roy duplicates the beveled bridle joints and chamfered chops of an old saw-sharpening vise
448 3306 "Sharpen That Saw!" 2013 (2013)
Using giant model rip and crosscut saws, Roy demonstrates how to correctly sharpen handsaws
449 3307 "Combination Planes" 2013 (2013)
Roy attempts to replace a chest of molding planes with one complex metal contraption.
450 3308 "Joined Chest with Peter Follansbee" 2013 (2013)
The master joiner of Plymouth Plantation shows how to frame a small, mortised, and tenoned chest in the old English style.
451 3309 "Paneled Chest with Peter Follansbee" 2013 (2013)
A master joiner shows Roy how to make and fit the beveled panels and storage till into a framed chest from the Pilgrim era.
452 3310 "Early Iron with Peter Ross" 2013 (2013)
Master blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge iron hinges and locks from the earliest days of the American experience.
453 3311 "Try Square with Christopher Schwarz" 2013 (2013)
Chris Schwarz shows Roy how to measure up with an English try square based on the examples in the famous Benjamin Seaton tool chest.
454 3312 "Dutch Tool Chest with Christopher Schwarz" 2013 (2013)
Learn to make the simple and useful Dutch tool chest with its characteristic 30-degree slanted lid.
455 3313 "Big Ash Mallet!" 2013 (2013)
With ash head and hickory handle, Roy shows how to make a proper joiner's mallet for the ages.

PBS Season 34 (2014)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
456 3401 "Taming The Timber Bench" September 2014 (2014-09)
Your legs will stay tight in this German carpenter's bench built with stopped sliding dovetails.
457 3402 "Pinch Rod and Squeezy Blocks" 2014 (2014)
This pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars will help you get your chests square.
458 3403 "Tapered Tail Tripod Table 1" 2014 (2014)
Walnut legs riven from the log begin this table inspired by the 19th century Dominy workshops.
459 3404 "Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2" 2014 (2014)
A walnut burl top and some tricky turning make tapered dovetails for our three-legged table.
460 3405 "Viceless Devices" 2014 (2014)
From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain.
461 3406 "Daring Diagonal Dovetails" 2014 (2014)
Learn to cut the rising diagonal dovetail for corners that are stronger and striking.
462 3407 "Shop Class Tabouret" 2014 (2014)
The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to focus on the grain.
463 3408 "Campaign Furniture" 2014 (2014)
Campaign furniture made for travel to the far-flung reaches of the Empire are highlighted.
464 3409 "Fitting Brass" 2014 (2014)
Discover how to fit brass corners and hardware flush with the surfaces of Campaign furniture.
465 3410 "The Crotch and the Horse" 2014 (2014)
An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains showcases the strength of natural shapes in timber.
466 3411 "Dovetail Saw" 2014 (2014)
Tom Calisto makes a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.
467 3412 "Tempered Steel" 2014 (2014)
Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer.
468 3413 "Woodwright! - The Musical" 2014 (2014)
The Underhill Rose band joins Roy in the shop for a musical misadventure.

PBS Season 35 (2015)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
469 3501 "Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show" 19 September 2015 (2015-09-19)
Part 1 of 2. A rocking cradle modeled after one spotted in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is crafted in the Season 35 premiere.
470 3502 "Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show II" 26 September 2015 (2015-09-26)
Conclusion. A rocking cradle is completed with pine sides and rockers. A lathe-turned carrier bar joins it all together.
471 3503 "Stamp Out Cookie Carving!" 3 October 2015 (2015-10-03)
How to carve springerle cookie molds.
472 3504 "Double Drawer Shaker Table" 10 October 2015 (2015-10-10)
How to cut the mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of a Shaker table.
473 3505 "Groovers & Shakers" 17 October 2015 (2015-10-17)
The dovetailed and grooved construction techniques found inside Shaker drawers are detailed.
474 3506 "Turning Shaker Knobs" 24 October 2015 (2015-10-24)
Cherry knobs for Shaker furniture are turned on a foot-powered lathe. Also: finishing a joined table top.
475 3507 "Cross Cut Conundrum" 31 October 2015 (2015-10-31)
How to use a cross-cutting wood saw.
476 3508 "Bowl Carving With Peter Follansbee" 7 November 2015 (2015-11-07)
Large bowls are made from poplar and sycamore wood.
477 3509 "Hollows & Rounds" 14 November 2015 (2015-11-14)
A look at making and using wooden hollows and rounds.
478 3510 "Welsh Stick Chair" 21 November 2015 (2015-11-21)
How to make a Welsh stick chair, which is a country cousin to the Windsor chair.
479 3511 "Welsh Stick Chair II" 28 November 2015 (2015-11-28)
Work on the Welsh stick chair continues. Included: shaping the spindles and back.
480 3512 "Tool Smithing With Peter Ross" 5 December 2015 (2015-12-05)
Making dividers, calipers and turning tools with forge and anvil.
481 3513 "Plain Pine Box" 12 December 2015 (2015-12-12)
How to make a traditional pine coffin.

PBS Season 36 (2016)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
482 3601 "Van Gogh's Chair" 17 September 2016 (2016-09-17)
Roy brings Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece back to life as a post impressionist (and rung) version of his famous chair.
483 3602 "Sliding Lid Boxes" 24 September 2016 (2016-09-24)
Roy shows how to create easy-to-make wooden gift boxes with mitered corners and lids that slide in grooves.
484 3603 "Carved Oak Desk Box" 1 October 2016 (2016-10-01)
Master of Pilgrim-century furniture Peter Follansbee joins Roy to make a slope-lidded, carved box from carved white and red oak.
485 3604 "Waving Arm Whirlygigs" 8 October 2016 (2016-10-08)
Figures from history including Benjamin Franklin and Muhammad Ali inspire Roy's new line of waving arm wooden whirlygigs.
486 3605 "Wedged Tusk Tenon" 15 October 2016 (2016-10-15)
Roy and workbench builder Will Myers test out the strength of the classic wedged mortise and tenon joint for take-apart furniture.
487 3606 "Swedish Shrink Box" 22 October 2016 (2016-10-22)
Woodworker Peter Follansbee shows Roy Underhill how to make Swedish shrink boxes from hollowed wood with inserted bottoms.
488 3607 "Saw Like a Butterfly!" 29 October 2016 (2016-10-29)
The great poet-athlete Muhammad Ali inspires the best lessons in woodworking – Saw Like a Butterfly, Plane Like a Bee!
489 3608 "Firewood Carrier" 5 November 2016 (2016-11-05)
Chair-maker Elia Bizzarri shows Roy how to make a split oak firewood carrier inspired by the classic wooden harvest rake.
490 3609 "Double Casement Window" 12 November 2016 (2016-11-12)
Roy Underhill makes a double, swinging casement window using wooden planes and premium pine.
491 3610 "Tool Chest Hinges & Latch" 19 November 2016 (2016-11-19)
How to forge hinges and latches for a replica tool chest.
492 3611 "Tool Chest From Bristol" 26 November 2016 (2016-11-26)
How to dovetail a stout, sloped top tool chest.
493 3612 "Roman Work Bench" 3 December 2016 (2016-12-03)
The secrets of the ancient Roman woodworker's bench.
494 3613 "Staked Furniture" 10 December 2016 (2016-12-10)
How a plank with inserted legs can become a chair, table or bench.

PBS Season 37 (2017)[edit]

# # Title Original air date
495, 410 3701 "Who Wrote the Book of Sloyd?!" 24 August 2017 (2017-08-24)
Sloyd, the late 19th century Swedish system of learning woodworking was intended to develop skilled, industrious, and morally upstanding citizens. We’ll give it a try, and hope it’s not too late for us! This is a repeat of 410, Season 30 Episode 7.[8]
496, 387 3702 "Holly Wood Spectaculars!" 25 August 2017 (2017-08-25)
Steve Latta shows how to create decorative veneer patterns using oval engines, sharp knives, and patient perfectionism. This is a repeat of 387, Season 28 Episode 11.
471, 417 3703 "The Roubo Bookstand!" 25 August 2017 (2017-08-25)
One piece of walnut makes a beautiful bookstand as we follow the formula of an old French master. This is a repeat of 417, Season 31 Episode 1.
472, 430 3704 "Rise of the Machines!!" 25 August 2017 (2017-08-25)
Why do it by hand – when you can do it by foot? Roy Underhill gets caught up in up a bevy of century-old, foot-powered woodworking machines. This is a repeat of 430, Season 32 Episode 1.
473, 421 3505 "Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz" 19 September 2017 (2017-09-19)
Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect planing. This is a repeat of 421, Season 31 Episode 5.
474, 455 3706 "Big Ash Mallet!" 19 September 2017 (2017-09-19)
Make a proper joiner’s mallet and you’ll never be lonely again! With ash head and hickory handle, Roy shows how to make a mallet for the ages. This is a repeat of 455, Season 33 Episode 13.
475, 446 3507 "Carving Away with Mary May" 19 September 2017 (2017-09-19)
Classical carver Mary May gives Roy his first lessons on woodcarving – along with a proper rebuke for edge tool abuse! This is a repeat of 446, Season 33 Episode 4.
476, 391 3708 "Dovetailed Grease Pot" 19 September 2017 (2017-09-19)
Walnut and boxwood make a little box with a secret lock to stash the woodworker’s pal. This is a repeat of 391, Season 29 Episode 1.


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