The Woodwright's Shop

New episodes air in the fall.

For more than 36 years, 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.

UNC-TV produces The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill in partnership with State Farm Insurance.

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Episodes 155

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop Tool Chest from Bristol

The Woodwright's Shop

Tool Chest from Bristol

Roy shows how to dovetail a stout, sloped top tool chest.

26:45

Tool Chest from Bristol

26:45

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The Woodwright's Shop

Tool Chest Hinges & Latch

Master blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge hinges and latches.

26:45

Tool Chest Hinges & Latch

26:45

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The Woodwright's Shop

Staked Furniture

A plank with inserted legs becomes a chair, a table, or a bench...

26:45

Staked Furniture

26:45

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S36 Ep10: Roman Work Bench

The Woodwright's Shop

S36 Ep10: Roman Work Bench

Christopher Schwarz & Roy unlocks the secrets of the ancient Roman woodworker’s bench.

26:45

S36 Ep10: Roman Work Bench

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Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S35 Ep12: 2015 Promo: Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

The Woodwright's Shop

S35 Ep12: 2015 Promo: Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy.

0:30

S35 Ep12: 2015 Promo: Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

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Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S35 Ep9: 2015 Promo: Hollows & Rounds

The Woodwright's Shop

S35 Ep9: 2015 Promo: Hollows & Rounds

These most basic molding planes also prove the most versatile.

0:30

S35 Ep9: 2015 Promo: Hollows & Rounds

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Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S35 Ep2: 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle II

The Woodwright's Shop

S35 Ep2: 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle II

Roy completes the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers.

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S35 Ep2: 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle II

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Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S35 Ep1: 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle I

The Woodwright's Shop

S35 Ep1: 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle I

Roy rives, shapes and bends the ash wood bows for a rocking cradle.

0:30

S35 Ep1: 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle I

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Previews 57

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S36 Ep10: Roman Work Bench: Promo

The Woodwright's Shop

S36 Ep10: Roman Work Bench: Promo

Christopher Schwarz & Roy unlock the secrets of the ancient Roman woodworker’s bench.

S36 Ep10: Roman Work Bench: Promo

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S36 Ep9: Double Casement Window: Promo

The Woodwright's Shop

S36 Ep9: Double Casement Window: Promo

Roy Underhill makes a double, swinging casement window using wooden planes & premium pine.

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S36 Ep9: Double Casement Window: Promo

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Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S36 Ep8: Firewood Carrier: Promo

The Woodwright's Shop

S36 Ep8: Firewood Carrier: Promo

Elia Bizzarri shows Roy how to make a split oak firewood carrier.

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S36 Ep8: Firewood Carrier: Promo

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Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop S36 Ep7: Saw Like a Butterfly!: Promo

The Woodwright's Shop

S36 Ep7: Saw Like a Butterfly!: Promo

The great poet-athlete Muhammad Ali inspires the best lessons in woodworking.

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S36 Ep7: Saw Like a Butterfly!: Promo

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