22nd PBS Season
three centuries of American woodworking in your new season
of The Woodwright’s Shop. Woodworkers from America’s
premier historical villages join host Roy Underhill to explore
traditional woodworking, literally from the cradle to the
grave (or at least to the coffin maker!). With projects from
a triangular dovetailed box to wooden wagon wheels, the 22nd
season of The Woodwright’s Shop covers every angle
of the essential American art.
Dovetail a Triangular Box
Learn how to make a beautiful tulip wood jewelry box
with a walnut lid and inserted walnut dovetails.
Shaker Work Table
Turn and join an ingenious and historic table with
a dovetailed drawer that opens at either end.
Craftsman Wall Cabinet
Mortice and tenon this solid oak, glass-fronted cabinet
in the eternally modern Arts & Crafts style.
Scandinavian Milking Stool
This four-legged stool from the land of the Vikings
is as handy in the living room as it is in the barn.
Spill Plane & Book Stand
Two wonderful woodworking tricks from centuries past
to amaze and amuse the modern world.
Expectant parents (or grands) can craft this cradle
from pine and decorate it in the Native American Style.
Shutter Dogs from the Blacksmiths
See how the Williamsburg blacksmiths forge the wrought
iron hardware for Colonial era shutters. (Taped in Colonial
Rustic Furniture Maker Dan Mack
Join a master of the rustic arts as he forms fantastic
furniture from the forest.
Learn the exacting trade of the men who make wooden
wheels for Williamsburg’s wagons. (Taped in Williamsburg,
Limberjacks & Dancing Dolls
Gail Haley shows how to carve limberjack dolls that
dance and prance as you pound the paddle.
Plymouth Plantation Woodworkers
Visit the recreated Pilgrim village to learn the secrets
of the earliest American woodworkers.
The Colonial Carpenters
The carpenter’s shop at Colonial Williamsburg show
how to make historic houses by hand. (Taped in Williamsburg,
Craftsmen of Old Sturbridge Village
Explore the new woodworking shop at Old Sturbridge
Village where the planes get fancy. (Taped in New England’s
Old Sturbridge Village, about an hour west of Boston, MA.)
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