Choosing Your Tools
Watch episodes that focus on selecting and using the right tools.
From bits to braces, augers to angle borers & even boring a square hole,you know the drill
Imagination (and a few strings) makes these carved critters come to life.
Build an oak, three-legged drop-leaf table from the time of the English civil war.
With ash head and hickory handle, Roy Underhill shows how to make a mallet for the ages.
Classical carver Mary May gives Roy Underhill his first lessons on woodcarving.
Woodcarver Mary May gives Roy Underhill his first lessons in floral carving.
Make a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.
Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints....
A master craftsman shows how to sharpen, tune and use the Japanese plane.
Mortise and tenon joints frame this classic feature of the English countryside.
Roy Underhill demonstrates elegant, iron, foot-powered woodworking machines.
Roy Underhill shows how to use an 1889 foot-driven metal working lathe.
Roy Underhill shows how you can make your hand saws sing when you sharpen them right.
Host Roy Underhill shows how to make a tidy oak box using grooves and splines.
Roy shows how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp.
Christopher Schwarz shows Roy Underhill how to measure up with an English try square.
29 From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain.
Meet a modern luthier who works with tools and techniques unchanged for centuries.
Swelling and shrinking, bending and breaking, the worker with wood must be wetness aware!