Choosing Your Tools

 

Watch episodes that focus on selecting and using the right tools.

Cross Cut Conundrum

Cross Cut Conundrum

A cross-cutting wood saw seems the most simple of tools, but Roy finds sharp lessons.

Hollows & Rounds

Hollows & Rounds

These most basic molding planes also prove the most versatile.

A Very Boring Program

A Very Boring Program

From bits to braces, augers to angle borers & even boring a square hole,you know the drill

Animated Wooden Toys

Animated Wooden Toys

Imagination (and a few strings) makes these carved critters come to life.

As the Saw Turns

As the Saw Turns

...for cuttingcurves based on the pattern of century-old example.

Barley Twist Table, Pt.1

Barley Twist Table, Pt.1

Build an oak, three-legged drop-leaf table from the time of the English civil war.

Barley Twist Table, Pt.2

Barley Twist Table, Pt.2

See how to turn and carve the double spiral of the barley twist leg from Cromwell’s time.

Big Ash Mallet!

Big Ash Mallet!

With ash head and hickory handle, Roy Underhill shows how to make a mallet for the ages.

Carving Away with Mary May

Carving Away with Mary May

Classical carver Mary May gives Roy Underhill his first lessons on woodcarving.

Carving Swedish Spoons with Peter Follansbee

Carving Swedish Spoons with Peter Follansbee

With axe and traditional hook knife....

Carving the Camellia Woodcarver

Carving the Camellia Woodcarver

Woodcarver Mary May gives Roy Underhill his first lessons in floral carving.

Combination Planes

Combination Planes

Roy Underhill pits iron monster combination planes against their wooden ancestors.

Dovetail Saw

Dovetail Saw

Make a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.

Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz

Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz

Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints....

Japanese Planes With John Reed Fox

Japanese Planes With John Reed Fox

A master craftsman shows how to sharpen, tune and use the Japanese plane.

Oak Field Gate

Oak Field Gate

Mortise and tenon joints frame this classic feature of the English countryside.

Old Woodworking Machines

Old Woodworking Machines

Beautiful belt-driven 19th century machines still make window sashes in this New York shop

Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines

Roy Underhill demonstrates elegant, iron, foot-powered woodworking machines.

Sawing Secrets

Sawing Secrets

Chris Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, joins Roy...

Screw Cuttin’ Lathe

Screw Cuttin’ Lathe

Roy Underhill shows how to use an 1889 foot-driven metal working lathe.

Sharpen That Saw!

Sharpen That Saw!

Roy Underhill shows how you can make your hand saws sing when you sharpen them right.

Sharpen That Saw!

Sharpen That Saw!

Roy Underhill shows how you can make your hand saws sing when you sharpen them right.

Swinging Saw Vise

Swinging Saw Vise

A mysterious old saw-sharpening vise reveals its secrets.

The Eleven Grooved Box

The Eleven Grooved Box

Host Roy Underhill shows how to make a tidy oak box using grooves and splines.

The Venerable Bead

The Venerable Bead

Roy shows how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp.

Try Square with Christopher Schwarz

Try Square with Christopher Schwarz

Christopher Schwarz shows Roy Underhill how to measure up with an English try square.

Two Screws for You!

Two Screws for You!

Christopher Schwarz challenges Roy with a bench-top vise that changes everything!

Viceless Devices

Viceless Devices

29 From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain.

Violin Maker Joe Thrift

Violin Maker Joe Thrift

Meet a modern luthier who works with tools and techniques unchanged for centuries.

Wood & Water

Wood & Water

Swelling and shrinking, bending and breaking, the worker with wood must be wetness aware!

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