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Roy Underhill's Woodwright Books & Guides

Celebrating 33 years of the Woodwright's Shop

Roy Underhill's PBS program, "The Woodwright's Shop," has brought classic hand-tool craftsmanship to viewers across America.

A former master craftsman at Colonial Williamsburg, Roy has inspired millions to "just say no to power tools" through his continuing work as a historian, craftsman, activist, and teacher.

Roy's Woodwright's Books are informed by a lifetime of experience and study. They honor the ingenuity of our ancestors, while encouraging us to rediscover the tools and techniques of self-reliance.

In his latest book, The Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge, Roy shows how to engage the mysteries of the splitting wedge and the cutting edge to shape wood from forest to furniture.

Book Titles:

The Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge & Edge
A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft
The Woodwright's Companion: Exploring Traditional Woodcraft
The Woodwright's Workbook: Further Exploration in Traditional Woodcraft
The Woodwright's Apprentice: Twenty Favorite Projects from the Wodwright's Shop
The Woodwright's Eclectic Workshop

Click here for a full list of the various books and guides.