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Plain Pine Box | UNC-TV
Roy looks into the simplest form of furniture, the plain pine box, and discovers the many joys of this grave undertaking.
Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy the art of tool-making.
The challenge of the Welsh stick chair continues as Roy shapes spindles and backs for a proper sit-down.
Roy makes this country cousin of the Windsor chair using the same tools and techniques as the original craftsman.
These most basic molding planes also prove the most versatile as we look at making and using wooden hollows and rounds.
Master craftsman Peter Follansbee joins Roy to hew huge bowls from poplar & sycamore wood.
A cross-cutting wood saw seems the most simple of tools, but Roy finds sharp lessons caught between the teeth of his bucksaw buddy.
With foot-powered lathe, Roy turns the cherry knobs for Shaker furniture and shows how to finish a joined table top.
Discover the secrets inside Shaker drawers as Roy explores their dovetailed and grooved construction techniques.
Roy cuts the tricky mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of this famous Shaker table.
Woodcarver Mary May joins Roy to carve springerle cookie molds for every occasion from apple and cherry wood.
Roy completes the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers, and makes a lathe-turned carrier bar to join it all together.
Roy rives, shapes and bends the ash wood bows for a rocking cradle based on one spotted in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.
The Underhill Rose band joins Roy in the shop for a musical misadventure in the ways of the Woodwright.
Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld, harden and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer.
Tom Calisto joins Roy to make a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.
An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains shows how the natural shapes in timber make the strongest wooden construction.
Chris Schwarz shows how to fit brass corners and hardware flush with the surfaces of Campaign furniture.
Christopher Schwarz shows the ins and outs of Campaign furniture made for travel to the far-flung reaches of the Empire.
The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to pay attention to the grain, not just the machine.
Learn to cut the rising diagonal dovetail for corners that are stronger and striking, no matter how you look at them.
From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain and rediscovers and old trick from a rare book.
A walnut burl top and some tricky turning makes tapered dovetails for our three-legged table.
Walnut legs riven from the log begin this table inspired by the 19th century Dominy workshops.
This pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars will help you get your chests square and your dovetails tight.
Your legs will stay tight in this classic German carpenter’s bench built with stopped sliding dovetails.
Make a proper joiner’s mallet and you’ll never be lonely again! With ash head and hickory handle, Roy Underhill shows how to make a mallet for the ages.
Learn to make the simple and useful Dutch tool chest with its characteristic 30° slanted lid that never gets piled up with tools!
Christopher Schwarz shows Roy Underhill how to measure up with an English try square based on the examples in the famous Benjamin Seaton tool chest.
A master joiner shows RoyUnderhill how to make and fit the beveled panels and storage till into a framed chest from the Pilgrim era.
The master joiner of Plimoth Plantation shows how to frame a small, mortised and tenoned chest in the old English style.
Can you replace a chest of molding planes with one complex metal contraption? Roy Underhill pits monster planes against their wooden ancestors.
Using giant model rip and crosscut saws, RoyUnderhill shows how you can make your hand saws sing when you sharpen them right.
A mysterious old saw-sharpening vise reveals its secrets as Roy Underhill duplicates its beveled bridle joints and chamfered chops.
Classical carver Mary May gives Roy Underhill his first lessons on woodcarving - along with a proper rebuke for edge tool abuse!
Roy Underhill shows how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp and last longer.
Roy Underhill shows how to cut the coolest woodworking joint of all! The miter-clamped breadboard end makes a broad desktop that always stays flat.
Give your butt joints a break with the tenons and dovetails that connect this pine standing desk from Pennsylvania.