39 episodes

When it comes to carving your niche in the new millennium, come to the man who knows what it takes to survive! This storied UNC-TV series starring Roy Underhill celebrates over 33 years of teaching traditional woodworking skills to millions of national public television viewers.

The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill | UNC-TV UNC-TV Foundation

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    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

When it comes to carving your niche in the new millennium, come to the man who knows what it takes to survive! This storied UNC-TV series starring Roy Underhill celebrates over 33 years of teaching traditional woodworking skills to millions of national public television viewers.

    • video
    Plain Pine Box | UNC-TV

    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.

    • 26 min
    • video
    Tool Smithing with Peter Ross | UNC-TV

    Tool Smithing with Peter Ross | UNC-TV

    Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy the art of tool-making.

    • 26 min
    • video
    Welsh Stick Chair II | UNC-TV

    Welsh Stick Chair II | UNC-TV

    The challenge of the Welsh stick chair continues as Roy shapes spindles and backs for a proper sit-down.

    • 26 min
    • video
    Welsh Stick Chair I | UNC-TV

    Welsh Stick Chair I | UNC-TV

    Roy makes this country cousin of the Windsor chair using the same tools and techniques as the original craftsman.

    • 26 min
    • video
    Hollows & Rounds | UNC-TV

    Hollows & Rounds | UNC-TV

    These most basic molding planes also prove the most versatile as we look at making and using wooden hollows and rounds.

    • 26 min
    • video
    Bowl Carving with Peter Follansbee | UNC-TV

    Bowl Carving with Peter Follansbee | UNC-TV

    Master craftsman Peter Follansbee joins Roy to hew huge bowls from poplar & sycamore wood.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Woodwright viewer ,

Love the show

A true masterpiece, I wish more knew of this show.

lbw2112 ,

A Legend from PBS

Finally!!! So cool to see Roy in podcast form. I've been watching this show for close to if not at 30 years, and it's the most unique woodworking program still to this day. My all time favorite "crafts" type of show. You get to see what old tools are, what they did and he only uses them for his projects, along with a little history lesson when he's creating it. You can't help but like Roy, his love and sheer joy with doing this comes through with every show, not to mention his humor. I can't remember too may times when I didn't see him smiling or laughing. 30 years... wow, I'm old.

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