Cutting bead molding with hand planes for corners that look sharp and last longer.
The steam-bent greenwood chair.
Forging the essential bench tool -- the hold fast.
A folk carving master whittles white cedar fans and birds.
Using walnut and boxwood to make a little box with a lock.
First lessons in woodcarving.
Making a joiner's mallet with ash head and hickory handle.
Making gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp molding through perfect planing.
Century-old, foot-powered woodworking machines.
A walnut bookstand.
Creating decorative veneer patterns using oval engines and knives.
Sloyd, the late 19th century Swedish system of learning woodworking.
A plank with inserted legs serves as a chair, table or bench.
The ancient Roman woodworker's bench.
Muhammad Ali inspires the best lessons in woodworking.
Swedish shrink boxes made from hollowed wood with inserted bottoms.
Testing the strength of the classic wedged mortise and tenon joint for take-apart furniture.
Historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin and Muhammad Ali inspire a new line of waving arm wooden whirligigs.
A slope-lidded, carved box made from white and red oak.
Easy-to-make wooden gift boxes with mitered corners and lids that slide in grooves.
Reviving Vincent Van Gogh's famous chair.
The simplest form of furniture -- the plain pine box.
The art of tool-making, including dividers, calipers and turning tools.
Shaping spindles and backs on a Welsh stick chair.
The Welsh stick chair, a cousin of the Windsor chair.
Making and using wooden hollows and rounds.
Hewing huge bowls from poplar and sycamore wood.
Cross-cutting wood saw.
Turning the cherry knobs for Shaker furniture with a foot-powered lathe; finishing a joined table top.
The dovetailed and grooved construction techniques of Shaker drawers.
Cutting the mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of a Shaker table.
Carving springerle cookie molds from apple and cherry wood.
Completing the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers, joined together by a lathe-turned carrier bar.
Shaping and bending ash wood bows for a rocking cradle based on one from the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.
A musical misadventure with the Underhill Rose band.
Forging, welding, hardening and tempering tool steel.
A brass-backed hand saw.
An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains demonstrates that the natural shapes in timber make the strongest wooden construction.
Fitting brass corners and hardware flush with surfaces of campaign furniture.
Campaign furniture made for travel.
Pay attention to the grain when making an old shop class plant stand.
Cutting the rising diagonal dovetail to make strong corners.
Rediscovering an old trick.
A tripod table with a walnut burl top and tapered dovetails.
A tripod table with walnut legs.
A pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars.
A classic German carpenter's bench with stopped sliding dovetails.
A simple and useful Dutch tool chest with a 30-degree slanted lid.
English try square based on examples in the Benjamin Seaton tool chest.
Forging iron hinges and locks.
Making and fitting beveled panels and storage till into a framed chest.
Framing a small, mortised and tenoned chest in the Old English style.
Old saw-sharpening vise.
The miter-clamped breadboard end makes a broad desktop that stays flat.
Pine standing desk.
High-relief carving with sharp gouges and good-grained wood.
Raised panels for doors.
Adjustable bookstand from walnut and maple.
Making metal screws with an 1889 foot-powered lathe.
Two-screw wooden vise.
Simple tool chest.
Making a drop-leaf table without the rule joint.
Tidy oak box.
Restoring windows in an old mill using a guide stick system.
Turning ovals and offsets by measuring once and turning twice.
Spike dogs and cant hooks for log holding and handling.
Classic hammer veneering.
Making a name in holly wood by setting slender stringing into the slotted surface.
Making spoons using an axe and traditional hook knife.
Traditional joint stool.
A simple square with laps and bridles.
Making the stiles and rails of a classic raised panel door.
Making wooden rakes and rounded reels from steam-bent stock.
Oak field gate.
Mortise and tenon joints frame a gate.
The work of Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker in North Carolina during the 1800s.
Stretching a basic kit of tools.
The three classes of English sawcuts.
Cutting the dado and sliding joints to make a bookcase.
Completing the rocking chair.
Comfortable rocking chair.
An old tool chest dates back to the early 1800s.
Fitting frames and fine furniture.
An 18th-century corner cupboard.
Completing the corner cupboard with glass casement doors and molded crown.
Building the frame and panel door for a corner cupboard.
A walnut tripod table boasts a turned top and dovetailed legs.
Wood has a lightness to support a leg that is lacking.
A sturdy Shaker side table has arched feet and tenoned trestle top.
A giant steam engine drives ancient saws and window sash mills.
A woodworker deals with swelling, shrinking, bending and breaking.
Traditional Shaker worsted tape in checkerboard patterns.
A classic rocking chair of turned and steam-bent maple.
The whirlygig man turns a hand to mechanical toys.
Building chairs, instruments and fine furniture.
A medieval tool kit.
Decorative veneer patterns using oval engines and sharp knives.
Hand cutting and applying fine wood veneer.
Carved wooden toys.
Drilling bits, braces, augers and angle borers; boring a square hole.
Cold joining and shaping Colonial locks and hinges.
First lessons in fine furniture carving from Mack Headley, Colonial Williamsburg cabinet shop.
A five-sided bookstand based on designs found in Paris.
Finishing the chest with a mitered and paneled lid and tongue-and-groove bottom.
A little dovetailed chest of pine.
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley makes a walnut side table.
A celebration of American innovation at Greenfield Village.
A Williamsburg blacksmith forges hinges following instructions in a 17th-century manual.
Ox yokes and timber framing at a school fixated on low-tech solutions.
Woodworking traditions of the Moravian settlers at Old Salem.
Swinging shelves keep plants in the sun on a Victorian stand.
Hidden drawer on a missionary's candle box.
A modern violin-maker works with tools and techniques that have not changed for centuries.
A tool chest, drawers and vises complete the workbench.
A workbench from Provence uses puzzling dovetails to join the legs and bench top.
Metalworking forges the cutters to make wooden screws.
Steam-bent hoops and wooden adjusting screws complete the 18th-century embroidery stand.
An 18th-century embroidery stand from Colonial Williamsburg.
A 17th-century Bible box.
Many forms of journeyman joint hold drawers together.
Belt-driven machines from the 19th century make window sashes.
Making and restoring webbed and stuffed chair-seats.
Fitting the beveled elm panels into the oak wheelbarrow frame.
Oak, ash, elm and iron make the wheel of the barrow.
How to sharpen, tune and use the Japanese plane.
Thoreau's search for moral lessons in the grain of the woodwork.
Framing and finishing the Windsor highchair.
Bending and turning the stock to make a Windsor highchair.
A second-generation maker of furniture builds chairs in the rustic Adirondack style.
Turning and carving the double spiral of the barley-twist table.
A three-legged, oak drop-leaf table hails from the English Civil War era.
A maritime miniature in a flask.
Restoring Thomas Jefferson's retreat, Poplar Forest, and James Madison's Montpelier.
A Tennessee museum with perpetual motion machines and white oak baskets.
Authentic bottoms for post and rung chairs made from hickory bark and corn shucks.
Nora Hall is trained in the European woodcarving tradition.
A workbench made of panel-raising planing and hand-cut dovetails.
A little workbench.
Two traditional tools for the weaver's wool.
Secrets inside tool chests from three generations of British and American woodworkers.
The Renaissance Man's woodworking plane.
A master craftsman makes a walnut desk with secret drawers.
Making puzzles out of maple, ebony and cocobolo.
A little garden bench made from heart cypress.
Using simple tools to make inlaid patterns on the legs of federal furniture.
Alternating squares of light and dark wood to make a chess board and box.
Unfolding a solid block into multilateral products.
A woodworker makes tools for transiting water.
Treenware; bowls; spoons.
Craftsmen at the North House Folk School.
Wooden thread cutter; wooden vise screws and nuts.
Wood turning; treadle lathes.
Cooperage; butter bucket; cheese churn.
Splitting and shaving a French-Canadian chair.
Cutting and soldering coffee pots and tin cups.
Carving the curved panels of red cedar for a cedar chest.
Carving Cherokee flutes and masks.
Two chairs for children -- a child's rocker and a little stool with sliding dovetails.
Turning the top of a colonial revival triangular table.
Indiana frontier and early town life at Conner Prairie.
Woodworkers and blacksmiths of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Caver David Calvo gives lessons in traditional woodworking.
A turned corner chair on the treadle lathe with a rush seat and built-up back.
Sharpening, tuning and using wood planes.
How to inlay furniture with traditional tools.
Work is completed on a new workbench with grooves, rabbets and dados.
Designs from a century old boy's how-to book.
The woodworking shop at Old Sturbridge Village, Mass.
Historic houses; Williamsburg, Va.
A re-created Pilgrim village reveals secrets of early American woodworkers.
Carving limberjack dolls that dance.
Wooden wagon wheels; Williamsburg, Va.
Blacksmiths in Williamsburg, Va., forge Colonial-era shutters.
Crafting a cradle from pine and decorating it in the American Indian style.
Two items from centuries past -- the spill plane and book stand.
Four-legged milking stool from the land of the Vikings.
Solid oak, glass-fronted cabinet in the Arts and Crafts style.
An ingenious table with a dovetailed drawer that opens at either end.
Making a tulip wood jewelry box with a walnut lid and inserted walnut dovetails.
Tips from Williamsburg cabinetmakers who made traditional tables.
Making a weapon of walnut and wrought steel.
Sash derived from designs by Colonial carpenters.
Chairs for children and dolls.
Historic house; hovel; hinges; hopper; hewing.
Restoring and raising a timber barn at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Making a medieval music instrument that is played like a recorder.
Rounder plane; dowels.
Chair; Welsh woodworking.
Producing a sawhorse for the professional or the putterer, using pine polygons.
Host Roy Underhill looks back at 20 years of woodcarving, from trips abroad to hand-tool injuries.
Michael Dunbar demonstrates his technique for making Windsor chairs.
The cabinetmakers at the Hay Shop at Colonial Williamsburg demonstrate their skills.
Creating flutes, whistles, rattles and other noise-making toys.
How colonial hardware and tools are made at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.
Patrick Edwards demonstrates the art behind 18th-century ebinestes-made furniture decorated with colored wood.
Re-creating and restoring 19th-century furniture and other items.
A master carver whose decoys sell for thousands of dollars offers advice to novice carvers.
Constructing mortise-and-tenon and dovetail joints with heavy-timber carpentry.
Building a floor-standing oak bookcase designed especially for reference books.
Banjomaker George Wunderlich explains how to build a 19th-century banjo.
Constructing a lathe-turned, three-legged chair found in the paintings of Bruegel.
Making a walnut and pine desk box using a saw, a plane and a chisel.
Wayne Barton, director of the Alpine School of Woodworking; chip carving.
Chair transforms into a ladder.
Segmented and turned wheels for toys that roll.
Sharpening saws; making saws.
Hungarian-born cabinetmaker and dovetailer Frank Klaus.
Museums dedicated to technology preservationists Henry Mercer and Eric Sloane.
Mystic Seaport craftsmen build a full-scale replica of a slave ship.
Floral carving; David Calvos.
Making a chair from a tree the traditional way.
A space-saving table based on a 17th-century design.
Hewing, carving and turning a shoulder yoke for carrying sap buckets.
Fitting out a tool cabinet with shelves and dovetailed drawers.
How the Jamestown colonists built their settlement in 1607.
The woodworking traditions of the 18th-century Moravians.
Making traditional Russian folk toys, including pecking chickens and blacksmithing bears.
Repairing and using 19th-century tools, including folding saw machines and treadle jigsaws.
Mounting a tool cabinet over a workbench.
Williamsburg basketmaker Robert Watson constructs a white oak basket.
Using a foot-powered treadle lathe for wood turning.
Making rustic furniture using the inner bark of a hickory tree.
Two historic designs for a child's chair -- plank and post and rung.
Chip carving techniques for decorating furniture.
Dovetailing a humidor made from Spanish cedar.
A visit to Canada's largest open-air museum to see life before the advent of electricity.
Making a single-drawered Shaker side table.
A demonstration of Shaker craftsmanship that includes their famous round barns.
Different kinds of nutcrackers, including two-plier styles, screw crackers and the Gallagher mallet.
Making replacement parts for damaged wooden windows using century-old tools.
Making a traditional hanging bookcase with two shelves and hand-dovetailed drawers.
Using nothing but hand planes and panel door joinery to build a hall bench with storage space underneath.
Building Shaker boxes that are light and strong enough to stand on.
Making a Chinese bamboo chair with a Western look.
Making a Windsor high chair, from turning the legs on a foot-powered lathe to steam-bending the curving arms.
Carving a traditional ball in a cage and endless chain, often found on Welsh love spoons.
Modifying a shaving horse to make benches of all kinds.
Historian Henry Petrovski and sharpener guru Gus Stefuriac trace the history of the pencil.
Roy Underhill explores the timber-framed houses of Old Salem, N.C., learning how Central European traditions were adapted.
The craftsmen of Old Salem, N.C., keep alive the craft traditions of 18th-century settlers from Moravia.
Toys with puzzle joints; sand-powered toys.
Finishing the Windsor chair using steam bending and carving techniques.
Framing a Windsor chair using a hickory log and a pine plank.
The craftsmen of the Alsace region of France who keep Gallic woodworking traditions alive.
Carving an African drum from a single, hollowed-out log.
Roy Underhill makes a roll-front cabinet using techniques that can be applied to a full-size roll-top desk.
Traditional French carpenters use the "besaigue," a giant double-edged chisel.
How to seamlessly inset holly and brass inlay into a cedar box.
A complex box is made using the secret dovetail joint.
Roy Underhill makes a New York Roycroft colony-style bookcase.
Early American carpentry is seen in the bell tower and steeple of a church built in 1750.
How harness makers in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., make leather trunks using a wooden frame.
Secrets of New York's Adirondack regional woodworking specialties: rustic furniture and guide boats.
Variations on an adjustable-height candle stand.
Completing the folding workbench and the devices for holding wood while it's being worked.
A 19th-century folding workbench made from oak and pine.
Roy Underhill visits a wooden boat building school in Maine.
Making a wooden scoop shovel out of a single piece of basswood or poplar.
Making a classic trestle table with a stay-flat top.
How a dozen variations of the chisel work in shaping wood.
Making a walking stick that opens into a portable chair like one used by Thomas Jefferson.
How to sharpen chisels and planes, and a chisel's-eye view of making a whetstone case.
Blacksmiths at Colonial Williamsburg, Va., demonstrate how to forge reproduction hinges, hasps and furniture hardware.
Blacksmiths at the Anderson forge in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., demonstrate how to make and temper woodworking tools.
A behind-the-scenes look at an exhibit of Early American woodworking tools at Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
Panel-frame technique; raised-panel construction.
A Shaker-inspired sewing stand containing a lathe-turned tripod table and a dovetailed drawer.
Making a wooden lock like the ones formerly used to secure kitchens and smokehouses.
How to build a timber-framed house using Early American tools and mortise-and-tenon joints.
A turned and bent-wood needlework hoop modeled after an 18th-century example in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
Shaping white oak with drawknife and spokeshave into an Early American highchair in an introduction to post-and-rung chair-making.
Making a dovetailed sea chest that is shaped to fit against a ship's sloping sides.
Roy Underhill travels the Emerald Isle in search of Irish woodworkers and their traditions, including harp-making and thatching.
Crafted tool box; design and techniques; walnut cutlery tray.
Roy Underhill visits the Welsh Folk Museum where he learns about clog-making, spoon-carving and other skills.
A tour of Scandinavia's folk museums and their log buildings.
Scandinavian woodworking traditions and the craftsmen who keep them alive.
Starting a spiral turning on the lathe, then carving it into a double-helix candle stick.
Making a flying ball clock and other gadgets suitable for young woodworkers.
A visit to the restored home and brass-and-pewter shop of James Geddy in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
How to finish the steam-bent hickory back of the Windsor chair.
How to adz and smooth the chair's seat plank and bore holes for the legs.
The making of a Windsor chair begins with turning the spindles using a springpole lathe.
Using old tools, Roy creates a hickory-bound cedar cask.
A single piece of hickory is steamed and bent into a hay fork.
Roy Underhill and leathercrafter Doug Rowe make a fireplace bellows using pine, tin and leather.
Squaring with the broadax, the plane, the gauge and the try square.
A music stand with cabriole legs and an adjustable turned column.
The sturdy little chair from Old Salem, a Moravian settlement in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.
Woodcarving traditions of the New Mexico highlands, including the secrets of the Santa Fe staircase.
Using hand tools to do panel and frame work in order to create a chest from the 1600s.
Exploring an old tool chest and how to restore the tools within it.
Colonial Williamsburg cabinetmakers show how to re-create classic furniture finishes.
Marcus Hansen shows how to reproduce 18th-century veneering and patterned wood banding.
A yellow pine standing desk with mortises and turned legs.
Completing a hand dovetailed frame for a tape loom and turning the posts on a foot-powered lathe.
Making a small tape loom using a single board of walnut and a handmade saw.
Spanish Colonial furniture making; Taos craftsman Roberto Lavadie.
Roy and African-American craftsman Robert Watson make a bentwood and turned-wood chair from the Ivory Coast.
Jane and Roy Underhill make a simple quilting frame from Virginia's Belle Grove Plantation.
San Juan Islands toolmaker Greg Blomberg and traditional bentwood boxes.
A master of Japanese woodcrafting shares the 1,000-year-old traditions of his craft.
Making a dovetailed bookcase in the style of Thomas Jefferson.
A visit to Monticello to explore Thomas Jefferson's woodworking legacy.
Wood toys, tools and treasures for last-minute gift-giving.
Williamsburg's master craftsmen share colonial woodworking secrets.
A master blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg shares his ancient craft.
Making a traditional four-poster bed using the early period hand tools.
Making bows and arrows the same way ancient hunters made them.
Using a treadle lathe to make rattles, rings and toy animals.
Using an adze to create a bread bowl for kneading from a split poplar log.
Weaving a chair bottom with strips split from a white oak's sapwood.
White oak sticks are joined to frame the rocking chair.
Roy Underhill demonstrates how to split out and shave the wood for a chair.
A sabotier demonstrates how to make traditional wooden shoes.
Roy makes a rake from white oak and hickory.
Making a kayak from green oak, canvas and house paint in one afternoon.
The tricks of wood turning on a foot-powered lathe.
Roy uses dovetailed drawers to organize his tool chest.
Roy makes a whirligig.
Roy crafts walking sticks.
Making a Colonial garden gate of red cedar and heart pine.
The origins of German craftsmanship at the Franconian Open-Air Museum.
Franconian carpenters are preserving traditional German craftsmanship.
A revolving bookcase based on plans in an old English joiner's manual.
Jonathan Kline shows how to prepare black ash tree wood for basketmaking.
Roy Underhill opens season 10 with a German-inspired rocking horse.
Artisan Chris Lang demonstrates how to inlay wood veneer pictures.
Making the log cabin's wooden shingles and latches; laying the roof.
Framing the log cabin's doors, windows, roof and gable ends.
Trees are cut, hewed and notched to begin building a log cabin.
Colonial Williamsburg housewrights make hand-molded clay bricks.
Housewrights from Colonial Williamsburg craft raised-panel wainscot joinery.
Three trick boxes -- the snake, the birdcage and the exploding outhouse.
Tinsmith Peter Blum uses basic tools to make a candle sconce.
Using a knife, hammer and nails to make a bent-willow chair.
Making three toys -- the limberjack, the jumping jack and the pantine.
Cutting half-blind dovetail joints for the drawer of the butterfly table.
Making the dropleaf rule joint for the butterfly table using handmade tools.
Roy Underhill makes a Colonial-style butterfly table.
Making a tankard based on one salvaged from King Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose.
Turning the legs for an 18th-century tavern table and joining them to the oval top at splayed angles.
North Carolina cabinetmaker Thomas Day and the carpentry of Stagville Plantation's great barn.
American woodworking's medieval roots are explored in English museums.
Roy re-creates medieval chairs.
Roy makes a dulcimer.
Making wooden toys, including farmyard animals and puzzles.
Roy makes a bench/tool chest.
Sledmaking for beginners -- bending oak and iron into a clipper and a toboggan.
With the addition of harnesses, heddles and treadles, the loom is ready for warping; finishing work includes finer versions of the frame joints.
Roy begins building the joined timber frame of a four harness loom, based on a colonial Williamsburg traditional cloth weaving loom.
Roy uses a self-made lathe and special drills to make a recorder and a flute.
An eighth season of woodworking projects with Roy Underhill. First up: a folding library ladder.
Making woodcuts for special prints.
Making cribbage, chess and backgammon boards.
Civil War-era tools and techniques are used on a North Carolina farm.
A look at old farm skills including barn building and plowwrighting.
Utilizing twigs and bramble in rustic woodwork.
Handling oxen in a quagmire.
Wooden figures that move in the wind.
Making embroidery hoops and needlework frames.
Creating a worthy bookcase.
Utilizing muscle-powered machinery to create classic American bentwood containers.
Making a proper outdoors chair.
Extending timber by the scarfing method.
A double dovetail and a fox tenon.
Making a doghouse utilizing various styles -- cruck frame, hammer beam or king post.
The master blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg reveals the secrets of the edge toolmaker.
A children's wagon with an oak box and elm wheels.
Roy Underhill makes a portable dovetail desk.
Colonial Williamsburg craftsmen demonstrate 18th-century chair-building techniques.
Making a cannon carriage and bayonet are demonstrated in the blacksmith shop at Colonial Williamsburg.
Unusual gift ideas -- a Chinese flying machine and an Archimedean drill.
Using a foot-treadle lathe; putting the finishing touches on joined furniture.
A beginner's project -- building a small frame stool from an oak block.
An 18th-century folding spring-return lathe.
Cutting box joint pliers from a single piece of wood... and getting a 16th-century bookstand.
Ozark treen expert Roger Sandstrom demonstrates the crafting of spoons and ladles.
Roy makes giant wooden screws and nuts, screwboxes and taps for the hickory helix.
Joinery; glazing; windows for a cupboard.
A tiny water wheel runs a beer-bottle music box.
Fixing a wagon.
Refining ore into wrought iron.
Adding drawers and a top to the hutch table.
A Colonial hutch table is also a chair.
Hand-powered 19th-century woodworking equipment.
A 14-year-old operates a woodworking business.
An infant's rocking cradle.
Harvesting hickory bark; weaving a chair bottom.
Intricate twigwork, the most creative and simple of the chairmaker's art.
A look at the toys, the crow chaser and the bilboquet.
Boat building with hand tools.
Victorian window sash joinery; mullions and muntins.
chalk lines; an incredible wood-boring contest.
A hammering contest at colonial Williamsburg.
Rip, Buhl, pit and musical saws.
Visits to the junkyard and fleamarkets for a variety of tools.
Roy Underhill demonstrates the ins and outs of drawer making with different approaches to the classic solution.
Roy Underhill demonstrates how to work with and care for planes.
Roy Underhill looks at the many different woodworking planes.
How to turn a dead tree into a candle stand; turning tops on a spring pole lathe; carving cabriole legs.
Roy Underhill demonstrates how to handle anything from broad axes to saws.
The mysteries of metal work, where toolmaking sometimes involves using junked materials.
Roy Underhill looks at three different styles of log construction.
Roy Underhill splits and weaves chair bottoms.
Roy Underhill makes a rung-and-post chair.
Roy Underhill demonstrates and compares three turning lathes.
Construction of a garden rake using hickory, sassafras and oak.
Completion of the upper part of the shaving horse using the oak log.
Roy Underhill demonstrates how to make a shaving horse and the art of splitting wood.
Roy Underhill chops down a tree demonstrating the proper use of the axe.
An 18th-century high chair with rush seating.
Building a small rowboat using traditional tools and techniques.
Making useful utensils for the kitchen, including a rolling pin, heavy spoon and a collapsible drinking cup.
The details of early American fences, including lightweight and portable fences, garden fences and post and rail fences used in forts.
Raising of the frame and timber structure for Anderson's Forge at Colonial Williamsburg.
Creating a cabriole leg with a ball and claw foot.
Creating a child-size, 17th-century chair.
Creating a simple and functional spring pole lathe.
The Dominy Workshop at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Del.
Una resistente mesa Shaker tiene arqueadas las patas y cubierta de caballete