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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wws/

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This series demonstrates traditional furniture making.

TV Schedule

Groovers & Shakers #3505 [TV-G]
Roy explores the dovetailed and grooved construction techniques of Shaker drawers.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 6 at 3:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Monday, March 21 at 6:00 pm EST

Tool Smithing with Peter Ross #3512 [TV-G]
Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy the art of tool-making.

  • KET2 Monday, February 8 at 6:00 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, March 16 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, April 16 at 3:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, May 9 at 6:00 pm EDT

Cross Cut Conundrum #3507 [TV-G]
A cross-cutting wood saw seems the most simple of tools, but Roy finds sharp lessons.

  • KET Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, February 20 at 3:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Monday, April 4 at 6:00 pm EDT

Turning Shaker Knobs #3506 [TV-G]
Roy turns the cherry knobs for Shaker furniture and shows how to finish a joined table top.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 13 at 3:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Monday, March 28 at 6:00 pm EST

Plain Pine Box #3513 [TV-G]
Roy looks into the simplest form of furniture, the plain pine box.

  • KET2 Monday, February 15 at 6:00 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, March 23 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, April 23 at 3:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm EDT

Bowl Carving with Peter Follansbee #3508 [TV-G]
Master craftsman Peter Follansbee joins Roy to hew huge bowls from poplar and sycamore wood.

  • KET Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, February 27 at 3:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Monday, April 11 at 6:00 pm EDT

Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show #3501 [TV-G]
Roy rives, shapes, and bends the ash wood bows for a rocking cradle based on one spotted in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.

  • KET2 Monday, February 22 at 6:00 pm EST

Hollows & Rounds #3509 [TV-G]
Basic molding planes prove the most versatile when making and using wooden hollows and rounds.

  • KET Wednesday, February 24 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, March 26 at 3:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Monday, April 18 at 6:00 pm EDT

Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show II #3502 [TV-G]
Roy completes the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers, and makes a lathe-turned carrier bar to join it all together.

  • KET2 Monday, February 29 at 6:00 pm EST

Welsh Stick Chair #3510 [TV-G]
Roy makes a country cousin of the Windsor chair using the same tools and techniques as the original craftsman.

  • KET Wednesday, March 2 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, April 2 at 3:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Monday, April 25 at 6:00 pm EDT

Stamp Out Cookie Carving! #3503 [TV-G]
Woodcarver Mary May carves springerle cookie molds for every occasion from apple and cherry wood.

  • KET2 Monday, March 7 at 6:00 pm EST

Welsh Stick Chair II #3511 [TV-G]
Roy shapes spindles and backs for a proper sit-down for this Welsh stick chair.

  • KET Wednesday, March 9 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, May 2 at 6:00 pm EDT

Double Drawer Shaker Table #3504 [TV-G]
Roy cuts the tricky mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of this famous Shaker table.

  • KET2 Monday, March 14 at 6:00 pm EST

Taming The Timber Bench #3401 [TV-G]
Your legs will stay tight in this German carpenter's bench built with stopped sliding dovetails.

  • KET Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00 am EST

Pinch Rod and Squeezy Blocks #3402 [TV-G]
This pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars will help you get your chests square.

  • KET Wednesday, April 6 at 5:00 am EDT

Tapered Tail Tripod Table 1 #3403 [TV-G]
Walnut legs riven from the log begin this table inspired by the 19th century Dominy workshops.

  • KET Wednesday, April 13 at 5:00 am EDT

Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2 #3404 [TV-G]
A walnut burl top and some tricky turning make tapered dovetails for our three-legged table.

  • KET Wednesday, April 20 at 5:00 am EDT

Viceless Devices #3405 [TV-G]
From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain.

  • KET Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00 am EDT

Daring Diagonal Dovetails #3406 [TV-G]
Learn to cut the rising diagonal dovetail for corners that are stronger and striking.

  • KET Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 am EDT

Shop Class Tabouret #3407 [TV-G]
The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to focus on the grain.

  • KET Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 5:00 am EDT

Campaign Furniture #3408 [TV-G]
Campaign furniture made for travel to the far-flung reaches of the Empire are highlighted.

  • KET Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:00 am EDT

Fitting Brass #3409 [TV-G]
Discover how to fit brass corners and hardware flush with the surfaces of Campaign furniture.

  • KET Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:00 am EDT

The Crotch and the Horse #3410 [TV-G]
An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains showcases the strength of natural shapes in timber.

  • KET Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:00 am EDT

Dovetail Saw #3411 [TV-G]
Tom Calisto makes a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons.

  • KET Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:00 am EDT

Tempered Steel #3412 [TV-G]
Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer.

  • KET Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 5:00 am EDT

Woodwright! - The Musical #3413 [TV-G]
The Underhill Rose band joins Roy in the shop for a musical misadventure.

  • KET Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am EDT
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