Web site: http://www.woodsmithshop.com/
The pages of Woodsmith magazine come to life in this unique concept for public television. Each of the thirteen, half-hour episodes is built around a theme and teaches the skills and safe tool techniques necessary to build a variety of woodworking projects in a home shop. On each program, host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith, leads a cast of editors and project designers as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, and techniques. Segments on most programs include "The Basics," "Techniques," "Three Things to Consider," "Tool Tune-Up," "Shop Tips," "Oops! When Things Go Wrong," and "Woodworkers' Roundtable." Produced by Iowa Public Television in high-definition and shot on a special set built just for this program, most episodes include detailed animations that show exactly how machines work and wood joints are assembled. Whether viewers are just starting out or have been woodworking for years, they'll find something new in every episode to apply to their next project. In addition, a companion website (www.WoodsmithShop.com) offers a handy place to find additional resources and download free technique articles and plans for projects shown in the series.
Weekend Project: Candle Centerpiece #402
Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant centerpiece that will light up any room.
- KET2 Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 pm EDT
Table Saw Jigs and Accessories #403
Make perfect crosscuts and get tight-fitting tenons with your table saw. Also, how to build a couple of easy-to-build table saw jigs that guarantee perfect results every time.
- KET2 Saturday, May 25 at 3:00 pm EDT
Sawhorse Roundup #404
Two examples of sawhorses - a traditional heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery; and a new stacking-style that locks together with tabs and notches.
- KET2 Saturday, June 1 at 3:00 pm EDT
Conquering Curves #405
Learn the basics of adding graceful curves to your next project - starting with a graceful curved front table, then a beautiful bow-front drawer, and finally a unique bentwood coat rack.
- KET2 Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 pm EDT
Ribbon Handle Box #406
Learn tricks for fitting a lid and getting super-strong miter joints. Plus, the secret to adding a flowing, wood ribbon handle to wrap it up.
- KET2 Saturday, June 15 at 3:00 pm EDT
Hand Plane How-To #407
See the tips, tricks, and techniques for getting perfect results with one or two small hand planes. The block and shoulder planes are highlighted.
- KET2 Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 pm EDT
Blade and Bit Storage #408
How to store blades in pull-out trays, a wall-mounted rack, and a two-sided case. Plus, simple storage solutions for router and drill bits.
- KET2 Saturday, June 29 at 3:00 pm EDT
Router Jigs and Accessories #409
Experts share favorite jigs and accessories that will make your router work faster, safer, and more accurately.
- KET2 Saturday, July 6 at 3:00 pm EDT
Sliding Door Cabinet #410
The delicate molding details catch your eye, but it's the unique sliding doors that set this cabinet apart. Learn the techniques for building flawless-fitting sliding doors.
- KET2 Saturday, July 13 at 3:00 pm EDT
Shop Storage: Slant-front Tool Cart #411
This plywood project features handy pullout drawers for plenty of storage, and screw together joinery makes it easy to build.
- KET2 Saturday, July 20 at 3:00 pm EDT
Mobile Shop Cart #412
A large work surface, heavy-duty construction, and plenty of storage make this a must-have project for any shop.
- KET2 Saturday, July 27 at 3:00 pm EDT
Top Shop Tips #413
Tips and techniques to make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate.
- KET2 Saturday, August 3 at 3:00 pm EDT
Official web site: http://www.woodsmithshop.com/