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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 ( offers a handy place to find additional resources and download free technique articles and plans for projects shown in the series.

TV Schedule

Roll-Top Desk #611 [TV-G]
The editors of Woodsmith show how to build a classic roll-top desk with slide-in storage unit.

  • KET2 Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, September 26 at 3:00 pm EDT

Morris Chair #612 [TV-G]
The editors of Woodsmith magazine demonstrate the techniques to create this heirloom Morris chair.

  • KET2 Saturday, July 4 at 3:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Top Shop Tips #613 [TV-G]
Make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate with some of our favorite shop tips and techniques.

  • KET2 Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Workbench Basics #601 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors show the must-have features you need when choosing the right workbench.

  • KET2 Saturday, July 18 at 3:00 pm EDT

Book Rack and Mantel Clock #602 [TV-G]
The editors of Woodsmith create a stylish book rack or an elegant mantel clock in a weekend.

  • KET2 Saturday, July 25 at 3:00 pm EDT

5 Cool Tools #603 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors talk about five tools that transform the way they work in the shop.

  • KET2 Saturday, August 1 at 3:00 pm EDT

Modular Wine Server #604 [TV-G]
The modular design of this wine server makes it easy to build. Plus, the Woodsmith editors show you how easy it is to customize your own unique setup.

  • KET2 Saturday, August 8 at 3:00 pm EDT

Contoured Keepsake Box #605 [TV-G]
This keepsake box is a simple project that you can see the Woodsmith editors build step-by-step.

  • KET2 Saturday, August 15 at 3:00 pm EDT

Modular Bookcase #606 [TV-G]
Join the editors of Woodsmith as they pack a lot of woodworking into this beautiful bookcase.

  • KET2 Saturday, August 22 at 3:00 pm EDT

Classic Tool Chest #607 [TV-G]
This tool chest is built with basic joinery and solid-wood panels. Then the Woodsmith editors use shop-made molding to create a one-of-a-kind project.

  • KET2 Saturday, August 29 at 3:00 pm EDT

Campaign Chest #608 [TV-G]
Combine dovetail joinery, inset brass hardware, and a time-tested design to build a campaign chest.

  • KET2 Saturday, September 5 at 3:00 pm EDT

Our 5 Favorite Shop Jigs #609 [TV-G]
To get more out of the time you spend in your shop, the Woodsmith editors share the handy jigs and fixtures they use every day.

  • KET2 Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm EDT

Patio Cart #610 [TV-G]
Learn how to construct a long-lasting outdoor project and apply the right finish to a stylish cart.

  • KET2 Saturday, September 19 at 3:00 pm EDT
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