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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

Top-Notch Chiseling to High-End Hardware #902 [TV-G]
Take your chiseling techniques to the next level as the Woodsmith editors show you how to clean out a through mortise.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 pm EST

Perfect Tenons & Lumber Thicknesses #903 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors discuss the key tips and tricks for creating a rabbeted miter joint.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 pm EST

Smooth Curves, Slot-Cutters & Painting Hardware #904 [TV-G]
Learn how to choose and get the most out of a hand-held router and a slot-cutting bit.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 20 at 3:00 pm EST

In The Shop with Details of Craftsmanship #905 [TV-G]
Key techniques for building a Greene and Greene table are featured.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 27 at 3:00 pm EST

Tips, Tricks & Techniques #906 [TV-G]
Tips and tricks are shared, from handy assembly hints to using the right techniques.

  • KET2 Saturday, March 26 at 3:00 pm EST

Power Tool Essentials #907 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors focus on must-know power tool techniques for creating perfect project parts.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 2 at 3:00 pm EST

Fundamentals of Woodworking #908 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors show the best solutions for gluing up a perfect panel.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 9 at 3:00 pm EDT

Craftsmanship On Display #909 [TV-G]
The shop-tested techniques for building a rock-solid drawer using the table saw are provided.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 16 at 3:00 pm EDT

Working Small #910 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors go into the details of creating elegant drawer pulls for a hall table.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 23 at 3:00 pm EDT

Panel Basics, Storage & More #911 [TV-G]
The challenges of storage are discussed by featuring tips for making the most of drawer interiors.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 30 at 3:00 pm EDT

Details of Craftsmanship #912 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors dress up a panel by adding breadboards ends and decorative plugs.

  • KET2 Saturday, May 7 at 3:00 pm EDT

Details of Craftsmanship: Finishing #913 [TV-G]
The editors of Woodsmith magazine apply a finish to highlight the look of an elegant table.

  • KET2 Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT
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