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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

Classic Wall Mirror #510 [TV-G]
The delicate molding details catch your eye, but it's the unique display shelf that sets this Arts & Crafts inspired wall mirror apart. Learn the techniques for getting flawless fits as the Woodsmith editors build this classic heirloom project.

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

Picture-Perfect Miters #511 [TV-G]
The editors of Woodsmith show you how to build an all-new table saw sled to cut perfect miters.

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

Cherry Console #512 [TV-G]
The editors of Woodsmith magazine show you how to turn a sheet of plywood and some hardwood edging into an elegant storage project.

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

Top Shop Tips #513 [TV-G]
Favorite shop tips and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine.

  • KET2 Saturday, September 6 at 3:00 pm EDT

Slant Front Desk #801 [TV-G]
A solid-wood case and dovetailed drawers are built for an heirloom desk.

  • KET2 Saturday, September 13 at 3:00 pm EDT

Power Tool Bench #802 [TV-G]
Build a plywood and aluminum bench to make the most of the power tools you use in your shop.

  • KET2 Saturday, September 20 at 3:00 pm EDT

Curved-Front Wall Cabinet #803 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors create coopered doors and use templates for the curves on this wall cabinet.

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

Heirloom Music Box #804 [TV-G]
Learn how to work with small parts safely and accurately as an elegant music box is built.

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

Slat-Wall Storage System #805 [TV-G]
A unique shop-built, slat-wall storage system that adapts to your changing needs is highlighted.

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

Demilune Table #806 [TV-G]
Classic details and elegant curves take center stage as an heirloom demilune table is built.

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

Dartboard Cabinet #807 [TV-G]
A dartboard cabinet is built. It makes a fun addition to any home or even the shop.

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

Box-Jointed Tray & Vase #808 [TV-G]
A silverware tray is built with angled box joints and an elegant bandsawn vase.

  • KET2 Saturday, November 1 at 3:00 pm EST

TV Lift Cabinet #809 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 pm EST

5 Must-Know Joinery Techniques #810 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 pm EST

Cherry Sideboard #811 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST

Tambour Tool Cabinet #812 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST

Layout & Measuring Tips & Tricks #813 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST
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