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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

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

  • KET2 Saturday, December 12 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, December 19 at 3:00 pm EST

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

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

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

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

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, January 9 at 3:00 pm EST

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

  • KET2 Saturday, January 16 at 3:00 pm EST

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, January 23 at 3:00 pm EST
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