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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

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

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

Details of Craftsmanship #901 [TV-G]
The Details of Craftsmanship series will help you become a better woodworker.

  • KET2 Saturday, October 17 at 3:00 pm EDT

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, October 24 at 3:00 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Saturday, October 31 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, November 7 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, November 14 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, November 21 at 3:00 pm EST
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