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 (www.WoodsmithShop.com) offers a handy place to find additional resources and download free technique articles and plans for projects shown in the series.
All Past Episodes
26:46 | #1213 | TV-G
The team in the Woodsmith Shop share tips and tricks covering the full range of woodworking topics.
26:46 | #1212 | TV-G
Watch the Woodsmith Shop woodworkers step through their favorite finishing techniques.
26:46 | #1211 | TV-G
Half the fun of making these unique canisters is creating wood threads with a clever router jig.
26:46 | #1210 | TV-G
The Woodsmith Shop woodworkers share a great design that's big on impact but in a small package.
26:46 | #1209 | TV-G
This classic oak rocker is sure to please - comfortable, well-made, and surprisingly easy to build.
26:46 | #1208 | TV-G
The Woodsmith crew build a flag case to honor those who served and sacrificed for their country.
26:46 | #1207 | TV-G
The Woodsmith crew puts routers to use for creating strong and great-looking woodworking joints.
26:46 | #1206 | TV-G
The Woodsmith Shop crew show how to make a strong and sturdy bench in a weekend.
26:47 | #1205 | TV-G
The Woodsmith crew make a storage cart that's sure to be a great addition to any kitchen.
26:46 | #1204 | TV-G
The Woodsmith Shop crew turn to a router table to walk through the steps for making this unique box.
26:46 | #1203 | TV-G
The Craftsman storage piece wraps up with a detailed look at the doors, drawers and a great finish.
26:47 | #1202 | TV-G
The Woodsmith Shop team building a solid wood case to create a classic gentleman's dresser.
26:47 | #1201 | TV-G
The cast of the Woodsmith Shop offer advice for people interesting in setting up a woodworking shop.
27:04 | #1113 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up the season with a series of tips and tricks segments.
27:04 | #1112 | TV-G
Watch the Woodsmith editors step through the final details of making the tray centerpiece.
27:04 | #1111 | TV-G
An elegant tray centerpiece starts from a single block of wood. A crosscut sled is highlighted.
27:04 | #1110 | TV-G
A mortising jig is a great option for the combination router table and a mitered box is made.
27:04 | #1109 | TV-G
Add versatility to the combination router table with an easy-to-build horizontal table.
27:04 | #1108 | TV-G
A router table insert is added to a completed tabletop. A scalloped lid is made for a decorative box.
27:04 | #1107 | TV-G
Join the Woodsmith editors as they build a heavy-duty top for the combination router table.
27:04 | #1106 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith round out the cabinet of the router table by adding storage and doors.
27:04 | #1105 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors begin a combination router table that adds more capability to any shop.
27:04 | #1104 | TV-G
A curved lid provides the final touch to the dresser-top valet. A solid face frame is built.
27:04 | #1103 | TV-G
Custom liners are fitted to the dresser-top valet and parts of the bookcase are brought together.
27:04 | #1102 | TV-G
The details of assembling a small project successfully are covered. A tower bookcase is featured.
27:04 | #1101 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors begin their newest project, a dresser-top valet, by creating small joinery.
27:04 | #1011 | TV-G
Watch how little details really make the bookcase project stand out. Plus, great tips and techniques for making better frame and panel assemblies.
27:04 | #1013 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up the season with tips and tricks covering a range of woodworking topics.
27:04 | #1012 | TV-G
The bookcase is completed and and a simple project for a basic shop tool goes together quickly.
27:04 | #1010 | TV-G
Precise joinery at the table saw makes the assembly of the bookcase easy. Learn how caster placement is the key to making shop accessories mobile.
27:04 | #1009 | TV-G
Discover the essentials of frame and panel construction while building a bookcase. Plus, the essentials for assembling the cutoff bin.
27:04 | #1008 | TV-G
Adding a classic, end-grain cutting board to the serving tray and building a roll-around cutoff bin are featured.
27:04 | #1007 | TV-G
The final shaping on the serving tray and how to get more out of your table saw miter gauge are highlighted.
27:04 | #1006 | TV-G
Take a look at the details for drawers that pivot smoothly in the shop storage cart. Plus, quick tips you can use in your shop every day.
27:04 | #1005 | TV-G
Key techniques for creating an elegant serving tray and the basics of building drawers are featured.
27:04 | #1004 | TV-G
A small handle provides the final touch to the keepsake box. Storage compartments in the roll-around cart are created.
27:04 | #1003 | TV-G
In Details of Craftsmanship, smooth curves are added to the keepsake box. Also, discover a few tips about gluing up better panels.
27:04 | #1002 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors cover small box assembly on the keepsake box. Then learn to create simple joinery while building a versatile shop storage cart.
27:04 | #1001 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors begin their latest series to help you become a better woodworker.
26:52 | #913 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith magazine apply a finish to highlight the look of an elegant table.
26:53 | #912 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors dress up a panel by adding breadboards ends and decorative plugs.
26:52 | #911 | TV-G
The challenges of storage are discussed by featuring tips for making the most of drawer interiors.
26:52 | #910 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors go into the details of creating elegant drawer pulls for a hall table.
26:52 | #909 | TV-G
The shop-tested techniques for building a rock-solid drawer using the table saw are provided.
26:52 | #908 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors show the best solutions for gluing up a perfect panel.
26:52 | #907 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors focus on must-know power tool techniques for creating perfect project parts.
26:52 | #906 | TV-G
Tips and tricks are shared, from handy assembly hints to using the right techniques.
26:52 | #905 | TV-G
Key techniques for building a Greene and Greene table are featured.
26:52 | #904 | TV-G
Learn how to choose and get the most out of a hand-held router and a slot-cutting bit.
26:52 | #903 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors discuss the key tips and tricks for creating a rabbeted miter joint.
26:52 | #902 | TV-G
Take your chiseling techniques to the next level as the Woodsmith editors show you how to clean out a through mortise.
26:52 | #901 | TV-G
The Details of Craftsmanship series will help you become a better woodworker.
26:46 | #813 | TV-G
Great tips, tricks, and techniques for accurate layout and measuring are shared.
26:46 | #812 | TV-G
Expand your woodworking skills with this stylish storage solution for your treasured hand tools.
26:46 | #811 | TV-G
The key techniques for building a traditional sideboard featuring half columns are showcased.
26:46 | #810 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors cover five types of joinery you can rely on for a shop or furniture project.
26:46 | #809 | TV-G
A TV cabinet is built with built-in lift using basic plywood construction and solid-wood trim.
26:46 | #808 | TV-G
A silverware tray is built with angled box joints and an elegant bandsawn vase.
26:46 | #807 | TV-G
A dartboard cabinet is built. It makes a fun addition to any home or even the shop.
26:46 | #806 | TV-G
Classic details and elegant curves take center stage as an heirloom demilune table is built.
26:46 | #805 | TV-G
A unique shop-built, slat-wall storage system that adapts to your changing needs is highlighted.
26:46 | #804 | TV-G
Learn how to work with small parts safely and accurately as an elegant music box is built.
26:46 | #803 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors create coopered doors and use templates for the curves on this wall cabinet.
26:46 | #802 | TV-G
Build a plywood and aluminum bench to make the most of the power tools you use in your shop.
26:46 | #801 | TV-G
A solid-wood case and dovetailed drawers are built for an heirloom desk.
26:46 | #713 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors share great tips for making better use of the space and tools in any shop.
26:46 | #712 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith build a Craftsman-style clock and an elegant serving tray.
26:46 | #711 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith show you how to get more out of the tools, jigs, and accessories they use every day.
26:46 | #710 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors create a beautiful kitchen storage solution with an optional wine rack.
26:46 | #709 | TV-G
The best ways to build and protect a planter box and an outdoor bench are showcased.
26:46 | #708 | TV-G
The Woodsmith create an elegant cherry bookcase from a single sheet of plywood.
26:46 | #707 | TV-G
A drill press is made more useful with a 3-in-1 upgrade that adds mobility, storage, and accuracy.
26:46 | #706 | TV-G
Simple construction takes center stage as a rustic, step-back cupboard is created.
26:46 | #705 | TV-G
A hall storage bench with loose-tenon joinery is made with a simple shop-made jig and a router.
26:46 | #704 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith magazine take a look at the router, one of the most versatile shop tools.
26:46 | #703 | TV-G
Learn new techniques as you watch this unique two-drawer bookcase being made.
26:46 | #702 | TV-G
A basic plywood case is dressed up with a contrasting base and top to create this TV cabinet.
26:46 | #701 | TV-G
A classic sideboard with tapered legs, dovetailed drawers, and highly figured veneer is built.
26:46 | #613 | TV-G
Make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate with some of our favorite shop tips and techniques.
26:46 | #612 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith magazine demonstrate the techniques to create this heirloom Morris chair.
26:46 | #611 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith show how to build a classic roll-top desk with slide-in storage unit.
26:46 | #610 | TV-G
Learn how to construct a long-lasting outdoor project and apply the right finish to a stylish cart.
26:46 | #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.
26:46 | #608 | TV-G
Combine dovetail joinery, inset brass hardware, and a time-tested design to build a campaign chest.
26:46 | #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.
26:46 | #606 | TV-G
Join the editors of Woodsmith as they pack a lot of woodworking into this beautiful bookcase.
26:46 | #605 | TV-G
This keepsake box is a simple project that you can see the Woodsmith editors build step-by-step.
26:46 | #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.
26:46 | #603 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors talk about five tools that transform the way they work in the shop.
26:46 | #602 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith create a stylish book rack or an elegant mantel clock in a weekend.
26:46 | #601 | TV-G
The Woodsmith editors show the must-have features you need when choosing the right workbench.
26:46 | #513 | TV-G
Favorite shop tips and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine.
26:46 | #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.
26:46 | #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.
26:46 | #511 | TV-G
The editors of Woodsmith show you how to build an all-new table saw sled to cut perfect miters.
26:46 | #509 | TV-G
Learn how to build a roll-around shop cart - a tool storage center, an adjustable stock support system, and a workstation all in one compact design.
26:46 | #508 | TV-G
Learn how to build two projects with pocket screws - a small outdoor table with a tile top and a cabinet that's perfect as an end table or nightstand.
26:46 | #507 | TV-G
Two projects are featured a Nantucket-style bench and a traditional wall shelf. Both projects feature through mortises and tenon joinery.
26:46 | #506 | TV-G
Learn tricks for fitting sturdy mortise and tenon joints and assembly tips for a craftsman-style library table. Plus, discover the ins and outs of adding drawers and the best way to build a top.
26:46 | #505 | TV-G
Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case and enhance it up with beautiful veneers and custom tool holders.
26:46 | #504 | TV-G
How to make a wood knuckle joint for this project. Plus, handy tips and tricks for building this unique, heirloom table.
26:46 | #503 | TV-G
A quick and easy way to build a handy wall-mounted case for your router bits.
26:46 | #502 | TV-G
The secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant small box.
26:46 | #501 | TV-G
Learn how to build a beautiful heirloom-quality bookcase and quick and easy ways to change the look of the bookcase to fit your style.
26:46 | #413 | TV-G
Tips and techniques to make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate.
26:46 | #412 | TV-G
A large work surface, heavy-duty construction, and plenty of storage make this a must-have project for any shop.
26:46 | #411 | TV-G
This plywood project features handy pullout drawers for plenty of storage, and screw together joinery makes it easy to build.
26:46 | #410 | TV-G
The delicate molding details catch your eye, but it's the unique sliding doors that set this cabinet apart. Learn the techniques for building flawless-fitting sliding doors.
26:46 | #409 | TV-G
Experts share favorite jigs and accessories that will make your router work faster, safer, and more accurately.
26:46 | #408 | TV-G
How to store blades in pull-out trays, a wall-mounted rack, and a two-sided case. Plus, simple storage solutions for router and drill bits.
26:47 | #407 | TV-G
See the tips, tricks, and techniques for getting perfect results with one or two small hand planes. The block and shoulder planes are highlighted.
26:46 | #406 | TV-G
Learn tricks for fitting a lid and getting super-strong miter joints. Plus, the secret to adding a flowing, wood ribbon handle to wrap it up.
26:46 | #405 | TV-G
Learn the basics of adding graceful curves to your next project - starting with a graceful curved front table, then a beautiful bow-front drawer, and finally a unique bentwood coat rack.
26:46 | #404 | TV-G
Two examples of sawhorses - a traditional heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery; and a new stacking-style that locks together with tabs and notches.
26:46 | #403 | TV-G
Make perfect crosscuts and get tight-fitting tenons with your table saw. Also, how to build a couple of easy-to-build table saw jigs that guarantee perfect results every time.
26:46 | #402 | TV-G
Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant centerpiece that will light up any room.
26:46 | #401 | TV-G
Tips and techniques for building a beautiful heirloom-quality coffee table with a glass top. Plus, learn a quick and easy way to make mortises. All you need is a table saw - no chisel required.
26:46 | #307 | TV-G
How to make heirloom-quality dovetailed drawers with just a router and an inexpensive jig. Then, special tips and tricks for getting a flawless fit.
26:46 | #313 | TV-G
How to turn inexpensive materials into a portable workstation that will make any miter saw safer and more accurate to use.
26:46 | #312 | TV-G
See the tips, tricks, and techniques for turning a few pieces of scrap wood into beautiful bowls. No big, expensive tools are needed to make the chips fly - just a hand-held router and a special bit.
26:46 | #311 | TV-G
How to build an inexpensive wall-mounted shop storage cabinet. Pegboard and smooth-sliding doors allow you to maximize your storage capacity in a minimal amount of space, and simple construction techniques make it a snap to build.
26:46 | #310 | TV-G
Favorite tips, tools, and techniques for perfect layouts.
26:46 | #309 | TV-G
How to put together a beautiful cabinet that's quick and easy to build. Plus, how to turn economically-priced materials into rich-looking projects.
26:46 | #308 | TV-G
Discover the secrets of working with plywood - from buying the right type to getting splinter-free cuts.
26:46 | #306 | TV-G
Three different ways to make cabinet doors that really stand out. Learn how to create a unique wood lattice door, use veneer to perk up a plain panel, and make doors sparkle by adding glass.
26:46 | #305 | TV-G
Step-by-step techniques to building perfect box joint boxes - from making your own thin stock to cutting flawless-fitting joints on the table saw.
26:46 | #304 | TV-G
Three quick and easy techniques for making heirloom tables - a never-fail corner joint that simply bolts together, putting a top together without glue and clamps, and adding turned legs without using a lathe.
26:46 | #303 | TV-G
Learn all the basics of a router table: from making a laminated top to getting a perfect-fitting insert plate. Also, a step-by-step lesson on how to make a rock-solid router table top and top picks for accessories and add-ons.
26:46 | #302 | TV-G
See the tips, tricks, and techniques for turning a few pieces of scrap wood into beautiful bowls. No big, expensive tools are needed - just a hand-held router and a special bit.
26:46 | #301 | TV-G
How to build an inexpensive wall-mounted shop storage cabinet. Pegboard and smooth-sliding doors allow you to maximize storage capacity in a minimal amount of space, and simple construction techniques make it easy to build.
27:00 | #213 | TV-G
Top tips for getting the most out of your table saw, router table, drill press, and more.
27:00 | #212 | TV-G
Sanding tools and techniques, and fast and fool-proof finishing methods.
27:01 | #211 | TV-G
Three popular shop storage projects you can build in a weekend: a peg board storage system, a roll-around shop cart, and a lumber storage rack.
27:00 | #210 | TV-G
Learn the secrets to getting a perfect grain pattern on a leg. Also, a simple jig for cutting tapered legs, both two-sided and four-sided, and a special technique for make a flared tapered leg.
27:00 | #209 | TV-G
The right saw blade to use, and the techniques to get a perfect rip cut.
27:00 | #208 | TV-G
From one simple project, a cutting board, seven master techniques you can learn to use on hundreds of projects.
27:00 | #207 | TV-G
How to use three common router bits to make 17 profiles, and how to make tenon and groove joinery on the router table.
27:00 | #206 | TV-G
How to build the most popular weekend workbench using common building materials. Then, how to add vises and bench dogs to make it more useful.
27:46 | #205 | TV-G
How to dry-fit a cabinet to check the fit of all the pieces, the types of glue to use, and the techniques used to clamp a cabinet so it's square.
27:46 | #204 | TV-G
A discussion about the four basic joints used to assemble the corners of a cabinet: a simple rabbet joint, a dado joint used for the top and bottom, a very strong locking joint called a tongue and dado, and a modern technique pocket screw joinery.
27:46 | #203 | TV-G
How to make three moldings on a router table: a quarter round, a cove molding, and bead molding.
27:00 | #202 | TV-G
How to add the right edging, either veneer tape or solid-wood; and adding a wider strip to support weight.
27:01 | #201 | TV-G
Looking back over the past 30 years, the editors of Woodsmith answer questions.
26:46 | #113 | TV-G
Three quick and easy joints and the advantages of each.
26:46 | #112 | TV-G
Editors' picks for favorite stationary power tools, an interactive shop layout design program, and a discussion of mobile bases and dust collection strategies.
26:46 | #111 | TV-G
Factors to consider when buying or building a router table, tips for using one safely, and accessories that can be built at home to accompany it.
26:46 | #110 | TV-G
How to cut a mortise and tenon with a drill press and a table saw, what to look for in buying a mortiser, and how to fix a joint that's too loose.
26:46 | #109 | TV-G
A visit with a craftsman who uses nothing but hand tools and advice on sharpening and using hand planes, scrapers, and chisels.
26:46 | #108 | TV-G
The correct joints to use when designing and building drawers and some shop tips for working with drawer guides, slides, and hardware.
26:46 | #107 | TV-G
Editors from Woodsmith magazine demonstrate some of their favorite table saw accessories.
26:46 | #106 | TV-G
A step-by-step approach to setting up the table saw for cutting perfect miter joints as well as some special store-bought and shop-built accessories for mitering.
26:46 | #105 | TV-G
Tuning up and using a band saw for cutting curves and circles, plus tips on resawing.
26:46 | #104 | TV-G
Advice on buying lumber, squaring it up, and gluing it into panels.
26:46 | #103 | TV-G
Why it pays to measure once and cut twice; steps for building an auxiliary fence and a sled; and tips on adjusting a saw for clean, square cuts.
26:46 | #102 | TV-G
What to look for in buying a router and bits, plus some tips on how to use a handheld router for clean, accurate cuts.
26:46 | #101 | TV-G
Different kinds of frames and panels and how to build them on the table saw and router table.