The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill Season 8 [DVD]
For over 30 years, Roy Underhill has been educating and entertaining audiences with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and building techniques. Join Roy for Season Eight for creating a folding library ladder, 18th-century loom, a traditional Americanstringed instrument, and so much more!
Each episode is filled with classic techniques and how-tos including:
Folding ladder Roy shows us how to recreate an 18th-century folding library ladder that collapses into a simple pole shape.
The Four Harness Loom In this two-episode project, we learn how to recreate an 18th-century loom for weaving cloth.
Sled A wonderful tradition, Roy builds a classic Yankee sled and a toboggan for enjoying the next snowfall.
Woodworking Benches Roy looks at the variety of benches used for woodworking, including a joiners bench, hacking benches, and a chair makers bench.
Folk Toys Roy loves his toys, and this episode is dedicated to making three folk toys: a fish hook; chickens pecking toy; and a Jacobs ladder.
Appalachian dulcimer A traditional American stringed instrument, Roy shows us the steps to make a classic dulcimer.
Danish Folding Stools Recreated for centuries, Roy shares methods for creating two different classic folding stools.
English Woodcraft Roy visits Sussex, England to view classic building construction techniques and joinery.
African Musical Instruments Roy looks at a balaphone (or marimba), kalimba (or thumb piano), a banjo and couple of African drums.
Tavern Table Build a classic, small pine tavern table.
Mary Rose Tankard To go with the tavern table, Lew LeCompte, a Williamsburg cooper shows how to make a tigg, or drinking mug.
- Running Time: 6 Hours