The woodwright's shop: a practical guide to traditional woodcraft

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University of North Carolina Press, Oct 1, 1981 - Crafts & Hobbies - 202 pages
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Roy Underhill brings to woodworking the intimate relationship with wood that craftsmen enjoyed in the days before power tools. Beginning with a guide to trees and tools, The Woodwright's Shopincludes chapters on gluts and mauls, shaving horses, rakes, chairs, weaving wood, hay forks, dough bowls, lathes, blacksmithing, dovetails, panel-frame construction, log houses, and timber-frame construction.

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Roy Underhill is the best of all of the TV woodworkers. Anyone can get a contract from Delta and assemble something from a plan. Roy uses traditional hand powered tools and makes things the way it was done 'back in the day.' A very respectable talent and personality. Read full review


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The longtime master housewright at Colonial Williamsburg, Roy Underhill is the leading authority on old-time woodworking techniques. He created The Woodwright's Shop for public television in 1979. The series, produced by the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television, has aired nationally since 1981, with thirteen new programs introduced each year. Roy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a master's degree from Duke University.

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