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.
In this episode, the editors of Woodsmith show you how to build an all-new table saw sled to cut perfect miters. Then they use the sled to make an easy-to-build picture frame that not only highlights your woodworking, but your favorite photos as well.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Cherry Console Episode # 512
Sturdy construction and a classic design are just a couple of the features of this classic cherry console. Join the editors of Woodsmith magazine as they show you how to turn a sheet of plywood and some hardwood edging into an elegant storage project.
Thursday, June 06, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Top Shop Tips Episode # 513
In the Woodsmith Shop, we're always looking for ways to make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate. See some of our favorite shop tips and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Workbench Basics Episode # 601
Join the editors from Woodsmith magazine as they show you the must-have features you need when choosing the right workbench.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Book Rack and Mantel Clock Episode # 602
Watch the editors of Woodsmith demonstrate how to create a stylish book rack or an elegant mantel clock in a weekend.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Classic Wall Mirror
Episode # 510
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. Rebroadcast
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Shop Storage Cart
Episode # 509
This roll-around shop cart may become your favorite shop tool. The Woodsmith editors show you how to build this versatile cart. This handy project is a tool storage center, an adjustable stock support system, and a workstation all in one compact design. Rebroadcast
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Pocket Screw Joinery Projects
Episode # 508
When it comes to assembling a project, nothing is quicker than pocket screw joinery. In this episode, the editors of Woodsmith show you how to build two projects with pocket screws. The first is a small outdoor table with a tile top. The second project is a cabinet that's perfect as an end table or nightstand. Rebroadcast
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Through Mortise & Tenon Projects
Episode # 507
The Woodsmith editors present a couple of special weekend projects, a classic, Nantucket-style bench and a traditional wall shelf. Both projects feature through mortises and tenon joinery. In this episode, you'll learn the techniques to make this classic woodworking joint, in a unique way. Rebroadcast
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Episode # 506
Join the editors of Woodsmith as they pack a lot of woodworking into this beautiful craftsman-style library table. You'll learn tricks for fitting sturdy mortise and tenon joints and assembly tips to get everything together. Plus, discover the ins and outs of adding drawers and the best way to build a top. Rebroadcast
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Heirloom Tool Chest
Episode # 505
Woodworkers dream of building a custom chest for their fine tools. The Woodsmith editors show you how to make that dream come true. Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case. Then dress it up with beautiful veneers and custom tool holders. Rebroadcast
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Episode # 504
This space-saving, swing-leg table is a classic woodworking project. The editors of Woodsmith show you how to make the secret to this project - a wood knuckle joint. Plus, you'll see handy tips and tricks for building this unique, heirloom table. Rebroadcast
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Router Bit Cabinet
Episode # 503
Storing and protecting expensive tools is a necessity in every shop. The Woodsmith editors show you a quick and easy way to build a handy wall-mounted case for your router bits. Rebroadcast