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Woodsmith Shop

Modular Bookcase (#606)

Join the editors of Woodsmith as they pack a lot of woodworking into this beautiful bookcase. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: 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.

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  • Frames and Panels the Easy Way (#101)

    Learn about different kinds of frames and panels and build them on the table saw and router table. [26 minutes]

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Router (#102)

    Learn some tips on how to use this versatile tool for clean, accurate cuts. [26 minutes]

  • Perfect Crosscuts (#103)

    Tips for crosscutting on the table saw, adjusting the saw and making an auxiliary fence and a sled. [26 minutes]

  • Lumberyard to Table Top (#104)

    Learn about buying lumber, how to square it up and glue it into panels. [26 minutes]

  • Band Saw Tips & Tricks (#105)

    Learn how to tuning up and use this versatile machine for cutting curves and circles and resawing. [26 minutes]

  • Mitered Frames (#106)

    Learn a step-by-step approach to setting up the table saw for cutting perfect miter joints. [26 minutes]

  • Top 5 Table Saw Accessories (#107)

    Woodsmith magazine editors gather around the bench to demonstrate their favorite accessories. [26 minutes]

  • Ins and Outs of Drawers (#108)

    Learn the correct joints to use when designing and building drawers. [26 minutes]

  • Hand Planes, Scrapers & Chisels (#109)

    Meet a craftsman who uses nothing but hand tools and learn tips from the Woodsmith magazine editors. [26 minutes]

  • Mortise and Tenon: A Strong and Silent Joint (#110)

    Learn how to cut this joint with a drill press & a table saw & what to look for in buying a mortise. [26 minutes]

  • Router Table Tips (#111)

    Discover what to consider when buying or building a router table. Safety tips for router tables. [26 minutes]

  • Setting Up Shop (#112)

    Listen in as the Woodsmith magazine editors pick their favorite stationary power tools for a shop. [26 minutes]

  • Quick & Easy Joinery (#113)

    Choosing the correct joint for a project is critical. Learn the advantage of three quick joints. [26 minutes]

  • Setting Up A Shop: Then and Now (#201)

    Looking back over the past 30 years, the team discusses the project that inspired them the most. [27 minutes]

  • Making Shelves: Super Strong - Super Fast (#202)

    The team show how to add the right edging, either veneer tape or solid-wood, to enhance the look. [27 minutes]

  • Details That Make A Difference (#203)

    The team makes three moldings on a router table, a quarter round, a cove molding and bead molding. [27 minutes]

  • Never-Fail Joinery Techniques (#204)

    Joints used to assemble the corners of a cabinet are shown, including a rabbit, tongue and a dado. [27 minutes]

  • Perfect Case Assembly (#205)

    The team shows how to dry-fit a cabinet and teach techniques used to clamp a cabinet so it's square. [27 minutes]

  • Easy-To-Build Weekend Workbench (#206)

    The team shows how to build our most popular weekend workbench using common building materials. [27 minutes]

  • Router Table Techniques (#207)

    The editors use three common router bits to create 17 profiles and make tenon and groove joinery. [27 minutes]

  • 7 Master Techniques (#208)

    From a simple cutting board project, the team shows techniques you can use on hundreds of projects. [27 minutes]

  • Table Saw Secrets: Rip It Right (#209)

    The team shows the right saw blade to use and show the jigs and techniques to get a perfect rip cut. [26 minutes]

  • Making Great Table Legs (#210)

    Learn the secrets to getting a perfect grain pattern on a leg and how to make a flared tapered leg. [27 minutes]

  • Shop Storage Solutions (#211)

    The team showcases a peg board storage system, a roll-around shop cart and a lumber storage rack. [27 minutes]

  • Sanding Secrets and Fast Finishing (#212)

    The editors look at sanding tools and techniques and share fast and fool-proof finishing methods. [27 minutes]

  • Top Shop Tips (#213)

    Top tips for getting the most out of table saws, router tables, drill presses, and more are shared. [27 minutes]

  • Easy-To-Build Shop Storage Cabinet (#301)

    Pegboard and smooth-sliding doors allow maximum storage capacity in a minimal amount of space. [26 minutes]

  • Make Beautiful Bowls with Your Router (#302)

    Discover tips, tricks and techniques for turning a few pieces of scrap wood into beautiful bowls. [26 minutes]

  • Router Table Upgrades & Add-Ons (#303)

    A rock-solid router table top with a laminated top and a perfect-fitting insert plate are made. [26 minutes]

  • Build Timeless Tables in a Weekend (#304)

    Easy techniques for making heirloom tables featuring a never-fail corner joint that bolts together. [26 minutes]

  • Table Saw Secrets: Box Joints (#305)

    Build perfect box joint boxes by making your own thin stock and cutting flawless-fitting joints. [26 minutes]

  • From Ordinary to Extraordinary (#306)

    Cabinet doors are made, a wood lattice door is created and veneer is used to perk up a plaid panel. [26 minutes]

  • Routing Dead-On Dovetails (#307)

    Heirloom-quality dovetailed drawers are made with just a router and an inexpensive jig. [26 minutes]

  • Make Perfect Plywood Projects (#308)

    Discover secrets for working with plywood, from buying the right type to getting splinter-free cuts. [26 minutes]

  • Easy Cabinet Construction (#309)

    A beautiful cabinet is built. Economically priced materials are turned into rich-looking projects. [26 minutes]

  • Top Tips for Perfect Layouts (#310)

    Favorite tips, tools, and techniques are shared for accurate measurements and perfect layouts. [26 minutes]

  • Portable Precision - Miter Saw Station (#311)

    Inexpensive materials are turned into portable workstation that will make a miter saw more accurate. [26 minutes]

  • Razor Sharp in Record Time (#312)

    The Woodsmith editors share their favorite ways for getting razor sharp tool in record time. [26 minutes]

  • Quick Tips & Great Gear (#313)

    Tips, techniques and gear that can make woodworking easier, safer and more accurate are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Craftsman Coffee Table (#401)

    Techniques for building a beautiful heirloom-quality coffee table with a glass top are shared. [26 minutes]

  • Weekend Project - Candle Centerpiece (#402)

    Learn how to turn a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant centerpiece. [26 minutes]

  • Table Saw Jigs & Accessories (#403)

    Discover how to make perfect crosscuts and get tight-fitting tenons with your table saw. [26 minutes]

  • Sawhorse Roundup (#404)

    Features a heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery and a new stacking-style. [26 minutes]

  • Conquering Curves (#405)

    Learn how to add graceful curves to a front table, a bow-front drawer and a bentwood coat rack. [26 minutes]

  • Ribbon Handle Box (#406)

    Learn tricks for fitting a lid, getting super-strong miter joints and adding a wood ribbon handle. [26 minutes]

  • Hand Plane How-To (#407)

    Tips and techniques for getting perfect results with block planes and shoulder planes are shared. [26 minutes]

  • Blade & Bit Storage (#408)

    Learn how to store blades in pull-out trays, a wall mounted rack and a two-sided case. [26 minutes]

  • Router Jigs & Accessories (#409)

    Discover jigs and accessories that will make your router work faster, safer and more accurately. [26 minutes]

  • Sliding Door Cabinet (#410)

    This unique cabinet features flawless-fitting sliding doors and delicate molding. [26 minutes]

  • Shop Storage: Slant-Front Tool Cart (#411)

    This plywood project features handy pullout drawers for lots of storage and screw together joinery. [26 minutes]

  • Mobile Shop Cart (#412)

    Discover how to build this multi-purpose shop cart with easy-to-find, inexpensive materials. [26 minutes]

  • Top Shop Tips (#413)

    Favorite shop tips and techniques make woodworking faster, safer and more accurate are shared. [26 minutes]

  • 3-In-1 Bookcase (#501)

    A basic plywood case is built into a beautiful heirloom-quality bookcase. [26 minutes]

  • Curved-Lid Treasure Box (#502)

    Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant small box. [26 minutes]

  • Router Bit Cabinet (#503)

    Storing and protecting expensive tools is important. A wall-mounted case for router bits is built. [26 minutes]

  • Swing-Leg Table (#504)

    The secret to this space-saving, swing-leg table is a wood knuckle joint. [26 minutes]

  • Heirloom Tool Chest (#505)

    A simple, easy-to-build plywood case is dressed up with beautiful veneers and custom tool holders. [26 minutes]

  • Library Table (#506)

    Learn tricks for fitting sturdy mortise and tenon joints and assembly tips to get things together. [26 minutes]

  • Through Mortise & Tenon Projects (#507)

    Special weekend projects, a Nantucket-style bench and a traditional wall shelf, are presented. [26 minutes]

  • Pocket Screw Joinery Projects (#508)

    A small outdoor table with a tile top and a cabinet used as an end table or nightstand are made. [26 minutes]

  • Shop Storage Cart (#509)

    This versatile cart is a tool storage center and a workstation all in one compact design. [26 minutes]

  • Classic Wall Mirror (#510)

    Learn the techniques for getting flawless fits as the editors build this classic heirloom project. [26 minutes]

  • Picture-Perfect Miters (#511)

    The editors of Woodsmith show you how to build an all-new table saw sled to cut perfect miters. [26 minutes]

  • Cherry Console (#512)

    Learn how to turn a sheet of plywood and some hardwood edging into an elegant storage project. [26 minutes]

  • Top Shop Tips (#513)

    Shop tips and techniques for making woodworking faster, safer and more accurate are shared. [26 minutes]

  • Workbench Basics (#601)

    The Woodsmith editors show the must-have features you need when choosing the right workbench. [26 minutes]

  • Book Rack and Mantel Clock (#602)

    The editors of Woodsmith create a stylish book rack or an elegant mantel clock in a weekend. [26 minutes]

  • 5 Cool Tools (#603)

    The Woodsmith editors talk about five tools that transform the way they work in the shop. [26 minutes]

  • Modular Wine Server (#604)

    The modular design of the wine server makes it easy to build. Plus, customize your own unique setup. [26 minutes]

  • Contoured Keepsake Box (#605)

    This keepsake box is a simple project that you can see the Woodsmith editors build step-by-step. [26 minutes]

  • Classic Tool Chest (#607)

    This tool chest is built with basic joinery and solid-wood panels. Shop-made molding is used. [26 minutes]

  • Campaign Chest (#608)

    Combine dovetail joinery, inset brass hardware and a time-tested design to build a campaign chest. [26 minutes]

  • Our 5 Favorite Shop Jigs (#609)

    The Woodsmith editors share the handy jigs and fixtures they use every day. [26 minutes]

  • Patio Cart (#610)

    Learn how to construct a long-lasting outdoor project and apply the right finish to a stylish cart. [26 minutes]

  • Roll-Top Desk (#611)

    The editors of Woodsmith show how to build a classic roll-top desk with slide-in storage unit. [26 minutes]

  • Morris Chair (#612)

    The editors of Woodsmith magazine demonstrate the techniques to create this heirloom Morris chair. [26 minutes]

  • Top Shop Tips (#613)

    Make woodworking faster, safer and more accurate with some of our favorite shop tips and techniques. [26 minutes]

  • Classic Sideboard (#701)

    A classic sideboard with tapered legs, dovetailed drawers and highly figured veneer is built. [27 minutes]

  • Wide-Screen TV Cabinet (#702)

    A basic plywood case is dressed up with a contrasting base and top to create this TV cabinet. [27 minutes]

  • Craftsman Bookcase (#703)

    Learn new techniques as you watch this unique two-drawer bookcase being made. [27 minutes]

  • Router Extravaganza (#704)

    The editors of Woodsmith magazine take a look at the router, one of the most versatile shop tools. [27 minutes]

  • Hall Storage Bench (#705)

    A hall storage bench with loose-tenon joinery is made with a simple shop-made jig and a router. [27 minutes]

  • Rustic Step-Back Cupboard (#706)

    Simple construction takes center stage as a rustic, step-back cupboard is created. [27 minutes]

  • 3-in-1 Drill Press Upgrade (#707)

    A drill press is made more useful with a 3-in-1 upgrade that adds mobility, storage and accuracy. [27 minutes]

  • Cherry Bookcase (#708)

    The Woodsmith create an elegant cherry bookcase from a single sheet of plywood. [27 minutes]

  • Planter Box & Outdoor Bench (#709)

    The best ways to build and protect a planter box and an outdoor bench are showcased. [27 minutes]

  • Kitchen Workstation (#710)

    The Woodsmith editors create a beautiful kitchen storage solution with an optional wine rack. [27 minutes]

  • 5 Cool Tools (#711)

    The editors of Woodsmith show how to get more out of the tools, jigs, and accessories they use. [27 minutes]

  • Craftsman Clock & Serving Tray (#712)

    The editors of Woodsmith build a Craftsman-style clock and an elegant serving tray. [27 minutes]

  • Small Shop Solutions (#713)

    The Woodsmith editors share great tips for making better use of the space and tools in any shop. [27 minutes]

  • Slant Front Desk (#801)

    A solid-wood case and dovetailed drawers are built for an heirloom desk. [26 minutes]

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  • Power Tool Bench (#802)

    Build a plywood and aluminum bench to make the most of the power tools you use in your shop. [26 minutes]

  • Curved-Front Wall Cabinet (#803)

    The Woodsmith editors create coopered doors and use templates for the curves on this wall cabinet. [26 minutes]

  • Heirloom Music Box (#804)

    Learn how to work with small parts safely and accurately as an elegant music box is built. [26 minutes]

  • Slat-Wall Storage System (#805)

    A unique shop-built, slat-wall storage system that adapts to your changing needs is highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Demilune Table (#806)

    Classic details and elegant curves take center stage as an heirloom demilune table is built. [26 minutes]

  • Dartboard Cabinet (#807)

    A dartboard cabinet is built. It makes a fun addition to any home or even the shop. [26 minutes]

  • Box-Jointed Tray & Vase (#808)

    A silverware tray is built with angled box joints and an elegant bandsawn vase. [26 minutes]

  • TV Lift Cabinet (#809)

    Woodsmith's editors cover the key details as they build a TV cabinet with built-in lift using basic plywood construction and solid-wood trim. [26 minutes]

  • 5 Must-Know Joinery Techniques (#810)

    Join the Woodsmith editors as they cover five types of joinery you can rely on for your next shop or furniture project. [26 minutes]

  • Cherry Sideboard (#811)

    In this episode the editors of Woodsmith magazine show you the key techniques for building a traditional sideboard featuring half columns. [26 minutes]

  • Tambour Tool Cabinet (#812)

    Expand your woodworking skills with this stylish storage solution from the editors of Woodsmith for your most treasured hand tools. [26 minutes]

  • Layout & Measuring Tips & Tricks (#813)

    The editors of Woodsmith show you some great tips, tricks, and techniques for accurate layout and measuring. [26 minutes]

  • Season 8 Sneak Preview (#814)

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