Your favorite woodcrafters are returning to Popular WIA! Get a candid insight on woodworking techniques and tricks from industry pros such as, Alf Sharp, Wilbur Pan, Mary May, Freddy Roman, Christopher Schwarz, Nancy Hiller and many more.
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Roy Underhill, a former master craftsman at Colonial Williamsburg (and the living history museum’s first master housewright), is the host of the PBS show “The Woodwright’s Shop,” the longest-running how-to show on television. Since the show’s inception, Roy has championed the use of traditional hand tools and techniques and has featured guests ranging from well-known woodworkers including Michael Dunbar, Steve Latta, Frank Klausz, Mary May, Peter Follansbee and Christopher Schwarz, to specialist artisans in blacksmithing, cooperage and more. He’s also written a number of books on traditional craft and shop practices, including “The Woodwright’s Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft” (UNC Press) and “The Woodwright's Guide to Working with Wedge & Edge” (UNC Press), as well as a novel, "Calvin Cobb – Radio Woodworker: A Novel with Measured Drawings" (Lost Art Press). Several years ago, Roy founded The Woodwright’s School, a small woodworking school in Pittsboro, N.C. Through his books, show, classes and live presentations, Roy has introduced thousands of people to traditional hand-tool woodworking. Roy is a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and the Early American Industries Association.