The Woodwright's Eclectic Workshop
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By (author) Roy Underhill
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Woodwright's Eclectic Workshop by Roy Underhill
Book DescriptionFor more than ten years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional woodcraft, or 'how to start with a tree and an axe and make one thing after another until you have a house and everything in it.' Through his popular PBS series, The Woodwright's Shop,' and his previous books, Roy has inspired millions--from professional craftspeople to armchair woodworkers--with his talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm. Roy returns now with his fourth book, The Woodwright's Eclectic Workshop . It features step-by-step instructions for many projects featured on the television series in recent years, including such popular projects as the Adirondack chair, tavern table, folding ladder, rocking horse, lathe, and kayak. All projects are illustrated with photographs and measured drawings. The book also includes colorful descriptions of what it was like to be a tradesperson who made a living by hand, working with the tools and methods Roy describes on television and in his books: carpenters, joiners, wheelwright, millwrights, chairmakers, and blacksmiths. As Roy puts it, he wants to examine 'the old paths in the way that they were originally taken: not as adventuresome recreations but a profession that put food on the table and clothes on the kids.'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807843475
(279mm x 216mm x 19mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roy Underhill
Woodwright's Guide, Paperback (November 2008)
Explores one of nine trades of woodcraft: faller, countryman and cleaver, hewer, log-builder, sawyer, carpenter, joiner, turner, and cabinetmaker. This guide takes readers on a journey through a legacy of off-the-grid, self-reliant craftsmanship.
Khrushchev's Shoe, Paperback (May 2002)
Sure-fire techniques for keeping any audience engaged and engrossed
Woodwright's Apprentice, Paperback (October 1996)» View all books by Roy Underhill
This volume begins with directions for building a workbench. Each successive project builds new skills for the apprentice woodworker - from frame construction to dovetailing, turning, steam-bending and carving.
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Author Biography - Roy Underhill
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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