The pages of Woodsmith magazine come to life. Each episode 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. Host Don Peschke leads a cast of editors and project designers as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, and techniques. 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.
Woodsmith Shop Previous Broadcasts
Router Jigs & Accessories (Episode #409)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
A router is one of the hardest working tools in the Woodsmith Shop. The Woodsmith editors share some of their favorite jigs and accessories that will make your router work faster, safer, and more accurately.
Weekend Project - Candle Centerpiece (Episode #402)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Great looking projects don't have to be difficult to build. Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant centerpiece that will light up any room.
Blade & Bit Storage (Episode #408)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
You can build these quick and easy projects to store and protect those expensive bits and blades in your shop. The Woodsmith editors show you how to store blades in pull-out trays, a wall mounted rack, and a two-sided case. Plus, they'll share simple storage solutions for router and drill bits, as well.
Hand Plane How-To (Episode #407)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
See the tips, tricks, and techniques for getting perfect results with one or two small hand planes. In this episode, the Woodsmith editors take a look at a couple of their favorites: block planes and shoulder planes.
Craftsman Coffee Table (Episode #401)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
The Woodsmith editors share tips & techniques for building a beautiful heirloom-quality coffee table with a glass top. Plus, you'll learn a quick and easy way to make mortises. All you need is a table saw - no chisel required.
Ribbon Handle Box (Episode #406)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
The Woodsmith editors pack a lot of woodworking into a small project as they share the ins and outs of building a beautiful box. You'll learn tricks for fitting a lid and getting super-strong miter joints. Plus, they'll let you in on the secret to adding a flowing, wood ribbon handle to wrap it up.
Top Shop Tips (Episode #613)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate with some of our favorite shop tips, tools, and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine.
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