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
Swing-Leg Table (Episode #504)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
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.
Router Bit Cabinet (Episode #503)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
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.
Conquering Curves (Episode #405)
KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of adding graceful curves to your next project - starting with a graceful curved front table, then moving onto a beautiful bow-front drawer, and finally a unique bentwood coat rack. The editors of Woodsmith show three simple techniques for conquering curves.
Curved-Lid Treasure Box (Episode #502)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Great-looking projects don't have to be difficult to build. Watch and learn as the editors of Woodsmith show you the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant small box.
Sawhorse Roundup (Episode #404)
KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Every shop needs a good pair of sawhorses. The Woodsmith editors present a couple of their favorites. They'll start with a traditional heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery. Then, it's on to an all new stacking-style that locks together with tabs and notches.
3-In-1 Bookcase (Episode #501)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Join the editors from Woodsmith magazine as they show you how to build a beautiful heirloom-quality bookcase. It all starts with a basic plywood case. Plus, you'll learn quick and easy ways to change the look of the bookcase to fit your style.