Roy Underhill, the master woodworker and historian famous for his long-running PBS television show “The Woodwright’s Shop,” has announced the opening of his new woodworking school, “The Woodwright’s School” in Pittsboro, NC. HIs first one-day classes will begin Feb. 28, 2009.
Roy has equipped the fully functional shop with traditional woodworking workbenches and hand tools for use by up to 10 students at a time. For the shop he has chosen full-size Hoffman & Hammer premium German workbenches which are available in the U.S. only through Highland Woodworking in Atlanta, or via their website at www.highlandwoodworking.com .
The first class on February 28 will be a busy day of hand tool joinery. Under Roy’s tutelage, students will learn to cut dovetail joints as well as mortise and tenon joints using traditional hand tool methods. This same one-day class will be repeated on March 1, March 7 and March 8. Cost for each of these introductory classes is only $95.00 for those signing up in advance.
Anyone interested in receiving more information about events at the Woodwright’s School should email Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org .