The pages of Woodsmith magazine come to life in thirteen, half-hour television episodes. 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.
Throughout the program, host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith, leads a cast of editors and project designers as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, and techniques. Segments on most programs include "the basics", "techniques," "three things to consider," "tool tune-up," "shop tips," "when things go wrong" and "woodworkers' roundtable." Most episodes also include detailed animations that show exactly how machines work and wood joints are assembled.
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. In addition, a companion website offers a handy place to find additional resources and download free technique articles and plans for projects shown in the series.
Woodsmith Shop is produced by Iowa Public Television, shot in high-definition and filmed on a special set built just for this program.