Roy Underhill talks to Mother Earth News

America’s favorite traditional woodworker, Roy Underhill, recently talked to Mother Earth News about his brand new book, The Woodwright’s Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge. The next time someone asks me what famous (not dead) person I’d like to have dinner with, I’m going to have to say Roy Underhill. Wait a sec . . . I work for his publisher. Can’t I work this out for myself somehow?? I’ll keep you posted.

Anyway! The interview will charm your socks off. Roy talks about Obi-Wan Kenobi, violins vs. synthesizers, and being a locavore. He also suggests the five most important tools for beginner woodworkers.

The 28th season of “The Woodwright’s Shop” is underway, airing weekly on PBS stations across the country. At the PBS website you can search for local airtimes and watch archived episodes from previous seasons.

And remember, kids, “Just say no to power tools!”

(internet: good. power tools: bad.)