News & Views: Old school made new school

Old school made new school

Master carpenter and renowned handtool enthusiast Roy Underhill will close his Pittsboro, NC-based Woodwright’s School at the end of the 2023 season to focus on construction of a new teaching facility near his home in Saxaphaw, NC. Underhill says it will take at least a year to construct his new school, but he will continue offering online courses in the meantime. Underhill, the former host of The Woodwright’s Shop which aired on PBS for nearly 40 years, has also authored a number of books on traditional woodworking. He’s presently working on another book and in discussions with PBS affiliates about a possible new TV series.

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