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Wow. Where does the time go? For those of us who have been with UNC-TV for an appreciable amount of time, numbers like this hit us hard. However, it may surprise more than a few to know The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill begins its 35th season this weekend.

Thirty-five years. That’s longer than I’ve been alive (don’t fact check that – my ego can’t take the blow). But that’s a fantastic milestone for any series. That The Woodwright’s Shop is a UNC-TV production only adds pride to the mix.

For my money, a successful how-to show has to appeal to viewers that have absolutely no interest in the technique being shown. And for three and a half decades, Roy has crafted traditional woodworking projects with skill and humor, making exceptional TV for anyone who works with wood or just enjoys a skillfully constructed half hour of television.

Join public television’s classic cut-up, Roy Underhill, as he celebrates 35 years in The Woodwright’s Shop. Saturdays at 4 on UNC-TV.

The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill begins its 35th season on UNC-TV.

The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill celebrates 35 years on UNC-TV.