I didn’t grow up on Saturday morning cartoons. No! My Saturday’s were filled with the PBS classics such as The Joy of Painting, This Old House, and The Woodwright’s Shop.
Ever since I was a kid I’ve always enjoyed watching people do what they do. I love watching masters of their crafts complete beautiful projects while appearing to take little effort whatsoever. That’s what drew me toward these great shows on PBS. Whether it was woodworking, painting, or cooking – I just loved watching skilled craftsmen do what they do.
Today we celebrate the gloriously epic facial hair of these PBS masters. Not all of these are beards but there is room on our blog for great facial hair of all types!
I had already been watching This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop for a couple of years when I stumbled upon The Woodwright’s Shop.
The old school, traditional craftsmanship was mesmerizing. Watching someone spend hours building and perfecting their own tools was a truly eye opening experience. It showcased the skills and craftsmanship that exists in our history as well as the patience and expertise that has been lost due to modern conveniences.
That is why Roy Underhill and The Woodwright’s Shop will always be my favorite woodworking show on PBS.