Tim Yoder, the producer/host of this new PBS series, enlists the help of Bob Fulton, another Oklahoma woodworker whom Yoder calls "the genius of the jig." You'll see Fulton's jig that makes it easy to cut the staves with a crosscut saw. You'll also see the ingenious series of rings that Fulton uses to apply uniform clamping pressure to the long, narrow staves.

Watch part two of this series to see how Yoder turns the body and adds solid-wood elements for the neck and base.