The Wood Worker is a half-hour instructional-comedy series about wood working that takes liberties with the “how-to” genre. Fronted by a dysfunctional know-it-all and a skilled professional carpenter, each episode follows the drama of a weekend woodworking project. With a comic back beat of informative arcana regarding that project’s historical origins and connections to human progress, and an ever deteriorating narrative between our hosts, it serves first to entertain, and second to empower and inspire its viewers to find their own bliss in the throes of meaningful woodworking.