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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Rice Paper Divider (Episode #406H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to a shoji workshop in Queens, NY, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods.

Contemporary Bench with Steven Brown (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Series regular Steve Brown is back in the shop! He's here to help Tommy update a traditional bench with a more contemporary design, but still keep it comfortable. Using this project as another teaching tool, Steve walks us through some of the basic steps of woodworking any expert will tell you are important to practice.

Library Chair with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #607H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

Tommy is inspired by his Dad's old library chair. Back in the shop is Master Woodworker Tom McLaughlin, who's updating the design by adding a bent laminated seat rail, stack laminated crest rail and making the actual seat a bit more comfortable. Made out of cherry, this chair is sure to make it another generation in the MacDonald family.

Federal Hall Table (Episode #405H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

With this episode of Rough Cut, we'll bring you back to the 1700's and look at some of the federal embellishments at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design. Back in the shop, Tommy and Eli show viewers an effortless way to really make your hall table shine with bell flowers, stringing, and other awesome embellishments.

Library Chair with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #607H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy is inspired by his Dad's old library chair. Back in the shop is Master Woodworker Tom McLaughlin, who's updating the design by adding a bent laminated seat rail, stack laminated crest rail and making the actual seat a bit more comfortable. Made out of cherry, this chair is sure to make it another generation in the MacDonald family.

TV Tray with Jesse Shaw (Episode #606H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

Tommy introduces a new face to the show, furniture maker Jesse Shaw. Jesse works with Tommy to build a contemporary version of the 1950's style TV tray, with an updated curve in the legs to make it more modern. Made out of a rich walnut, Jesse uses bent lamination and modern technology to make an amazingly handy living room essential.

Glass Desk Lamp (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. On the Rough Cut Road Trip, we head to Cambridge Massachusetts to visit a glass-making school where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Tune in to learn the art of fusing glass with designer Neils Cosman.

TV Tray with Jesse Shaw (Episode #606H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy introduces a new face to the show, furniture maker Jesse Shaw. Jesse works with Tommy to build a contemporary version of the 1950's style TV tray, with an updated curve in the legs to make it more modern. Made out of a rich walnut, Jesse uses bent lamination and modern technology to make an amazingly handy living room essential.

Spice Box with Glen Huey (Episode #605H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

Tommy works on a poplar and black walnut Spice Box. He'll be joined in the shop by Glen Huey of 360 Woodworking to help break down what looks like a complicated box structure with an amazing inlaid design on the door. Glen and Tommy are inspired by the famous Chester County, Pennsylvania spice boxes made popular in the late 18th Century, and want to see if these useful boxes can make a comeback!

Memory Box (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

Spice Box with Glen Huey (Episode #605H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy works on a poplar and black walnut Spice Box. He'll be joined in the shop by Glen Huey of 360 Woodworking to help break down what looks like a complicated box structure with an amazing inlaid design on the door. Glen and Tommy are inspired by the famous Chester County, Pennsylvania spice boxes made popular in the late 18th Century, and want to see if these useful boxes can make a comeback!

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