Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Second Floor Deck (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

They're working on the second floor of the shop. Joined by good friend Bob Ayer and his crew, Tommy has his work cut out for him- he'll need to straighten the walls before adding the entire second floor deck and lay out an opening to where his staircase will go. It'll be a lot of work, but with his friends the crew is willing to tackle it.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

Framing (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy is joined by his general contractor, Chris Reynolds, to talk about the framing of the shop. From the foundation to laying out the sills to putting up the first wall, he learns the best way to start off a project like this. And with a little help from regular Al D'Attanasio, that wall will be up in no time.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

Old Shop/New Shop (Episode #701H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

It's out with the old, in with the new. Tommy's building his very own shop from the ground up. Tommy and his team start by going over the plans for the shop with his architect Monte French, before heading over to Koopman's Lumber to talk to Steve Ingram who explains what kind of lumber Tommy picked and why. Finally, they head back to the site to meet up with building commissioner Ed Walsh, who reminds them it's not just about building a shop, it's building it safely.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

Chippendale Footstool (Episode #111H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

The s-curve legs and ball and claw feet are the standout features of Tommy's Chippendale footstool. Many furniture makers get defeated by the ball and claw, but in this episode Tommy stops by master carver Will Neptune's shop to get tips on an incredibly easy way to break it down. Will provides instruction and shares his carving experience and skill with viewers. Tommy then returns to his studio to speak with Steve Brown of the North Bennet Street School.

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