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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Pub Table (Episode #411H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

This week on Rough Cut, we'll be building a versatile draw leaf table and show you the secret that allows good leaves to appear and disappear whenever you need them. Lending a hand in the shop is a special guest Eli Cleveland, Rough Cut's technical advisor.

Master Showcase with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #613H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

We're heading to Canterbury, NH to see Master Woodworker and series regular Tom McLaughlin in his natural habitat. Tommy joins Tom in his workshop to build a porch swing, a perfect addition for any family home.

Chairs X 2 (Episode #410H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

This week on Rough Cut, we show the advantages to mass production by building a chair and then showing how we can duplicate their chair to make a set of four or six. It's easier than you think!

Dog House with Al D'attanasio (Episode #612H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy is inspired to build a dog house by visiting with the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit. After going on the road, he and Al return to the shop to build a dog house fit for any dog, large or small. Even big enough for Tommy's own dog, Murphy.

Baseball Bat Bed (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

This episode of Rough Cut features Tommy's all-time favorite project - a baseball bat bed that's perfect for any kids room. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to Fall River, Massachusetts to the Axis Bat Factory, to see what really goes into making a major league baseball bat.

Fall Front Desk with Steve Brown (Episode #611H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

We concentrate on a fall front desk, designed as a great work desk. Tommy is joined by series regular Steve Brown who breaks down the different parts to make it a much simpler process. Steve and Tommy work together to make it as compact as the original design to utilize space, while adding in their own contemporary design.

Bird House (Episode #408H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

This episode of Rough Cut is officially for the birds. We're going to build three bird houses and talk about bird-specific design. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we'll visit with a few feathery friends to find out what THEY look for in a home and join our good friend Al back in the shop.

Computer Table with Al D'attanasio (Episode #610H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy is joined by series regular Al D'Attanasio to build a computer table. Al and Tommy are inspired by their own lives, hoping to have a place to hold all the essentials for a modern life. Though not as hip as some people may think, Al still needs a spot for his computer as well as drawers and a filing cabinet for his necessary paperwork.

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