Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac
This series invites viewers into the workshop of Boston native and fine furniture maker Tommy MacDonald, a graduate of the famed Boston-based North Bennet Street School. Follow Tommy as he travels to historical New England landmarks to gain design inspiration, then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques it takes to create comprehensive woodworking projects. In addition to providing detailed project instructions to his audience, Tommy shares his skills and best practices, giving the opportunity for anyone with an interest in woodworking to not only learn the basics but also excel at the craft. For those more experienced in woodworking, Tommy offers more advanced tips and techniques by showcasing his more complex projects.
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts
Master Showcase with Paul Schurch (Episode #603H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
We travel out to sunny Santa Barbara, California to catch up with master marquetry man Paul Schurch of Schurch Woodwork. Together Tommy and Paul create a maple and mahogany table with some amazing marquetry inlaid on top. Their inspiration for the marquetry comes from the local California blue belly lizard, which Paul and Tommy catch during an expedition in Santa Barbara. It's all part of our Master Showcase series.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
Kitchen Leaf Table with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #602H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
Tommy is joined by Master Woodworker Tom McLaughlin of Epic Woodworking and together they create a complicated Kitchen Leaf Table. With an Arts and Crafts inspired design, Tom and Tommy work together to make it more contemporary by adding a triangulated base, and a place to store the leaves under the book matched table top. Tom uses a high quality cherry wood for the entire project.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
Roofing, Rakes and Soffets (Episode #707H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
Tommy works on the finishing touches to complete the roof. Joined by good friend and general contractor Chris Reynolds, the two work to get the fascia and trim boards to size before installing them on the roof along with the drip edge and shingles. Tommy and Chris first walk through a small safety lesson, reminding carpenters how important it is to stage your site properly so you and your crew can work as efficiently and safely as possible.
Master Showcase with David Marks (Episode #601H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
We head to beautiful Santa Rosa, California to meet up with master woodworker David Marks as part of our Master Showcase Series. Spending the entire episode in his shop, we learn how former television host and wood turner David Marks makes his spectacular turned hollow wooden vessels. This week's project is made from maple burl, poplar, and ebony and accented with gold leaf.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 1:00 PM