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
Free Standing Deck (Episode #311H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
This week on Rough Cut, the Free Standing Deck. Tommy will focus on the basics of frame construction and give special attention to installing a solid support system. And for the Road Trip, Tommy finds inspiration at a very special place - the USS Salem. The WWII naval ship is home to some excellent carpentry work.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Demilune Table (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
Tommy masters the method of bricking on this week's Rough Cut, when he builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt. For inspiration, Tommy goes on a Road Trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where curator, Elliot Davis, will show him some signature pieces from the collection. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by series regular, Steve Brown.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Laminated Bowl (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
On this week's episode of Rough Cut, the Laminated Bowl. It's an awesome addition to any kitchen. Tommy demonstrates a super efficient method to make this bowl and crafting it to perfection on the lathe. For our Rough Cut Road trip we're off to the world famous culinary institute at Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island where well-crafted wood pieces are a chef's best friend in the kitchen.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 10:30 AM