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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Gable Ends and Walls (Episode #704H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy and crew do some heavy lifting, working on the gable ends of the roof and lifting the walls into place. They first head over to see Tommy's longtime friend Jim Reader, to walk them through how to pick out the best lumber you need for your job. Then it's back to the site to see new regular Chris Reynolds to install the Gable Ends, before getting that wall up - all before a storm hits.

Second Floor Deck (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A woodworker can't help but be influenced by the great Frank Lloyd Wright. Tommy will embark on his second Frank Lloyd Wright style project: the Light Pendant. It's a light fixture that brings together wood and mechanics and is a statement piece that shows off the style of the famous architect.

Second Floor Deck (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 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.

Framing (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Queen Anne Table (Episode #511H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tommy MacDonald explores the beauty in woodworking. First, he visits the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, which is not only a testament to God but also to woodworking. Then back in the shop, he reinvents that beauty in a Queen Anne table, a classic with smooth, curved legs.

Framing (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 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.

Old Shop/New Shop (Episode #701H)

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Shaker Style Clock (Episode #510H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tommy MacDonald goes back to Shaker Village to learn about another Shaker, old-time staple, the Shaker Style Clock. We'll see a variety of styles down at the village, and learn what materials go best with which and then use that in the shop to make a classic of his own with friend and fellow woodworker Al D'Attanasio.

Old Shop/New Shop (Episode #701H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 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.

Master Showcase with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #613H)

KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

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