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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Barley Twist Lamp (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

On this Rough Cut episode, Tommy tackles the difficult technique of off-set turning on a lathe when he makes the unique Barley Twist Lamp. The lamp is made out of beautiful mahogany and topped off with a specially made glass top designed and created just for this project. For the Road Trip, Tommy visits his good friend, glassblower, Niels Cosman at his Rhode Island School of Design studio. Niels will make a special appearance back at the Rough Cut shop when he personally delivers the finished lampshade to Tommy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

Workbench (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

This time, on Rough Cut, Tommy takes on the key tool in any woodshop - the workbench. With help from his shop coordinator and Rough Cut technical advisor, Eli Cleveland, Tommy will demonstrate how to make a workbench with mortise and tenon joinery and a beautiful solid maple top.

Coopered Leg Table (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

On the premiere of Rough Cut Season 3, Tommy creates a beautiful ambrosia maple Coopered Leg Table - perfect for a dining room or office. To get inspiration for the piece, Tommy travels to beautiful Napa Valley for a visit to the incredible Seguin Moreau Cooperage. Here Tommy gets an up close tour of the wine-barrel making process. Full of ideas from Napa, Tommy returns to the shop to teach the technique of coopering.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

Potting Station (Episode #213H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

The final project in season 2 is a Potting Station, perfect for any outdoor gardening space. To gather inspiration for the project, Tommy heads on a Rough Cut Road Trip to the Massachusetts Horticultural Association in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where gardens curator David Fiske shows Tommy what is needed for the perfect potting station. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by friend and fellow woodworker Al D'Attanasio.

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