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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Linen Press, Part Two (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

A linen press is half drawers and half wardrobe and perfect for household linens like towels and sheets. Tommy MacDonald finishes his stunning, cherry wood linen press by completing the upper element, the wardrobe. He'll show us how to install the shelves and hang the door on its hinges as well as how to complete the piece with a wonderful finish.

Second Floor Deck (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:00 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.

Linen Press, Part Two (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

A linen press is half drawers and half wardrobe and perfect for household linens like towels and sheets. Tommy MacDonald finishes his stunning, cherry wood linen press by completing the upper element, the wardrobe. He'll show us how to install the shelves and hang the door on its hinges as well as how to complete the piece with a wonderful finish.

Framing (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:00 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.

Linen Press, Part One (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Contrary to what it sounds like, a linen press doesn't press your linens, it holds them. Tommy MacDonald shows viewers how to design and build their own linen press, starting with the frame and drawers. One special feature of this fabulous piece of furniture, the feet, which have a molding and frame all their own.

Old Shop/New Shop (Episode #701H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 1:00 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.

Simple Shaker Night Stand and Finishes (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

It's all about simplicity and customizable finish. Host Tommy MacDonald teaches viewers how to make a classic Shaker-inspired nightstand after he learns from the pros in Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. Then, expert finisher Charles Neil visits from Virginia and shows how finishes can individualize any project and make each project unique.

Windsor Chair (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Tommy MacDonald steps out of his comfort zone, and his shop,to join Peter Galbert in central Massachusetts, where he shows Tommy how to make a classic Windsor chair. This is a new project for Tommy, and a complicated one, but also a fun challenge, as he'll be using multiple kinds of wood and new techniques to perfect this classic.

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