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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Recap, Windows and Trim (Episode #708H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac it's time to take a step back and look at all the progress we've made so far. From the framing to the deck to the finished roof it's been quite a journey. Tommy gets that much closer in this episode by getting the windows and front door in, making sure he gets plenty of sunlight and can accommodate any future project no matter how large.

Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 1:30 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.

Queen Anne Table (Episode #511H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Roofing, Rakes and Soffets (Episode #707H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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.

Queen Anne Table (Episode #511H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 1:30 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.

Shaker Style Clock (Episode #510H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Ridge/Rafters/Knee Walls (Episode #706H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

It's a long day of heavy lifting to finish up the frame of the roof. Tommy gets regular Chris Reynolds to help install the ridge, the long and short rafters, and finishing touches like collar ties. By the end of the day, Tommy will have an actual building.

Shaker Style Clock (Episode #510H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 1:30 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.

Gate Leg Table (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Tommy MacDonald visits his alma mater, The North Bennet Street School. He'll tour the new facilities with old friend and teacher, Dan Faia, talk to students about their current projects and even learn something new about his upcoming project: the gate leg table.

Interior Stairs, Wall Frame, Pop Up Side Walls (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

It's all about the interior of the shop - from the stairs, to the wall frame holding up the roof. To help him with the layout and construction of the stairs, Tommy brings on old friend Gordon Arthur to break down what seems like a complicated project into a few simple steps.

Gate Leg Table (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy MacDonald visits his alma mater, The North Bennet Street School. He'll tour the new facilities with old friend and teacher, Dan Faia, talk to students about their current projects and even learn something new about his upcoming project: the gate leg table.

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