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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Spice Box with Glen Huey (Episode #605H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tommy works on a poplar and black walnut Spice Box. He'll be joined in the shop by Glen Huey of 360 Woodworking to help break down what looks like a complicated box structure with an amazing inlaid design on the door. Glen and Tommy are inspired by the famous Chester County, Pennsylvania spice boxes made popular in the late 18th Century, and want to see if these useful boxes can make a comeback!

Machinery (Episode #709H)

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

This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac Tommy is excited to bring in the machinery every good woodworker needs for his shop. We need to haul them all in and set them up in their proper place before starting work on the interior of the shop, getting a good start on the door and trim. Then we can finally get the flooring down, getting that much closer to getting the entire interior shop done.

Child's Chair with Steve Brown (Episode #604H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tommy is joined by Rough Cut regular and Master Furniture Maker Steve Brown from the North Bennet Street School. Steve and Tommy pick a project that encourages the home woodworker to keep it simple with a Child's Chair,concentrating on its rustic splayed legs. A great project for beginners, it's made of a beautiful white oak, with inspiration coming from a traditional bretstuhl of Germany.

Recap, Windows and Trim (Episode #708H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 1:30 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.

Master Showcase with Paul Schurch (Episode #603H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

We travel out to sunny Santa Barbara, California to catch up with master marquetry man Paul Schurch of Schurch Woodwork. Together Tommy and Paul create a maple and mahogany table with some amazing marquetry inlaid on top. Their inspiration for the marquetry comes from the local California blue belly lizard, which Paul and Tommy catch during an expedition in Santa Barbara. It's all part of our Master Showcase series.

Roofing, Rakes and Soffets (Episode #707H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 1:30 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.

Kitchen Leaf Table with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #602H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tommy is joined by Master Woodworker Tom McLaughlin of Epic Woodworking and together they create a complicated Kitchen Leaf Table. With an Arts and Crafts inspired design, Tom and Tommy work together to make it more contemporary by adding a triangulated base, and a place to store the leaves under the book matched table top. Tom uses a high quality cherry wood for the entire project.

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

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 1:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

Master Showcase with David Marks (Episode #601H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

We head to beautiful Santa Rosa, California to meet up with master woodworker David Marks as part of our Master Showcase Series. Spending the entire episode in his shop, we learn how former television host and wood turner David Marks makes his spectacular turned hollow wooden vessels. This week's project is made from maple burl, poplar, and ebony and accented with gold leaf.

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

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 1:30 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.

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