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Laminated Bowl (#309H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

On this week's episode of Rough Cut, the Laminated Bowl. It's an awesome addition to any kitchen. Tommy demonstrates a super efficient method to make this bowl and crafting it to perfection on the lathe. For our Rough Cut Road trip we're off to the world famous culinary institute at Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island where well-crafted wood pieces are a chef's best friend in the kitchen.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Demilune Table (#310H) Duration: 27:38 STEREO TVG

Tommy masters the method of bricking on this week's Rough Cut, when he builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt. For inspiration, Tommy goes on a Road Trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where curator, Elliot Davis, will show him some signature pieces from the collection. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by series regular, Steve Brown.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Hall Tree and Bench (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald has the 'Wood Whisperer', Marc Spagnuolo, in the shop. Marc joins Tommy to make a Hall Tree and Bench, which can add both elegance and convenience to any home.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 8, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Free Standing Deck (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week on Rough Cut, the Free Standing Deck. Tommy will focus on the basics of frame construction and give special attention to installing a solid support system. And for the Road Trip, Tommy finds inspiration at a very special place - the USS Salem. The WWII naval ship is home to some excellent carpentry work.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Gate Leg Table (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Platform Bed (#312H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

On a very special episode of Rough Cut, Tommy joins forces with actor and woodworker, Nick Offerman, to create a Platform Bed. The simple bed frame is made using mortises and tenons. It is topped by a stunning live-edge ambrosia maple headboard. Planning ahead, Tommy has some tricks to make a king-sized bed easy to transport.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Shaker Style Clock (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Media Center (#313H) Duration: 27:56 STEREO TVG

The final project of Season 3 takes on Olympic proportions when Tommy visits the home of Jim Craig, legendary hockey goalie, to create a Media Center, fit for a gold medal. Flat screen TV's tend to be a focal point in a room, but this Walnut Media Center allows the Craigs to highlight a few other prized possessions. Don't be scared by its size, this project breaks down to move from shop to home.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Queen Anne Table (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Bent Lamination Chair (#401H) Duration: 27:30 STEREO TVG

For this episode of Rough Cut, we're building an amazing bent lamination chair that's perfect for any home. Host Tommy MacDonald shows viewers how to bend wood into a form using a jig that he made himself and our Rough Cut Road Trip takes us to the International Contemporary Furniture Show in New York.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Pine Chest (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Who doesn't need a nice pine chest for storing blankets and other things around the home? For this episode of Rough Cut, we build a simple Pine Chest, based on a 17th century design. For the accents, we visit Tremont Nail in Massachusetts, one of the few steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

China Cabinet (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald brings viewers into his home! In the shop, Tommy works with friend Al D'Attanasio to build a china cabinet perfect for any home. Then together the dynamic duo installs the massive piece into Tommy's house.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Memory Box (#403H) Duration: 27:30 STEREO TVG

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Master Showcase with David Marks (#601H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Glass Desk Lamp (#404H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. On the Rough Cut Road Trip, we head to Cambridge Massachusetts to visit a glass-making school where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Tune in to learn the art of fusing glass with designer Neils Cosman.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Kitchen Leaf Table with Tom McLaughlin (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

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