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Child's Chair with Steve Brown (#604H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Recap, Windows and Trim (#708H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

Spice Box with Glen Huey (#605H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

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!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

TV Tray with Jesse Shaw (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy introduces a new face to the show, furniture maker Jesse Shaw. Jesse works with Tommy to build a contemporary version of the 1950's style TV tray, with an updated curve in the legs to make it more modern. Made out of a rich walnut, Jesse uses bent lamination and modern technology to make an amazingly handy living room essential.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

Library Chair with Tom McLaughlin (#607H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Tommy is inspired by his Dad's old library chair. Back in the shop is Master Woodworker Tom McLaughlin, who's updating the design by adding a bent laminated seat rail, stack laminated crest rail and making the actual seat a bit more comfortable. Made out of cherry, this chair is sure to make it another generation in the MacDonald family.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Contemporary Bench with Steven Brown (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Series regular Steve Brown is back in the shop! He's here to help Tommy update a traditional bench with a more contemporary design, but still keep it comfortable. Using this project as another teaching tool, Steve walks us through some of the basic steps of woodworking any expert will tell you are important to practice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Master Showcase with Phil Lowe (#609H) Duration: 27:50 STEREO TVG

We travel to Beverly, Massachusetts to learn from Master Woodworker and furniture maker Phil Lowe. As the owner and director of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, he's well known for his teaching throughout North America. He and Tommy get together to build a chair, and Tommy is excited to learn new techniques as well as add his own spin to the design.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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