Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac
This series invites viewers into the workshop of Boston native and fine furniture maker Tommy MacDonald, a graduate of the famed Boston-based North Bennet Street School. Follow Tommy as he travels to historical New England landmarks to gain design inspiration, then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques it takes to create comprehensive woodworking projects. In addition to providing detailed project instructions to his audience, Tommy shares his skills and best practices, giving the opportunity for anyone with an interest in woodworking to not only learn the basics but also excel at the craft. For those more experienced in woodworking, Tommy offers more advanced tips and techniques by showcasing his more complex projects.
Interior Stairs, Wall Frame, Pop Up Side Walls (#705H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 10:30am
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Cabinets and Al (#711H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac Tommy is joined by Rough Cut regular Al D'Attanasio to help him on his work station and cabinet in his ever evolving shop. No woodworking shop is complete without a work station for your tools and cabinets for storage, and Al is here to make sure Tommy does it right.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 1:00pm 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 19, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Interior Stairs (#712H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac it's time to add the finishing touches to the staircase. Tommy works on getting finished hand rails in place, getting the steps done and the baseboard. It's a tricky job, but needs to be done safely and properly to support all the years to come of running up and down with projects.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 -- 1:00pm 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Special Project (#713H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac Tommy surprises viewers with a special guest - a Rough Cut regular with some last pieces of advice and walks viewers through the final steps to completing any home project. All the hard work has finally paid off, and Tommy can get to work doing what he does best in a brand new shop.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Ridge/Rafters/Knee Walls (#706H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
Master Showcase with David Marks (#601H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
Roofing, Rakes and Soffets (#707H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me
Kitchen Leaf Table with Tom McLaughlin (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
Master Showcase with Paul Schurch (#603H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
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.
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.
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.
- 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!