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.
Baseball Bat Bed (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This episode of Rough Cut features Tommy's all-time favorite project - a baseball bat bed that's perfect for any kids room. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to Fall River, Massachusetts to the Axis Bat Factory, to see what really goes into making a major league baseball bat.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 30, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Library Chair with Tom McLaughlin (#607H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 1, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Chairs X 2 (#410H) Duration: 27:30 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut, we show the advantages to mass production by building a chair and then showing how we can duplicate their chair to make a set of four or six. It's easier than you think!
Contemporary Bench with Steven Brown (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Pub Table (#411H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut, we'll be building a versatile draw leaf table and show you the secret that allows good leaves to appear and disappear whenever you need them. Lending a hand in the shop is a special guest Eli Cleveland, Rough Cut's technical advisor.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Master Showcase with Phil Lowe (#609H) Duration: 27:50 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Kitchen Scraps (#412H) Duration: 26:30 STEREO TVG
This episode is dedicated to those items in the kitchen that you can make easily in a quick week-end project. Host Tommy MacDonald is joined by his friends Al D'Attanasio, North Bennet Street School instructor Steve Brown, and man around the shop Eli Cleveland. Together the team whips up a rolling pin, pepper grinder, and ice cream scoop.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Computer Table with Al D'attanasio (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, Tommy is joined by series regular Al D'Attanasio to build a computer table. Al and Tommy are inspired by their own lives, hoping to have a place to hold all the essentials for a modern life. Though not as hip as some people may think, Al still needs a spot for his computer as well as drawers and a filing cabinet for his necessary paperwork.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Garden Bench (#413H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG
Who doesn't need a nice garden bench for their outdoor spaces? In the season finale of Rough Cut, Tommy shows us the intricacies of making a simple garden bench really sparkle. Move over Adirondack Chair, this is a garden bench you absolutely can't live without.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Fall Front Desk with Steve Brown (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac we concentrate on a fall front desk, designed as a great work desk. Tommy is joined by series regular Steve Brown who breaks down the different parts to make it a much simpler process. Steve and Tommy work together to make it as compact as the original design to utilize space, while adding in their own contemporary design.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me