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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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • 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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 12/08: planned KQED DT9s Over the Air outages

      (DT9.1 through 9.3) KQED will be performing maintenance at Sutro Tower in the overnight hours early Thursday 12/08. We are expecting a few power interruptions to take place and KQED will need to be off air for these. The outages are expected to be brief.

    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

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

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