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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: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 1:30pm 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: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Machinery (#709H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac Tommy is excited to bring in the machinery every good woodworker needs for his shop. We need to haul them all in and set them up in their proper place before starting work on the interior of the shop, getting a good start on the door and trim. Then we can finally get the flooring down, getting that much closer to getting the entire interior shop done.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 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: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Interior Trim, Doors and Windows (#710H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac we are finally able to finish the interior of the shop. Tommy finishes up the interior doors and trim and moves on to the windows for the final touches.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 1:00pm 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: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 1:30pm 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 1:00pm 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: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 1:30pm 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 1:00pm 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: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 1:30pm 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

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