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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, May 2, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me

Memory Box (#403H) Duration: 27:30 STEREO TVG

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 1:00pm 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: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me

Glass Desk Lamp (#404H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. On the Rough Cut Road Trip, we head to Cambridge Massachusetts to visit a glass-making school where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Tune in to learn the art of fusing glass with designer Neils Cosman.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 1:00pm 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, May 16, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me

Federal Hall Table (#405H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

With this episode of Rough Cut, we'll bring you back to the 1700's and look at some of the federal embellishments at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design. Back in the shop, Tommy and Eli show viewers an effortless way to really make your hall table shine with bell flowers, stringing, and other awesome embellishments.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Rice Paper Divider (#406H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to a shoji workshop in Queens, NY, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Bookstand (#407H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

Learn to build a frame and panel bookstand that's perfect for any room. And for our Rough Cut Road trip, we head to western Massachusetts to hang out with the legendary Silas Kopf, to see how he creates his unique brand of marquetry.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 31, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Computer Table with Al D'attanasio (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Bird House (#408H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

This episode of Rough Cut is officially for the birds. We're going to build three bird houses and talk about bird-specific design. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we'll visit with a few feathery friends to find out what THEY look for in a home and join our good friend Al back in the shop.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Fall Front Desk with Steve Brown (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Dog House with Al D'attanasio (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy is inspired to build a dog house by visiting with the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit. After going on the road, he and Al return to the shop to build a dog house fit for any dog, large or small. Even big enough for Tommy's own dog, Murphy.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 1:30pm 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!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Master Showcase with Tom McLaughlin (#613H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We're heading to Canterbury, NH to see Master Woodworker and series regular Tom McLaughlin in his natural habitat. Tommy joins Tom in his workshop to build a porch swing, a perfect addition for any family home.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 1:30pm 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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    • 4/17/16 – KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

    • Sun 12/13: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal down

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) UPDATE Mon 12/14 4:50pm: Unfortunately, we are unable to repair our fried equipment, and will need to order/find a replacement. At this point, we do know the signal will definitely not return tonight, and do not yet have an estimated time re: when it will be back. Thanks for your patience and […]

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

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