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Gate Leg Table (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald visits his alma mater, The North Bennet Street School. He'll tour the new facilities with old friend and teacher, Dan Faia, talk to students about their current projects and even learn something new about his upcoming project: the gate leg table.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 1:30pm
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

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: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Shaker Style Clock (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald goes back to Shaker Village to learn about another Shaker, old-time staple, the Shaker Style Clock. We'll see a variety of styles down at the village, and learn what materials go best with which and then use that in the shop to make a classic of his own with friend and fellow woodworker Al D'Attanasio.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 10:30am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 10:30am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 1:30pm 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 1:30pm 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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