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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Master Showcase with Phil Lowe (Episode #609H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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.

Special Project (Episode #713H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Contemporary Bench with Steven Brown (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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.

Interior Stairs (Episode #712H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Library Chair with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #607H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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.

Cabinets and Al (Episode #711H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Interior Trim, Doors and Windows (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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.

TV Tray with Jesse Shaw (Episode #606H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

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.

Interior Trim, Doors and Windows (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

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.

Machinery (Episode #709H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

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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