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Rough Cut - Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Genre: How-to
ROUGH CUT - WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC invites viewers into the world of respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald, as he travels to historic landmarks to gain design inspiration and then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques needed to create future family heirlooms. In each episode, MacDonald shares his skills and best practices, providing detailed project instructions for anyone interested in learning the basics of the craft. For the more experienced enthusiast, Tommy also showcases his more complex projects with advanced tips and techniques. Each half-hour includes three segments: "Basic Woodworking Techniques," "Weekend Projects" and "The Field Trip."

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #509
Gate Leg Table
Guest: STEVE BROWN. This episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac is extra special as host 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. Take it from Tommy Mac, you're never too old to learn.
26 minutes long
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Sat Sep 5th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #510
Shaker Style Clock
Guest: AL D'ATTANASIO. A classic is a classic for a reason. On this episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host 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.
26 minutes long
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Sat Sep 12th @ 2:00 pm

Episode #511
Queen Anne Table
Guest: STEVE BROWN. This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host 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.
26 minutes long
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Sat Sep 19th @ 2:00 pm

Episode #512
Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants
Guest: ELI CLEVELAND. A woodworker can't help but be influenced by the great Frank Lloyd Wright and today on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.
26 minutes long
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Sat Sep 26th @ 2:00 pm

Episode #303
Barley Twist Lamp
On this Rough Cut episode, Tommy tackles the difficult technique of off-set turning on a lathe when he makes the unique Barley Twist Lamp. The lamp is made out of beautiful mahogany and topped off with a specially made glass top designed and created just for this project. For the Road Trip, Tommy visits his good friend, glassblower, Niels Cosman at his Rhode Island School of Design studio. Niels will make a special appearance back at the Rough Cut shop when he personally delivers the finished lampshade to Tommy.
27 minutes long
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Sat Oct 3rd @ 2:00 pm

Episode #513
China Cabinet
Guest: AL D'ATTANASIO. On this episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host Tommy MacDonald brings you closer than ever: 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.
26 minutes long
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Sat Oct 10th @ 2:00 pm

Episode #601
Master Showcase With David Marks
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.
26 minutes long
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Sat Oct 17th @ 7:30 am

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Sat Oct 17th @ 2:00 pm

Episode #602
Kitchen Leaf Table With Tom McLaughlin
This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, 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.
26 minutes long
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Sat Oct 24th @ 7:30 am

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Sat Oct 24th @ 2:00 pm


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #508
Hall Tree and Bench
Guest: MARC SPAGNUOLO. On this episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host Tommy MacDonald has the 'Wood Whisperer', Marc Spagnuolo, in the shop. Marc joins Tommy to make a Hall Tree and Bench, which can add both elegance and convenience to any home.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 29th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #507
Linen Press, PArt Two
A linen press is half drawers and half wardrobe and perfect for household linens like towels and sheets. On this episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host Tommy MacDonald finishes his stunning, cherry wood linen press by completing the upper element, the wardrobe. He'll show us how to install the shelves and hang the door on its hinges as well as how to complete the piece with a wonderful finish.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 22nd @ 1:00 pm

Episode #506
Linen Press, PArt One
Contrary to what it sounds like, a linen press doesn't press your linens, it holds them. On this episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host Tommy MacDonald shows viewers how to design and build their own linen press, starting with the frame and drawers. One special feature of this fabulous piece of furniture, the feet, which have a molding and frame all their own.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 15th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #505
Simple Shaker Night Stand and Finishes
Guest: CHARLES NEIL. On this episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, it's all about simplicity and customizable finish. Host Tommy MacDonald teaches viewers how to make a classic Shaker-inspired nightstand after he learns from the pros in Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. Then, expert finisher Charles Neil visits from Virginia and shows how finishes can individualize any project and make each project unique.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 8th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #504
Windsor Chair
Guest: PETER GALBERT. This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host Tommy MacDonald steps out of his comfort zone, and his shop, to join Peter Galbert in central Massachusetts, where he shows Tommy how to make a classic Windsor chair. This is a new project for Tommy, and a complicated one, but also a fun challenge, as he'll be using multiple kinds of wood and new techniques to perfect this classic.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 1st @ 1:00 pm

Episode #503
Pencil Post Bed
Guest: STEVE BROWN. On this episode of Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, we go big. Host Tommy MacDonald shows us how to make a queen sized pencil post bed with tapered octagonal posts. This bed originated in the 1700's and has been a popular style ever since. North Bennet Street School instructor Steve Brown joins Tommy at his shop to show him how to perfect the tapered, octagonal posts out of perfect, classic cherry wood.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jul 25th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #502
Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair
Guest: TOM MCLAUGHLIN. This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, host Tommy MacDonald hits the road and heads out to the Windy City of Chicago. For inspiration, he visits the Art Institute of Chicago to appreciate some classic woodwork and get inspired for his next project, an Arts and Crafts Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired rocking chair. Back home, friend and furniture maker, Tom McLaughlin, joins Tommy in the shop to create this stylistic rocking chair.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jul 18th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #501
Patio Prep Station
Guest: PAUL WAHLBERG. This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, we're getting ready for summer and outdoor summer cooking. Host Tommy MacDonald teams up with an old friend, chef and actor Paul Wahlberg, to make a patio prep station, perfect for any outdoor grilling area. Then, Tommy and Paul will go to Paul's restaurant, Alma Nove, in Hingham to install the beautiful piece.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jul 11th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #413
Garden Bench
Who doesn't need a nice garden bench for their outdoor spaces? In the season finale of Rough Cut, Tommy shows us the intricacies of making a simple garden bench really sparkle. Move over Adirondack Chair, this is a garden bench you absolutely can't live without.
27 minutes long
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Sat Jul 4th @ 1:00 pm


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