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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac - Tips and Techniques

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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac invites viewers into the workshop of Boston native and fine furniture maker Thomas J. MacDonald, a graduate of the famed Boston-based North Bennet Street School. The show follows Tommy as he travels to historical American landmarks to gain design inspiration, then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques it takes to create comprehensive woodworking projects.In these short clips Tommy shares his skills, best practices, tips and techniques giving the opportunity for anyone with an interest in woodworking, novice to advanced, to learn and excel at the craft.

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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac invites viewers into the workshop of Boston native and fine furniture maker Thomas J. MacDonald, a graduate of the famed Boston-based North Bennet Street School. The show follows Tommy as he travels to historical American landmarks to gain design inspiration, then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques it takes to create comprehensive woodworking projects.In these short clips Tommy shares his skills, best practices, tips and techniques giving the opportunity for anyone with an interest in woodworking, novice to advanced, to learn and excel at the craft.

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Awesome

By JYC1016 - Feb 04 2012
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It is so great to see this in podcast

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By Pyrosfireblower - Jan 23 2012
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Great to see the pcs as well as the tv show

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
18
6
3
2
3

Awesome

By JYC1016 - Feb 04 2012
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It is so great to see this in podcast

Thanks

By Pyrosfireblower - Jan 23 2012
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Great to see the pcs as well as the tv show
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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac - Tips and Techniques

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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac invites viewers into the workshop of Boston native and fine furniture maker Thomas J. MacDonald, a graduate of the famed Boston-based North Bennet Street School. The show follows Tommy as he travels to historical American landmarks to gain design inspiration, then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques it takes to create comprehensive woodworking projects.In these short clips Tommy shares his skills, best practices, tips and techniques giving the opportunity for anyone with an interest in woodworking, novice to advanced, to learn and excel at the craft.

Rank #1: The Workbench

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Tommy talks about his favorite tool, the workbench!

May 31 2012

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Rank #2: RC402 Pine Chest

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Who doesnt need a nice pine chest for storing blankets and other things around the home? For this episode of Rough Cut, we build a simple Pine Chest, based on a 17th century design. For the accents, we visit Tremont Nail in Massachusetts, one of the few

Dec 15 2014

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Rank #3: RC413 Garden Bench

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Who doesnt 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 cant live w

Dec 15 2014

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Rank #4: RC410 Contemporary Chairs

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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. Its easier than you think!

Dec 15 2014

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Rank #5: RC509 Gate Leg Table

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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.

Jan 28 2015

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Rank #6: RC411-Drawtable

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This week on Rough Cut, well 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 Cuts technical adviso

Dec 15 2014

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Rank #7: Hand Planes 101

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Tommy gives a rundown of his most useful hand planes in the workshop.

Jan 04 2012

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Rank #8: RC508 Hall Tree and Bench

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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.

Jan 28 2015

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Rank #9: RC408 Bird Houses

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This weeks Rough Cut is officially for the birds. Were going to build three bird houses and talk about bird-specific design. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, well visit with a few feathery friends, and find out what THEY look for in a home and join our goo

Dec 15 2014

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Rank #10: RC505 Simple SHaker Night Stand and FInishes

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Tommy teaches viewers how to make a classic Shaker-inspired nightstand after he learns from the pros in Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH.

Jan 22 2015

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Rank #11: RC503 Pencil Post Bed

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Tommy shows us how to make a queen sized pencil post bed with tapered octagonal posts.

Jan 22 2015

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Rank #12: Laguna Bandsaw Season 5 Tip

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Laguna Bandsaw Season 5 Tip

Dec 12 2014

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Rank #13: RC502 Arts and Crafts Rocking Chair

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Tommy 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.

Jan 20 2015

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Rank #14: Measuring Devices

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Tommy reviews a variety of measuring devices used in woodworking.

Jan 06 2012

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Rank #15: RC405 Federal Hall Table

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With this episode of Rough Cut, well bring you back to the 1700s 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 yo

Dec 15 2014

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Rank #16: Sharpening a Hand Plane

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Getting your hand planes razor sharp.

Jan 18 2012

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Rank #17: RC407 Bookstand

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Podcast Episode This week on Rough Cut, well build a frame and panel bookstand thats perfect for any room. And for our Rough Cut Road trip, were heading to western Massachusetts to hang out with the legendary Silas Kopf, to see how he creates his uniqu

Dec 15 2014

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Rank #18: Shop Basics-Saws

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A good saw is music to Tommy's ears!

Jan 30 2012

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Rank #19: RC501 Patio Prep Station

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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.

Jan 20 2015

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Rank #20: Scrapers 101

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Using scrapers and knowing how to tune them up properly.

Jan 18 2012

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Episode 513: China Cabinet

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Tommy works with friend Al DAttanasio to build a china cabinet perfect for Tommy's home.

Feb 27 2015

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Episode 511: Queen Anne Table

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Tommy explores the beauty in woodworking by reinventing a Queen Anne Table

Feb 27 2015

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Episode 512: Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants

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Tommy embarks on his second Frank Lloyd Wright style project: the Light Pendant.

Feb 27 2015

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RC507 Linen Press, Part 2

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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.Podcast Episode

Jan 28 2015

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RC509 Gate Leg Table

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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.

Jan 28 2015

Play

RC508 Hall Tree and Bench

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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.

Jan 28 2015

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RC506 Linen Press, Part 1

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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. Podcast Episode

Jan 28 2015

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RC510 Shaker Style Clock

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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.

Jan 28 2015

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RC504 Windsor Chair

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Tommy 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.

Jan 22 2015

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RC505 Simple SHaker Night Stand and FInishes

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Read more
Tommy teaches viewers how to make a classic Shaker-inspired nightstand after he learns from the pros in Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH.

Jan 22 2015

Play

RC503 Pencil Post Bed

Podcast cover
Read more
Tommy shows us how to make a queen sized pencil post bed with tapered octagonal posts.

Jan 22 2015

Play

RC502 Arts and Crafts Rocking Chair

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Read more
Tommy 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.

Jan 20 2015

Play

RC501 Patio Prep Station

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Read more
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.

Jan 20 2015

Play

RC402 Pine Chest

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Who doesnt need a nice pine chest for storing blankets and other things around the home? For this episode of Rough Cut, we build a simple Pine Chest, based on a 17th century design. For the accents, we visit Tremont Nail in Massachusetts, one of the few

Dec 15 2014

Play

RC413 Garden Bench

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Read more
Who doesnt 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 cant live w

Dec 15 2014

Play

RC403Memory Box

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This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis 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 boxs design shows how easy

Dec 15 2014

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RC407 Bookstand

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Read more
Podcast Episode This week on Rough Cut, well build a frame and panel bookstand thats perfect for any room. And for our Rough Cut Road trip, were heading to western Massachusetts to hang out with the legendary Silas Kopf, to see how he creates his uniqu

Dec 15 2014

Play

RC404 Glass Lamp

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This week on Rough Cut, well be building a beautiful, art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners – the perfect accent piece whether its on or off. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, were heading to Cambridge Massachusetts and to a glass-making sch

Dec 15 2014

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RC408 Bird Houses

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This weeks Rough Cut is officially for the birds. Were going to build three bird houses and talk about bird-specific design. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, well visit with a few feathery friends, and find out what THEY look for in a home and join our goo

Dec 15 2014

Play

RC410 Contemporary Chairs

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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. Its easier than you think!

Dec 15 2014

Play

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
18
6
3
2
3

Awesome

By JYC1016 - Feb 04 2012
Read more
It is so great to see this in podcast

Thanks

By Pyrosfireblower - Jan 23 2012
Read more
Great to see the pcs as well as the tv show