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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.

Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac - Tips and Techniques Thomas J. MacDonald

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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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    Episode 511: Queen Anne Table

    Episode 511: Queen Anne Table

    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.

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    Episode 512: Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants

    Episode 512: Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants

    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.

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    Episode 513: China Cabinet

    Episode 513: China Cabinet

    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.

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    RC509 Gate Leg Table

    RC509 Gate Leg Table

    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.

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    RC507 Linen Press, Part 2

    RC507 Linen Press, Part 2

    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.

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    RC508 Hall Tree and Bench

    RC508 Hall Tree and Bench

    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.

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