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    This Summer, I was invited to appear as a guest on the PBS woodworking show Rough Cut with Tommy Mac. I jumped on the opportunity and flew out to Boston to spend a day in Tommy's shop. The experience wasn't all that unlike what I do every day in my own shop: video cameras and woodworking. It's kind of what I do. But there was one key difference: I wasn't calling the shots. That means I had to break my habit of looking at the camera and I had absolutely no control over what made it into the final version of the show. That was all very new to me.

    The show has already aired on PBS in many markets but some cities don't even carry the show. Furthermore, folks outside the US might have trouble getting access. So I contacted the powers that be and asked if it would be possible to run the episode here on The Wood Whisperer. I was surprised and delighted that they said yes.

    So I'd thank to thank the folks at WGBH for letting me do this, as well as David M. and Tommy for helping make it all happen. Of course I have to thank Eli as well for designing the Hall Tree & Bench.

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    Episode #305 · The Dovetailed Toolbox created on this week's episode of Rough Cut has played a supporting role in Tommy's shop since the very first season. Tommy will demonstrate how to achieve the striking dovetail joinery found on his toolbox and what kind of things you can do at home to "make it your own".

  • Tommy MacDonald of Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac fame, shows how to care for a workbench and how to make it your own with great jig tips. Produced by WGBH with major funding by Woodcraft, the show is in its third season of quality woodworking education and entertainment.

    The Rough Cut is a blaster that is able to fire two darts at the same time, much like the or the (except that double-shot is mandatory in the latter and not optional). It features one long on the top of the blaster. It also has two points for a sling or bandolier to be attached: one at the end of the blaster and one at the end of the blaster's handle.

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    Episode #304 · This week on Rough Cut we're making a Mitered Hall Table out of one giant slab of figured maple. Tommy will show us how he achieves the look of one continuous grain pattern by interpreting the wood. And for the Road Trip Tommy takes us to Berkshire Hardwoods in Western Massachusetts where we meet owner, Jeff Poirier, and learn how he takes a local tree and turns it into a beautiful piece of stock.

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Episode #206 · This time, on Rough Cut, Tommy demonstrates the turning technique by using a lathe and shows how to turn cove and bead shapes into a Tall Floor Lamp. He heads to New London, New Hampshire, on a Rough Cut Road Trip, to visit the studio of artist Peter Bloch, who turns lamp shades out of Aspen logs. Back in the studio, Tommy is joined by his friend and fellow woodworker, Al D'Attanasio.