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Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 Bent Lamination Chair Host Tommy MacDonald shows how to bend wood into a form using a jig that he made himself. The crew visits the International Contemporary Furniture Show in New York. (1 of 13)
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401 SA 04/05/14 05:00pm 00:27:30 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Pine Chest Who doesn't need a nice pine chest for storing blankets and other things around the home? Tommy Mac builds a simple Pine Chest, based on a 17th century design. For the accents, Tremont Nail in Massachusetts is visited--one of the few steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch. (2 of 13)
WEB LINK
402 SA 04/12/14 05:00pm 00:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Memory Box Boston Police Chief Ed David shares 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 box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home. (3 of 13)
WEB LINK
403 SA 04/19/14 05:00pm 00:27:30 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Glass Desk Lamp Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a glass-making school is visited, where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Designer Neils Cosman demonstrates the art of fusing glass.
WEB LINK
404 SA 04/26/14 05:00pm 00:26:16 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Federal Hall Table Host Tommy Mac looks back to the 1700's and explores some of the federal embellishments at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design. Back in the shop, Tommy and Eli show an effortless way to really make your hall table shine with bell flowers, stringing, and other awesome embellishments. (5 of 13)
WEB LINK
405 SA 05/03/14 05:00pm 00:27:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Rice Paper Divider Host Tommy Mac builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. Tommy heads to a shoji workshop in Queens, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods. (6 of 13)
WEB LINK
406 SA 05/17/14 05:00pm 00:28:00 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Bookstand Host Tommy Mac shows how to build a frame and panel bookstand that's perfect for any room. He heads to western Massachusetts to hang out with the legendary Silas Kopf, to see how he creates his unique brand of marquetry. (7 of 13)
WEB LINK
407 SA 05/24/14 05:00pm 00:27:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Mitered Hall Table Tommy makes a Mitered Hall Table out of one giant slab of figured maple. He shows how he achieves the look of one continuous grain pattern by interpreting the wood. Later, he visits 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. (4 of 13)
WEB LINK
304 FR 04/04/14 09:30am 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mitered Hall Table Tommy makes a Mitered Hall Table out of one giant slab of figured maple. He shows how he achieves the look of one continuous grain pattern by interpreting the wood. Later, he visits 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. (4 of 13)
WEB LINK
304 FR 04/04/14 03:30pm 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Dovetailed Toolbox The Dovetailed Toolbox created on today's episode has played a supporting role in Tommy’s shop since the very first season. Tommy demonstrates 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”. (5 of 13)
WEB LINK
305 MO 04/07/14 09:30am 00:28:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Dovetailed Toolbox The Dovetailed Toolbox created on today's episode has played a supporting role in Tommy’s shop since the very first season. Tommy demonstrates 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”. (5 of 13)
WEB LINK
305 MO 04/07/14 03:30pm 00:28:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Steam Bent Chair Tommy builds a beautiful, sleek steam bent lounge chair--perfect for inside and out. To teach us more about the ancient art of steam bending, he visits Newport, Rhode Island's International Yacht Restoration School. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by Rough Cut regular, Eli Cleveland. (6 of 13)
WEB LINK
306 FR 04/11/14 09:30am 00:27:34 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Steam Bent Chair Tommy builds a beautiful, sleek steam bent lounge chair--perfect for inside and out. To teach us more about the ancient art of steam bending, he visits Newport, Rhode Island's International Yacht Restoration School. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by Rough Cut regular, Eli Cleveland. (6 of 13)
WEB LINK
306 FR 04/11/14 03:30pm 00:27:34 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Carved Frame Everyone has a family heirloom or photograph that needs a special display. Tommy builds a beautiful Mahogany Frame with Hand-Carved Lettering. For inspiration, he heads down to Newport's historic seaport to visit one of the world's most famous sailing vessels The Coronet. Back at the shop, his good friend and master woodcarver, Sten Havumaki, offers up some letter carving tips. (7 of 13)
WEB LINK
307 MO 04/14/14 09:30am 00:27:52 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Carved Frame Everyone has a family heirloom or photograph that needs a special display. Tommy builds a beautiful Mahogany Frame with Hand-Carved Lettering. For inspiration, he heads down to Newport's historic seaport to visit one of the world's most famous sailing vessels The Coronet. Back at the shop, his good friend and master woodcarver, Sten Havumaki, offers up some letter carving tips. (7 of 13)
WEB LINK
307 MO 04/14/14 03:30pm 00:27:52 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Bamboo Vanity Tommy teaches a variety of tips and tricks that can be applied to any cabinet, when he makes a simple Bamboo Vanity perfect as a base cabinet in a kitchen or bathroom. Later, Tommy heads to the West Coast to meet Dan Smith, the inventor of a very cool sustainable bamboo product used in this week's project. Back in the shop, series favorite, Al D'Attansio, joins Tommy. (8 of 13)
WEB LINK
308 FR 04/18/14 09:30am 00:27:53 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Bamboo Vanity Tommy teaches a variety of tips and tricks that can be applied to any cabinet, when he makes a simple Bamboo Vanity perfect as a base cabinet in a kitchen or bathroom. Later, Tommy heads to the West Coast to meet Dan Smith, the inventor of a very cool sustainable bamboo product used in this week's project. Back in the shop, series favorite, Al D'Attansio, joins Tommy. (8 of 13)
WEB LINK
308 FR 04/18/14 03:30pm 00:27:53 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Laminated Bowl The laminated bowl is an awesome addition to any kitchen. Tommy MacDonald demonstrates a super efficient method to make this bowl and crafting it to perfection on the lathe. Later, a trip to the world famous culinary institute at Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island where well-crafted wood pieces are a chef's best friend in the kitchen. (9 of 13)
WEB LINK
309 MO 04/21/14 09:30am 00:28:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Laminated Bowl The laminated bowl is an awesome addition to any kitchen. Tommy MacDonald demonstrates a super efficient method to make this bowl and crafting it to perfection on the lathe. Later, a trip to the world famous culinary institute at Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island where well-crafted wood pieces are a chef's best friend in the kitchen. (9 of 13)
WEB LINK
309 MO 04/21/14 03:30pm 00:28:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Demilune Table Tommy MacDonald masters the method of bricking, when he builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt. For inspiration, Tommy visits Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where curator, Elliot Davis, who shows him some signature pieces from the collection. (10 of 13)
WEB LINK
310 FR 04/25/14 09:30am 00:27:38 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Demilune Table Tommy MacDonald masters the method of bricking, when he builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt. For inspiration, Tommy visits Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where curator, Elliot Davis, who shows him some signature pieces from the collection. (10 of 13)
WEB LINK
310 FR 04/25/14 03:30pm 00:27:38 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Free Standing Deck A free standing deck it today's project. Tommy focuses on the basics of frame construction and give special attention to installing a solid support system. Tommy finds inspiration at a very special place--the USS Salem. The WWII naval ship is home to some excellent carpentry work. (11 of 13)
WEB LINK
311 MO 04/28/14 09:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Free Standing Deck A free standing deck it today's project. Tommy focuses on the basics of frame construction and give special attention to installing a solid support system. Tommy finds inspiration at a very special place--the USS Salem. The WWII naval ship is home to some excellent carpentry work. (11 of 13)
WEB LINK
311 MO 04/28/14 03:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Platform Bed Tommy joins forces with actor and woodworker, Nick Offerman, to create a Platform Bed. The simple bed frame is made using mortises and tenons. It is topped by a stunning live-edge ambrosia maple headboard. Planning ahead, Tommy has some tricks to make a king-sized bed easy to transport. (12 of 13)
WEB LINK
312 FR 05/02/14 09:30am 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Platform Bed Tommy joins forces with actor and woodworker, Nick Offerman, to create a Platform Bed. The simple bed frame is made using mortises and tenons. It is topped by a stunning live-edge ambrosia maple headboard. Planning ahead, Tommy has some tricks to make a king-sized bed easy to transport. (12 of 13)
WEB LINK
312 FR 05/02/14 03:30pm 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Media Center Today's project takes on Olympic proportions when Tommy visits the home of Jim Craig, legendary hockey goalie, to create a Media Center, fit for a gold medal. Flat screen TV's tend to be a focal point in a room, but this Walnut Media Center allows the Craigs to highlight a few other prized possessions. (13 of 13)
WEB LINK
313 MO 05/05/14 09:30am 00:27:56 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Media Center Today's project takes on Olympic proportions when Tommy visits the home of Jim Craig, legendary hockey goalie, to create a Media Center, fit for a gold medal. Flat screen TV's tend to be a focal point in a room, but this Walnut Media Center allows the Craigs to highlight a few other prized possessions. (13 of 13)
WEB LINK
313 MO 05/05/14 03:30pm 00:27:56 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Bent Lamination Chair Host Tommy MacDonald shows how to bend wood into a form using a jig that he made himself. The crew visits the International Contemporary Furniture Show in New York. (1 of 13)
WEB LINK
401 FR 05/09/14 09:30am 00:27:30 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Bent Lamination Chair Host Tommy MacDonald shows how to bend wood into a form using a jig that he made himself. The crew visits the International Contemporary Furniture Show in New York. (1 of 13)
WEB LINK
401 FR 05/09/14 03:30pm 00:27:30 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Pine Chest Who doesn't need a nice pine chest for storing blankets and other things around the home? Tommy Mac builds a simple Pine Chest, based on a 17th century design. For the accents, Tremont Nail in Massachusetts is visited--one of the few steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch. (2 of 13)
WEB LINK
402 MO 05/12/14 09:30am 00:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Pine Chest Who doesn't need a nice pine chest for storing blankets and other things around the home? Tommy Mac builds a simple Pine Chest, based on a 17th century design. For the accents, Tremont Nail in Massachusetts is visited--one of the few steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch. (2 of 13)
WEB LINK
402 MO 05/12/14 03:30pm 00:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Memory Box Boston Police Chief Ed David shares 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 box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home. (3 of 13)
WEB LINK
403 FR 05/16/14 09:30am 00:27:30 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Memory Box Boston Police Chief Ed David shares 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 box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home. (3 of 13)
WEB LINK
403 FR 05/16/14 03:30pm 00:27:30 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Glass Desk Lamp Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a glass-making school is visited, where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Designer Neils Cosman demonstrates the art of fusing glass.
WEB LINK
404 MO 05/19/14 09:30am 00:26:16 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Glass Desk Lamp Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a glass-making school is visited, where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Designer Neils Cosman demonstrates the art of fusing glass.
WEB LINK
404 MO 05/19/14 03:30pm 00:26:16 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Federal Hall Table Host Tommy Mac looks back to the 1700's and explores some of the federal embellishments at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design. Back in the shop, Tommy and Eli show an effortless way to really make your hall table shine with bell flowers, stringing, and other awesome embellishments. (5 of 13)
WEB LINK
405 FR 05/23/14 09:30am 00:27:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Federal Hall Table Host Tommy Mac looks back to the 1700's and explores some of the federal embellishments at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design. Back in the shop, Tommy and Eli show an effortless way to really make your hall table shine with bell flowers, stringing, and other awesome embellishments. (5 of 13)
WEB LINK
405 FR 05/23/14 03:30pm 00:27:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Rice Paper Divider Host Tommy Mac builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. Tommy heads to a shoji workshop in Queens, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods. (6 of 13)
WEB LINK
406 MO 05/26/14 09:30am 00:28:00 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Rice Paper Divider Host Tommy Mac builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. Tommy heads to a shoji workshop in Queens, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods. (6 of 13)
WEB LINK
406 MO 05/26/14 03:30pm 00:28:00 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Bookstand Host Tommy Mac shows how to build a frame and panel bookstand that's perfect for any room. He heads to western Massachusetts to hang out with the legendary Silas Kopf, to see how he creates his unique brand of marquetry. (7 of 13)
WEB LINK
407 FR 05/30/14 09:30am 00:27:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Bookstand Host Tommy Mac shows how to build a frame and panel bookstand that's perfect for any room. He heads to western Massachusetts to hang out with the legendary Silas Kopf, to see how he creates his unique brand of marquetry. (7 of 13)
WEB LINK
407 FR 05/30/14 03:30pm 00:27:46 - (CC) × ST