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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Pine Chest
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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."

Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac is produced by WGBH Boston and distributed by American Public Television. Series release date: 10/2/2010

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Pine Chest – Tremont Nail

Who doesn’t 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 steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch.

Resources: Jointer Planer Table Saw with Dado Set Wrought and Cut Nails Hinges



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Donnelly, Laurie (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac; Pine Chest,” 09/06/2013, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_02D0E953758041218036AAF5997F4D29.
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APA: Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac; Pine Chest. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_02D0E953758041218036AAF5997F4D29
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