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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac; Bamboo Vanity


Rough Cut Ep 308 Bamboo Vanity

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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Bamboo Vanity
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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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This time on Rough Cut, 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. For the Rough Cut Road Trip, 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.

Resources: Track Saw Table Saw Router Pocket Hole Jig Random Orbit Sander



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Donnelly, Laurie (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac; Bamboo Vanity,” 10/09/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34042DB9BBE9422CB5387C528D3E38AA.
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APA: Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac; Bamboo Vanity. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34042DB9BBE9422CB5387C528D3E38AA
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