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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac; Free Standing Deck


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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Free Standing Deck
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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 week on Rough Cut, the Free Standing Deck. Tommy will focus on the basics of frame construction and give special attention to installing a solid support system. And for the Road Trip, Tommy finds inspiration at a very special place – the USS Salem in Quincy, Massachusetts. The WWII naval ship is home to some excellent carpentry work.

Resources: Miter Saw Hidden Deck Screw Jig Drill Track Saw



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Donnelly, Laurie (Series Producer)
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