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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Bird House
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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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Bird House – Episode 08

This week’s Rough Cut is officially for the birds. We’re going to build three bird houses and talk about bird-specific design. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we’ll visit with a few feathery friends, and find out what THEY look for in a home and join our good friend Al back in the shop.

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Donnelly, Laurie (Series Producer)
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