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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Rice Paper Divider
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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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Rice Paper Divider – Shoji Workshop

This week on Rough Cut, we’ll be building 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. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we’re heading to a shoji workshop in Queens, NY, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods.

Resources: Jointer Planer Mortising Chisel Hand Saw Rice Paper



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Donnelly, Laurie (Series Producer)
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