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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac; Dovetailed Toolbox


Rough Cut Ep 305 Dovetailed Toolbox

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Rough Cut- Woodworking With Tommy Mac
Dovetailed Toolbox
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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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Dovetailed Toolbox The Dovetailed Toolbox created on this week’s episode of Rough Cut has played a supporting role in Tommy’s shop since the very first season. Tommy will demonstrate how to achieve the striking dovetail joinery found on his toolbox and what kind of things you can do at home to “make it your own”.

Resources: Jointer Planer Table Saw Back Saw Bench Chisels



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Donnelly, Laurie (Series Producer)
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