Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac

Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac

IWF Alert: Fine Woodworking interviews Tommy MacDonald

comments (6) August 27th, 2010 in blogs, videos

MKenney Matthew Kenney, special projects editor
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Video Length: 8:38
Produced by: Matt Kenney

Editor Asa Christiana met up with Tommy MacDonald this morning at the IWF. We found a quiet corner (not easy to do here) so that they could talk about Tommy's new WGBH woodworking show, Rough Cuts. Filming of the first season is already complete and Tommy tells us about some of the projects he made, the folks who visited him on set, and gives other insights into the show. They also discuss how Tommy got started in woodworking and the influence of Norm Abram. Take a look and keep an eye out for Tommy in an upcoming issue of the magazine--he's writing another article for us.

Read about other great tool finds at IWF 2010

Catch Tommy's article from issue #203 


posted in: blogs, videos, Fine Woodworking, WGBH, Tommy MacDonald, Rough Cuts

Comments (6)

AllTenFingers AllTenFingers writes: Great interview Tommy -- I know you are going to be a great host on "Rough Cut." If you are ever in the Raleigh-Durham area, you are welcome to stop by for a beer. John Janeri (All Ten Fingers Workshop).
Posted: 9:17 am on September 17th

BruceSomers BruceSomers writes: Gina,

I don't have a small enough picture of the stool that will post here. However, it can be seen at the following URL:
or you can follow the "Play by Play" of the build at this URL:

Bruce, AKA FLWoodRat.
Posted: 6:52 am on August 28th

Vidkid26 Vidkid26 writes: Great interview. Looking forward to the show. Hope they know how to color balance a camera better than you guys. :)
Posted: 8:51 pm on August 27th

FineWoodworkingEditors FineWoodworkingEditors writes: Bruce, you should post pictures of your stool in the gallery. We'd love to see it. -Gina
Posted: 3:49 pm on August 27th

BruceSomers BruceSomers writes: Asa.. Great interview with Tommy. I can't wait to see the Rough Cut with Tommy Mac show and your companion article. With Tommy's excitement, I'm sure the show will be great. I look forward to seeing the companion article appear in FWW. I built the step stool you guys wrote about. That was a fun project to build.
Posted: 3:24 pm on August 27th

sharonlev sharonlev writes: def looking forward to this!
Posted: 11:51 am on August 27th

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