Tag Archives: Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac

Holiday Giving with Easter Seals

As we move into Winter and through both the Holidays and the final days of the year, we take many moments to express gratitude, give gifts and enjoy the company of family and friends. This time of the year also … Continue reading

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Plyboo Makes a Case for Bamboo at Your Workbench

In Episode 08 of Rough Cut, Tommy heads west to San Francisco for a quick tour of Smith & Fong, makers of Plyboo, a sustainably manufactured bamboo plywood. After the tour, Tommy¬† heads back to the shop and uses bamboo … Continue reading

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Rough Cut Recap: Steam Bent Lounge

In the highly-anticipated Episode 06 of this season’s Rough Cut, Tommy tackles a steam bent lounge project. To complete the project, he assembles a lower-budget — but still serviceable — steam chamber using PVC piping and a conventional steamer. The … Continue reading

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Rough Cut Recap: Barley Twist Lamp

In Episode 3 of this season’s Rough Cut, Tommy takes a road trip to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to visit the studio of glassblower Niels Cosman. Although the Niels Cosman Studio is located in Brooklyn, NY, Cosman … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at an Arts and Crafts-Style Chair

The most recent episode of Rough Cut features Tommy building an Arts and Crafts-Style Chair, an impressive project that presents challenging — but doable — techniques for woodworkers of all ability. The episode stands out for its demonstrations on making … Continue reading

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