Rough cut : woodworking with Tommy Mac : 12 step-by-step projects

by MacDonald, Tommy

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q TT195.M3185 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
Call Number  q TT195.M3185 2011
Upper St. Clair Township Library DIY Home 684.1 MAC
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  DIY Home
Call Number  684.1 MAC

Enjoy 'Season One' from this Emmy-nominated series. Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac takes you right into the workshop with host Tommy Mac and recreates all the projects featured in 'Season One' of this popular WGBH-TV series.

Called "one of the best" by The Boston Globe. A rising star, Tommy Mac has also been hailed as "the van Gogh of woodworking" by The Woodshop News. As he walks you through these 12 projects, he teaches key skills and shares his expertise and observations. Take advantage of his keen insights and helpful tips to improve your own work.

Sneak a peek behind the scenes. You'll learn the back story of why these projects made the show, including: How a unique piece of artisan wood became a trestle table. How the Old North Church inspired the detailing on a wall cabinet. How an authentic 1600's design is adapted for a new blanket chest - and so much more.

All 12 projects and so much more are here for you. Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac includes detailed drawings, materials lists, and step-by-step photos - everything you need to build any or all of these projects in your own workshop. Whether you're already a fan - or missed tuning in - here's your chance to enjoy "Season One" in a photo-filled book you can refer to again and again.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this easy-to-use, straightforward guidebook, master carpenter MacDonald energetically builds on the success of his popular PBS television show by passionately sharing the techniques required to build twelve projects. Rather than urging people to make the perfect bookcase or footstool or breadbox, he counsels that it's okay to make mistakes and that woodworkers, whether accomplished or aspiring, don't need to feel the burden of getting it "just right" on any single project. Each chapter is chock full of illustrations and detailed diagrams of the individual pieces that compose the project; a thorough materials list and list of power and hand tools required for the project; detailed and numbered step-by-step instructions for the project; sidebars on safety and T-Mac tips on technique; and a sidebar on a road trip on which MacDonald finds the inspiration for the project. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique that can be mastered for other projects. When you make a keepsake box, for example, you're also learning how to reinforce miter joints with splines. MacDonald's a loving evangelist for his craft, and both his television show and this book are likely to win many converts. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Furniture making -- Amateurs' manuals.
Woodwork -- Amateurs' manuals.
Publisher Newtown, CT :Taunton Press,2011
Contributors Donnelly, Laurie.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 185 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781600854163
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