What Jigs Would You Like to See on Rough Cut?

We're hard at work planning an awesome new season of Rough Cut for you and we want to hear from our fans! One of our shows this season will be featuring jigs of all kinds - the favorites ...
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Choosing the Right Garden Trellis

If you haven't already done so, be sure to pop over to the Video section of the site to catch full-length episodes of past projects. New episodes are going up regularly. The Garden Trellis from Season One is ...
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Sharpening Your Woodworking Tools

No matter how much experience you have at the bench, it still pays to be reminded of some basics. Shop safety, for example. We're probably all guilty on this front from time to time, particularly when it comes ...
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

To all those smitten woodworkers with a special someone in their lives (and also to those without!), we wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day. We're sure a fair number of lovestruck bench jockeys out there put their ...
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The Furniture Project 2014

As many of you know, that humble celebration of woodworking that we called WoodExpo took on a new form last year. Long-standing Rough Cut guest Eli Cleveland took the event by the reigns in 2013 -- changing the ...
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Sleepy Time for Slugger: A Baseball Bat Bed

In episode 09 of Rough Cut Season 4, Tommy builds one of his all-time favorite projects: a baseball bat bed. Designed and intended as a kid's bed, the project features for major-league wooden bats that serve as the ...
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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 ...
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Birdhouse Bonanza

The birdhouse is one of those wide appeal projects. Beginner woodworkers can tackle a simple birdhouse plan that builds new skills and develops confidence, while experienced woodworkers can find some curve-ball schemes and decorative designs that challenge joinery ...
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Marquetry Maestro

When Tommy takes on a frame and panel bookstand project in Rough Cut Episode 7, his plan involves adding some intricate marquetry details to the piece. In keeping with his "learn from the best" practice/policy, he road trips ...
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Shoji Room Divider

Japanese woodworker Chosuke Miyahira founded his company Miya Shoji in 1947. Since its move to Queens, NY in 1970, Miya Shoji has been hand-crafting minimalist, elegant pieces of traditional japanese furniture using old-world techniques. Based on an "undesign" ...
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Fire, Fused Glass + Triple-Mitered Corners

In Episode 4 of Rough Cut, Season 4, Tommy endeavors to build a glass desk lamp, which features triple-mitered corners and beautiful glass panels crafted by glassblower Neils Crosman. Crosman is no stranger to Tommy or Rough Cut ...
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Tommy Mac to Host Prism Awards on October 30

Tommy Mac will have the distinct honor of hosting the 2013 PRISM Awards on Wednesday, October 30 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA. Sponsored by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, the PRISM Awards celebrate ...
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Pine Chests and Accent Nails

In the Pine Chest episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a 17th century-inspired pine chest with accent nails farmed from Tremont Nail, a nail manufacturer based out of Mansfield, MA. Located in an old cotton mill, the company ...
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