In Memoriam: Neil Lamens

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report on the passing of a beloved member of our woodworking community. Neil Lamens was many things to many people. To us folks at ThomasJMacdonald.com and at Rough Cut, ...
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California Table Saw Safety Act Dies in Senate

After passing through the Assembly with an overwhelming 64-4 vote, California's controversial Table Saw Safety Act was shot down after the Senate declined to bring the bill up for a vote. Adding insult to injury, the bill was ...
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North Carolina Woodworker Chat a Success

Tommy successfully braved the uncharted territories of the online chat last Thursday, logging into North Carolina Woodworker and entertaining the fellow woodworkers present. The Rough Cut host fielded a range of questions, from favorite tools to plans for ...
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Tommy to Chat Live Online

On Thursday, September 6 at 8:00 pm (EST) Tommy will be participating in a live online chat session through the North Carolina Woodworker Forum. For those who haven't visited the site before, the North Caroline Woodworker Forum features ...
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International Woodworking Fair

The International Woodworking Fair begins tomorrow (August 22) and runs through Saturday, August 25. The Fair is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. One of the world's largest trade shows for woodworking, the ...
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More Fun with CNC

A couple months ago we posted about a pretty cool CNC scissor chair that can be built out of a single sheet of 1/2" plywood and a CNC machine. Now we're back with this impressive collection of flat ...
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When Boring Beetles Make Beauty

Speaking of beetles that bore, Tommy and the Rough Cut Facebook gang recently posted a picture of a Season 3 work-in-progress that is made using Ambrosia Maple. While Tommy gushed about working with the species, the rest of ...
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Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Spreads

Do you love to work with ash? If so, you're not alone. Ash is a wonderful woodworking material. Not only is it elegant in appearance, it is easy to work with and it ages like a fine wine ...
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WoodExpo Winner Hailed

In case you missed it, the cherry writing desk pictured left was chosen as the Best in Open Class at this year's WoodExpo. Crafted by Plymouth, Massachusetts, woodworker Ryan Messier, the desk also won the People's Choice Award ...
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Tommy Makes Cover of American Woodworker

The August/September 2012 issue of American Woodworker is officially graced with Tommy's mug! The popular woodworking magazine takes a tour of Tommy's shop, exploring the go-to tools and equipment on his list and discovering "the heart" of his ...
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American Woodworker Tours Tommy’s Shop

Want a closer look at Tommy's shop? The folks over at American Woodworker shot this as a sneak peek into Rough Cut Season 3. Tommy also made the cover of the American Woodworker Magazine August/September 2012 issue. Look ...
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Wood Becomes Congressional Debate

Is wood considered a "biobased" product? That's the question being posed by the House Committee of Agriculture as it considers an amendment to the Farm Act called the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012. First introduced on May ...
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Plywood Scissor Chair

Many of you have probably already become familiar with the site Instructables.com. It's a place where folks go to get plans and step by steps on projects. All kinds of projects. We stumbled upon this pretty cool CNC ...
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Tommy and the Woodcraft Trade Show

Tommy will be hanging with the movers and shakers of Woodcraft at the 15th annual Woodcraft Sales Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio. The 4-day event will be held at the Hyatt Regency and the Columbus Convention ...
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