WGBH, the famous PBS station, has created a new web site for Tommy MacDonald (Tommy Mac) and his new show (the web site is ©2010 WGBH Educational Foundation) – you can get there by clicking on this link. Wait! The story gets better, much better, in fact. Please read on…
The most recent update to the new web site is the addition of the Tool Box project. You will find the project by clicking this link. Now, how cool is this? <put on my best Bahhstan accent…> Well, lemme tell you – this is pretty cool… <accent off…>
The Tool Box page is really three pages chock full of videos – and all of them were required, as the project is broken down into 22 episodes, which means 22 separate videos! The bonus is that each video can be watched in just a few minutes. Make sure to start on Page 3, as that is where Episode 1 lives.
Do you need some catching up on the background of the show? You are in luck, for the Trailer for the show is located here – I also post it below. I had a chance to watch it in Cincinnati, during the banquet at the Woodworking in America conference. I also had a chance to meet chat with Tommy in person for a short while. Somehow, he made the time to talk with everyone who approached the Woodcraft booth in the conference Marketplace. He is the most amicable guy in the world, always willing to share techniques and experiences, regardless the level of expertise of a woodworker. He is just that kind of guy – and he listens. The Tool Box project is a tribute to how well he listens to his audience!
I am very lucky I met Tommy. We have been in touch since the conference; I hope he will be able to find the time so we can chat a little every now and then about woodworking, and about the show. To Tommy: I wish you all the success in the world in the new Rough Cut show. Of course, you can also bookmark the Rough Cut page for WGBH, and follow the show there.
I promise to keep you updated as I get new information about the show. Go, Tommy!
P.S.: We have Dish Network (I will call it “Dish” – it is a satellite-based television service). The only PBS station we receive on Dish in the “National PBS”, which is pbs.org — and pbs.org does NOT carry Rough Cut, at least not yet.
— Al Navas
If you have not watched it yet, the following is the Trailer for Rough Cut—Woodworking with Tommy Mac, courtesy the WGBH web site: