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Woodknack

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04-09-2018 07:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rough cut tom mclaughlin fine woodworking video tv show

The first episode of the new season is online. The road trips at the beginning are gone (thankfully). I expected there to be more focus on hand tools but the very first tool used is a benchtop mortiser followed by a tablesaw. Sound quality is excellent, lighting and camera angles are excellent, video resolution is low. I like that he jumps right into the project without spending 1/3 the episode milling stock or explaining safety. New sponsors include SCM and Felder.

Fine Woodworking has become a partner so of course the first project is a Shaker table.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/rough-cut/episode/shaker-inspired-hall-table-801

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/


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#1 posted 04-09-2018 09:15 PM

Thanks. I just watched the episode where he built a Shaker table.

One question: he used screws to attach the top which was made up of two boards glued together. With screws holding the top all around its perimeter would it be unable to expand and shrink and eventually just crack?

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 09:25 PM

It’s a pretty narrow table, so probably not a big deal compared to a 40” wide dining table. He may have drilled oversized holes and they just didn’t mention it.

The show looks good with great video work too.

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#3 posted 04-09-2018 09:30 PM

I saw an article by Christian Becksvoort
where he glued a solid pine bottom into
a 12” wide box. You could look it up. He’s
an authority on shaker stuff and has looked
at a lot of antiques so he might have a good
idea where you really have to pay attention
to wood movement.

Theoretically most woods can move up to
1/4” seasonally over 12” width, but in climate
controlled homes I’m not sure if the humidity
fluctuations are enough to make it move that
much.

You can get these pan head screws that are
useful for fronts on drawer boxes because
the hole can be drilled up to about 5/16” and
the shank can move around in the hole. Adding
washers and drilling a larger hole can make the
adjustment range even greater. I’ve never
found making elongated holes to be anything
but a hassle. Sometimes it must be done but
I try to do it another way if I can.

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#4 posted 04-09-2018 09:57 PM

Looks pretty good. Do you know if these are going to be on TV?

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#5 posted 04-09-2018 10:07 PM

Looks good. I like his style, and the hybrid approach. The irony of replacing One T Mac with T Mc is inescapable. Is that recorded in the same studio? Is that why Tommy moved out?

The SCM table saw and Felder bandsaw are definitely not hobby tools, but he demonstrates using them in a familiar way: sled on the slider and shop made tennon and taper jigs. I cringed a little when he free handed the 45s on the tennons.

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#6 posted 04-09-2018 10:14 PM

wrenchhead, it’s broadcast early saturday morning on public television in my neck of the woods.

Woodknack, have you heard why he was fired? I know I found his shows lacked the detail of New Yankee Workshop, but comparing anyone to Norm is not fair. I like a little bit of a road trip from time to time, to get some perspective on the project, but maybe Tommy over did it.

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#7 posted 04-09-2018 10:58 PM

It’s not airing here yet but check your local PBS station.

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#8 posted 04-10-2018 02:55 AM

Thanks for the info, will follow up.

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#9 posted 04-10-2018 07:13 PM

Hopefully this is readable. This forum uses a lot of compression.

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#10 posted 04-16-2018 08:16 PM

YES!!

I thought he QUIT… not Fired…

I found the New Season 8 in my Tablo system and they were Recorded; 1st 2 episodes…

The new guy isn’t too bad… I like him…

I like their project choices… so far…

Looks like Fine Woodworking is controlling the replays… and they’re not on YouTube… :(

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#11 posted 04-16-2018 09:03 PM

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#12 posted 04-17-2018 10:26 PM



Tom Mclaughlin does nice work. Second episode is out:
http://www.finewoodworking.com/rough-cut/episode/bow-front-cabinet-ash

- Woodknack

Yes, I’ve seen it… NICE COOL project… has a few curves to it… to make it interesting…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#13 posted 04-18-2018 03:06 AM



Tom Mclaughlin does nice work. Second episode is out:
http://www.finewoodworking.com/rough-cut/episode/bow-front-cabinet-ash

- Woodknack

Great… now I need to buy a vacuum bag…

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#14 posted 04-18-2018 03:21 AM


Most of you know that Tommy MacDonald was fired from Rough Cut and Tom McLaughlin was hired as his replacement. The first episode of the new season is online. The road trips at the beginning are gone (thankfully). I expected there to be more focus on hand tools but the very first tool used is a benchtop mortiser followed by a tablesaw. Sound quality is excellent, lighting and camera angles are excellent, video resolution is low. I like that he jumps right into the project without spending 1/3 the episode milling stock or explaining safety. New sponsors include SCM and Felder.

Fine Woodworking has become a partner so of course the first project is a Shaker table.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/rough-cut/episode/shaker-inspired-hall-table-801

- Woodknack
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Where is the source that say Tommy Mac was fired?

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#15 posted 04-18-2018 03:59 AM


Where is the source that say Tommy Mac was fired?

- AlaskaGuy

Yeah, I’ve searched around and haven’t found anything definitive that says he was fired. Sounds more like just a parting of ways.

The first new Rough Cut didn’t really impress me. The curved front cabinet was pretty impressive though. I’m still put off by those tools like that Felder saw that I’ll never own.

I’m not a huge fan of the host either, but I wasn’t a Tommy Mac fan either. The old Woodworks show with David Marks was more my style.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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