How to build a Coopered Leg Table with Tommy MacDonald

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Forum topic by WGBHRoughCut posted 515 days ago 926 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone,

We’ve started to roll out full episodes on the Rough Cut website. Here is the full episode of how to build an ambrosia maple coopered leg table. Tommy also visits Napa Valley to see how how they’ve perfected the art of barrel making. Check it out at


-- Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac

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#1 posted 515 days ago

This is awesome! My local station only shows Rough Cut while I’m at work, but it is literally my favorite show on TV. Add my lack of a DVR, and your post makes me one very happy woodworker!

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#2 posted 515 days ago

I have the same problem as Ripthorn. Rough cut is on, well of the woodworking shows are on, when I’m at work. I like the way that table turned out. Tommy must have ran across a ton of ambrosia maple recently.

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#3 posted 515 days ago

+1, Ripthorn. My antenna doesn’t have DVR and I refuse to pay cable bills to get the “Free” DVR, so the only time I get to watch is on Sundays.

Keep posting WGBH! Love Tommy’s work!

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#4 posted 515 days ago

Not to throw this topic way off track, but you can buy an old tivo for next to nothing…it’s how I get to watch rough cut and the woodsmith shop here.

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#5 posted 515 days ago

The newest season of Rough Cut is fantastic, I love they are doing advanced projects. I just wish my PBS local would show it on a regular schedule, they started the season months late then stopped after episode 6 (steam bent lounge).

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#6 posted 515 days ago

Nice project, not to put too much of a fine point on it, but if you have a 60º arc (or any degree you choose for that matter) and you divide by 11 that is the inclination needed for the table saw, no need to do a jig for that.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#7 posted 515 days ago

My Saturday starts with woodsmith shop, American woodshop, and Rough Cut. I like Woodsmith Shop the best.

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