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03-28-2014 08:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tommy mac rough cut

What happened to Tommy Mac and Rough Cut? Our local station is running episodes from 2012. I looked at WGBH Boston web site and it looked like they just have the old episodes, nothing recent. Did he get the axe? (pun intended ;-) )

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 03-28-2014 09:07 PM

Tommy’s web site is up and running, and it has a copyright date of 2014 and there are blogs that have been posted on Feb 28, 2014. So I’m assuming that things are OK. On Tommy’s website he has up through season 4, I don’t know what seasons and years and how they are related.

I saw on one posting on Google that he started in October 2010, Another posting stated season 3 was in 2013, So I guess that Season 4 then should be 2014

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 09:14 PM

UNC-TV finished airing season 3 a few months back. He made some nice projects this year. Good to see a woodworking show doing something other than the basics.

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 12:00 AM

Thanks for the replies, I found his website. They aired a season 3 show today, but it was labeled as being from 2012. This PBS Station seems to have Woodwright a year behind also. Looks like Tommy has a a whole season on the web site that we will get to see in a year or 2 ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-29-2014 01:14 AM

wttw in chicago has his season 4 currently running. I’m caught up to episode 9.

Paul

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#5 posted 03-29-2014 01:51 AM

KBTC had Episode 2 of season 3 today. They are labeled 2012, so I haven’t been paying to close attention. They may be rerunning season 3. They are always labeled as “rerun” ;-) Not sure if that is the station or Comcast. Maybe they label it “rerun” because everyone else around the world has seen it ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 04:25 AM

The program dates are often messed up here too, on all the woodworking shows. Which is why I have my DVR set to record all the shows then just delete the ones I’ve already seen.

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#7 posted 03-29-2014 05:48 AM

I don’t mind them rerunning since there are only 13 or so per season, but seems like they could get the current season on the air. Maybe they are wanting to hold us in suspense like the days of “Who Killed JR.” ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 02:37 PM

We had the show over here in the UK, but I guess they were old shows. I really enjoyed his way of working. Hope more shows are aired.

David

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 02:46 PM

Our PBS station aired like 3 shows a few years ago and never aired any more. I think woodworking shows are just fillers for them. If some new British drama comes out, or they get a new classical music series, the woodworking shows go bye-bye.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 01:17 AM

David, Can Englishmen understand a guy with a Boston accent? ;-))

Here, they seem to cook all day and allow a something else once in a while. I wonder if the cooking shows are a season or two behind too?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 03:04 AM

I have a relative that watches cooking shows like it’s her job and she is still a crappy cook.

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 03:21 AM

I just saw my first TMac show this year. Not sure what season it was from, only know that I hadn’t seen this episode before. It must be a newer show…he seems much more relaxed and polished than at the beginning, plus he has a decent haircut as well ! LOL

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 03:33 AM

The haircut is the latter half of season 4.

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 03:38 AM

Tommy was a member here a few yrs ago. Stumpy had a thread about his show/style. Tommy chimed in on it. At that point I think (and this is just my wild opinion) he was a bit uncomfortable with the new found fame and required skills of being a “celebrity”. I think he was a bit stressed about the ado, and quit LJs. He has calmed his on air persona and delivery, the show is moving in the right direction. Hopefully more seasons to come.

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 03:54 AM

That thread was a disaster. I don’t blame him for leaving. Lots of guys criticizing everything from his hair, the way the show was structured, too much use power tools, too little use of power tools, too many hand tools, not enough hand tools, the way the lead in to the show started,...........on and on.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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