Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac: 12 Step-by-Step Projects

Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac: 12 Step-by-Step Projects

by Tommy MacDonald, Laurie Donnelly, WGBH Enterprises
     
 

MacDonald takes readers into his shop as he builds the 12 projects from the first season of his highly acclaimed public television show. He shows readers how to create beautiful pieces of furniture while also teaching key woodworking skills. All projects feature measured drawings, a materials list, and step-by-step photos.See more details below

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MacDonald takes readers into his shop as he builds the 12 projects from the first season of his highly acclaimed public television show. He shows readers how to create beautiful pieces of furniture while also teaching key woodworking skills. All projects feature measured drawings, a materials list, and step-by-step photos.

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Publishers Weekly
In this easy-to-use, straightforward guidebook, master carpenter MacDonald energetically builds on the success of his popular PBS television show by passionately sharing the techniques required to build twelve projects. Rather than urging people to make the perfect bookcase or footstool or breadbox, he counsels that it’s okay to make mistakes and that woodworkers, whether accomplished or aspiring, don’t need to feel the burden of getting it “just right” on any single project. Each chapter is chock full of illustrations and detailed diagrams of the individual pieces that compose the project; a thorough materials list and list of power and hand tools required for the project; detailed and numbered step-by-step instructions for the project; sidebars on safety and T-Mac tips on technique; and a sidebar on a road trip on which MacDonald finds the inspiration for the project. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique that can be mastered for other projects. When you make a keepsake box, for example, you’re also learning how to reinforce miter joints with splines. MacDonald’s a loving evangelist for his craft, and both his television show and this book are likely to win many converts. (Nov.)
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In this easy-to-use, straightforward guidebook, master carpenter MacDonald energetically builds on the success of his popular PBS television show by passionately sharing the techniques required to build twelve projects. Rather than urging people to make the perfect bookcase or footstool or breadbox, he counsels that it's okay to make mistakes and that woodworkers, whether accomplished or aspiring, don't need to feel the burden of getting it "just right" on any single project. Each chapter is chock full of illustrations and detailed diagrams of the individual pieces that compose the project; a thorough materials list and list of power and hand tools required for the project; detailed and numbered step-by-step instructions for the project; sidebars on safety and T-Mac tips on technique; and a sidebar on a road trip on which MacDonald finds the inspiration for the project. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique that can be mastered for other projects. When you make a keepsake box, for example, you're also learning how to reinforce miter joints with splines. MacDonald's a loving evangelist for his craft, and both his television show and this book are likely to win many converts. (Nov.) —Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600854163
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,392,934
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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