After seven seasons wgbh did not renew macdonald s contract for an eighth and macdonald believed the show would end the lawsuit states. Woodworking with tommy mac and was hosted by thomas j.
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Rough cut with fine woodworking lawsuit. The station hired a new host tom mclaughlin for a similar show rough cut with fine woodworking. Tommckenna jun 07 2019 10 15am 1. Woodworking with tommy mac from 2010 16 sued wgbh in april after the station declined to renew his contract.
Thomas macdonald hosted the show rough cut. Any official word on what happened to the rough cut video series. 1 presented as an instructional woodworking tutorial tommy mac guided the viewer through the necessary steps to create tables cabinets chairs and many more artisan woodworks.
There hasn t been a top notch woodworking show on tv since norm. The format is obsolete. In 2019 fine woodworking removed all references to rough cut from their website and rebranded the show to classic woodworking.
Season 8 was quite a while ago. Macdonald claimed the new show used his name image and trademark without permission. Interesting story in the boston globe this morning.
There is much better content on youtube that doesn t require the bloated costs of a production crew. The first season of classic woodworking is made up of rebroadcast episodes of season eight of rough cut with newly recorded introductions by mclaughlin. The lawsuit seeks to have the court cancel wgbh s registered trademark for rough cut and to have the station discontinue use of the words rough cut tommy mac or season 8 to promote any woodworking show.
Macdonald who hosted rough cut. Rough cut with fine woodworking season 9. 04 28 2018 09 38 am joespehar wrote.
John c2 posted in general discussion on june 5 2019 10 46am is there going to be a rough cut season 9. I watched rough cut but only because it is one of the only woodworking shows on tv. He is claiming copyright infringement over the use of rough cut in the title of the new show rough cut with fine woodworking hosted by tom mclaughlin.
The show was originally known as rough cut. Tommy macdonald late of rough cut woodworking is suing public tv station wgbh. Woodworking with tommy mac for seven seasons from 2010 to 2016 according to a lawsuit he filed over the matter reported by the current.
The lawsuit claims macdonald had rights to the name through a common law trademark. I know there was a legal battle with tommy mac over the brand and ip and legalities aside that was an unfortunate and likely unintentional jab at tmac having a nice guy named tom mclaughlin as the new host.