After years of higher education in his twenties he decided to pursue his love for fine furniture making full time. Woodworking with tommy mac and rough cut with fine woodworking is a woodworking television show hosted by woodworker tom mclaughlin that is produced by wgbh boston in partnership with fine woodworking the show is distributed by american public television.
Tom has been making and designing commissioned custom furniture since 1990.
Tom mclaughlin fine woodworking. An aged arts and crafts finish is a thing of true beauty but you don t have to wait for the passage of time to capture this kind of patina. Classic woodworking previously rough cut. Tom mclaughlin longtime woodworker teacher and a member of the new hampshire furniture masters is your host.
With solid reinforced joinery subtle angles throughout and an uncommonly comfortable seat this adirondack chair is more challenging to build than the traditional version but it is more than worth it. Pug moore in rocky mount north carolina. Most recently tom has become the host for classic woodworking a tv and online show produced by wgbh boston in association with fine woodworking magazine classic woodworking often highlights a guest on the show.
Many valuable woodworking tips and techni. He s no stranger to teaching. By tom mclaughlin 278 nov dec 2019 issue synopsis.
Career fine furniture maker tom mclaughlin shows step by step how to make a solid cherry end grain cutting board. Tom mclaughlin is serious about square tom mclaughlin joins mike and ben to discuss jointing long boards hardware installs gone wrong squaring up crosscut sleds and how to find you voice as a furniture maker. You can come pretty close with thin layers of dye glazes and sealers as tom mclaughlin demonstrates.
His training launched forward when he entered a rare apprenticeship with master craftsman p a. In each half hour episode unusual design inspiration will be turned into easy to follow projects for woodworkers at every skill level. For years he s taught classes in person and online at epic woodworking.
Tom mclaughlin builds a comfortable contemporary take on the backyard classic by tom mclaughlin 273 jan feb 2019 issue synopsis. Welcome to classic woodworking a tv partnership between wgbh and fine woodworking. For the past 28 years tom mclaughlin has been designing and making custom furniture.
As host of classic woodworking on pbs he and expert guests will explore a range of woodworking topics and projects. For example the first season included mike pekovich chris becksvoort david lamb terry moore and john ryan.