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Finishing Strong

Finishes took front stage in Episode 05 as Tommy and renown master finisher Charles Neil demo a handful of finish options on a few simple shaker night stands. Charles does […]

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The Anatomy of a Woodworker – An Interview with Steve Brown

The Rough Cut Brain Trust deemed the Pencil Post Bed project of Episode 03 complex enough to skip the traditional Road Trip, opting instead to use the additional time in […]

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Building a Windsor Chair from Green Wood

It was all hand tools, all the time in Episode 04 of this season’s Rough Cut. Tommy spent the day at the shop of Peter Galbert, chairmaker, toiling away at […]

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What Jigs Would You Like to See on Rough Cut?

We’re hard at work planning an awesome new season of Rough Cut for you and we want to hear from our fans! One of our shows this season will be […]

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Choosing the Right Garden Trellis

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to pop over to the Video section of the site to catch full-length episodes of past projects. New episodes are going up […]

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Sharpening Your Woodworking Tools

No matter how much experience you have at the bench, it still pays to be reminded of some basics. Shop safety, for example. We’re probably all guilty on this front […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

To all those smitten woodworkers with a special someone in their lives (and also to those without!), we wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day. We’re sure a fair number […]

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The Furniture Project 2014

As many of you know, that humble celebration of woodworking that we called WoodExpo took on a new form last year. Long-standing Rough Cut guest Eli Cleveland took the event […]

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