Big News from WGBH - New Woodworking Show featuring Tommy MacDonald

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Blog entry by David posted 02-27-2010 05:14 AM 10167 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

WGBH announced today at the New England Home Show plans for a new woodworking show featuring Thomas J. MacDonald. Fans expect Tommy to raise the bar and bring quality woodworking skills to a wider television audience.

The new, yet to be named show, will consist of basic woodworking techniques, weekend projects, field trips to museums, woodworking schools and other woodworking venues. Featured projects will include a Drum Table, Four Post Bed, Side Chair and other projects to push your woodworking skills. The show will also feature the latest in hand and power tools. Tommy will be fielding viewer questions from blogs, tweets and email.

If you have a great idea for a show name, leave suggestions in your comments.


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#1 posted 02-27-2010 05:21 AM

Thanks for the heads up, David. This is pretty exciting and Tommy certainly deserves the recognition.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 05:35 AM

WOW! Fantastic news. I couldn’t think of a better host for a ww show than Tommy Mac. Funny, entertaining, knowledgeabel and just enough flake. (reference: Paul Newman, Color of Money) Any tiltle has to have his name in it somewhere.

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 05:48 AM

How about Marc Spagnoulo?

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 06:11 AM

So this was what Tommy could not tell any one on the last video… this is great news..

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 06:20 AM

name his TV show LUMBERJOCKS.COM and drive up the viewership here !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 07:08 AM

Well Tommy, Now I see your announcement.


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 08:32 AM

That’s kool!! When does it start? next season?

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 02-27-2010 12:05 PM

I can’t wait, I hope I can receive this show on a channel offered in my area. This is exciting to here and something special to look forward to. In 5 years I can see myself glued to the TV watching a T Chisel marathon run of this show. My TiVo will be full in no time.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#9 posted 02-27-2010 12:11 PM

Very cool. Congrats. What is WGBH?

-- Brian Meeks,

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#10 posted 02-27-2010 02:46 PM

I believe WGBH is the Boston based PBS station, also i have been interested in Tommy’s work for quite awhile and i can see him carrying on where Norm left off but with a whole new angle to woodworking. i just hope i can get it on a local channel when it starts, because i don’t want to miss one episode.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then force it to fit.

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#11 posted 02-27-2010 03:01 PM

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#12 posted 02-27-2010 03:27 PM

This guy is great! I follow him online. Should be good.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 02-27-2010 11:36 PM

Congratulations, Tommy!!! couldn’t happen to a better guy.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 02-28-2010 04:09 AM

Congratulations to Dr. Bombe. I always thought he deserves his own show. He is very talented. Not only is he a exceptional craftsman, he is a great singer. I hope he sings on his new show. Here is an example of his talents in that regard. Anyone know if Al is going to be on ths show?

WGBH is Boston’s PBS station so I am assuming this is a local Northeastern show. If it is available nationally, I hope someone notifies all Lumberjocks.

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#15 posted 02-28-2010 02:44 PM

Sweet….maybe the show can be posted online for all to see….I’m guessing the Boston PBS station won’t show up on my tube here in KC:(

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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