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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Episode #127 - Hot Tip on Discounted Woodworking DVDs

I have a hot tip to share! As you may know from my last blog posting, Thomas MacDonald has teamed up with WGBH to produce a woodworking show. As a result, he is updating the branding of his website. This means awesome savings for woodworkers since he needs to clear his shelves of “MLW branded DVDs”. The DVDs have been seriously discounted. The Tool Box and Step Stool set is available for $40. You can also pick up individual DVDs ... the Tool Box for $25 and the Step Stool for $20.
Once the shelves are clear, Tommy won’t be able to offer these prices in the future. He also won’t be selling them direct any longer since he is working on offering them in stores soon. Please consider taking advantage of this incredible offer while it's still available. Currently, his inventory is about 100 of each DVD.


Click here to check out the Fine Woodworking Blog entry announcing Tommy's venture with WGBH.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Episode #126 - Thomas MacDonald & WGBH Announcement

WGBH announced today at the New England Home Show plans for a new woodworking show featuring Thomas J. MacDonald. Fans can 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.

Episode #125 - Pen Turing with NBSS Student Mark Ferioli

Pen Turning with North Bennet Street School Student Mark Ferioli - Part 1 of 2

Pen Turning with North Bennet Street School Student Mark Ferioli - Part 2 of 2

This 2 part video series featured Mark Ferioli at the lathe. Mark is a Cabinet and Furniture Making student at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He had furniture on display at the 60th New England Home Show in Boston. Mark was one of a number of NBSS students that were featured in a booth hosted by NBSS alumni Thomas J. MacDonald from Thomas J. MacDonald Fine Woodworking and The 207 Woodworking Community.

Mark also put on an excellent pen turning demonstration which he kindly allowed me to video. I am sure you will agree he is a dynamic and skilled instructor!

Check out Mark's website at

Additional Related Links of Interest:

North Bennet Street School

Thomas J. MacDonald

207 Woodworking Community

Episode #124 - Concord Museum Field Trip

A quick field trip with some 207 Forum guys (swedishiron & FloridaWoodRat) to visit the Concord Museum. This was a "required pilgrimage" for us to see Thomas MacDonald's serpentine Bombe done in the Boston style. It was absolutely beautiful, a sight all woodworkers would appreciate. We also saw Eli Cleveland's tilt top table and other work on display by North Bennet Street School students.

Concord Museum

North Bennet Street School

Thomas J. MacDonald

207 Woodworking Community