IWF 2010 in Atlanta Georgia began Tuesday with the setup of the Woodcraft booth #1410.
Here are the before and after set up pics:
Which direction shall we put the Pinnacle Bench?
Let’s snap to it guys!
Setting up the Pinnacle Bench:
Great team effort…we’re ready to start the IWF!
Frank & Liz Byers with Joe Hurst from Woodcraft Magazine pictured below after setting up the Woodcraft booth:
IWF at the Woodcraft booth, day one was educational, eventful, and exciting with Tommy Mac. We toured many booths where Tommy was interactive and shared insights about woodworking ideas, tool techniques, and of course yielding many questions about his “Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac” show which will premiere Saturday, October 2nd on PBS nationwide (check your local listings).
Tommy Mac with Jody Garrett (Woodcraft vice president of marketing and merchandising) at IWF pictured above.
A busy day one covered a lot of ground and talked with many visitors at the Woodcraft booth:
Jeff Forbes, president of Woodcraft Supply, LLC, said, “As the exclusive sponsor of Rough Cut, Woodcraft is excited to help usher in a new age of woodworking programming. Tommy MacDonald’s knowledge and expertise, coupled with his energetic, down-to-earth approach, make him the perfect ambassador for woodworking among both beginning and skilled woodworkers.”
Produced by nationally-acclaimed WGBH Boston, Rough Cut arms viewers with the confidence and woodworking skills needed to make a wide variety of furniture for the home and office, at varying levels of difficulty.
Laurie Donnelly, executive producer for Rough Cut at WGBH, said, “Just like Woodcraft caters to the beginning, intermediate and skilled woodworker, Rough Cut is designed to appeal to the novice, the expert and everyone in between. Tommy’s easygoing personality, combined with his exceptional woodworking skills, makes him the perfect teacher for our viewers.”
Thirteen half-hour episodes will introduce a wide range of projects, perfect for the woodworking enthusiast.
During our first day at IWF, Tommy shared many stories about the start up of Rough Cut, and the relationship with WGBH and Woodcraft. The excitment of this new series and what Tommy’s expertise and energy will bring to all woodworkers is nothing short of the best.
Here is our Woodcraft interview with Tommy Mac at the IWF:
From design inspiration to completion, Tommy shares with viewers the step-by-step process for the 13 projects debuting in the premiere season. Each episode also features a road trip that follows Tommy as he visits historic places, as well as the woodshops of some of the most talented woodworkers around, including: Allan Breed of the Breed School, period finisher Christine Thomson, and world-renowned carver Will Neptune. Rough Cut road trips include the prestigious North Bennet Street School (Tommy’s alma mater), the USS Constitution, and The John Adams House, among others.
After returning from his “road trips,” Tommy will head back to the workshop where he is often joined by North Bennet Street School graduate Eli Cleveland, Boston-based woodworker Al D’Attanasio, and Steve Brown of the North Bennet Street School. In the shop, this group of friends work together to complete the projects and have a laugh or two along the way.
The series will be developed as a multi-platform initiative that will include a comprehensive web site to launch in October 2010. Its online component will provide viewers with a forum to ask questions, along with a wide variety of additional resources. Viewers can also become a fan of Rough Cut on Facebook and follow the show on Twitter.
For more information on Woodcraft’s sponsorship of Rough Cut, please contact Lori Milner at (304) 422-5412. For additional information about Woodcraft, contact the store nearest you, visit www.woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482..
The end of the first day is just the beginning for more interviews, information and individual woodworking stories from IWF.
Stay tuned for our second day at IWF with Rob Cosman and Woodcraft vendors.