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Professional woodworker and teacher Tom McLaughlin is hosting the eighth season of “Rough Cut with Fine Wooworking” on PBS.

Professional woodworker and teacher Tom McLaughlin is hosting the eighth season of “Rough Cut with Fine Wooworking” on PBS.

WGBH Boston began airing the Emmy-nominated public television series “Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking” in April with a new host, professional woodworker and teacher Tom McLaughlin.

The show’s name recognizes a new partner, Fine Woodworking magazine, while Woodcraft continues as a primary sponsor.

“Woodcraft welcomes Tom McLaughlin, a highly acclaimed woodworker and instructor who has appeared as a guest in several previous episodes and anticipates the show will continue to provide our customers with excellent instruction in woodworking,” Woodcraft president Jody Garrett said in a statement.

McLaughlin has been making and designing commissioned custom furniture since 1990. He is a member and former chairman of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association and has written articles for numerous newspapers, magazines, and woodworking journals.

This season’s projects include a Craftsman-style dining chair, Shaker-style hall table, tilt-top round breakfast table, Shaker blanket chest with drawer, and live-edge coffee table.

For more, visit www.epicwoodworking.com

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