In October 2010 PBS will air a new woodworking television series called Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac.
According to the Sawdust Chronicles, Tommy Mac is the first person to transition a free podcast into a national TV show.
The only holdup to releasing the show was finding a proper underwriter and Woodcraft has now stepped up to the plate and will be the exclusive corporate sponsor.
Tommy has stated he wants to the show to follow in the tradition of other long-running PBS DIY shows such as This Old House and Victory Garden and if they succeed he is on his way to becoming the Bob Vila of woodworking especially now that Norm Abram's New Yankee Workshop is no longer on TV.
Tommy is also younger than a typical PBS host and looks similar to Kevin O'Connor who This Old House turned to as it's new host a few years ago and has done a wonderful job attracting a new generation of do-it-yourselfers.