Tommy Mac (carpenter)

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Thomas J. MacDonald (born June 18, 1966), known as Tommy Mac, is a U.S. carpenter and woodworker and host of the public television series Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac.

Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, MacDonald attended the Blue Hills Regional Vocational High School, but dropped out and did not complete his schooling; he later received a GED. He worked as a carpenter for 17 years, but was injured while doing construction work on the Big Dig project in Boston. He later attended the North Bennet Street School in Boston, where he learned woodworking. He started his own business in Canton, Massachusetts, and his work was noticed by Bob Vila, who later invited him to appear on his television series Home Again and on video podcasts for the website.[1] In 2010, MacDonald was signed by WGBH-TV to host his own woodworking instructional program.[2]


  1. ^ Jeff Mucciarone (January 17, 2008). "The wood, the bad and the ugly". Canton Journal. Retrieved March 23, 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ Jennifer Hicks (May 17, 2010). "PBS plans new woodworking show this fall". Woodworking News. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 

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