Thomas J. MacDonald TV producer
Thomas J. MacDonald is a U.S. carpenter and woodworker and host of the PBS 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 BobVila.com website. In 2010, MacDonald was signed by WGBH-TV to host his own woodworking instructional program.
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1. North Bennet Street School Colleges/University
The North Bennet Street School (NBSS) is a private vocational school located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. NBSS offers eight full-time programs, including Bookbinding, Cabinet and Furniture Making, Carpentry, Jewelry Making and Repair, Locksmithing and Security Technology, Piano Technology, Preservation Carpentry, and Violin Making and Repair - as well as a range of short courses and continuing education opportunities. Its primary campus is located at 39 North Bennet Street, near the Old North Church in the North End, Boston. A second facility in Arlington, Massachusetts houses the Carpentry and Preservation Carpentry programs, and a third space in South Boston is home to the Locksmithing and Security Technology program.