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Bruce MacNab

Bruce MacNab, a Red Seal carpenter, has taught carpentry courses for NSCC and the Guysborough County Adult Learning Association. Visit him online at thisshouldwork.ca

Recent Work by Bruce

<b>VIDEO:</b> Here's how to handcraft a hockey stick

VIDEO: Here's how to handcraft a hockey stick

Many tools, a few blisters, and several hours later, a hand-carved hockey stick is complete
<b>VIDEO:</b> Into the Cobequid Mountains in search of the perfect roots

VIDEO: Into the Cobequid Mountains in search of the perfect roots

The roots of hockey are, quite simply , roots
<b>VIDEO:</b> Here's how our ancestors used to carve hockey sticks out of a single piece of wood

VIDEO: Here's how our ancestors used to carve hockey sticks out of a single piece of wood

Woodworker Bruce McNab takes us along on his quest to complete possibly the most Canadian woodworking project ever in this four-part series
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Here's how our ancestors used to carve hockey sticks out of a single piece of wood <b>(video)</b>

BEYOND LOCAL: Here's how our ancestors used to carve hockey sticks out of a single piece of wood (video)

Woodworker Bruce McNab takes us along on his quest to complete possibly the most Canadian woodworking project ever in this four-part series
<b>This Should Work:</b> Save cash with a zany patch

This Should Work: Save cash with a zany patch

Construction and demolition go hand in hand. They can make for an expensive wedding, so don’t get too carried away with your sledgehammer.
<b>This Should Work:</b> A vintage pantry comes home

This Should Work: A vintage pantry comes home

Have you ever bought a house with its contents?
<b>This Should Work:</b> Buy a used tub and don’t get soaked

This Should Work: Buy a used tub and don’t get soaked

I’ve got something that makes women want to undress. I’m taking about my old-fashioned cast iron bathtub
<b>This Should Work:</b> New life for old boots

This Should Work: New life for old boots

You will see some strange sights on construction sites. For instance, I’ve seen carpenters cutting their work boots on table saws
<b>This Should Work:</b> A wooden star illusion

This Should Work: A wooden star illusion

Sometimes one looks like a perfect star or a perfect diamond. Sometimes another looks like two diamonds, one on top of the other. Other times one looks like a square with a triangle at the top and bottom.
<b>This Should Work:</b> Taking it all off

This Should Work: Taking it all off

I spent the weekend in my room with a hot stripper. It cost too much. And by Sunday night I was exhausted. Read on for the sticky details.