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Bruce MacNab

Bruce MacNab is the author of the award-winning biography The Metamorphosis: the apprenticeship of Harry Houdini. Raised in Dartmouth, he attended NSCAD and the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology. He now lives alongside Nova Scotia’s Cobequid Mountains

Recent Work by Bruce

D-Day ship turned New London ferry sailed in WW2 convoy from Halifax <b>(8 photos)</b>

D-Day ship turned New London ferry sailed in WW2 convoy from Halifax (8 photos)

Travel Tails: Smitty sails on a historic ship and meets a friendly chef
<b> Remember This? </b> : April Wine fans trashed the Dartmouth III ferry <b>(4 photos)</b>

Remember This? : April Wine fans trashed the Dartmouth III ferry (4 photos)

Dartmouth ferry riot was 40 years ago today
Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY: Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed <b>(video)</b>

Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY: Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed (video)

Just before midnight on December 2, 1917, the overloaded Mont Blanc limped out of Gravesend Bay on course to join a convoy in Halifax
Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY : Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed <b>(video)</b>

Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY : Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed (video)

Just before midnight on December 2, 1917, the overloaded Mont Blanc limped out of Gravesend Bay on course to join a convoy in Halifax
<b>VIDEO:</b> A freshly-carved hockey stick, polished and signed by former NHLer Jordin Tootoo

VIDEO: A freshly-carved hockey stick, polished and signed by former NHLer Jordin Tootoo

Broken glass and stingray skin was used historically to sand and polish wood
<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.