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Tommy MacDonald, unvarnished

As a kid, he dreamed of being on PBS. Now, the hunky woodworker gets his shot.

Tommy MacDonald gets a touch-up from makeup artist Sonja Gjokaj during the shooting of MacDonald’s show, ‘‘Rough Cut,’’ in his Canton studio. Tommy MacDonald gets a touch-up from makeup artist Sonja Gjokaj during the shooting of MacDonald’s show, ‘‘Rough Cut,’’ in his Canton studio. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / October 5, 2010

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CANTON — When he was a kid with sandy blond hair and a Boston accent thicker than a Friday backup on the Expressway, Thomas MacDonald would spend his Saturday afternoons glued to the TV watching “This Old House’’ and “The Victory Garden’’ on WGBH. One day, as Bob Vila and Norm Abram transformed a decaying Lexington farmhouse into a state-of-the-art ... (Full article: 1047 words)

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