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Making wooden barrels a full-time job for Ontario man

Pete Bradford of Bloomfield, Ont., is one of two people in Canada working full-time as a cooper.
An Ontario man is 1 of 2 full-time coopers in Canada. 2:21

An Ontario man is making a living making wooden barrels by hand.

Pete Bradford had always dreamed of running a cooperage.

He got his chance to pursue his dream when he lost his job seven years ago.

"This is just something that I always wanted to do and I always knew I was going to do it one day," Bradford told CBC News in a recent interview.

He produces one barrel every day and is believed to be one of only two people in Canada working as a full-time cooper.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC’s Debbie Lightle-Quan.

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