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Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

Author(s): Nick Offerman

Gift & Humour

After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman--woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC's crafting competition series Making It--returns with the subject for which he's known best--his incredible real-life woodshop.
Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day's work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff--kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.
Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves.
In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what's more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. 
Whether you've been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you've ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman's brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you'll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.


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From best-selling author and star of hit TV show Parks and Recreation. Nick Offerman's woodshop is well known, appearing in The New York Times and in cameos on Parks and Recreation as Ron Swanson's woodshop. Features humorous essays, odes to woodworking heroes and other tomfoolery by Nick Features a variety of woodworking projects suitable for every skill level.

Praise for Good Clean Fun "A witty woodworking tutorial."--Country Living"

Author information: Nick Offerman is an actor, humourist and woodworker. He is married to Megan Mullally and they live in Los Angeles, California, with their poodles.

General Fields

  • : 9781101984659
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Dutton
  • : 1.16936
  • : October 2016
  • : 254mm X 229mm
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nick Offerman
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 352
  • : full colour photographs