Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he s known best his incredible real life woodshopNestled 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, even mustache combsNow Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experiences 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 will take 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 elvesIn these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, accessible instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves and, what s , this tutelage will be 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 tomfooleryWhether 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


About the Author: Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman is an American actor, writer, and carpenter who is best known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation For his work on Parks and Recreation, he received the Television Critics Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.



10 thoughts on “Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

  1. says:

    Nominally about woodworking, but mostly about how in love Offerman is with his own voice, which I find very hard to enjoy If you already like him, though, you may fare better.Offerman s outlook on woodworking is remarkable for how absolutely perfectly it falls in lock step with current Internet popular opinion hand tools make you a better person but they re too hard for normal people, SawStop is great, domino


  2. says:

    I made a box for my own ashes.No, I m not dying Just in case some of you were worried this might be the last you d hear of my great insights on goodreads Is that really something you were worried about for a second there, you fucking weirdo A couple years back a friend told me about his father s funeral and how everyone s trying to upsell Oh, get this urn Oh, get this piece of jewelry made with your loved one s


  3. says:

    This book is mostly Nick Offerman talking about his woodworking shop in So Cal, and a lot of stories about his life and love of woodworking I enjoyed the first third or so, where I learned a bitabout woodworking, which is one of my hobbies so I knew most of what he was talking about He loves wood, and it shows He s also a pretty funny guy, and I enjoyed that too, but started getting bored near the halfway point w


  4. says:

    Since I m clueless about American TV, I didn t realize Offerman is a comedian As a woodworking book this is a bit of a bust, but there are some funny bits here and there and there were some decent interviews with other woodworkers I smiled at some of the projects, they reminded me of my junior high shop classes A fun skimmer book for rainy days.


  5. says:

    Hard choice between two and three stars, but there were times where I really was not enjoying this book which is too bad because I really like Nick Offerman and liked his previous book Paddle Your Own Canoe.Most of the book seems like a pretty advertisement for the Offerman Woodshop kind of expected , and the people they work with outside of the shop not expected While I enjoyed some of the profiles on his woodworkin


  6. says:

    i love this man, and i love his passion if you are a superfan, pick this up because it s a 5 star listen and you MUST listen, because it s narrated by our esteemed pal nick, and there are bonus tracks performed by Jeff and Spencer Tweedy of Wilco fame at the end of the disc A few songs are performed by nick offerman, and they are great.a word of warning, though if you are not an offerman superfan, you probably won t ma


  7. says:

    A much better book than Offerman s first attempt Part woodworking manual and part lifestyle book, the book is packed with funny stories, witty quips, and actually useful instructions on creating furniture from wood Offerman profiles the big characters that populate his working woodshop in Los Angeles, writing effusively about each one and their contribution to the family A fun read, even for non woodworkers.


  8. says:

    While this book isso for beginners in woodworking, I enjoyed this read It s always fun to go through Offerman s characteristic sentence style, and in some places, I actually had to stop reading to go to a dictionary and figure out what a word meant Ebullient to be full of cheer The book isn t exactly what I expected after having read Offerman s Paddle Your Own Canoe It s partly a how to book for a few different projects fr


  9. says:

    This book would be unbelievably helpful to anyone planning on setting up a wood shop I am not, but I still found this interesting and entertaining It s amazing the amount of work that goes into making something by hand, and it s a shame we tend to gravitate towards the mass produced Ikea esque furniture I myself have a large amount of Ikea in my house My father is a self taught master woodworker, and I found myself evenimpre


  10. says:

    Not just a woodsmith not a thing , but also a wordsmith, Nick Offerman offers another enjoyable entry in the growing library of books he s authored This offering is very niche as it focuses a great deal on woodworking, but it was still entertaining and in a very similar vein as Gumption Filled with profiles of people Offerman respects and others that work in his shop though these two are not mutually exclusive , instructions f


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