Good Clean Fun

Good Clean Fun

Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

eBook - 2016
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"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."--
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, 2016.
ISBN: 9781101985984
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (344 pages) : Illustrations (chiefly colour)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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AL_HOLLYR Dec 27, 2017

Great project ideas narrated in hilarious prose by Parks and Rec star Nick Offerman. Filled with equal parts practical woodworking advice and entertaining anecdotes.

JCLThomasM Jul 03, 2017

You don't read Nick Offerman's latest (just) for the projects but for the collection of characters that make up this book, proving that the woodworking community can be diverse, alive AND well past the bearded burly male archetype. (We <3 Nick)

SnoIsleLib_BrianH Apr 21, 2017

Nick Offerman offers up much more than good clean fun. You don't have to be a woodworker or even wannabe woodworker to enjoy his latest book. Get to know his family, friends, coworkers, idols, mentors and sensei through his candid introductions. Through each connection we learn a bit more about the author's enthusiasm for wood, woodworking and his ideology about crafting in America. Of course he presents this info in his trademark fun humorous comedic sarcastic and witty way. Oh...and the projects in this book are both interesting and varied in style and complexity. So the wannabe woodworker may just be inspired enough to try his or her hand at a project made from wood.

laurengail Feb 27, 2017

Do you enjoy meat, wood working and dense facial hair? If the answer is yes then place a hold on the latest from Nick Offerman, Good Clean Fun. If you loved Offerman in Parks & Recreation as the indefatigable man's man Ron Swanson then this book is for you. If you like Good Clean Fun you can also try his earlier book, Gumption: relighting the torch of freedom with America's gutsiest troublemakers.

Jan 14, 2017

Viewed as a woodworking book, this is very unhelpful in my opinion. If you happen to be a woodworker with a shop full of machines and no ideas of what to make with them, you might get some ideas here.

Dec 06, 2016

Great book, easy to read and a great starting point for beginner to amateur woodworkers. I liked the fact that it wasn’t a master woodworker explaining different methods to you, it was a self taught woodworker that even wrote his mistakes in the book. Who, explains how to remedy these mistakes and finish the project. I enjoyed it!

Nov 12, 2016

The meat (lots of it, preferably steak) and potatoes of this book is Offerman's promotion of the values of hard work and the DIY lifestyle, a refreshing change from a celebrity (self-decribed small 'c') scribe who we assume enjoys a pampered, hands off existence. Filled with great woodworking tips and life livin' wisdom, too.

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