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Sep 23, 2022

Actor Nick Offerman visits Google to discuss his book “Good Clean Fun: MIsadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop.”

Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Hollywood is a testament to American elbow grease and a hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff like kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, and even cedar-strip canoes.
Now Nick and his crew 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.
Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, 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.

Originally published in November of 2016.

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