Nick Offerman is a man of many talents: actor on stage and screen, humorist, author of two New York Times bestsellers: Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption, and a woodworker. This fall, he is releasing the humorous how-to guide GOOD CLEAN FUN: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop (scheduled for release on October 18), featuring how-to, mirth, fashion tips, recipes, odes to wood, and assorted tomfoolery. He will be stopping by the Michigan Theater as part of an exclusive 12-stop tour in honor of the book’s release.
Lovers of all things crafty are invited to join him for a good ol’ fashioned discussion & book signing, where you will get to know more about the craftsman side of Offerman as well as the entire Offerman Woodshop team. In the words of Offerman himself, “you will find that making things with your hands brings you solace (when you’re not cussing out a visible glue seam) and better hand-eye coordination."
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Tickets $39.50 and $49.50; limited Gold Circle seating also available. Ticketholders will receive a copy of Good Clean Fun, available for pickup the night of the event in the theater lobby.
Presented in partnership with Nicola's Books.
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, even mustache combs.
NowNick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experiencesof working atthe 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 itscomplement of dusty wood-elves.
In 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 more, 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 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.