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An Appearance on Martha Stewart

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Blog entry by Ed Pirnik posted 01-21-2011 04:36 PM 1386 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks,

Just an FYI. Asa Christiana and I headed down to NYC on Wednesday for an appearance on the Martha Stewart show. I was asked to bring a project as an FW staffer (brought one of my humidors) but my segment was cut, as they were running six minutes over in the rehearsal. That said, Asa had a bit of back-and-forth with Martha and it was a show devoted entirely to woodworking. If you’re home on a snow day and have the Hallmark channel, it’ll be on today at ten. It also streams on Martha Stewart’s website. Asa and I were seated right up front and Mike Daum, president of the Long Island Woodworker’s Club was also with us. Woodworking finally gets some national attention!

Stewart’s brother, Eric (a woodworker) was on with his Maloof-inspired chair, as was his mentor, woodworker Charles Brock, turner David Lancaster and Nick Offerman (actor from Parks and Recreation and also an accomplished woodworker.

More info here.
Enjoy!

Best,

Ed

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer



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#1 posted 01-21-2011 05:04 PM

Watching…

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 05:43 PM

Cool! I’m at the office so I can’t really turn on the tube. Gonna catch it when it streams.

E

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 05:47 PM

I am watching it now, this is very cool.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 06:01 PM

I saw you as they scanned by the audiance at the end. How exciting for you.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 06:11 PM

Did you catch Asa?

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 06:13 PM

Just set it to record. Thanks!

-- Childress Woodworks

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 09:23 PM

Congrats on the appearance.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 10:23 PM

My wife is a huge Martha Stewart fan. (My family has nick-named her “Martha”) I’m still waiting for my invitation to appear on the show.

Congratulations on being there. It’s a shame they cut your part out. I hope Asa didn’t rub it in too much.
It’s very intersting to see the behind the scenes stuff in the production of a TV show. I got to be at a Cool Tools segment being taped last year. That was a lot of fun.

Maybe next time they will air your part.

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 10:39 PM

Thanks for all the support, folks. Everybody agreed that this was an awesome win for woodworking. Having a fellow like Offerman on to show the younger side of the craft was pretty fantastic as well! And LOTS of folks in the audience had brought plenty of cool projects. It was a hoot.

Cheers,

-Ed

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 11:22 PM

congrats .. very exciting for woodworking

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 09:26 AM

Gotta say I was a little disappointed… Even I, as a woodworker, didn’t learn much on the details of building the maloof rocker or the paddle. I guess it comes with the territory of being on a timed segment. I do think it was good for woodworking in general but just felt it wasn’t all there. Not sure why they tried to show “how to’s” when you really couldn’t teach anything within the time frame… Listen to me, I sound like I could have done better. :-)

-- Childress Woodworks

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