Fine Woodworking on David Letterman?

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Blog entry by Ed Pirnik posted 09-28-2011 09:16 PM 5489 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fine Woodworking on David Letterman? Sort of.

Some of you might recall a visit Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana and I made to the Martha Stewart Show last winter. We were there to take part in a special episode dedicated exclusively to woodworking. It just so happened that Parks & Recreation co-star Nick Offerman was also appearing on the show that day and met up with Asa backstage after the show. Nick is a pretty serious woodworker, pro actually, who specializes in slab tables built in his LA workshop with the help of a few part-time staffers. He’s also on the cover of the latest issue of Fine Woodworking (#222) for his article on a super cool slab-levelling jig for the router.

Anyhow, Nick is set to appear on Late Night with David Letterman this evening (October 28, 2011) and we’ve gotten word that he’ll be chatting, at least in part, about his recent appearance in the magazine. We’re tickled pink and to celebrate, I’m releasing this video tour of Nick's shop a couple of days early.

Nick is definitely the real-deal and when you see his “slab storage room” in the video…well…if you’re at all like me, your lower jaw will drop a good 8 to 10 inches.

You can watch Nick’s appearance on David Letterman tonight at 11:30pm (EST) or catch it later online.

That’s one small step for woodworking….

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 09:30 PM

“Nick is definitely the real-deal and when you see his “slab storage room” in the video…well…if you’re at all like me, your lower jaw will drop a good 8 to 10 inches.”

or more. wow, that was awesome..

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 09:31 PM

Yeah – it’s absurd how many cool slabs this guy has. LOL

Got envy? LOL

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 09:37 PM

That was really great! Thanks for posting.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 10:39 PM

I remember seeing him in an episode of Parks & Rec with a handplane. Great post.

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#5 posted 09-28-2011 11:14 PM

He makes that show awesome, even better when i found out he did woodworking.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#6 posted 09-28-2011 11:34 PM

I’ve never bothered to watch Parks & Recreation, but I may have to now. Got to support the woodworker brethren, right?

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 01:21 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I’ll set my DVR for Letterman tonight and make Parks & Recreation a favorite…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 09-29-2011 06:49 AM

Great appearance on the show, very funny guy, love his humor, his shop is awesome, thanks for the heads up.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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