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Now that Norm Abram is done filming new episodes of the New Yankee Workshop, it's nice to have another man-in-plaid on TV: Nick Offerman of NBC's Parks and Recreation. In a recent episode, his character's shop was cited for 28 code violations. In another episode, he built a co-worker a harp (in a whiskey haze I believe.) Yikes, the producers should take a look at the FW Guide to Safety for some better techniques to model.
Nick Offerman’s character on the NBC show Parks and Recreation obviously missed our recent post about shop fire dangers: 10 Ways to Avoid Shop Fires. In a recent episode, his character Ron Swanson tries to get his danger-laden workshop past a city inspector citing 28 violations.
Woodshop no-nos included wadded up oil soaked rags, an open wood-burning stove, hazardous chemicals, an expired fire extinguisher, shoddy electrical work, and more.
A big-ol’ canoe also appeared in the show–I’m assuming it’s Offerman’s since he’s apparently made his own. He even wrote about his building odyssey.
Kudos to Offerman for getting woodworking more play in mainstream media. Hope that his real-world workshop is a lot safer than his character’s on TV.
Watch the full episode:
Never wad up rags in the shop. For more information, read How to Safely (or not so safely) Dispose of Oil Soaked Rags.
Avoid open flames in the workshop.
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