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Here we are in the audience (Ed Pirnik from FineWoodworking.com, me, Long Island Woodworking's Club's Mike Daum, and a bunch of people who had no idea that sawdust would be the focus of that day's show).
January 21 was a “good thing” for woodworking. That’s the day Martha Stewart devoted her show to the craft. And Fine Woodworking magazine was the star, as it turned out. Not only did they invite me on the show to answer a few questions, but each of the other guests payed homage to the magazine’s role in developing their skills and careers.
FineWoodworking.com’s Ed Pirnik went along with me to Manhattan, and his original blog took you backstage, and linked to an array of clips of the show, which featured NBC comedy star Nick Offerman (Parks & Rec), and Martha’s own brother, Eric, who is a passionate and accomplished woodworker.
But my segment of the show wasn’t available until now. To see if I landed on my feet when Martha started peppering me with questions, watch the video below. I don’t remember a moment of the interview. The adrenaline takes over when the lights and cameras wheel around and point at you!
Here's Martha and her brother, Eric, sitting in his excellent reproductions of Maloof rockers.
Nick's the funny guy at far right in this shot from NBC's Parks & Rec. And he's a true-blue woodworker, too.
Nick made one of these canoe paddles on the show.
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well done asa. woodworking could use more interplay on tv shows of this type to get the people who are "thinkin' bout gettin' there feet wet in the craft."
Asa, You should go back on sometime and show Martha how to handle some tools. In one clip she seemed to really enjoy using a cabinet scraper.
Flair, you're right. That back stage photo was corny, and I felt like a dork!
Thanks, guys. Her producers did a good job prepping me. You get plenty of advance notice about the questions she might ask.
Well done! You look comfortable... unlike a certain back-stage photo.
Great job, Asa! You are a great spokesperson under pressure.
Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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