My 5 minutes of Martha Stewart Show fame
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 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)
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.