My 5 minutes of Martha Stewart Show fame

comments (6) February 20th, 2011 in blogs

AsaC Asa Christiana, Special Projects Editor, Fine Woodworking magazine
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Here we are in the audience (Ed Pirnik from FineWoodworking.com, me, Long Island Woodworkings Clubs Mike Daum, and a bunch of people who had no idea that sawdust would be the focus of that days show).
Heres Martha and her brother, Eric, sitting in his excellent reproductions of Maloof rockers.
Nicks the funny guy at far right in this shot from NBCs Parks & Rec. And hes a true-blue woodworker, too.
Here we are in the audience (Ed Pirnik from FineWoodworking.com, me, Long Island Woodworkings Clubs Mike Daum, and a bunch of people who had no idea that sawdust would be the focus of that days show). - CLICK TO ENLARGE

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!

 



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Comments (6)

cabinet_guy cabinet_guy writes: 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."
Posted: 11:58 am on March 25th

xposvx xposvx writes: 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.
Posted: 12:44 pm on February 22nd

AsaC AsaC writes: Flair, you're right. That back stage photo was corny, and I felt like a dork!
Posted: 10:04 am on February 22nd

AsaC AsaC writes: Thanks, guys. Her producers did a good job prepping me. You get plenty of advance notice about the questions she might ask.
Posted: 10:03 am on February 22nd

flairwoodworks flairwoodworks writes: Well done! You look comfortable... unlike a certain back-stage photo.
Posted: 12:40 pm on February 21st

MarkKessler MarkKessler writes: Great job, Asa! You are a great spokesperson under pressure.
Posted: 4:41 am on February 21st

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