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Good Clean Fun Book by

Good Clean Fun Book
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1101985984
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Summary: After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman—woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making It—returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop. Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes. Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves. In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you’ve ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you’ll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.

Paddle Your Own Canoe Book by Nick Offerman

Paddle Your Own Canoe Book
  • Author : Nick Offerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0698138325
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Summary: Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

Gumption Book by Nick Offerman

Gumption Book
  • Author : Nick Offerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0698194446
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Summary: The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nation’s history, from her inception to present day—Nick’s personal pantheon of “great Americans.” To millions of people, Nick Offerman is America. Both Nick and his character, Ron Swanson, are known for their humor and patriotism in equal measure. After the great success of his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He combines both serious history with light-hearted humor—comparing, say, Benjamin Franklin’s abstinence from daytime drinking to his own sage refusal to join his construction crew in getting plastered on the way to work. The subject matter also allows Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Book by Megan Mullally,Nick Offerman

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Book
  • Author : Megan Mullally,Nick Offerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1101986689
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Summary: *A New York Times Bestseller* Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance—presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple, including photos, anecdotes, and the occasional puzzle. The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant. At the first rehearsal she surveyed her fellow cast members, determining if any of the men might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling. Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning the thought struck her: no dice. Moving on. Yet, unbeknownst to our protagonists, Cupid had merely set down his bow and picked up a rocket launcher...that fired a love rocket (not a euphemism). The players were Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and the resulting romance, once ignited, was...epic. Beyond epic. It resulted in a coupling that has endured to this day; a sizzling, perpetual tryst that has captivated the world with its kindness, athleticism, astonishingly low-brow humor, and true (fire emoji) passion. How did they do it? They came from completely different families, ignored a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits. Eighteen years later, they're still very much in love and have finally decided to reveal the philosophical mountains they have conquered, the lessons they've learned, and the myriad jigsaw puzzles they've completed. Presented as an oral history in a series of conversations between the couple, the book features anecdotes, hijinks, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery. This is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally's and Offerman's fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play Book by Nick Offerman

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play Book
  • Author : Nick Offerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1101984716
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Summary: A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as a mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author Nick Offerman Nick Offerman has always felt a particular affection for the Land of the Free—not just for the people and their purported ideals but to the actual land itself: the bedrock, the topsoil, and everything in between that generates the health of your local watershed. In his new book, Nick takes a humorous, inspiring, and elucidating trip to America's trails, farms, and frontier to examine the people who inhabit the land, what that has meant to them and us, and to the land itself, both historically and currently. In 2018, Wendell Berry posed a question to Nick, a query that planted the seed of this book, sending Nick on two memorable journeys with pals—a hiking trip to Glacier National Park with his friends Jeff Tweedy and George Saunders, as well as an extended visit to his friend James Rebanks, the author of The Shepherd's Life and English Pastoral. He followed that up with an excursion that could only have come about in 2020—Nick and his wife, Megan Mullally, bought an Airstream trailer to drive across (several of) the United States. These three quests inspired some “deep-ish" thinking from Nick, about the history and philosophy of our relationship with nature in our national parks, in our farming, and in our backyards; what we mean when we talk about conservation; and the importance of outdoor recreation, all subjects very close to Nick's heart. With witty, heartwarming stories and a keen insight into the human problems we all confront, this is both a ramble through and celebration of the land we all love.

The Tool Book Book by Phil Davy,Jo Behari,Matthew Jackson,Luke Edwardes-Evans

The Tool Book Book
  • Author : Phil Davy,Jo Behari,Matthew Jackson,Luke Edwardes-Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Category: House & Home
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1465477675
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Summary: This user's guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book. Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations of tools in action with the science behind the techniques. Gallery pages display different types of hammers, spades, or chisels, while expert advice tells you what to look for when choosing a tool, and how to use it and care for it best. Discover why each tool is perfect for the job, and why it deserves a prominent spot in your shed, workshop, studio, or makerspace. The perfect gift for craftsmen, makers and anyone with an interest in DIY.

Every Tool's a Hammer Book by Adam Savage

Every Tool's a Hammer Book
  • Author : Adam Savage
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1982113499
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Summary: In this New York Times bestselling “imperative how-to for creativity” (Nick Offerman), Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you. Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer—don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance—making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid—it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric­tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue—mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects. This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations. I hope this book serves as “creative rocket fuel” (Ed Helms) to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

Woodwork Step by Step Book by DK

Woodwork Step by Step Book
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0744045568
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Summary: Master key carpentry skills, from simple joinery techniques to fine woodworking. Includes clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs, this introduction for beginners starts with outlining safety and common equipment before leading on to basic woodworking techniques and more than 20 different types of wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration. Discover how to get the best out of your woodworking tools by learning how to use and maintain them; find out how to prepare the wood, and follow different construction methods and techniques. Then put your skills into practice with eight projects to make at home, including a mirror frame, a laundry hamper, and a bookcase, that are complete with detailed plans and instructions. Woodwork Step by Step is the illustrated woodworking course you need to master your carpentry skills.

The Making It Guide to Crafting Book by Creators of Making It

The Making It Guide to Crafting Book
  • Author : Creators of Making It
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1683358821
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Summary: A compendium of crafting inspiration and instruction from the competition series Making It on NBC With the all-star duo of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman leading the way with puns, advice, and good vibes, Making It became the competition series we didn’t know we needed, stealing our hearts and encouraging our most creative ideas. Tapping into that success, this well-rounded crafting guide will offer in-depth looks at some of the best DIY crafts that were featured on the show and inspired by the Makers themselves. Introductions to woodworking, fiber arts, paper crafts, and more will enable readers to experiment and customize their own creations at home. And the projects are accessible to all skill levels, so you can get just as crafty as the Makers did. Drawing on the show’s hilarity, creativity, and overall positivity, this crafting guide will inspire and energize you to DIY whatever you put your mind to.

This Book Isn't Safe Book by Colin Furze

This Book Isn't Safe Book
  • Author : Colin Furze
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 0451478770
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Summary: Colin Furze, five-time Guinness World Record Holder and YouTube's undisputed king of crazy inventions, instructs fans and curious young inventors on how to build ten brand new wacky inventions at home with an affordable tool kit. Colin Furze's bonkers and brilliant inventions such as a homemade hoverbike, DIY Wolverine Claws, an alarm clock ejector bed, and Hoover shoes have earned him 4.5 million YouTube subscribers and more than 450 million video views. Now Colin is on a mission to inspire a new generation of budding inventors with This Book Isn't Safe! This Book Isn't Safe contains instructions on how to make ten brand new inventions with a basic at-home toolkit, alongside behind-the-scenes stories about some of Colin's greatest inventions and top secret tips and tricks straight from his invention bunker (aka a shed in his backyard in Stamford Lincolnshire).

Circular Scroll Saw Designs Book by Charles R. Hand

Circular Scroll Saw Designs Book
  • Author : Charles R. Hand
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: 1607658747
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Summary: Try your hand at contemporary fretwork scroll saw projects! Offering a modern twist on a traditional artform, this complete guide features how-to tips, three complete step-by-step tutorials, and 27 scroll saw patterns of peace signs, butterflies, flowers, mandalas, and other fresh designs to challenge your scroll saw skills. This exciting project guide will show you everything you need to know to accomplish intricate trivets, coasters, and wall plaques. Also included is insightful information on wood selection and size, blank preparation, blade selection, a gallery of completed designs, and more! Author Charles Hand is an accomplished designer and award-winning scroll saw artist with a love for fretwork, intarsia, segmentation, and inlay. A regular contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine, he also sells his work to a world-wide clientele on his website, Making Dust with Charles Hand.

Tree Craft Book by Chris Lubkemann

Tree Craft Book
  • Author : Chris Lubkemann
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: 1607650630
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Summary: Invite Mother Nature into your home with 35 rustic projects that are both unique and functional. Using found wood and the easy-to-follow instructions, reusing what nature has provided is a simple way to add natural warmth to your decor. More than 35 eco-chic projects such as a coat rack, curtain rods, candle holders, desk sets, picture frames, a table, chess set, and more.

Make Ink Book by Jason Logan

Make Ink Book
  • Author : Jason Logan
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1683353277
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Summary: The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks that are sensitive to both place and environment. Organized by color, and featuring lovely minimalist photography throughout, Make Ink combines science, art, and craft to instill the basics of ink making and demonstrate the beauty and necessity of engaging with one of mankind’s oldest tools of communication.

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees Book by Robert Penn

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees Book
  • Author : Robert Penn
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-10-29
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0141977523
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Summary: Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

The Tool Book Book by Phil Davy,Jo Behari,Matthew Jackson,Luke Edwardes-Evans

The Tool Book Book
  • Author : Phil Davy,Jo Behari,Matthew Jackson,Luke Edwardes-Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Category: House & Home
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1465477675
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Summary: This user's guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book. Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations of tools in action with the science behind the techniques. Gallery pages display different types of hammers, spades, or chisels, while expert advice tells you what to look for when choosing a tool, and how to use it and care for it best. Discover why each tool is perfect for the job, and why it deserves a prominent spot in your shed, workshop, studio, or makerspace. The perfect gift for craftsmen, makers and anyone with an interest in DIY.