It’s not everyday you get a woodworking book with a song on the back cover. But this is not your ordinary woodworking book and the Offerman Woodshop is not your ordinary woodshop.
The Offerman Woodshop is made up of a diverse bunch of people each with different skills and ideas. What binds them together is a shared passion for quality woodworking. Its not a typical business but a collective with each craftsperson determining their own direction with shared resources and internet sales.
On of the key reasons Good Clean Fun is different is that it tells you about the people in the collective, their backgrounds and passions. Nick wrote the book so he features most heavily but there are a good few pages about each of the others. The people are diverse and so are the projects. At one end of the scale a simple bottle opener made from an offcut and a nail, at the other a complex bed project with dovetails and sophisticated joints. All of the projects have detailed instructions but this is in a anecdotal style rather than text book.
I’d recommend getting a copy of Good Clean Fun but you don’t have to believe ne, here’s Nick himself telling about the book.