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"Parks and Recreation" Canoe

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by Fitz, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Here is a fun interview with one of the stars of the show, "Parks and Recreation". I have seen him building canoes as a character on the show, but apparently it is a real life passion.

    [video=youtube;ye85nAzPcy8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye85nAzPcy8[/video]
     
  2. bredlo

    bredlo LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Love Parks, and great clip. "I think I'm gonna shop around..."
     
  3. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker LOVES Wooden Canoes

    The Letterman interview was just a couple of nights ago, and then the new Fine Woodworking arrived yesterday by mail with Nick O. is on the cover. The article he wrote on flattening large slabs is very good.
     
  4. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nick Offerman was featured as the builder on a film done by Bear Mountain Canoes, entitled Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building….I believe this was Nick's first canoe build....here is how http://bearmountainboats.com/canoe_club.htm describes this video:

    Last fall actor and woodworker Nick Offerman found himself with some time to kill in New York City while his wife is working on Broadway, so he decided to build a couple of canoes.

    After reading Canoecraft, Nick called up to purchase some plans and before he knew it Joan had enlisted his help to produce a canoe building video as a companion to Canoecraft.

    Nick (www.offermanwoodshop.com) rounded up his buddy Jimmy Diresta (www.jimmydiresta.com) and drove to Peterborough to pick up the building materials and work out the details. We feel honored to have two such talented versatile artists working with Bear Mountain.

    Nick has kept a journal while he works which we are posting here for your enjoyment….. download the complete Canoe Club journal, http://bearmountainboats.com/canoeclub/canoeclub_complete.pdf (pdf file, 12.6 meg).

    You can read a review of Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building with Nick Offerman here, http://splitsider.com/2011/07/learning-to-build-a-fine-canoe-with-nick-offerman.


    Here are a few YouTube video clips of this film:

    Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building – Reel Paddling Film Festival 2011 Teaser

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QY5YK85iD8

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QY5YK85iD8&feature=player_embedded]

    Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building
    Duration: 126 min
    Year Produced: 2010
    Year Released: 2010
    Stuck in New York City for the winter with some time on his hands, actor and woodworker Nick Offerman decided to build his own canoe. This visual guide provides valuable instruction for those wishing to create their own masterpiece.
    Director: Joan Barrett • Producer: Joan Barrett and Jimmy Di Resta • Website: www.bearmountainboats.com


    (NOTE: This film was featured in the 2011 Reel Paddling Film Festival, where it it won the ‘how-to-do’ category.)

    Creating The Mold Stations

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D1_PcQ7jEM&feature=related
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D1_PcQ7jEM&feature=related]

    Planking

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7qiXZqrvfI&feature=related
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7qiXZqrvfI&feature=related]

    Paddles up until later then….and check out these videos of Nick Offerman….
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  5. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nick Offerman was featured as the builder on a film done by Bear Mountain Canoes….here is how http://bearmountainboats.com/canoe_club.htm describes this video:

    Last fall actor and woodworker Nick Offerman found himself with some time to kill in New York City while his wife is working on Broadway, so he decided to build a couple of canoes.

    After reading Canoecraft, Nick called up to purchase some plans and before he knew it Joan had enlisted his help to produce a canoe building video as a companion to Canoecraft.

    Nick (www.offermanwoodshop.com) rounded up his buddy Jimmy Diresta (www.jimmydiresta.com) and drove to Peterborough to pick up the building materials and work out the details. We feel honored to have two such talented versatile artists working with Bear Mountain.

    Nick has kept a journal while he works which we are posting here for your enjoyment….. download the complete Canoe Club journal, http://bearmountainboats.com/canoeclub/canoeclub_complete.pdf (pdf file, 12.6 meg).

    You can read a review of Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building with Nick Offerman here, http://splitsider.com/2011/07/learning-to-build-a-fine-canoe-with-nick-offerman.


    Here are a few YouTube video clips of this film:

    Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building – Reel Paddling Film Festival 2011 Teaser

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QY5YK85iD8


    Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building
    Duration: 126 min
    Year Produced: 2010
    Year Released: 2010Stuck in New York City for the winter with some time on his hands, actor and woodworker Nick Offerman decided to build his own canoe. This visual guide provides valuable instruction for those wishing to create their own masterpiece.
    Director: Joan Barrett • Producer: Joan Barrett and Jimmy Di Resta • Website: www.bearmountainboats.com


    (NOTE: This film was featured in the 2011 Reel Paddling Film Festival, where it it won the ‘how-to-do’ category.)

    Creating The Mold Stations
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D1_PcQ7jEM&feature=related

    Planking
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7qiXZqrvfI&feature=related

    Paddles up until later then….and check out these videos of Nick Offerman….
     

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