October is always a month to look forward to. The leaves turn, the asters bloom, the bugs disappear, and in Maine, the tourists leave. The roads become less crowded, and life returns to a slower pace. This month was not so slow, and brought a variety of activities: a delivery to Virginia, Shaker work weekend, getting rid of seldom used tools (see SPECIALS), a sex-change for a pencil post bed (from queen to king), a chandelier, and…
… an invitation to appear on Parks & Recreation. Nick Offerman, fellow woodworker (and cover boy for the Dec. 2011 issue of FWW) , wanted Asa Christiana (editor at FWW) and me to appear as walk-ons for a December show. It was quite the experience, flying to LA, meeting the stars, and shooting the same scenes over and over. Everyone involved with the show was friendly, efficient, helpful and very professional. We even had a chance to visit Nick’s shop, and have a few beers.
Quite the change from life on a dirt road. The show aired December 6 on NBC. The out-take can be seen here .
C. H. Becksvoort © 2012