Before he was hacking it as a world-renowned actor, Nick Offerman was hacking it with an axe, building cabins in people’s yards to subsidize his Hollywood dreams. Woodworking was more than just a way to make ends meet, it was an honest passion that eventually trickled into his famed Parks and Recreation character, Ron Swanson.
“Even working actors can end up having a lot of spare time. And you can either go sit at the Starbucks and wait for your agent to call you, or you can go learn how to build a Shaker blanket chest with hand-cut dovetails.”
Offerman has since started his own woodshop and publicly declared his intention to exploit his fame by peddling “[his] own soapbox agenda, which is to try to encourage people to make things with their hands.” This Personalized Camp Axe Crate is our answer to Offerman's call to arms, or rather, hands.
The Personalized Camp Axe is the ideal blade for clearing a campground or making rent in between acting gigs. This 2lb. Hudson Bay Camp Axe sports an 18” curved hickory handle for controlled, comfortable wielding and a steel head with a tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 targeted 1¼” from the edge, if you’re into that sort of thing.
The camp axe’s head is coated with black enamel and clear lacquer to deter rust. Then axe's neck is laser-etched with initials of choice to deter the theft of such a magnificent tool.
And a sharp axe is a safe axe, so we’re pursuing safety with the Moteng Dual-Grit sharpening stone.
Offerman Woodshop is a makers collective rebelling against the glitzy LA lifestyle with gritty, hand-crafted woodworking projects, and Good Clean Fun is Offerman’s newest book documenting the finesse, friends, and fun of the woodshop. This tell-all includes tales of elbow grease, classic Offerman wisdom, not-so-classic Offerman odes to wood, and instructions for projects to try at home.
The Personalized Camp Axe Crate is a gift of substance and style for all the aspiring-Offermans of the world.
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.
02/9/2017 Jason Tiffany Personalized Camp Axe Crate 5
Just received my gift and am pleasantly surprised. The ax is the perfect size and heft to bridge the gap between a limited hatchet and light ax that is still to big for most jobs. Good heft and length to the monogrammed handle. Very happy! The honing stone is useful. I can't speak to the book as I just got my crate, but have enjoyed other works by Nick Offerman so I doubt I'll be disappointed by his humor.