Woodworking is a clean, honest, rewarding hobby with practical applications. If you need proof, just look at Nick Offerman. Offerman somehow found a way to blend old-school masculinity with modern pop culture, and a big part of that image is how active he is in his own personal woodshop (which you can buy stuff from, by the way). Recently, This Old House host Kevin O’Connor got a tour of Offerman’s shop and got some tips about getting started, the type of tools you should buy, and what to look for when you’re buying wood. People who want to get more into the hobby, or even turn it into a business, would do well to listen to Offerman.