By Emilie Mutert
Nick Offerman's no luddite, but as a woodworker he's wary of the ways 3-D printing technology could diminish the authenticity of craft. “There's nothing more excit-ing to me than a human being standing on stage with lights on them, because anything can happen,” he says. “And there's no replacing a handcrafted item.” He appreciates a handcrafted dovetail joint, and he has a decent idea what to do if he runs into a grizzly bear. He adores his wife, actress Megan Mullally, and when he speaks, his passion for his projects seems all the more palpable because of his deadpan delivery. Interviewers “usually ask me about meat, whiskers, woodworking, and Ron Swanson,” Offerman says. Ron, the mustachioed, government-hating government employee played by Offerman on Parks & Recreation, has attained quasi-mythic status. And it's garnered Offerman a lot of attention, for which he seem genuinely grateful.