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Dan Farnbach

About Dan Farnbach

Dan apprenticed and worked in two professional shops during the years after college. But sweeping shop floors only goes so far toward learning woodworking. These days Dan is online editor for Popular Woodworking, and is learning new skills every day. He divides his time between Boston and Maine.

Episode 2 – Purpleheart Doorstops

This week on Woodturning with Tim Yoder, you get to share in the excitement as Tim welcomes a new lathe to his shop! As he sets up the machine, Tim discusses what to look for when you’re in the market for a heavy-duty lathe and how to position it in your shop for optimum...

Greene & Greene furniture often features the "cloud lift" seen in the central pane of this cabinet door.

Greene & Greene Furniture – Start Here

In the 15 years Dale Barnard has been making Greene & Greene furniture for clients, the style has experienced an explosion in popularity. Today woodworkers and informed furniture buyers recognize and love the look that Charles and Henry Greene pioneered, but Dale says that when he first spoke with a customer about it, “No...

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Winner, winner …

Kevin Reagan of Springfield, Missouri, is the winner of our Popular Woodworking Magazine 3-year subscription drawing. Congratulations, Kevin! I asked what he’ll be doing over the next 3 years in his shop, and Kevin replied: I enjoy turning things on my mini wood lathe or cutting up stock on my dad’s old table saw. My current...

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Win our “Essential Woodshop Value Pack”

The “Woodworking Daily” 3-year magazine subscription contest has ended, and today a new contest begins. Since it’s finally spring, we thought of a good idea that has to do with spring cleaning. What are your best tips for shop clean-up and organization? Tell us in the comments section! We’ll read all the comments on...

Premiere Full Episode – Woodturning with Tim Yoder

In the first episode of the new show Woodturning with Tim Yoder, host Tim Yoder shows how to turn a coaster set with an elegant caddy. Made of maple, purpleheart and bubinga, this set can be completed in an evening using just a handful of tools and a small amount of materials. It’s a...

The tool list for building these chairs is short and sweet.

Alternative Tool List for the Adirondack Chair Project

OK, they’re done. Total materials cost (2 chairs): $107. For me, building the Adirondack chairs was a nice 2-month journey through several new skills and a larger knowledge base. I feel ready to tackle some more difficult furniture projects this summer. But as I worked through the plans, it occurred to me that we...

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A Guided Tour of all our Woodworking Videos

We are adding a significant chunk of video content to our line-up over the next year or so. We are also planning to overhaul and organize the video content that’s already in place, so that discovery of all our outstanding video instruction will be easier and more intuitive! Yes, it can be done –...