The two most numerous chickadee species in North America are the black-capped chickadee found primarily throughout the northern U.S. and Canada, and the Carolina chickadee native to the southeast U.S. Both birds have a distinctive black cap and bib separated by white cheeks, and gray back and wings. Their bodies have an orange cast, but … Read more
Author Archives: David Thiel
Back in my early days of working in my dad’s custom cabinet shop, we had a way of determining if the cabinet, table or chair was built adequately. If it was hanging on the wall, the heaviest guy in the shop had to hang on it, too. If it was a dining table, someone had … Read more
I just received my advance copy of Jim Tolpin’s new book, The New Traditional Woodworker, and even though I was very involved with putting the book together, it’s always a pleasant surprise to see the finished product. I’m proud of this one! Beyond the fact that Jim has put together an excellent teaching platform for … Read more
Whether new to woodworking, or an old hand, tips and tricks prove valuable every day. Here are three quick tricks to get your day started.
Arts & Crafts furniture builders offered a decent variety of pieces at the beginning of the 1900′s, but coffee tables weren’t on the list. But if Frank Lloyd Wright had given it a try, we think it might look like this.
Born out of the laminate industry, these routers are great tools for all kinds of woodworking projects. Read more
Visit the garage woodshop of Popular Woodworking Books Executive Editor David Thiel