Author Archives: David Thiel

About David Thiel

David Thiel is executive editor of Popular Woodworking Books.

We tested all of the routers with the standard base attachment, but many of the trim routers are offered in kit form with multiple bases. The two most common accessory bases are an offset base (at left) and a tilting base.

Trim Routers

Born out of the laminate industry, these routers are great tools for all kinds of woodworking projects.

VIDEO – The Drawer Book – Blooper Reel

When asked to add a video component to The Drawer Book (available in July from Popular Woodworking Books), our intrepid editors were happy to oblige. We did manage to produce 30 minutes of useful information about drawer hardware, but along the way there were some...glitches. Happily, they last less than two minutes...

Center the grooves. The 3/4" x 3/4" grooves must be centered in the width of the post to make the fit (and the sanding) acceptable. A careful setup with a dado set makes this quick work.

Sam Maloof’s Sculpted-base Table

One of the earliest projects featured in Pacific Woodworker (the forebear to Popular Woodworking) was a table built by the legendary woodworker Sam Maloof. Here, you'll find step-by-step instruction for constructing the distinctive base.