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Tom Nunlist

About Tom Nunlist

Tom is the Online Community Editor at Popular Woodworking Magazine

Congratulations to Our 31 Days of Christmas Grand Prize Winner!

It’s really been a lovely holiday season for us at Popular Woodworking. As the online editor, I had the privilege of contacting and congratulating all of the winners in December, and boy were they a gracious bunch. Certainly I’ve received more than my fair share of smiles! Ed Waters of Saskatoon, Sask., Canada, is the lucky...


Super-Tune a Handplane, with Christopher Schwarz

Whether your plane is old or new, discover tips that will make it perform with surgical precision. With just a little effort and a couple hours, you can turn any handplane into a super-tuned, high-performance tool. Order “Super-Tune a Handplane” now!

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Understanding Wood: Four Structure Types

All hardwoods have vessels (little pipelines) that are used in sap production. The size and distribution of these vessels vary among species; some are visible to the naked eye. When the vessels are cut across the end grain, they’re often referred to as pores, thus hardwoods are known as “porous woods” (see below for...

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Your Basic Guide to Chisels

Common Types and Sizes Bevel-edge Chisel (at left): Long edges are ground to an angle to allow the tool to get into tight spaces, such as between dovetails. It is not designed for heavy chopping. A common variant is the paring chisel, which has a longer, thinner blade. Mortising Chisel (at right): A thick...


12-12-12 Sale!

Folks, this is it. The world won’t see another day like today, numerologically speaking, for almost 90 years. And savings-wise, we’re offering up deals at that you just may never see again in your lifetime – that is, unless you plan on living to Jan. 1, 2101 (yes, we plan sales up to...


Get Your Holiday Woodworking Gifts!

We’ve compiled some of our favorite woodworking gifts for the holidays over at our store. In the short-but-diverse list, you’re sure to find a gift for every woodworker you know – perhaps even yourself. Flexner on Finishing – Bob Flexner’s definitive guide to finishing has everything a woodworker needs to know – Save 40%...