Author Archives: Tom Nunlist

Tom Nunlist

About Tom Nunlist

Tom is the former Online Community Editor at Popular Woodworking Magazine. He "retired" to study for four years in China.

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New Woodworker’s Online Library Up and Running

This week we are proud to introduce the new Woodworker’s Online Library We’ve gathered together over a decade’s worth of Popular Woodworking Magazine issues, plus dozens of our best woodworking books, and put them all in one place online. For an annual subscription fee of just $150, you get unlimited access to over 170...

shaker cabinet sketchup

Shaker Cabinet SketchUp Model

This is a model of a Shaker cabinet that was featured in an article from the June 2012 Issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.   View the Google SketchUp Model. View all of the Woodworking SketchUp Models. Purchase the June 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking. Purchase Sketchup products from Shop Woodworking.

Irish chair sketchup

Irish Chair SketchUp Model

 This is a model of a chair that was featured in the cover article from the June 2012 Issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.   View the Google SketchUp Model. View all of the Woodworking SketchUp Models. Purchase the June 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking. Purchase Sketchup products from Shop Woodworking.

Put the blade in the jig.

Woodworking 101: Basic Sharpening

Sharpen a Plane Blade There are many ways to sharpen plane blades, and woodworkers have strong opinions on the best technique. Here is a simple, reliable method to achieve a sharp edge. It takes just three waterstones, an inexpensive jig and a few minutes. 1. Get a flat back. While some blades come with...

Miter Saw Stopping Block

Crosscut Short Pieces Without Making Missiles

A stop block provides the most accurate and efficient way to crosscut multiple workpieces to the same length on a miter saw. For safety, the “keeper” section of the workpiece is normally held firmly against the stop block and fence, with the “offcut” unrestricted on the opposite side of the blade. However, it’s unsafe...

Titanic Deck Chair

Free Plans: Titanic Deck Chair

Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and as such we received a number of requests for the “Titanic Deck Chair” article, which originally ran in 1999. In honor of that fateful night a century ago (and in response to popular demand), we’re making the article and full-size...

‘Chisel Basics’ Video with Christopher Schwarz

I’m not a hand tool guy. There, I’ve said it. If I can find a way to use a power tool, I will. That said, I, like most woodworkers, do use hand tools on a regular basis. My experience has been that most woodworkers who have an aversion to hand tools (like me) weren’t...