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.

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...

disc sander multi grit

A Double-duty Disc Sander

I make a lot of wooden toys and find my disc sander indispensable for both shaping and smoothing small parts. Unfortunately, this calls for the use of both coarse and fine discs, and I have only one disc sander. My solution is to mount both #80-grit and #150-grit paper to the disc at the...

drill bit marking knife

A Bit of a Marking Knife

If you enjoy making your own woodworking tools, as I do, here’s a good-quality marking knife you can create from a humble used-up spade bit and a small scrap of wood. To make the knife, begin by grinding a 3⁄4″ spade bit to a V-shaped tip as shown, then grind the bevels on one...