Author Archives: David Lyell

David Lyell

About David Lyell

David is the online content director for Popular Woodworking – he coordinates all of our online content, and gets in the shop whenever possible.

Stacking Tool Caddy – Adapt a Project to Make it Yours!

Once in a while I come across a Popular Woodworking inspired project on Reddit. It’s really interesting to see how people use the pages of our magazine to bring an idea to life. The user, bityard, came across Chad Stanton’s build article, Stacking Tool Caddy, from the December 2017 issue, while...

Upcoming Simple Cove Guild Build: Cherry Wall Cabinet

This is a guest post by Sean Walker. He is the founder of Simple Cove, a website for sharing project builds. He is gearing up to release a new build from the pages of Popular Woodworking Magazine.  A post shared by Sean Walker (@simplecove) on Jan 22, 2018 at 6:28am PST...

WATCH: Interview with Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle, the father of the art furniture movement, died Saturday at age 85. Many are mourning the loss of an innovative mind that brought art furniture to the mind of the masses. In 2016, we documented an interview with Oscar Fitzgerald and Wendell. There are many insights to glean, please enjoy this...

PopWood Playback #3 – Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

We have seven videos for you this week and a giveaway! Every Saturday morning we post reader-submitted and staff picked videos on our YouTube channel. Kreg sent us a couple of inline clamps and bench clamps to take a look at it. I thought they were solid bench accessories, so instead of...

PopWood Playback #2 | Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

Episode #2 is live on YouTube. We had a couple of editors picks and a couple viewer submissions this week. I sincerely appreciate the great response to the first episode and the viewer feedback has been encouraging! I am happy to share Shawn Graham‘s video from his new series of daily...

PopWood Playback #1 | Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

Friends of the Shop Blog, I want to share with you a new series on our YouTube channel called PopWood Playback. We’ve kept an active channel over on YouTube for years. We have over 1,000 videos posted – but the vast majority of them are excerpts from premium long format videos. Starting this week, we...

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Winners of Week 4 and Grand Prize! December to Remember 2017

Hey folks, the December to Remember contest has come to a close! We are so excited about our winners this year! December 22:  Chris Formato, California December 23:  Patrick Cavanaugh, Mississippi December 24:  Pat Flynn, Missouri December 25:  Steven Okusky, Maine December 26:  David LeTourneau, Maine December 27:  James Suss, Massachusetts December...

Winners of Week 3 – December to Remember 2017

I have drawn the following winners at random for the second week of the contest. Continue to enter throughout the month of December! December 15: Francis Blais, Ohio December 16: Dennie Arnold, Texas December 17: Mike Quan, North Carolina December 18: Raymond Fontenot, Texas December 19: John Maslar, Florida December 20: Terry Fancher, Ohio December...