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.

Shop Supports – Learn to Cut Three Joints by Hand

by Bill Anderson I have used what I call “shop supports” for many years. These are not sawhorses, and they are not outfeed tables – they’re somewhere in between, and I find them indispensable. I use them to temporarily store and sort lumber that I get in for workshops I teach...

How Tight Should the Table Saw Arbor Nut Be?

We’re working on adding a lot of back content to our YouTube channel. So, just as a heads up, you’ll see some basic videos, like this one, from time to time. These videos are really fundamental to many of our readers, but in an effort to serve the next generation woodworkers on...

We must practice to gain facility…

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from The Art and Craft of Cabinet-Making. This book provides an incredible look into traditional woodworking instruction. Though the English sounds peculiar to the modern ear, the commentary is evergreen. Pick up a copy and connect with a bygone era of craftsmanship. – David Lyell...

Win an X-Carve CNC from Inventables

Inventables is hosting a contest for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs. Their CNC, the X-Carve, has been a go-to machine for many startups and hobbyists for years. It’s great to see them giving back to the community and inspiring makers to produce video content at the same time. They have two categories,...

PopWood Playback #8 | Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

First, I’d like to say, I didn’t mean to pick all walnut build videos this week. It just sort of happened and we didn’t notice it until we were in post-production. Perhaps I have a pent-up walnut design that’s leaking out of the subconscious – I don’t know. Either way, I hope you enjoy...