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.

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Video: Inside a Mortise with Frank Klausz

Woodworking is largely an exercise in subtraction. For much of what we do that subtraction is obvious – we can see the kerf left from a saw, we can watch the shavings fall out of our handplane and we brush shavings away from the work surface when we sand or scrape....

Meet David Lyell – Online Content Director

  Growing up I thought everyone had a Bridgeport in their garage – or at least had access to a vertical mill at their dad’s shop across town. Little did I know at the time that growing up in a machine shop wasn’t necessarily normal. My father instilled in me at...

Video: How to Reduce Planer Snipe

Nearly every time that I approach the planer, I think to myself, how am I going to avoid snipe this time? Without fail, I end up with snipe at the leading or trailing edge at some point in the process to a varying degree. It has been rumored that some have totally...

New Course Download – Dust Collection Ductwork

Ductwork Online Course Dust collection should be considered a holistic “system,” not just a machine. A good system starts with effective capture of dust at point of generation, includes efficient transport of the chips and dust, and depends on thorough separation and collection of dust and wood chips, leaving only clean...

Congratulations to our Skill-Building Collection Sweepstakes Winner

Congrats go out to Pat Swagger of Swannanoa, N.C., who won our Popular Woodworking Skill-Building Collection Sweepstakes. She won all of this stuff: Exercises in Wood-Working Book and DVD Collection Retail Value $65.97 Sharpen Your Handsaws with Ron Herman DVD Retail Value $24.99 The Perfect Edge book by Ron Hock Retail...

New Sweepstakes: Popular Woodworking Skill-building Collection

We’ve launched a new sweepstakes offering almost $300 worth of our best books and DVDs – perfect for the woodworker who’s looking to build his or her skills in hand tools, sharpening, finishing, power tools and more! Visit our Sweepstakes page to enter. Prize Package: “Exercises in Wood-Working” Book and DVD...