Author Archives: Jake Motz

Episode 3: Urban Lumber

  Popular Woodworking’s editor Andrew Zoellner talks with Austin, TX arborist Jesse Neumann about the life of urban trees and what Austin is doing to care for them during their lives and afterlives. Tune in and learn more about the urban forest.     The Afterlife of Trees is Popular Woodworking’s...

Episode 2: Live To Sk8, Sk8 To Live

Skateboarding is a childhood obsession of a few members of the PW team. In this episode of Afterlife of Trees, we talk to a Cincinnati-based custom longboard builders, Jeff Risinger and Val Woodham, whose stunning skateboards are also works of art. We then speak to Martinus Pool of Adrian Martinus Custom...

PopWood Playback #5 | Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

Episode #5 is live on Youtube! We’re really enjoying all the submissions and support from everyone – we have five great videos to share with you this week. Look out for more PopWood Playback episodes every Saturday morning on our Youtube channel. David will be returning next week, so in the...

PopWood Playback #4 | Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

  🚨 NOTICE: No Davids were harmed in the making of this episode.🚨 Episode #4 is live on YouTube! Thank you all so much for your submissions – we have six great videos to share with you this week. Look out for more PopWood Playback episodes every Saturday morning on our...

Afterlife of Trees

Episode 1: Trees Are Weird

In this episode of Afterlife of Trees, contributing editor Christopher Schwarz and Popular Woodworking editors from back in the day recall a story that ended up being just too weird for the magazine: a mystical process for curing wood that defies much of what we know about how wood behaves as...

Building in The New Year

Here at Popular Woodworking, we’re excited for what the New Year will bring. We’re also eager for all the projects and techniques we’re going to work on – so we wanted to share with you some of the things we have coming up in the video above. Let us know what...

#WhyIMake | Chad Stanton

I’ve gotten to know Chad Stanton over the past few years while filming almost three seasons of I Can Do That. In that time, I’ve seen Chad build an abundance of appealing projects, and learned woodworking techniques that have helped me in my own builds. It has never occurred to me...

Woodturning with Tim Yoder Season 3: Episodes 1-6

The newest “Woodturning with Tim Yoder” DVD is here, and season three is shaping up to be a good one. Tim has a lot of great projects, and I find myself learning new skills and techniques with each new episode. In both the Lichtenberg Fractal Burned Vessel and Cosmic Clouds Platter episodes,...

Build a Danish Modern Storage Cabinet

What comes to mind when you think of a stereotypical male in their mid-twenties? Someone who has a beard, a few tattoos and loves to collect vinyl? Well yeah, that’s me, and I’m not afraid to call myself out. Something that may set me apart from others my age is my...