Author Archives: Jon Russelburg

About Jon Russelburg

Jon is the former Online Editor of Popular Woodworking. He was a professional cabinetmaker and furniture maker before joining the team here, and is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. Jon is currently embracing the life of a hybrid woodworker.

Band Saw

Power Tool Essentials: The Band Saw

In my first post on the Popular Woodworking blog, I mentioned a band saw at the cabinet shop that I worked at. That band saw had writing on the top wheel cover that said “At no times should the fingers leave the hands.” That’s not exactly the most reassuring thing to read...

Popular Woodworking in America: An Interview with Matt Cremona

Matt Cremona is a full time woodworker who produces videos about woodworking and milling lumber. His furniture projects span the full woodworking process from tree to finish.  When he’s not toting around his chainsaw, he’s in front of the camera teaching and inspiring woodworkers to challenge themselves through his online YouTube videos.  His...

Woodworking in America

Popular Woodworking in America: An Interview with Yoav Liberman

Yoav Liberman’s work has been featured in several woodworking books – most recently in “Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled,” and in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He’s also a regular contributor to the PWM Shop Blog. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, frequently guest teaches in craft schools...

Dutch Tool Chest Dovetails

I’m pressing pause on my saw restoration for a bit because I realized that once it’s refurbished, I will have no place to put it. I have a few hand tools that I’ve accumulated over the years, but they’ve mostly been subjected to the lonely life of storage boxes…until now. I decided to...

Congrats to Allen Moon, PWM 2016 Workshop Makeover Winner!

Congratulations to Allen Moon of Pelham AL!  Allen was chosen as the winner of the Popular Woodworking Magazine 2016 Workshop Makeover Giveaway. Allen won a new workshop stocked with more than $9,200 of tools from Jet, Bessey and Woodpeckers. Allen is retired after more than 45 years in the healthcare industry. He...

Popular Woodworking Videos Free Month

In 1997 my parents built a new house. I was a rambunctious child, and my dad figured out a way to get me out of his hair for a while so he could work. He gave me a long board, a hammer and a box of nails. I spent days just...

Build a Pocket Hole Jig Picture Frame

A few weeks ago, I was asked to build a frame for a 36” x 40“ map of northern Kentucky. I had some leftover maple and decided to build the frame quickly with a pocket hole jig. It may not be the most sought after joint, and some woodworkers may turn their noses...