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.

Ask Us Anything May 23

On Monday, May 23 at 1PM EST, we (Megan Fitzpatrick and I) will be doing an AMA (ask me(us) anything) on the subreddit r/woodworking on Reddit to talk about Woodworking in America 2016. Meet us there and ask us any questions that you may have about woodworking, running a magazine or anything else...

‘Intro to Hand Tools’

I have a confession to make. I am not a hand-tool woodworker…but I want to be. I have been around only power tools for most of my life. I worked for a contractor through college. The only hand tools we used in my shop class were a rasp and file. The...

Simple Seating

A few months ago I was tired of running into my kitchen table while sneaking through my house to get a midnight snack. I’m not entirely sure why I chose to be sneaky considering the only other living creature in my house was the dog snoozing on the couch. So, in...

Outdoor Projects

For me, nothing says summer like a porch swing. As a kid I would spend hours reading on my parents front porch swing, with my over-sized Labrador sitting next to me.  I would hold the swing still so he could jump into it and then I would sit next to him....

Walke Moore Tools Router Plane

Recently, we met up with Aaron Moore from Walke Moore Tools at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington, Ky. He have us some insights on the inspiration behind their new router plane, and some of the cool features that you won’t find combined on any other router plane being...

Roubo Moulding Planes with Caleb James

In the April 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, Caleb James gives us a look into his take the Roubo moulding plane. If you haven’t picked up your copy, then you are missing out on a great article. We met up with Caleb at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington, Ky.,...

Dry Ground & Live Edge

I spent last week on vacation at Kentucky Lake. My girlfriend and I wanted to have a week away before she graduates law school in May and goes directly into study mode for the bar exam. We had big dreams of hiking, kayaking and hopefully a little fishing. I didn’t want...

Woodworking Glossary

A Community Woodworking Glossary

There is a phrase in Spanish called “media naranja,” which literally translates to “half orange.” I don’t speak Spanish, so being called this for the first time meant nothing to me. Then I found out what it really meant. It’s a colloquialism for “other half.” So instead of being referred to...

Woodworking Glossary

Need to discover the differences among a groove, dado and rabbet? Have trouble remembering what’s a rail and what’s a stile? Or maybe you just need to know how to spell “cyanoacrylate” (spell check will tell you you’re wrong). You’ve come to the right place! We are bulding this glossary of...