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.

The Ugly Fishing Rod Rack

If you receive our newsletter, then you probably read about my first real woodworking project. If you don’t receive the newsletter (which you should, it’s full of good articles and some exclusive content), then I will sum up that project for you. It was a disaster. For my second project, I decided...

Hand-Crafted Bookcase

Hand-Crafted Bookcase

My background is mostly based in family run businesses that depend on woodworking to put food on the table and keep the lights on. Because of this, I learned to make furniture with power tools. During my first week at Popular Woodworking Magazine, Christopher Schwarz was in the shop filming the...

‘Woodworks’ Bentwood Laminated Lamp

David Marks wrote the step-by-step photo feature below detailing the build process of his bentwood laminated lamp. His “Woodworks” Seasons 4-6 Collection has just been released on shopwoodworking.com. Enjoy… — Jon Russelburg   Bentwood Laminated Lamp Phil, a student from the Sacramento, CA area, took a class with me in November 2012 on how to make...

‘The Woodwright’s Shop’ Mix-and-Match

When I was offered the job at Popular Woodworking Magazine, the first thing my friends asked me was, “Do you get to meet Roy Underhill from “‘The Woodwright’s Shop’?” There was no congratulations, no speech about how hard work and determination led to the greatest rewards. There was only Roy Underhill....

The New Kid in the Popular Woodworking Shop

Every morning for the past year, I would clock in at the cabinet shop where I was working and take a moment to contemplate the worn-out scribbling on the band saw. The band saw was older than I am, and had no discernible company logo. On the front, someone had written...