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Shopnotes Podcast Episode 136

On this week’s episode of the Podcast, Phil and John give the latest update on the Woodsmith World and discuss the things in the shop we avoid doing. …

Shopnotes Podcast Episode 135

On this episode of the ShopNotes Podcast, Phil, John, and Logan, are talking about transitioning your shop to cold weather work, an update on Logan’s new shop building, and some fun new [...]

Did You Know We Have a Podcast?

Way back in 2020 our sister publication Woodsmith launched new podcast called the ShopNotes Podcast, which included then-Woodsmith editor Logan Wittmer. Logan has been in charge here at Popular [...]

Welcome To Modern Week

Many woodworkers have mixed feelings about modern design in woodworking. Traditional style plans outsell our modern furniture plans by at least 3:1, and the appearance of modern furniture in our [...]

Protecting Tools from Kids

Sometimes a little talking-to (and video surveillance) is all it takes. I have noticed three things about tools and kids. Kids can find tools even if it requires tunneling under the garage wall. [...]

Turning Pro

No sick days, no paid vacations and no IT department – but it’s worth it. Ah, going pro – telling your boss to take your day job and stick it in his ear while you go off to earn your …

Moby Dick, the Great White Planer

Moby Dick, the Great White Planer The newspaper advertisement was brief: “PLANER, 24″, $450. Call.” My friend Charles Poth and I had been looking for just such a machine. We found the [...]

Outdoor Week and Woodworking Month

It’s April, which means April fools (see ours below), spring, and woodworking month. The change in weather means those of us with unheated shops can finally emerge from hibernation and [...]

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