Lighting Matters

Raking light through windows is the clear winner in a hand-tool shop. In 2007, I was a speaker at Colonial Williamsburg’s Furniture Forum, and there I met Adam Cherubini. He was in costume in the [...]

Simple Acts of Kindness

When there’s so much uncertainty in the world, it’s awfully nice to be able to put my hands on real, tangible things that give me comfort. Sharp tools, a pile of lumber and a project provide [...]

No One Right Way

This article originally appeared in the June 2013 edition of Popular Woodworking I know I’ve been lucky as I’ve learned to work wood during the past eight years. When I started at Popular [...]

Baby Steps Into the 2020 Pandemic

These are difficult times for so many people. As residents of the state of New York, we are at the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak. Until almost three weeks ago I was still teaching in our [...]

Woodworking Every Day

I’m a sucker for new year’s resolutions. As a pragmatic optimist, I really like the idea of a fresh start, a time to make your life better, for no other reason than a pope in the 16th Century [...]

Our Top 10 Articles of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the 10 most popular articles on the Popular Woodworking website. What was your favorite article this past year? Let us know in the comments! [...]

The Importance of Community

As the editor of a woodworking publication, I spend my days reading and writing about woodworking, and talking to other woodworkers about projects they’re doing. Part of my job is to [...]

New PopWood Website Updates

I’m sure you know the feeling; you’ve finished a project, and some little part didn’t come out quite right. Or maybe you missed the opportunity to add additional functionality, [...]

‘Tis the Season

As the leaves turn and the nights get cooler, I know woodworking season is approaching. Yes, I do spend as much time in the shop as I can, but the warmer summer months mean mowing, trips to the [...]

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