David Heim

6 DH head shotDavid Heim grew up a non-skier in Denver. Traveled east for college and stayed. Worked for Consumer Reports magazine for 28 years, then for Fine Woodworking magazine for four. Now officially retired, but he’s still up for editing the occasional woodworking book. David spends time working with SketchUp, drawing plans for “furniture he will probably never build.”

David demonstrates SketchUp at The Woodworking Shows nationwide and has edited three books about SketchUp for The Taunton Press. He often says, “One of the sharpest woodworking tools lives in your computer. It’s SketchUp – a popular, easy-to-use free program that will make you a better woodworker.”

David likes to spend lots of time in his shop at the lathe and is an accomplished turner. The fruits of his labor can be seen on Etsy. And, although he’s retired, he never seems to find enough time to be in the shop turning. David is also an active member of the American Association of Woodturners and is currently for the board of directors.


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