In delivering sound teaching to the very broad range of people pursuing woodworking, I often feel concerned that in encouraging organisations, tool makers, show organisers and businesses, forums etc, people assume that I in some way receive remuneration and recompense for my presenting for or with them. Only three enterprises do I derive any income from or work for as a director at some level. I am the founding director for New Legacy School of Woodworking UK and New Legacy School of Woodworking, New York USA. I am also a shareholder in  Artisan Media Ltd UK.

I have many friends in the woodworking and business spheres but beyond these three I have no obligations or interest either contractual or implied which would make me recommend or endorse any tool or service over another.


  1. John Montgomery says:

    i am totally in awe in what you do. You reminded of something I read about Picasso, apparently he could draw a perfect circle free hand. I got lot from one of your comments about using all your five senses when working with wood.

    • Michael Price says:

      I just watched my first dvd on MASTER Mortise and Tenons and was truly impressed, NO power tools and am inspired to give it a try a true artist and the video is very well done!
      Michael Price

  2. Fred Latimer says:

    What an incredible experience it is to watch your videos. I just got done watching you cut tenons, and was really impressed with your “poor man’s router”.
    I wish you could show how you prepared that.

  3. Rick Brown says:

    Hello Mr Sellers,
    Thank you for your youtube videos. You have been a great inspiration.for me.
    I have just finished watching the videos (for the second time) on how to build a workbench without first having one . I have resolved to try and build a 6 footer using ash. Is this a good choice of wood? Not counting your choice of spruce in the video, it seems all the benches I have seen use hard maple.

    Rick Brown
    Durham, NC

    • Any wood makes a bench. Ash is fine, nothing particularly special or really different. A spruce one or a pine one will last as long as any hardwood and thats my point in the video. I find they are more absorbing and I have used them for 50 years. I have also worked on “premium quality” hardwood ones and been fine with them too.

  4. James says:

    Mr. Sellers,
    I simply want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the artistry that is wood working with hand tools. I applaud you for educating others in working wood simply and traditionally. You are truely an inspiration!

  5. Todd M. Richardello says:

    Mr.Sellers, first of all, thank you for providing the incredible videos, they are truly an inspiration and to mimic James above, and so are you!!. Any idea when you will be back in the good ole USA for some teaching time? Good health to you

  6. Robert Haldeman says:

    Mr. Sellers. . I am in awe of what you can do with hands tools. I am also very frustrated with how some of my projects turn out at times. I have watched your video’s on You Tube and I would like purchase them along with your book. to help improve my skills. Is there a website or Mailing address??

    • I think it’s better to follow the blog and indeed go back through items you might be interested in. There the information is more current and there’s about a hundred times more info there too. The best videos are via woodworking masterclasses where for a modest monthly subscription you can access dozens of hours of past videos and keep up to date with new projects designed to teach the skills you need through ever advancing projects ranging from spoons to tool chests and tables to bookcases.

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