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  • How to make a Housing Dado - The Three Joints - with Paul Sellers
    It takes a master woodworker to teach the basics. Watch Paul's every move in this video. He shows every single detail of cutting this essential woodworking joint. This is one of the three joints that Paul talks about in his woodworking curriculum. The housing dado is the essential shelving joint. It is the strongest way suspend a wide horizontal board by passing it into a vertical piece such as a bookshelf. It has many other uses, such as the back of a drawer. Although there are many variations on a theme with this joint mastering the most simple form is the most difficult and important step. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the project he is involved with visit https://paulsellers.com
  • Edge Jointing with Timber Dogs
    Have you ever read about timber dogs, pinch dogs or nail dogs and wondered what they were and how they where used? Or maybe wondered how woodworkers jointed two pieces of wood when clamps weren’t as common. Paul shares the idiosyncrasies involved in edge jointing using these tools. See Paul's Blog for how to make your own set of dogs: http://paulsellers.com/2014/11/making-your-own-timber-dogs/ For more information on these topics, see: paulsellers.com or woodworkingmasterclasses.com
  • How to make a Dovetail - The Three Joints - with Paul Sellers
    It takes a master woodworker to teach the basics. Watch Paul's every move in this video. He shows every single detail of cutting this essential woodworking joint. This is one of the three joints that Paul talks about in his woodworking curriculum. The dovetail is the essential box joint. It is the strongest way to join two pieces of wood at the corner. Although there are many variations on a theme with this joint mastering the most simple form is the most difficult and important step. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the project he is involved with visit https://paulsellers.com
  • How to make a Joiners Mallet (part 3) - with Paul Sellers
    To complete the mallet there is some shaping and refining to do. Paul shows the various techniques that can be used to do the shaping. This includes putting some scollops into the handle and rounding certain aspects of the head. This completes the making of your joiners mallet, ready for woodworking. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit https://paulsellers.com
  • How to make a Joiners Mallet (part 2) - with Paul Sellers
    With the stock prepped it’s time to accurately layout the mortice hole to ensure a tight fit for handle. Make sure you’re auger bits are sharp as the next step is boring two holes to help align the mortice before chiselling it out and doing the initial fit of the handle. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit https://paulsellers.com
  • How to make a Joiners Mallet (part 1) - with Paul Sellers
    Making a wooden mallet is a traditional apprentice piece in which you can practice your mortice and tenons as well as shaping skills. It also provides you with a handmade and very useful tool to have in your toolbox for years to come. Paul shows you how to construct and finesse the shape of his favourite mallet design. In this episode, Paul discusses the features that make a good mallet, including choice of wood. The stock is then cut to shape using a few different methods including splitting with an axe, cutting the tapers with the bow saw and handsaw and creating reference faces with the smoothing plane. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit https://paulsellers.com
  • Saw Straightening - with Paul Sellers
    What do you do when you buy a back saw that has a bend in it? How about if it's the back that isn't straight. Paul shows what he has had to do to a couple of the saws that he has got hold of recently. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • The Joiners Toolbox - Promotional Video
    In this short intro, Paul shows some of the interesting aspects of an old toolbox that he acquired and then replicated using readily available timber. In this Woodworking Masterclasses series, Paul takes us step by step through the dovetailed construction that the original joiner would have used to safely store his tools. The series is available from https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 8 - with Paul Sellers
    This is the final episode! Paul shows how to finish with a simple shellac finish. Paul uses a brush to apply three coats of shellac. Finishing is always an exciting part of a project. We hope you enjoy the video and enjoy finishing this project. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 7 - with Paul Sellers
    In this episode Paul shows how to make a cove with a gouge and apply it to your clock. This makes up part of the optional decoration for the bottom of the clock. There is only one more episode after this one. We are nearly finished with the clock project! To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 6 - with Paul Sellers
    In this episode Paul shows how to cut the hole to receive the clock face and glue up the clock. Paul then shows how you can decorate the clock further by building a cove and bead plinth on the underside of the clock. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 5 - with Paul Sellers
    In this episode Paul Sellers shows how to round over the edges of the top and bottom pieces to give them a lighter, more decorated look. He then goes on to show how to form a beaded edge on the inside corners using a screw and a block of wood. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Making Wooden Stars - with Paul Sellers
    In this festive episode, Paul Sellers shows us how to make decorative wooden stars that can be used to cheer up your house, be given as gifts, and used as gift tags at Christmas. This video also covers some of the techniques used in inlay and decoration. The video was first posted for free on http://woodworkingmasterclasses.com To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 4 - with Paul Sellers
    In this episode Paul Sellers shows how to make the raised panel for the front. He shows how to make a panel with Shaker-style curve. This is a great decorative features that can be applied across a large range of furniture making. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Making Saw Chocks - with Paul Sellers
    You cannot sharpen a saw without it being securely fixed to your bench. In this video, Paul Sellers shows you a very practical way of solving this issue, so you'll always be on top of your saws. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with go to http://paulsellers.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 3 - with Paul Sellers
    In episode 3 you will learn how to cut a haunch on the clock sides to fit into the housing dado joint. You will learn about the use of the plough plane and will run the grooves in the sides. You will also make and run grooves in the rails. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Recutting and Resizing Saw Teeth - with Paul Sellers
    No matter the reason, this video show you how simple it is to cut new saw teeth in any handsaw. Yes, that means from small dovetail saws to the largest hand saws you have. If you have a saw you ruined, then file off the teeth and reach for your junior hacksaw. You are on your way to a saw tooth recut you won't regret no matter the maker old and new. I so hope you enjoy the work that went into this and that you like what I have done to reach out to real woodworkers around the world. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 2 - with Paul Sellers
    In episode 2, Paul Sellers shows how to make the housing dado joint. This is an important step in making this project, but it is also a great joint to know how to make and is one of the most important joints in woodworking. Following episodes will be released over the next couple of months. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Fitting a Chisel Handle - with Paul Sellers
    In this video, Paul Sellers shows you a very simple technique for fitting the tang of any tool into a handle. Following these steps you will be able to restore many tools to their former glory. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with go to http://paulsellers.com
  • Building a Wallclock - Episode 1 - with Paul Sellers
    In Episode 1, Paul Sellers gives a brief overview of clock series and shows sketches of the project. He also shows how to choose and prepare the wood. You can download a drawing of the project with all measurements here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwdcZbRtFyAtYTI3c1BwYjhaTVU&authuser=0 Following episodes will be released over the next couple of months. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Turning a Chisel Handle - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers shows you how to turn a basic chisel or tool handle. Following these few simple steps, you will see that although there are many types of handles, the principles are virtually the same, and now you can bring your old chisels and gouges very easily back to their former glory. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Scrub Plane - a Historical Perspective - with Paul Sellers
    In times past, before Stanley Rule and Level cast their first all-metal scrub plane, well used and worn-down wooden smoothing planes were kept as roughing planes for scrubbing off rough surfaces in preparation for more refined work. Longer planes such as jack planes and jointer planes followed to further level and straighten the work before the smoothing plane smoothed out the final surfaces. The roughing plane had many names including Hunter plane, Scud or Scudding plane; Scurf or Scurfing plane; Cow plane and I am sure others I haven’t heard of and was the forerunner to the original Stanley scrub plane we know today. The wooden roughing plane worked well for centuries but with Stanley’s new fangled all-metal planes came the necessity of metal scrub planes too. In this video I explain a little of the important history behind the development of the scrub plane and the transition from wooden planes to the all metal versions. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Making a Scrub Plane - Convert your Stanley - with Paul Sellers
    Scrub planes are not exclusively used to mill wood to the required dimensions; they are also ideal for hogging off large amounts of wood in everyday woodworking situations. In this video, Paul Sellers walks you through the steps to customise a basic No.4 Bailey pattern plane into a versatile and fully functional scrub plane, which will probably become one of your favourite plane additions. One great advantage about using a smoothing plane as a scrub plane is that it's not irreversible; you can simply load it with a regular, un-fettled cutting iron again, and you can continue using the same plane as a smoothing plane. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Retro fitting a Non-Dogged Vise - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers shows you how you can customise your bench by adding this simple yet effective bench dogging system. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Sharpening a Spokeshave Freehand - with Paul Sellers
    In this video, Paul Sellers shows you how he sharpen his spokeshaves quickly and efficiently, without the aid of any honing guide. Though it may take quite some practice to master the technique, once acquired, it will remain with you for life and will guarantee a pristine cutting edge every time. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Sharpening Garden Shears - with Paul Sellers
    Though they may not have much to do with woodworking, garden shears are an essential tool for anyone who likes to keep their garden in good shape. In this video, Paul Sellers shows you how to bring a rusty old pair of shears back to a functional working tool again. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Paul Sellers - Lifestyle Woodworker
    This documentary was made by Robert Brock, Ronnie R. Winter and Simon Lam as part of an end of year project for a media studies module in Bangor University. Paul Sellers was chosen as an interesting character for the documentary as he is a master craftsman in his trade with decades of experience. Credits: Robert Brock, Ronnie R. Winter, Simon Lam Robert Brock and Ronnie R. Winter are software developers working for http://outerspin.co.uk also providing video and photography services. Ronnie R. Winter in 500px: http://500px.com/ro2nie
  • Fixing Common Dings and Dents - with Paul Sellers
    You will probably come up against dings and dents in your woodwork from time to time, as cautious as you may be. However, most times it can be easily overcome using a surprisingly simple method. In this video Paul Sellers shows you just that, using every-day examples you can relate to. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Poor Man's Toothing Plane - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers shows you a cheap alternative to buying a toothing plane, using very common and readily available materials. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Preparing a Wooden Jack Plane - with Paul Sellers
    In this video, Paul Sellers takes you through the steps necessary to prepare a wooden jack plane for use. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Carving a Wooden Scoop - with Paul Sellers
    Carving this wooden scoop is very practical, fun to make, and a brilliant opportunity to continue in your development, especially in carving techniques. In this video Paul Sellers shows you the steps to make a scoop efficiently out of any scrap of wood you may have. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com Credits: Written and presented by Paul Sellers Camera-work by Phil Adams Edited by John Winter Music by Henry Horrell
  • Plane Bevel Ups and Downs - with Paul Sellers
    Here Paul Sellers discusses the differences between various jack planes in action to compare cutting performances. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Folding a Bandsaw Blade - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul shows you how to fold a bandsaw safely and efficiently. For mor information about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit: http://paulsellers.com
  • Refining Saw Sets - with Paul Sellers
    In this video, Paul Sellers shows you how you can easily customise a saw set to work on any type of hand saw. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Scissor Sharpening - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers shows you the simplicity of sharpening any type of scissors to take them to their optimal cutting performance. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Dovetail Caddy (part 5 of 5) - Woodworking project with Paul Sellers
    This is the final episode of this mini-series. In this episode Paul Sellers shows how to shape the sides. This gives the box a more refined look. Paul also shows how to finish the project with a simple shellac finish. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with go to http://paulsellers.com This video was first posted on http://woodworkingmasterclasses.com
  • Bench heights and planing technique - with Paul Sellers
    Do you need a low bench height to bear down on your work when planing? Or should a sharp plane pull itself to task? See what Paul Sellers thinks. We posted this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8FLlixyWFI) video the day before this one but we had a comment saying that the same would not be possible with the board level. Hopefully this will show that that is not the case. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with go to http://paulsellers.com
  • Dovetail Caddy (part 4 of 5) - Woodworking project with Paul Sellers
    In this episode Paul Sellers glues the dovetailed corners of the box and then, using a plane, he rounds over the edges of the bottom. He then glues on this bottom piece. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with go to http://paulsellers.com This video was first posted on http://woodworkingmasterclasses.com
  • Dovetail Caddy (part 3 of 5) - Woodworking project with Paul Sellers
    In this episode Paul Sellers shows how to add the divider to make the caddy have two sections. He does this by creating a small housing dado to house a small divider. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with go to http://paulsellers.com This video was first posted on http://woodworkingmasterclasses.com
  • Woodworking Christmas Gifts and Projects - with Paul Sellers
    In this holiday themed video Paul Sellers give some advice on buying a new woodworker some basic tools. He shows how to make a small tree decoration. He also shows how to make a wooden propeller toy, a mixing spatula and a cutting board. To find out more about Paul Sellers visit http://paulsellers.com The video is also posted, along with many other videos, on http://woodworkingmasterclasses.com Enjoy!
  • Sharpening to 250-grit: Woodworking cutting edges that work - Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers shows that you don't need to sharpen to 15,000+ grit on you planes, chisels and other woodworking tools. 250-grit works just fine for most of our woodwork. Paul addresses the myths and misinformation put forward, and challenges what we think about sharpening. To find out more about Paul Sellers and the work he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Dovetail Caddy (part 2 of 5) - Woodworking project with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers starts a new mini-series in which he demonstrates how to make a dovetail box. It is a simple project but it is one which shows principles of work which could be adapted to many other projects large and small. The video was first posted for free on http://woodworkingmasterclasses.com To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit: http://paulsellers.com
  • Dovetail Caddy (part 1 of 5) - Woodworking project with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers starts a new mini-series in which he demonstrates how to make a dovetail box. It is a simple project but it is one which shows principles of work which could be adapted to many other projects large and small. The video was first posted for free on http://woodworkingmasterclasses.com To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit: http://paulsellers.com
  • Preparing and sharpening a woodworking chisel - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul shows how you can prepare these cheap chisels, for fine woodworking, using simple and accessible techniques. For more helpful information and videos go to https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com and http://paulsellers.com
  • Making a spoon with a gouge and spokeshave - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers shows how to make a spoon with a few simple tools. Paul advocates shaping wood as an entry level project that helps introduce people to wood structure and properties. To find out more about Paul Sellers or the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • Carving a Spoon Using an Axe - with Paul Sellers
    Paul Sellers shows one of the methods that can be used to carve a spoon, using an axe and knives on green wood. This is filmed in the grounds of Penrhyn Castle in North Wales, which is where Paul runs New Legacy School of Woodworking.
  • How to make flat boards straight, smooth and square (stock preparation part 2) - with Paul Sellers
    In this video Paul Sellers shows how to prepare a flat smooth board from rough stock. He does this with winding sticks and a no. 4 plane. Part 1 is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl5Srx-Ru_U Someone asked about the can Paul uses to lubricate the sole of the plane. You can find out how to make one here: http://paulsellers.com/2011/10/recycling-4oz-bean-or-tomato-tins/ To find out more about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • How to build a workbench - (Part 11) fitting the well board - with Paul Sellers
    In this episode Paul Sellers shows you how to fit the well board onto the leg frames. This gives the bench a great structure and strength. He does this using a housing dado joint. To find out more about Paul Sellers or the projects he is involved with visit http://paulsellers.com
  • How to Sharpen a Woodworking Handsaw with Paul Sellers
    Sharpening a saw can be one of the most daunting sharpening tasks for a woodworker. Paul Sellers tries to simplify this by showing how a simple rip cut pattern can be used for many crosscut saws as well. This is a great beginners guide to sharpening the essential saws. For mor information about Paul Sellers and the projects he is involved with visit: http://paulsellers.com