Welcome to Paul Sellers’ website!

This site is Paul Sellers’ woodworking blog and acts as a platform for his online voice. You will find links to the ventures he is involved with, and hopefully, you can learn something from some of the posts. Woodworking is Paul’s passion, and he considers himself to be a lifestyle woodworker. Before you go further, read Paul’s disclaimer so that you know more about his biases and you will know what to believe

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You Are Special…

…and then you are the same. It’s not a look alike thing, more a feel alike. But it doesn’t destroy your uniqueness. Amateur woodworking and its woodworkers is not at all a new thing. In times past most men did woodworking in support of their daily life, a rural worker repaired his cart though he […]

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George Goes the Extra Mile

George was watching me from his side of the bench. It wasn’t so much that I felt it but more noticed he’d stopped moving. “What’s that?” he asked. “It’s a cutlery tray for silverware.” I answered. “What’s it for?” he enquired. “It’s for Mrs B, the cook at the outdoor pursuits centre where I go […]

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Lightweight or Heavyweight Bandsaw Part I

Owning more than one bandsaw is usually not an option for most woodworkers: they must decide one over all of the other options to make an economical choice in both costs and floorspace. In my bandsaw blog last week I tried to offer practical help for those in the market for buying one and to […]

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It’s All About Balance

It’s Saturday and my sixth day of work in my work week. For over 50 years I’ve worked a six day week making. By that I mean I’ve worked building everything from my homes and my furniture, chicken coops and splitting logs: mostly with my boys as they grew alongside me. I felt sad sitting […]

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George and Maturing Men

George leaned over the bench to get my attention, jerking his head to one side and slightly back to make sure I understood. “It’s brew time!” he said. The clocking in clock was wrong and I was behind time. In one minute there would be a cry from the men and I would be given […]

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Choosing, Setting up and Using a Bandsaw

Choosing your bandsaw In times past, a decade or two before I apprenticed in the 1960s, the only bandsaws really available in the UK at any rate were those developed for industry. In some countries bandsaws are still the rarity and scarcity, not the norm at all. We shouldn’t assume that all peoples have access […]

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