Paul SellersWelcome to Paul Sellers’ website!

This 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 🙂

The main active part of this site is the blog page where Paul posts new posts a couple times a week.

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Stories of people inspired by Paul Sellers

Hi from Scotland Paul, may I first say how much I enjoy your videos, I myself am a semi retired bench hand joiner I've made a few thousand oak staircases doors windows anything that came along really, now to what may puzzle you lol, I was taught from a young age in fact it was drilled into me how to sharpen chisels, planes etc that I had to keep my back face flat and my bevel concave to give the thinnest possible cutting edge to have best results and after watching your video on sharpening an Aldi chisel set I was very very intrigued to say the least, you put a round on your cutting bevel,, gods above what next?blue snow in hell maybe? then I remembered something, since I have more time for my wood turning I have found that to sharpen a skew chisel it is actually better to have a round bevel instead of a concave one so that the point of the skew is almost bullet shaped, so my head starts thinking hmmm I reckon this fella Paul is not playing an April fools joke on us all at all in fact I now totally agree with what you're saying regarding bevel and polishing the cutting edges etc, so sir all I have to say is thank you for opening my eyes  and getting my juices going again, it seems we are never too old to learn how things can be done differently from what we take as gospel from our old journeyman masters lol I am a very young 52 so maybe still time for me to try this way of sharpening , thanks again for taking the time to do these videos and as you can see it helps novices and tradesmen alike. cheers

Ross

2016-12-01T10:17:00+00:00

Ross

Hi from Scotland Paul, may I first say how much I enjoy your videos, I myself am a semi retired bench hand joiner I've made a few thousand oak staircases doors windows anything that came along really, now to what may puzzle you lol, I was taught from a young age in fact it was drilled into me how to sharpen chisels, planes etc that I had to keep my back face flat and my bevel concave to give the thinnest possible cutting edge to have best results and after watching your video on sharpening an Aldi chisel set I was very very intrigued to say the least, you put a round on your cutting bevel,, gods above what next?blue snow in hell maybe? then I remembered something, since I have more time for my wood turning I have found that to sharpen a skew chisel it is actually better to have a round bevel instead of a concave one so that the point of the skew is almost bullet shaped, so my head starts thinking hmmm I reckon this fella Paul is not playing an April fools joke on us all at all in fact I now totally agree with what you're saying regarding bevel and polishing the cutting edges etc, so sir all I have to say is thank you for opening my eyes  and getting my juices going again, it seems we are never too old to learn how things can be done differently from what we take as gospel from our old journeyman masters lol I am a very young 52 so maybe still time for me to try this way of sharpening , thanks again for taking the time to do these videos and as you can see it helps novices and tradesmen alike. cheers
Hi Paul and team.

I've just read your recent blog post and I would like to say thank you! I am the student whose university lecturer came to see you this weekend and I am the one who works from my shed on my allotment! I have so much to tell you but in brief i would really like to say thank you for the gift you have given us creative people longing for a release. After being frustrated by the limited amount of woodworking on my university product design course, I spent a year building a shed on my allotment and watching every video you have released. Perfecting my planing technique and how to saw straight. I made a woodworking bench, bought a vintage Parkinson vise, over a dozen 100 year old saws from car boots and planes from a number 3 to 7. I am 22 years of age and I feel through your guidance I have the information many spend a lifetime to acquire. This was especially evident when this year I enrolled a teaching course to become a D&T teacher to teach young students the love for craft and to hopefully re educate the youth on traditional woodworking. My university lecturers were impressed with my knowledge and asked where I learned, to which I gladly pointed to your direction. They seemed to love your videos and as a result met you this weekend. I so thoroughly regret not being able to meet you, after feeling 'dumbed down' for having a love for woodworking on my first degree in Leeds, to now feeling like the star of the class in my new degree at Sheffield, I say thank you!

Ilyas

2016-12-01T09:57:15+00:00

Ilyas

Hi Paul and team. I've just read your recent blog post and I would like to say thank you! I am the student whose university lecturer came to see you this weekend and I am the one who works from my shed on my allotment! I have so much to tell you but in brief i would really like to say thank you for the gift you have given us creative people longing for a release. After being frustrated by the limited amount of woodworking on my university product design course, I spent a year building a shed on my allotment and watching every video you have released. Perfecting my planing technique and how to saw straight. I made a woodworking bench, bought a vintage Parkinson vise, over a dozen 100 year old saws from car boots and planes from a number 3 to 7. I am 22 years of age and I feel through your guidance I have the information many spend a lifetime to acquire. This was especially evident when this year I enrolled a teaching course to become a D&T teacher to teach young students the love for craft and to hopefully re educate the youth on traditional woodworking. My university lecturers were impressed with my knowledge and asked where I learned, to which I gladly pointed to your direction. They seemed to love your videos and as a result met you this weekend. I so thoroughly regret not being able to meet you, after feeling 'dumbed down' for having a love for woodworking on my first degree in Leeds, to now feeling like the star of the class in my new degree at Sheffield, I say thank you!
Hi Mr Sellers,

just wanted to leave sunny greetings from Germany 🙂

I started woodworking as a need to build things I need for my work as music producer (speakers, diffusors, instruments) and thanks to your inspiration i start switching from the loud use of machine tools to the more down to earth use of hand tools... I am full of gratitude that a craftsman like you shares with all of us 🙂 Stay healthy and inspired! best regards,

Patrick

2016-12-01T10:09:46+00:00

Patrick

Hi Mr Sellers, just wanted to leave sunny greetings from Germany 🙂 I started woodworking as a need to build things I need for my work as music producer (speakers, diffusors, instruments) and thanks to your inspiration i start switching from the loud use of machine tools to the more down to earth use of hand tools... I am full of gratitude that a craftsman like you shares with all of us 🙂 Stay healthy and inspired! best regards,
Paul,

Thank you 1,000 times over for your sharing your knowledge with us...actually for sharing with me. I feel like when you are talking to all of us you are really talking directly to each of us. Please keep it up. We need you!

Wayne

2016-12-01T12:17:37+00:00

Wayne

Paul, Thank you 1,000 times over for your sharing your knowledge with us...actually for sharing with me. I feel like when you are talking to all of us you are really talking directly to each of us. Please keep it up. We need you!
Today I found your channel and I believe it really will help me to succeed, after watching just one video (Dovetail Joint) I can already tell that the techniques you show will greatly improve my ability.
Basically, thank you! I appreciate the time you take to produce these videos and help other people.
Thank you 🙂

Austin

2016-12-01T10:41:50+00:00

Austin

Today I found your channel and I believe it really will help me to succeed, after watching just one video (Dovetail Joint) I can already tell that the techniques you show will greatly improve my ability. Basically, thank you! I appreciate the time you take to produce these videos and help other people. Thank you 🙂
Mr. Sellers,

First, let me say that I have thoroughly enjoyed watching each and every video that you have made.  Your methods are clearly tried and true methods that have stood the test of time.  I admire the fact that you are trying to pass on woodworking wisdom to young fellas like myself who have grown up around power tools.  Power tools have their place, but it's almost mystic watching you craft rough wood into marvellous pieces.  Keep up the excellent work!

Ryan

2016-12-01T10:40:16+00:00

Ryan

Mr. Sellers, First, let me say that I have thoroughly enjoyed watching each and every video that you have made.  Your methods are clearly tried and true methods that have stood the test of time.  I admire the fact that you are trying to pass on woodworking wisdom to young fellas like myself who have grown up around power tools.  Power tools have their place, but it's almost mystic watching you craft rough wood into marvellous pieces.  Keep up the excellent work!
Dear Paul,

I am finding your Videos to be fascinating. I'm a Retired Tool Maker ( powered machines ) and heavy industrialist ( Diesel Engines for Earth Moving ). I've taken up home woodworking with powered tools. Wood is a far different medium than the metals I'm accustomed to. I've been consistently dissatisfied with the performance of even my best powered wood tools.

Recently, I came across your Video Series on Saw Blade Sharpening, your logic and methods seemed useful so I applied your technique to achieve very good results. I am now watching all of your many videos ( feeling myself becoming informed ). I am applying your knowledge to my daily work efforts and noticing steady improvement in results. I feel like I'm apprenticing again ( 50 years since my Tool Making Apprenticeship ). A very nice thing (for me) is that Woodworking Tools are all made of Steel ( my special skill ), I feel no hesitations regarding any of the various designs, they seem so very logical. I'm feeling myself becoming a Woodworker, perhaps with enough practice I'll become skilled. Thank you for this, you've inspired me.

Tony

2016-12-01T10:06:12+00:00

Tony

Dear Paul, I am finding your Videos to be fascinating. I'm a Retired Tool Maker ( powered machines ) and heavy industrialist ( Diesel Engines for Earth Moving ). I've taken up home woodworking with powered tools. Wood is a far different medium than the metals I'm accustomed to. I've been consistently dissatisfied with the performance of even my best powered wood tools. Recently, I came across your Video Series on Saw Blade Sharpening, your logic and methods seemed useful so I applied your technique to achieve very good results. I am now watching all of your many videos ( feeling myself becoming informed ). I am applying your knowledge to my daily work efforts and noticing steady improvement in results. I feel like I'm apprenticing again ( 50 years since my Tool Making Apprenticeship ). A very nice thing (for me) is that Woodworking Tools are all made of Steel ( my special skill ), I feel no hesitations regarding any of the various designs, they seem so very logical. I'm feeling myself becoming a Woodworker, perhaps with enough practice I'll become skilled. Thank you for this, you've inspired me.
Hello Paul,

This is just a short thank you. I have always been fascinated by woodwork, but never had sufficient instruction to become more than a useful handyman. After leaving school I apprenticed in engineering. This was a good thing in that it gave me a knowledge of using hand tools, different to the ones you use, but a lot of the skills carry across.

Following an accident a few years ago, I became disabled with a spinal injury. I have time on my hands. Watching your videos has taught me so much that I had looked for years ago but never found. The time I can stand at the bench working is only 10 to 20 minutes once or twice a day. That though doesn't matter. So what if it takes me three months longer than you to finish a job. I love doing this, even if I can't do very much of it at a time.

Currently I am working on a frame saw following your video. Yesterday I cut the sides to length, and cut half the first mortise. Today I will try to cut the rest of the mortise holes. I could cut the wood square by following your advice. When finished this saw will go to Helmsdale Woodlanders to help with their work with ex servicemen.

Thank you,

Regards,

Alan

2016-12-01T10:56:02+00:00

Alan

Hello Paul, This is just a short thank you. I have always been fascinated by woodwork, but never had sufficient instruction to become more than a useful handyman. After leaving school I apprenticed in engineering. This was a good thing in that it gave me a knowledge of using hand tools, different to the ones you use, but a lot of the skills carry across. Following an accident a few years ago, I became disabled with a spinal injury. I have time on my hands. Watching your videos has taught me so much that I had looked for years ago but never found. The time I can stand at the bench working is only 10 to 20 minutes once or twice a day. That though doesn't matter. So what if it takes me three months longer than you to finish a job. I love doing this, even if I can't do very much of it at a time. Currently I am working on a frame saw following your video. Yesterday I cut the sides to length, and cut half the first mortise. Today I will try to cut the rest of the mortise holes. I could cut the wood square by following your advice. When finished this saw will go to Helmsdale Woodlanders to help with their work with ex servicemen. Thank you, Regards,
I don't get to do a lot of woodwork these days, but I really appreciate the time and effort you go to to make these fantastic videos.  It's inspiring, honestly. We live in an age of transformation and people like you are laying the groundwork for information sharing and the betterment of the human race in the years to come.  Thank you so much for your good works Mr. Sellers, sincerely.

Adam

2016-12-01T10:44:12+00:00

Adam

I don't get to do a lot of woodwork these days, but I really appreciate the time and effort you go to to make these fantastic videos.  It's inspiring, honestly. We live in an age of transformation and people like you are laying the groundwork for information sharing and the betterment of the human race in the years to come.  Thank you so much for your good works Mr. Sellers, sincerely.
Mr Sellers thank you for your contribution to tradition. My neighbour growing up was a woodworker. A beautiful hearted man. He showed me quite a few things. He made it look so easy but the technique was yours to master and make your own. Unfortunately I was a teenager and didn't listen. But then again I guess I did listen because I've taken what he taught me and finally I started to put it to practice. "Any who" as he used to say, thank you so much for the knowledge and the memories that you brought back.

John

2016-12-01T11:18:21+00:00

John

Mr Sellers thank you for your contribution to tradition. My neighbour growing up was a woodworker. A beautiful hearted man. He showed me quite a few things. He made it look so easy but the technique was yours to master and make your own. Unfortunately I was a teenager and didn't listen. But then again I guess I did listen because I've taken what he taught me and finally I started to put it to practice. "Any who" as he used to say, thank you so much for the knowledge and the memories that you brought back.
Paul,

I wanted to thank you. Back in August I decided to leave my terrible job and decided to re-invent myself at 64 years old. I decided on woodworking without power tools. I wondered if I was trying to do something based on romanticism rather than practicality. Then I discovered your blog, you tube videos. I now know it is possible and you have done a great deal to help and motivate me. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for all you do! It truly matters.

Warmest regards,

Rich

2016-12-01T11:48:46+00:00

Rich

Paul, I wanted to thank you. Back in August I decided to leave my terrible job and decided to re-invent myself at 64 years old. I decided on woodworking without power tools. I wondered if I was trying to do something based on romanticism rather than practicality. Then I discovered your blog, you tube videos. I now know it is possible and you have done a great deal to help and motivate me. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for all you do! It truly matters. Warmest regards,
Hi,

Thank you Mr Sellers and team, I have enjoyed my woodworking so much since finding you after doing a search about sharpening on the Internet, I had lost interest after nearly 20 years of using machines and thinking hand tools needed some sort of black magic to use - mine were just blunt though!

The reason for my message is that I just had my second moment of insight, the first being that I can get my tools properly sharp. The second was while cutting mortises for 6 of the stools from the projects, that's 96 mortises! I finally discovered why you turn the chisel and have the bevel vertical, the amount of leverage at the bottom of the mortise is incredible, I'm not sure why it took so long to 'get' other than it being a technique that must be learnt. I'm already looking forward to my next revelation.

I know you hear this all the time, but you and the team have made me love woodworking in a way that I never have before.

Thanks for everything,

Allan

2016-12-01T11:04:39+00:00

Allan

Hi, Thank you Mr Sellers and team, I have enjoyed my woodworking so much since finding you after doing a search about sharpening on the Internet, I had lost interest after nearly 20 years of using machines and thinking hand tools needed some sort of black magic to use - mine were just blunt though! The reason for my message is that I just had my second moment of insight, the first being that I can get my tools properly sharp. The second was while cutting mortises for 6 of the stools from the projects, that's 96 mortises! I finally discovered why you turn the chisel and have the bevel vertical, the amount of leverage at the bottom of the mortise is incredible, I'm not sure why it took so long to 'get' other than it being a technique that must be learnt. I'm already looking forward to my next revelation. I know you hear this all the time, but you and the team have made me love woodworking in a way that I never have before. Thanks for everything,
Paul, it is great to see all your videos. You probably will not recall, but I took most of your courses over 20 years ago, just north of Waco, TX. I can not tell you how much I have enjoyed using the skill I learned from you. I still continue to make furniture (although somewhat more slowly now days.) Currently am making a Shaker step back cupboard piece.

While I have sold a few pieces, I most enjoy making furniture for myself and family members.

Keep up the GREAT work you are doing.

Harold

2016-12-01T10:01:25+00:00

Harold

Paul, it is great to see all your videos. You probably will not recall, but I took most of your courses over 20 years ago, just north of Waco, TX. I can not tell you how much I have enjoyed using the skill I learned from you. I still continue to make furniture (although somewhat more slowly now days.) Currently am making a Shaker step back cupboard piece. While I have sold a few pieces, I most enjoy making furniture for myself and family members. Keep up the GREAT work you are doing.
Never thought to look you up on YouTube but ran into your videos accidentally. You taught me my first dovetail and Mortise&Tenon a long time ago in Texas. Wow, such a long time ago. Very happy to see you - I've tried to maintain a traditional, purest relationship with the wood because of the things you showed me at the beginning. Very grateful still after all these years. Now that I see you on YT I can remind the brain where it started and still should be. Thank you for putting yourself out there for us. Even tho I've been to many other schools since and have my own shop now, you were the best instructor I had. Always wondered where you went. Sincerely,

Don

2016-11-30T16:38:25+00:00

Don

Never thought to look you up on YouTube but ran into your videos accidentally. You taught me my first dovetail and Mortise&Tenon a long time ago in Texas. Wow, such a long time ago. Very happy to see you - I've tried to maintain a traditional, purest relationship with the wood because of the things you showed me at the beginning. Very grateful still after all these years. Now that I see you on YT I can remind the brain where it started and still should be. Thank you for putting yourself out there for us. Even tho I've been to many other schools since and have my own shop now, you were the best instructor I had. Always wondered where you went. Sincerely,
"Only about a week ago, November 22, I began watching your various videos on YouTube. I made your 1/7 dovetail marking device and used it. You have taught me so much so quickly. The most important thing you taught me is that all my tools are dull. Thank you."

Lonnie

2016-11-30T14:42:39+00:00

Lonnie

"Only about a week ago, November 22, I began watching your various videos on YouTube. I made your 1/7 dovetail marking device and used it. You have taught me so much so quickly. The most important thing you taught me is that all my tools are dull. Thank you."
Hello Paul!

Firstly, I would like to thank you for the inspiration you have provided me with your fantastic videos and books. My father also showed me how to build things from wood, even if they were on a larger scale, more like framing I suppose. Nevertheless, he kindled a passion in me to craft things from wood and l have designed and erected partition walls, wardrobes, replaced ceilings, shelving, etc. - the sort of handyman things that occupy us as homeowners.

Years ago, I purchased a router and a woodworking vise with the hope that at some point I would invest in a proper workbench. After discovering your youtube channel, I am pleased to tell you, that I am now the proud owner of the Paul Sellers small workbench. It has been in continuous use for the last six months and has changed the way I work fundamentally.

Despite having trained as an engineer, I have always feared that I would damage my tools to the extent that I wouldn't maintain them properly. Ever since I was a boy, I attempted to sharpen pocket knives without much success until I bought a jig. I cherished my first set of Marples chisels to the extent that they were never sharpened, and never cut properly until I followed your advise.

William

2016-12-01T10:03:56+00:00

William

Hello Paul! Firstly, I would like to thank you for the inspiration you have provided me with your fantastic videos and books. My father also showed me how to build things from wood, even if they were on a larger scale, more like framing I suppose. Nevertheless, he kindled a passion in me to craft things from wood and l have designed and erected partition walls, wardrobes, replaced ceilings, shelving, etc. - the sort of handyman things that occupy us as homeowners. Years ago, I purchased a router and a woodworking vise with the hope that at some point I would invest in a proper workbench. After discovering your youtube channel, I am pleased to tell you, that I am now the proud owner of the Paul Sellers small workbench. It has been in continuous use for the last six months and has changed the way I work fundamentally. Despite having trained as an engineer, I have always feared that I would damage my tools to the extent that I wouldn't maintain them properly. Ever since I was a boy, I attempted to sharpen pocket knives without much success until I bought a jig. I cherished my first set of Marples chisels to the extent that they were never sharpened, and never cut properly until I followed your advise.
I want to thank you for helping me so much.

The real turning point for me was when I watched your videos on constructing a work bench. When I watched you working outside in your garden using only saw horses and simple tools it was a game changer for me.

John

2016-12-01T10:21:27+00:00

John

I want to thank you for helping me so much. The real turning point for me was when I watched your videos on constructing a work bench. When I watched you working outside in your garden using only saw horses and simple tools it was a game changer for me.
 

Dear Paul

Having stumbled across you on Youtube I have just subscribed to your masterclasses. I'm 57 and trained as a carpenter & joiner from the age of 16 at a high quality shop in South London. I was intrigued to see you applying so many of the techniques I was shown by the "old boys" in our shop. At the end of my apprenticeship I spent a couple of years on site but then decided to pursue my other passion of radio and music.  Now in semi retirement I have returned to the tools and am loving it. I am taking so much inspiration from you, and am about to build a new workshop for the ground up, then build your bench and tool cabinet.

With my TV hat on, I just wanted to say I think you are a natural communicator, very comfortable in front of the camera and totally engaging to watch, as well as being an excellent craftsman - but I suspect you know that bit!

Keep up the great work, I'm totally hooked and re-building some of my hand tool collection to work my way through many of your projects.

Kindest regards

John

2016-11-30T15:54:08+00:00

John

  Dear Paul Having stumbled across you on Youtube I have just subscribed to your masterclasses. I'm 57 and trained as a carpenter & joiner from the age of 16 at a high quality shop in South London. I was intrigued to see you applying so many of the techniques I was shown by the "old boys" in our shop. At the end of my apprenticeship I spent a couple of years on site but then decided to pursue my other passion of radio and music.  Now in semi retirement I have returned to the tools and am loving it. I am taking so much inspiration from you, and am about to build a new workshop for the ground up, then build your bench and tool cabinet. With my TV hat on, I just wanted to say I think you are a natural communicator, very comfortable in front of the camera and totally engaging to watch, as well as being an excellent craftsman - but I suspect you know that bit! Keep up the great work, I'm totally hooked and re-building some of my hand tool collection to work my way through many of your projects. Kindest regards
Paul,

This may be one of many acknowledgments you've received about the impact you've had on someone's woodworking journey, but I wanted to say my piece. I recently applied for a position that required me to write an essay about an accomplishment. My son encouraged me to write about my transition from power to hand tool woodworking.

This all started a few years ago at the woodworking show in Saratoga, NY. You were demonstrating the efficiency and beauty of working with hand tools and I watched you make a simple splined miter joint. It was the end of the day and after you had finished and the audience had moved off, you were sitting on the bench relaxing and i had the opportunity to speak with you for a few minutes. I'm sure that for you it was just a few minutes of speaking with one of many folks, but for me it was actually a pivotal moment.

Your calm manner, self-confidence and friendliness went a long way in my re-evaluation of how I had been working with wood over the past 20 years. It was another couple of years after that encounter that I started a serious transition from responding to the machines to actually doing the work myself. Granted that I do this as a hobbyist and don't make my living with woodworking (not yet anyways), but I now find myself enjoying woodwork even more. It has become almost a form of meditation for me....to sum it all up....thank you for taking a few minutes at the end of what was a long day for you to talk to me. It made a difference.

Henry

2016-12-01T12:18:58+00:00

Henry

Paul, This may be one of many acknowledgments you've received about the impact you've had on someone's woodworking journey, but I wanted to say my piece. I recently applied for a position that required me to write an essay about an accomplishment. My son encouraged me to write about my transition from power to hand tool woodworking. This all started a few years ago at the woodworking show in Saratoga, NY. You were demonstrating the efficiency and beauty of working with hand tools and I watched you make a simple splined miter joint. It was the end of the day and after you had finished and the audience had moved off, you were sitting on the bench relaxing and i had the opportunity to speak with you for a few minutes. I'm sure that for you it was just a few minutes of speaking with one of many folks, but for me it was actually a pivotal moment. Your calm manner, self-confidence and friendliness went a long way in my re-evaluation of how I had been working with wood over the past 20 years. It was another couple of years after that encounter that I started a serious transition from responding to the machines to actually doing the work myself. Granted that I do this as a hobbyist and don't make my living with woodworking (not yet anyways), but I now find myself enjoying woodwork even more. It has become almost a form of meditation for me....to sum it all up....thank you for taking a few minutes at the end of what was a long day for you to talk to me. It made a difference.
I've always watched my father sharpening handsaws and setting the teeth when I was a child. However it always seemed like a laborious job. It seemed complicated, until I saw you do it in one of your videos. I tried your method and my handsaws cut like never before. Outstanding and thank you. It's actually a joy to use a really sharp saw.

Steve

2016-12-01T11:03:03+00:00

Steve

I've always watched my father sharpening handsaws and setting the teeth when I was a child. However it always seemed like a laborious job. It seemed complicated, until I saw you do it in one of your videos. I tried your method and my handsaws cut like never before. Outstanding and thank you. It's actually a joy to use a really sharp saw.
I write to tell you how much I appreciate the extraordinary high quality of Paul Seller's book Essential Woodworking Hand Tools. The size, clarity of print, quality of paper, excellent hard cover, and superb quality of writing and photographs make this a book to cherish long after my woodworking days are over. Congratulations for the dedication and skill of each responsible person at Rokesmith. Please publish more.

Marvin

2016-12-01T11:45:34+00:00

Marvin

I write to tell you how much I appreciate the extraordinary high quality of Paul Seller's book Essential Woodworking Hand Tools. The size, clarity of print, quality of paper, excellent hard cover, and superb quality of writing and photographs make this a book to cherish long after my woodworking days are over. Congratulations for the dedication and skill of each responsible person at Rokesmith. Please publish more.
To whomever reads these, please pass along to Mr. Sellers my thanks.  He has inspired an old geezer in the States to take up woodworking.  I thoroughly enjoy his videos.  It is always refreshing to watch a professional.  One of the things that separate good YouTube videos from great ones is that you feel the presenter is talking to you and not at you.  Paul makes you feel that way.  Again, my thanks

Ken

2016-12-01T10:36:09+00:00

Ken

To whomever reads these, please pass along to Mr. Sellers my thanks.  He has inspired an old geezer in the States to take up woodworking.  I thoroughly enjoy his videos.  It is always refreshing to watch a professional.  One of the things that separate good YouTube videos from great ones is that you feel the presenter is talking to you and not at you.  Paul makes you feel that way.  Again, my thanks
Greetings, Paul!

Just finished reading your new book and all I can say is "Outstanding!" Many have tried to explain the concepts you address in the book, but yours is the most clear and concise description I have come across in 40 plus years of woodworking! I wish I had this book back when I started it all! It would have greatly accelerated my skill development, saved me more than a few dollars on tool issues, and saved doubt and aggravation when learning how to work wood!

On behalf of all future woodworkers, this book is a blessing and I thank you and all who helped develop it!

Good Job!

Don

2016-12-01T11:21:25+00:00

Don

Greetings, Paul! Just finished reading your new book and all I can say is "Outstanding!" Many have tried to explain the concepts you address in the book, but yours is the most clear and concise description I have come across in 40 plus years of woodworking! I wish I had this book back when I started it all! It would have greatly accelerated my skill development, saved me more than a few dollars on tool issues, and saved doubt and aggravation when learning how to work wood! On behalf of all future woodworkers, this book is a blessing and I thank you and all who helped develop it! Good Job!
Dear Paul,

I bet, hundreds of woodworkers write you to thank you. So it might not be something special for you, but I really need to thank you so much! You gave me the ability to work on wood at different projects, just by using hand tools. Of course, it's a fraction of your knowledge and skills, but I have learned so much by watching your videos and reading your website.

This year, I built my first decent workbench by using your methods. A bit different from your bench, but what I followed exactly, where your recommendations for the height, which, as you know, is really different from other recommendations. After finishing the workbench, I used it to work on two other projects. And I couldn't be happier with the height of my bench.

Long story short - thank you so, so much for sharing all your knowledge, skills and techniques!

All the best to you and your family! Stay healthy, creative and productive!

Uwe

2016-11-30T15:20:05+00:00

Uwe

I bet, hundreds of woodworkers write you to thank you. So it might not be something special for you, but I really need to thank you so much! You gave me the ability to work on wood at different projects, just by using hand tools.
Thank you for all your videos! Especially thank you for thinking about teaching fundamental techniques of hand tool use and for showing the entire process without lots of cuts in the video. I have learned so much. I just finished making a trestle counter table in walnut featuring hand cut mortises and tenons as well as planing and many other things I had never attempted before I studied your videos. I know you don't have to do it but it is an amazing thing you are doing sharing these skills. You should do a A Great British Woodworking TV Show (like the baking show, but better!). I'd love to send you pictures of my finished table if you have time. If not I understand. I tell everyone I know who has any interest in woodworking about your videos and blog. Thank you!!!!!!!

Craig

2016-12-01T10:30:45+00:00

Craig

Thank you for all your videos! Especially thank you for thinking about teaching fundamental techniques of hand tool use and for showing the entire process without lots of cuts in the video. I have learned so much. I just finished making a trestle counter table in walnut featuring hand cut mortises and tenons as well as planing and many other things I had never attempted before I studied your videos. I know you don't have to do it but it is an amazing thing you are doing sharing these skills. You should do a A Great British Woodworking TV Show (like the baking show, but better!). I'd love to send you pictures of my finished table if you have time. If not I understand. I tell everyone I know who has any interest in woodworking about your videos and blog. Thank you!!!!!!!
I was able to get a copy of your marvellous book "Essential Woodworking Hand Tools." Thank you for such an informative and down-to-earth presentation. I live in an apartment and have no space for power tools. Your book and your Youtube segments have been very helpful.

Thank you again for sharing the information and your straightforward delivery.

Anthony

2016-11-30T16:44:34+00:00

Anthony

I was able to get a copy of your marvellous book "Essential Woodworking Hand Tools." Thank you for such an informative and down-to-earth presentation. I live in an apartment and have no space for power tools. Your book and your Youtube segments have been very helpful. Thank you again for sharing the information and your straightforward delivery.