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 many blog posts filled with knowledge Paul has gained throughout his lifetime.
Paul considers himself to be a lifestyle woodworker, woodworking is his passion. You can read more about how he started his journey here.
We recommend you start with reading Paul’s disclaimer so you know more about his biases and you will know what to believe.
Paul writes and presents on Woodworking Masterclasses and Common Woodworking. Both these sites are rich with hand tool woodworking information, projects and inspiration. Common Woodworking is geared more towards people getting started in hand tool woodworking. Woodworking Masterclasses has a whole range of content aimed at different levels but going up to much more complex concepts and projects.
He has founded two woodworking schools. The most recent is the New Legacy School of Woodworking. He is currently taking a break from in-person classes in order to focus on online teaching.
Paul has built furniture for many clients, including for the White House. He has also written books on woodworking and he has presented hundreds of videos available on YouTube.
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. . . it takes 57 years to perfect a dovetail. Of course, it doesn’t take anywhere near 1% of that. I sometimes post a video or a picture showing a perfect joint I just made, a dovetail, a mortise and tenon, or a saw sliding and gliding effortlessly through the wood in perfect alignment. …
It happened in a flash The grain crunched, concertinaed into a cram-jammed throat so tight it jarred me. Would it happen with a heavyweight? Some other make? A bevel up? York-pitch-frogged version? Most likely one and maybe not the other but then no one predicts its happening in time to change plane type to avoid …
I contracted COVID sometime around 27 July 2022. From where I have no way of knowing. Over the previous week, I had travelled to Vienna and Saltzburg, eaten in restaurants and did the usual touristy things there as well as my usual inquiries into things wood culture and so on. For four days after my …