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Welcome to Paul Sellers!

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.

Paul Sellers' Recent Blog Posts

Pensioning Off My Vise

11 May 2021 |

In 1965 I bought many hand tools, perhaps one per month, where each of the more productive tools like saws and planes might cost me up to and over a…

Why Shrink?

9 May 2021 |

It is all too easy to use the word shrink as a catchall for all wood movement. To say you understand that wood shrinks and swells according to atmospheric moisture…

Prepping Wood III

7 May 2021 |

I have never really gone back and forth on my methods for prepping stock from rougher slabs, planks and boards without relying on the use of too many machines. I…

A Note About Wood

6 May 2021 |

There are some things that you need to know about wood. When the masses need mass-made to keep down costs there is always a price to pay. We lose massive…

I Rely on Two or Three Plain Planes

5 May 2021 |

I’ve covered this from time to time but having just flogged off the wood from six bandsawn strip-panels made from 24 spruce studs, and I can tell you that the…

Discovering and Woodworking

2 May 2021 |

I’m not altogether sure what makes for a purist. Some have cast me as a man that hates machines, someone that refuses to accept progress, eschews the use of machine…