DSC_0142The day past quickly as one demonstration came to a close another opened. Good practice for tomorrow to make sure I ve everything I need for the bigger day of the weekend. It was good meeting friends from last year’s Woodworking  Shows’ show and meeting so many new faces. Networking is always important too, and I don’t mean business networking so much as sharing life, living and giving, spending real time with other people who have similar interests. Working wood is the catalyst between so many people and I connected with many wonder filled people today, which is why I came. I shared many of my ‘trade’ secrets to demystify woodworking, things the men I worked with who told me not to tell others. It was so freeing to see people’s eyes opened to new ways of working wood that have stood the test of time, yet been confused and hidden, lost in they age of misinformation. Tomorrow is indeed a big day and tomorrow many will come to discover the art f hand tool woodworking. With our Online Broadcast used to train and debunk mysteries too, we are making inroads along avenues I only dreamed of thirty years ago.
At the show there is of course a lot to see and too much to take in in one day. Veritas is there with a vast range if hand tools to test out at the bench. They are right across from me and of course I use some of their tools in my own demo’s. I have no connection with therm as far as business asociation, but I have respected what they have accomplished through the decades and they do produce the finest hand tools at a level people can afford to buy.
The tool chest build is going well but a little more slowly than normal because I talk too much and we cover so many issues ranging from dovetailing to inlays and carving to plane set up, saw sharpening and of course the ever important edge tol sharpening.
Please stop by for at least one of my demo’s tomorrow or Sunday, and remember I am dedicating a chunk of time at 2pm on how to woodwork with children and get them involved with you in your woodworking. This wil help preserve important aspects of hand work for the next generations to come.
See some of you tomorrow, Sunday and next weekend in Indianapolis or even the weekend after that in Kansas too.


  1. Jason Dorn on 12 January 2013 at 6:34 am

    Would love to see you at the denver show..

  2. PhilM on 15 January 2013 at 12:40 am

    Hi Paul,

    I wish I could attend one of your demos in person. Oh well!!!

    The picture of the box you posted catches my eye. Maybe it’s just the perspective but it looks as though the short side walls of the box are much thicker than the long ones. Is that right?

    The fit and finish on the box really is impressive. I am still struggling to get decent at making things in pine and I truly appreciate your skills and the willingness to share it. It would be awesome if you could post a few more photos.


    • Paul Sellers on 16 January 2013 at 10:47 am

      I will be posting more pics of the box-build shortly.

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