It’s Paul’s Birthday! (guest post)

iStock_000019903134SmallI am Joseph, Paul’s son. I have administrative access to this site because I handle the technical aspects. I don’t usually use my power to create blog posts but I thought I would make an exception to tell you all that it is Paul’s birthday today!

He doesn’t know that I am posting this but he will see it in the next few days. I thought it would be fun to give you all the opportunity to wish him a happy birthday. You can do so via the comments below.

Happy Birthday Dad!

 

118 Comments

  1. orepassRichard on 4 January 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Happy Birthday! I always think Birthdays are a chance to celebrate the opportunities coming in the next year.



    • John Peterson on 5 January 2014 at 5:25 am

      Happy birthday Paul may you have another 50 or 60 birthdays



  2. Jesper Thorson on 4 January 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Dear Paul, I wish you a very happy birthday!
    Hopefully you get to spend it with near and loved ones.

    All the best from a devoted apprentice of the masterclasses.

    /Jesper



  3. Bob Wilkinson on 4 January 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul, all the best and many more!

    The best present I feel that I could impart on you from across the pond is that I am now working hard to increase the use of my hand tools as well as my skill because of how much you have inspired me and others.

    Well done and continue your effort!

    See you in Somerset

    bob “mygrandadsaw”

    Nice job Joseph!



  4. Stephen P on 4 January 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!!



  5. Greg Merritt on 4 January 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! You have no idea how much you have enriched my life. Thank you for all that you do for the craft woodworking. I wish you many more years of success and happiness.



  6. bobbieiler on 4 January 2014 at 6:47 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL ! ! ! ! May your year be blessed with good things!



  7. David R on 4 January 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul. Hope you’re well and get some rest during the holiday.

    David



  8. David on 4 January 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Pen-blwydd Hapus Paul

    Have a Great day
    Regards
    David



  9. Jeff Brann on 4 January 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Paul
    A very blessed birthday from Jeff and Sue traveling in Sulphur Springs, Tx. I am certain you have many fond memories of Texas as we do getting to meet you in KC and Schuylerville. Keep up the great work as we have so much more to learn from you!
    All the best,
    Jeff & Sue



  10. dylan wheatley (@hockeywheatley) on 4 January 2014 at 7:02 pm

    happy birthday paul!



  11. Dave Cockayne on 4 January 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul…keep going for goodness sake…having started woodworking at school in 1965, you are the best teacher I have ever had..so for both our sakes keep it up! Regards from Dinas Mawddwy, Dave.



  12. Owain Jones on 4 January 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Happy Birthday and hope you have a great day amongst family and friends.
    All the best
    Owain



  13. Andy in Germany on 4 January 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, and many thanks for everything you do here.

    Thanks for the opportunity Joseph.



  14. Mr chris on 4 January 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Paul, happy birthday, you do a great job in promoting hand tools and teaching us new skills. Thank you and I wish you many happy years.
    Chris from Belgium



  15. Reinoud Delporte on 4 January 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

    Greetings from Belgium,

    Reinoud



  16. John Poutier on 4 January 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul and all the best for another healthy and rewarding year. You are making people happy and that is a wonderful accomplishment.

    Cheers,
    John



  17. paul6000000 on 4 January 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

    Forever grateful for your sharpening vids!

    Paul in Canada



  18. Pasi Savolainen on 4 January 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Happy birthday!



  19. John Moore on 4 January 2014 at 7:30 pm

    May you have a Happy Birthday!



  20. Ian Fraser on 4 January 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr Sellers. Thank you for everything you do and share with us here and at woodworkingmasterclasses. I am wishing you a blessed and healthy next year.

    Cheers Ian



  21. wvjack on 4 January 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. You have touched many people with your wit wisdom and inspiring work.



  22. Neeme Nõmme on 4 January 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul, all the best and even more!



  23. davidos on 4 January 2014 at 7:45 pm

    enjoy your day Paul. happy birthday



  24. Eric Potter on 4 January 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul. You said that the New Legacy month-long would be a life-changing event. I doubted a little, early on, but how right you were. Thank you for that, not just the woodworking instruction, but also the personal association and all the tangential counsel. I’m so excited for the opportunities of the new year not only to engage in real woodworking, but to return to and commit to real living. May God continue to bless your family and your efforts. Love, your brother.



  25. francine on 4 January 2014 at 7:53 pm

    bonne fête!!!! happy birthday to you****** dear mr selleŕs



  26. Justin Starr on 4 January 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    It has been a pleasure learning from you and thank you Joseph for making all this happen.

    I look forward to many more years of woodworking Masterclasses.

    Cheers
    Justin
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada



  27. giorgio on 4 January 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Tantissimi auguri di buon compleanno!!

    Happy birthday Teacher PAUL from an your Italian fan!!! and many thank’s for all your posts.
    I’m reading your book and watching DVD of your course..and you’re really great.

    Giorgio



  28. Josh Frey on 4 January 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Happy birthday Paul.
    Thank you for all you do!



  29. John Waters on 4 January 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. Hope you enjoy your day. Thank you for all the on-line Blog advice and videos



  30. Bob Easton on 4 January 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Any opportunity to wish you Good Cheer and Many Thanks is a very good day. Have another wonderful year. Happy Birthday!



  31. Jim Allen on 4 January 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!
    And not just today, all year!!
    Thanks for all the great lessons and inspiration in woodworking.
    Jim



  32. Brian on 4 January 2014 at 8:34 pm

    ~*~*~ HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAUL ~*~*~

    Thanks, Joseph for the tip!



  33. Brad Cooper on 4 January 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. I can’t tell you how much you have improved my woodworking. A masterclass student for life!! Thank-you so much I really do appreciate it.
    Brad



  34. Michiel Verhoef on 4 January 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! I hope you’ll have a great birthday and that many more may follow!

    Cheers,
    Michiel



  35. Harun on 4 January 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! I wish you many inspiring years! Thank you very much!

    Harun (Holland)



  36. DaveNJ on 4 January 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. Thanks for continuing to share your vast woodworking knowledge!



  37. Bill Schenher on 4 January 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. Thanks for all you do. You are an inspiration to many of us in the world and not just in regards to your woodworking.

    God Bless.



  38. Whitney on 4 January 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul! Your videos have been a tremendous inspiration and help to me. Thank you so much for all you do; you are my greatest woodworking asset.



  39. handguitar on 4 January 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Happy birthday Paul! Thank you for everything and have a great day.

    Robert (The Netherlands)



  40. Gil on 4 January 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Happy birthday, all the best and in Israel we have a phrase that say live to yor hundred like you were twenty and it really represent you.
    Gil



  41. Chis. on 4 January 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Having recently come across Paul’s woodwork and his efforts to share a lifetime of experience in as simple a manner as is possible I can only wish that I had found it sooner! As a teacher myself I can say Paul is not only a master craftsman but a master educator too (but anyone here already knew that). Here’s to many years spreading the gospel of craft skills Paul.



  42. Uwe Born on 4 January 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Dear Paul,

    happy birthday and all the best to you! A healthy and long live, good luck and much sucess anytime.

    Best regards from Germany

    Uwe Born

    Joseph, thanks a lot for the hint!



  43. Barry on 4 January 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  44. Matthew on 4 January 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!



  45. Joe Bouza on 4 January 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, (Thanks Joseph for alerting us)

    May the joy you bring to others come full circle around to you in spades. You are proof that one man’s life and experience shared can positively affect the lives of so many others.

    It’s sub zero outside but warm greetings from Vermont, USA

    Joe Bouza



  46. tman02Terry on 4 January 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. Thank you for your book, your videos and all the many tips you give us.

    May your year be blessed and my you continue to have much success.



  47. Paul on 4 January 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    Many many thanks for your work here and on masterclasses.

    You have reconnected me with the enjoyment and contentment of no-fuss hand tool woodworking I last experienced 40-odd years ago with an old-school craftsman.

    And my life is better for it.

    Many happy returns



  48. Serge on 4 January 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Dear Paul,
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Thank you very much for all your efforts for share with us your woodworking experience.

    Best regards from Ukraine.

    Sergey.



  49. fiddlerjon on 4 January 2014 at 9:42 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAUL!



  50. Dewi on 4 January 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul



  51. Jeff Ettinger on 4 January 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  52. George Bridgeman on 4 January 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul!

    Hope you’ve had a great day.

    George.



  53. John on 4 January 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Paul,

    Happy birthday and thank you for such a wonderful blog. I know you truly love your work and I am very appreciative of you taking the time to share your craft with the world.

    May the Lord bless you with many more years of doing what you love on this earth.

    John



  54. Paul Friman on 4 January 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

    Paul



  55. Diego Demeulemeester on 4 January 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Happy birthday Paul
    Good health and lots of time to do what you like most

    We hope to see you in Belgium soon.

    Diego



  56. Ralph Haley on 4 January 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. I Wish You many more successful years of Woodworking Master Classes. I very much look forward to Wednesday’s Video release and to your blog entries.
    From Minesing, Ontario, Canada. Happy Birthday.
    Ralph Haley



  57. Andi on 4 January 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul an keep on doing, what you do. I enjoy your videos and your performance in hand woodworking very much.

    Andi (Alwaysworkingman) from Germany



  58. Steve Massie on 4 January 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul with many more to come. Hope you had a Grand Day and did some stuff for Paul.

    You give so much of your time with your knowledge and expertise which is very much appreciated and hope you can continue your passion for Working Wood for many many more years.

    Thanks Joseph for giving us a Heads Up !

    Steve



  59. Jim Ferrell on 4 January 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Hope you have a great birthday! I always look forward to Wednesdays now.



  60. Victor on 4 January 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Very happy birthday, Paul!
    Thank you so much for the Master Classes, which are like receiving a birthday present every Wednesday.

    Greetings from Santiago, Chile

    Victor



  61. Carlos Viloria on 4 January 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul. Your venezuelan devotee



  62. Mark Crary on 4 January 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul !
    Enjoy your day and have many more. Thanks again for your life altering efforts.
    Mark



  63. Eddy flynn on 4 January 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Happy birthday Paul i hope you enjoy some family time and thank you for all you do for your students



  64. Greg Hislop on 4 January 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!



  65. Dave on 4 January 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul ! Wishing you another great year.
    Dave



  66. BrianJ on 4 January 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Happy birthday sir, from balmy (-25C) Edmonton Alberta. All the best.



  67. Robert on 4 January 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Happy Birthday, and thank you for all that you have generously shared this last year.



  68. Kevin Wilkinson on 4 January 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  69. GeorgeM on 4 January 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  70. Randall Casey on 4 January 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul,
    thank you for sharing your life with us.



  71. Shane on 4 January 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Happy birthday, your posts and woodworking master classes have truly been an inspiration for me.



  72. Charlie Hall on 5 January 2014 at 12:27 am

    Happy Birthday! Many thanks for the gifts of your experience and counsel.



  73. Boyce on 5 January 2014 at 12:30 am

    Happy Birthday partner. Thank you for being so genuine.



  74. Scott smith on 5 January 2014 at 12:36 am

    Happy birthday my friend. I hope you have many more healthy and happy years.



  75. gav on 5 January 2014 at 12:37 am

    Happy Birthday Paul, I think all the other comments have covered the sentiment as you have impacted so positively on so many people.



  76. Ed K.............. on 5 January 2014 at 12:40 am

    Happy Birthday Paul. Hope there are many more.



  77. Jeremy on 5 January 2014 at 12:52 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! I hope you had a great day.

    Thanks so much for everything.



  78. Jim on 5 January 2014 at 1:01 am

    Happy Birthday from Georgia, USA. You give us a present with each of your inspiring and inspirational blogs. Wishing you many more birthdays and blogs. Hope to see you again in GA. Jim M



  79. Donna on 5 January 2014 at 1:08 am

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  80. johnguengerich on 5 January 2014 at 1:41 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! My Dad’s was yesterday. Two great men born in the chill of Winter.
    Thanks for all you do Paul. You’re truly amazing.
    Joseph, thanks for the heads-up!
    John Guengerich aka pinkie



  81. Mark Seay on 5 January 2014 at 1:45 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! Hope you make it back to Texas some day soon.



  82. Craig Gates on 5 January 2014 at 1:49 am

    Happy Birthday Paul.
    May you be truly blessed in the coming year.
    Thank you for enriching all our lives.
    Best,
    Craig



  83. Paul Jones on 5 January 2014 at 1:49 am

    Happy Birthday Paul!!!
    I have been following your blog sense the woodworking show in Kansas City last January. You have been a big inspiration to so many people, myself included. Wish you were coming back this year, but we all understand the very busy schedule you keep.

    Hope you have a great birthday, looking forward to learning more from you in the coming year! Thank you does not seem like enough to say to express my appreciation for all you, your staff, and family do for everyone.

    PS: Thanks also for sharing your gifted writing skills. It has caused my wife to also look forward to your blog each day!



  84. Ed on 5 January 2014 at 1:50 am

    Paul, Thank you for the gifts of your time, knowledge, and art that you have given us so freely. Please know that you are treasured and appreciated. Your work is having the desired effect and is changing lives. Happy Birthday. -Ed from the summer class.



  85. Juan Moreno on 5 January 2014 at 2:53 am

    Happy B-Day Mr. Sellers! Thank you for all you have done to help out the struggling woodworker (like me!), and for helping us to see and enjoy another side of woodworking.



  86. Dallas Rysavy on 5 January 2014 at 2:55 am

    Happy Birthday Paul, we all celebrate with you. Joseph thank you for all your work behind the scenes.



  87. rbill on 5 January 2014 at 3:49 am

    Happy Birthday and many, many, many more!



  88. Jaime Purl on 5 January 2014 at 3:57 am

    Happy Birthday Mr. Sellers.



  89. Dave Ray on 5 January 2014 at 4:14 am

    Happy Birthday Paul, and many happy returns



  90. Charles Hart on 5 January 2014 at 7:18 am

    Happy Birthday Paul. I don’t have space to write all the good wishes I have for you. I hope your day is wonderful and this year brings you as many gifts as you have given me.

    Chuck Hart



  91. Mick Alexander on 5 January 2014 at 9:17 am

    Paul, it’s a great privilege to know you and to have learnt from you. It’s no exaggeration to say that this has transformed my life. And good to share this opportunity with hundreds of others all round the world!
    Best wishes,
    Mick (from Beddgelert).



  92. John Meaney on 5 January 2014 at 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday Paul, may the kindness you spread keep returning to you.



  93. James R Lowe, Jr on 5 January 2014 at 11:02 am

    Happy Birthday and many more. You are the best at what you do and I’ve got a lot more I want to learn from you. Enjoy your day!



  94. Scot Alvey on 5 January 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. After giving so much to all of your followers I hope you are being spoilt rotten by those close to you. Have a wonderful day – I need to get back to making spoon number 1. I wonder if you can remember yours?



  95. Robert B on 5 January 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day!

    Robert (who stumbled across your videos this weekend and wants to say thanks)



  96. haimhen on 5 January 2014 at 3:22 pm

    mazal tov paul 🙂 best wishes for many more years of joy and creativity



  97. waldorfschoolofbaltimore on 5 January 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! We missed you at the woodworking fair in Baltimore!
    Asaf



  98. Erik Curtis on 5 January 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  99. Patrick Anderson on 5 January 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Happy Birthday *\(^o^)/*



  100. António Henrique on 5 January 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    When i’m in wales, i’ll bring an apple for my favorite teacher!



  101. Matt Wilcox on 5 January 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday Paul!



  102. R.H. García on 5 January 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!



  103. Ricardo Corradini on 5 January 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Paul,
    Have another great year! Happy birthday!
    Many thanks for your broad series of lessons, fantastic. There is nothing quite as good as it.

    Ricardo, from Brazil



  104. [email protected] on 5 January 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Happy birthday Paul ! Hope you had a fantastic day!



  105. Trevor Anderson on 5 January 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul and best wishes for the new year! Looking forward to all that is to come on the site Thanks for all you do, I appreciate it so much.



  106. kv41 on 5 January 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! Thanks for everything.



  107. William Swinyer on 5 January 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Paul! I received your book and DVDS yesterday and started reading it. Can’t wait to get started with the lessons. I hope this is a fantastic New Year for you and your loved ones.

    Bill in New York.



  108. Steve Sohmer on 6 January 2014 at 2:00 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! Thank you for all you’ve taught us. I hope you enjoyed your special day.

    Steve Sohmer



  109. Derrell on 6 January 2014 at 2:37 am

    Happy birthday from Austin Texas Paul. I wish you many more happy years teaching and passing on your skills and knowledge. I’ve really enjoyed learning from you and they way it has changed my approach to working wood.



  110. Dave on 6 January 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  111. dave b on 6 January 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Happy birthday Paul, I am learning a lot from you. Thank you.



  112. Ian on 7 January 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, keep up the good work looking forward to 2014 !!



  113. bavakian on 9 January 2014 at 7:10 am

    Happy Birthday Paul!



  114. pauls49 on 10 January 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul.
    Enjoy seeing your approach to woodworking.
    The vids are very helpful.
    Paul



  115. ScottV on 17 January 2014 at 2:52 am

    Happy belated birthday, Paul!
    I have fallen behind with the blogs…until today.
    May this year bring you great satisfaction!

    best wishes,

    -Scott
    Los Angeles



  116. Jim Holladay on 4 January 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Happy birthday Paul from another 67 year old. You are a true inspiration and have turned me from strictly a machine woodworker to a hybrid woodworker that is hoping to be mainly a hand tool woodworker. This would never have happened without you. Thank you!



  117. Noel Rodrigue on 8 January 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Happy 2018 Birthday, Paul! Just a few days late but then a year lasts a while. Enjoy. I trust Mother Nature will have provided the right conditions for a fun celebration.