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 on “It’s Paul’s Birthday! (guest post)

  1. 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.


  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

  6. 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

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


  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  11. 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.


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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.


  22. 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.


  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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 !


  26. 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


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

  28. 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

  29. 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

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

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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).

  36. 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!

  37. 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?

  38. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day!

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

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

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

    best wishes,

    Los Angeles

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

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