Our Training Keeps Expanding Creative Levels

Our Online Projects Are Changing the Lives of Real Woodworkers
DSC_0043The next two woodworkingmasterclasses’ offering are Making a Corner Shelf and Making a Shaker-style Deacons Bench both of which are new designs specifically for online broadcast through the Woodworking Masterclasses online video series. There are techniques that will amaze you that you may never have considered before and methods of working I developed the demystify woodworking to make real woodworking alive for you . Ever since I started training the new-genre woodworker I have found the greatest value is investing in developing more non-commercial methods for working wood. These methods of work often work just as as well and even better than commercial ones because they suit the small shop, the lifestyle of individuals looking for a simpler more comprehensive lifestyle and give vastly greater versatility. An often overlooked yet critical factor is that it actually means you are doing the work creatively and not simply a shadow of a man or woman shoving wood into a machine. It most often means you are not wearing dust masks and face shields, eye and ear protection and the risk levels of injury and damage are almost non-existent. How about that for a life change.

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I feel proud of what we have all accomplished and are progressing in our endeavour toward a path of non commerce for those seeking less invasive and none commercial methods for working in wood who follow my blog and want the realness revival of woodworking. If that is you or you have friends who might be interested in the non-commerce world of working wood please let them know about the blog, my YouTube videos and the free subscription we have on woodworkingmasterclasses. We are making the huge difference we’ve needed for a long time in turning the tide towards deeper and more creative levels of woodworking.

Just a note
We receive many requests from companies and individuals wanting to link to us or sponsor or advertise with us but all of their offerings can never match what I have in sharing my skills and knowledge with you for free and unencumbered presentations. This stance generates some flack from time to time even from those who should be supporting our efforts. Thanks for supporting us. You make it worth it.

 

17 comments on “Our Training Keeps Expanding Creative Levels

  1. I subscribe to your video channel and blogs and look forward to them both enormously. You have changed my approach towards a job from thinking first about how a machine might be used to how hand tools might be used. Unlike you, I cannot spend most days in the workshop so have to use some guides and jigs since I cannot remain in practice to the level I would like. Nevertheless, my machines now gather more dust and my hand tools don’t!

    Keep up the good work.

    Regards

    Mike Bettell

    • Hello Mike,
      Thanks for commenting. I think what you will find or are finding that your skills equip you for the work in hand and you are now tipping the scales from one very dominant sphere toward one that demands skill. As your skills develop you will find more and more comfort in not turning on a machine for what has become a very simple task.

  2. I know you make a great effort non entering sponsors in your blog.It’s not easy to fight with these kind of temptations.
    I really appreciate it and I know I am not alone thinking about this.
    That said, I’ve all your dvd’s and your book as well as your you tube clips and woodworkingmasterclassess videos. I like very much the wall clock project, is a starting project thas is teaching so much to me that I am new in woodworking.
    I am growing with your help and I am thankful to you for all you’re doing.
    I’d like to participate to one of your courses but unfortunately I am a little far from you (Italy) and I am struggling with the English language, but who knows, never say never.
    For now..go on this way, I am by your side Mr. Sellers.

    Giorgio

  3. Sponsors are synonymous of increase earnings and I know that it’s not easy to give up to this kind of temptations.
    To maintain a clean blog it’s not simple but you’re making a great work in this way.
    I am thankful to you for this and I am sure that many people is thinking the same.
    That said, I bought all your dvd’s and your book and download youtube clips and woodworkingmasterclassess videos. I find the wall clock project I’ve bought really useful for me.
    I am new in woodworking and I think that this one it’s a sort of starting project for beginners, just like me.
    I’ve learnt so much from you and I hope I will learn even much more in the future.
    I wish to participate to one of your courses and make your acquaintance, but I am a little far from you (Italy) and I am still struggling with your language, but who knows, never say never.
    So go on this way Mr Sellers, I keep on follow you.
    Good afternoon

  4. Thank you SO MUCH for keeping your site(s) free from advertising and other links!! It feels like an oasis in the desert.

  5. Thank you for keeping the ads out. It adds to the community feel I think you are striving for vs. The commercial aspect. Reading your disclaimer makes your intent clear, thank you for that.

  6. Sponsors are synonymous of increase earnings and I know that it’s not easy to give up to this kind of temptations.
    To maintain a clean blog it’s not simple but you’re making a great work in this way.
    I am thankful to you for this and I am sure that many people is thinking the same.
    That said, I bought all your dvd’s and your book and download youtube clips and woodworkingmasterclassess videos. I find the wall clock project I’ve bought really useful for me.
    I am new in woodworking and I think that this one it’s a sort of starting project for beginners, just like me.
    I’ve learnt so much from you and I hope I will learn even much more in the future.
    I wish to participate to one of your courses and make your acquaintance, but I am a little far from you (Italy) and I am still struggling with your language, but who knows, never say never.
    So go on this way Mr Sellers, we are by your side
    Giorgio

  7. Paul,

    Your unique approach to teaching and sharing of your knowledge and skills is priceless. Not only are you opening the eyes of the younger woodworker, but are continually re-opening the eyes of the older worker like myself to long forgotten hand tool methods and approaches. I too as a member of your courses now gravitate away from the machinery as often as possible in favor of strictly hand tool methods. Thanks for putting the joy back into the work.

    Best Regards,

    Joe Bouza

  8. Dear Mr Sellers,
    I have just received today my first old stanley No4, bougth on ebay for 7GBP (I agree, quite a bit of work on it by the end of the week)… first thought about the way you give me the desire to do the same “real woodworking” as my grand-father did before, and all his life long.
    I just would like to say thank you for that…
    Pierre (from France Alps).

  9. There are many ways to measure success, that go beyond purely commercial gain. To help and inspire so many woodworkers to develop the skills to produce work that is useful, beautiful and enduring (and have a lot of fun in the process) is a greater achievement in my view.

    To earn a living pursuing your passion in life is perhaps the ultimate success, but few have the resolve to do so without compromising what they believe in.

  10. i am just putting the finishing touches to the recent craftsmanstyle lamp on woodworking master classes .it was a tough one to be honest with so many close tolerances. but while building it i couldn’t help think if it would be possible to do with machines. i never had a band saw table-saw but i have a tool chest made because of your fantastic lessons that is slowly but surely filling with tools and most off all the joy and fulfillment i get from using them .thanks Paul. kind regards

  11. For anyone reading this who has not subscribed to Paul’s Masterclass Series, let me reassure you. They are well worth a look, as great as Paul’s free content is it does not hold a candle to the Masterclass content. I was some what skeptical about how much I could learn from online instruction. I’ve completed my first project and am well into my second, and have learned more in two months than I had in years of reading and watching free videos. I truly believe any one with an open mind and a little willingness to try something different will come away enriched.

  12. It’s all been said above. I too have the power tools but stay away from them as much as possible. I feel much more relaxed and feeling of self satisfaction at the end of the day.

    PLEASE Paul feel free to get that extra pair of hands when you need it. I cringed so many times when I saw you struggling with the book case from a few projects back. We will not think any less of you. 🙂
    And Yes.. nice to see no ads

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