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Finishing the Toolbox Series

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In the next few days I will finish off the toolbox series.

This has been a popular series that clears up the simplicity of making one of the lightest, strongest and most easily made toolboxes. The videos will be out in the new year through online broadcast via woodworkingmasterclasses.com too.

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On different tenon saw handles – getting the angles right or less


There is a lot out there on this subject and with so many angles posed throughout the age of misinformation, which of the tenon-type saws do you really, really need? We look at the whole to help you understand the dynamics between the relationship between teeth and handle angles and then the work in hand.

John Winter Closes His Apprenticing Year


Is he ready for the new future in his home state of Patagonia? We’ll be discussing his thoughts and interviewing him to understand his perspectives. 


How Many Tools Do You Really Need? Less and More Than You Think


I personally own thousands of hand tools but use about ten to fifteen in any given day. What do we really need to be yet creative and fully equipped for hand tool woodworking?DSC_0054


  1. Andrew Wilkerson on 11 November 2014 at 12:36 am

    Awesome….thanks Paul I’ve been hanging out for the rest of the toolbox build. The interview sounds good as well.

  2. Steve Massie on 12 November 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Paul this will exciting ( as all of your Blogs ) I can hardly wait. I have been holding off on the tool box as I wasn’t sure which way I wanted to go, the more traditional way like the one you built or the Dutch style with the slanted top. I like them both, each has it’s own merits but am leaning towards the traditional with the take out till’s.

    I really enjoy your Blogs, your thoughts, what you share, this has helped me become a better woodworker even though I am in my Golden Years so to speak now. I will look forward to the new year and the Master Classes series as well. Also how many tools does a person really need ???? Luckily I can only spend so much as I love old hand tools so much I would be in super trouble if I was 20 or 30 years younger LOL.


  3. fredsutton2014Fred on 12 November 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Is John returning to Patagonia with a comprehensive tool kit.?
    Having met him briefly I found him to be a very pleasant young man.
    I would be more than happy to donate any tools he may be short of or contribute to a fund
    Best Wishes
    Fred Sutton

  4. Dominik G-S on 13 November 2014 at 9:53 am

    Hi Paul,
    I enjoy your blogs and your thoughts about the fullfillment of working with your hands. As an electronics engineer I always enjoyed putting my ideas into reality by building my first prototype by hand and then go to the next step developing it further. Now I am more and more bereft of these moments when your creativity and your ideas come together and you have something real in your hands and not only in the computer.
    There is more and more time my colleagues and I have to spend with uncreative bureaucracy which should increase quality and discouraged us in our work. Therefore often not the best solution comes to its right but the quickest which is more discouraging for an engineer who wants to make a good job.

    So I long to come home go into my workshop and do something that gives me the fulfillment of creating something real and learning something new.
    I think today there are so many people out there who feel the same. We have to thank you for helping us to reach again some basic satisfaction in our lives.

    Best wishes


    • Paul Sellers on 13 November 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks to you and the others who write I feel very gratified in my work. I still get to make and to teach which has become increasingly more important to me.