New Q&A10 Just Went Up Today

It’s nearly Christmas but I didn’t want you to miss the latest Q&A #10 as I personally think our video masters did a stunning job of filming and editing. The section on cutting a bridle joint was very relaxed and relaxingly clear too I thought. I think you will love it and so will all your woodworking friends so if you do like it please share it with them. Here’s the link:


  1. Richard on 20 December 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Merry Christmas, Paul. Keep your good stuff coming! There are many teachers (I am one of them) out there on both sides of the pond, but none is close to you in terms of teaching ability!

  2. John Hannon on 21 December 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I agree. The segment on cutting a bridle joint is excellent! Paul, thanks for all your work on the videos.

  3. Mike Burgess on 21 December 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Paul, my woodwork teacher (over 50 years ago!) always made the point about keeping cutting edges off the surface of the work bench, ie you’d put the smoothing plane on its side when not in use. I noticed your hand router plane would have had its cutter resting on the bench surface! Am I being too fussy?!

    • Joystick on 21 December 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Mike,
      Do a search on Paul Sellers website about putting planes down on work benches and you will find that Paul says that this practice (of laying planes down on their sides) was probably propagated by woodwork teachers at school and that this practice was not done by proffesional carpenters/joiners et al preceding the 1960/1970’s. In other words providing one is careful not to lay the sole of a plane and therefore the projecting iron onto anything like metal tools etc then it’s OK to just place the plane down on the bench on its sole. It’s got to be much more convenient and leaves the plane handle/tote upright ready to grab and continue planing. Paul also says it’s more likely to inadvertedly disturb the plane setting by laying it on its side.