Today we are celebrating Paul’s 71st birthday!

The team would like to thank Paul for continuing to inspire us every day with his love of woodworking! We can’t wait for all the exciting things to come.

Please join us in wishing Paul a very happy birthday in the comments.

311 Comments

  1. Stephen Gifford on 4 January 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Happy Birthday! May this year be happy and healthy for you and everyone.

    Looking forward to seeing your projects this year!

    • John Minr on 4 January 2021 at 3:30 pm

      Happy birthday, Paul. I want to wish you many more. Thank you for all you do to help inform and inspire people in their pursuit of woodworking skill.

    • Alan on 5 January 2021 at 10:46 am

      Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday Paul, your dedication to keeping the craft alive is inspiring, here’s to many more years of good times!

    • Dwight Evans Sr on 5 January 2021 at 6:07 pm

      Happy Birthday Paul, may this year bring you joy and happiness.
      And maybe a few good woodworking projects.

      Regards,
      Dwight Evans
      aka: Sir Big ;D of Buford (Georgia)

    • James Godish on 5 January 2021 at 11:23 pm

      Happy Birthday Paul!
      Love your videos. I’ve really learned a lot so thank you as well.

    • Jay Driver on 12 January 2021 at 11:20 pm

      Happy Birthday, Paul Sellers!
      You have inspired me and my son for the past 2 years. We thank you and wish you the happiest of birthdays!!!
      God bless!

    • Mate Biro on 13 January 2021 at 8:13 am

      The next time that exploding thingy should be filled with oak shavings.

      🙂

      Happy birthday, Mr. Sellers!

  2. David R on 4 January 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Happy Birthday, dear Paul!

    I wish you joy and health for the coming year and that you may be able to continue the good work.

    God bless!
    David

  3. Clayton on 4 January 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

    Here’s to another year of passing along your wisdom! I still have my first clock, inspired by you! 🍻

  4. Adam on 4 January 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul! Thank you for continuing to share your passion with the world!

  5. Victor on 4 January 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Happy Birthday and all the best wishes!

  6. Don Ickes on 4 January 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

  7. Wilco on 4 January 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

    Here’s to a great year of passion and creativity!

  8. Dave C on 4 January 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul!

    As a beginning woodworker, your videos have been an incredible source of information and joy during this year of lockdown. Thank you!

  9. Jeremy on 4 January 2021 at 2:43 pm

    I hope you have the happiest of birthdays! I discovered your videos on YouTube by chance about a year ago and it inspired me to explore hand tool woodworking. Now I have all the basics and am working on my first workbench! You’re the best around and have such a wonderful teaching style. Looking forward to following more of your projects in 2021!

    • Robert Smith on 4 January 2021 at 4:09 pm

      Happy birthday Paul just received your book in the post this morning. It made my day thanks for all you do.
      Rob Smith,West cork

  10. Eric M on 4 January 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    Your work and passion has rekindled my love of wood working.

    Eric

  11. Robert Lee on 4 January 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Happy birthday Mr. Sellers!!
    You inspire me everyday to take on woodworking challenges and I’ve learned so much from your teachings. You helped give me a hobby during these trying times. Thank you for everything you do.

  12. Jim Ferrell on 4 January 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Paul,
    Congratulations, and continued health and happiness for many years to come.

  13. Fave on 4 January 2021 at 2:51 pm

    A very Happy Birthday to you Paul, keep up all the good work, looks like you missed out in the new years honours list, again!!!

  14. Dennis on 4 January 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Happy birthday Paul! Thanks for sharing all of your wisdom! I’m looking forward to this year’s projects!

  15. Dallas Rysavy on 4 January 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. Blessings on you and your team in 2021. Thanks for all you do to help your fellow woodworkers.
    Dallas

  16. Wez on 4 January 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Happy birthday Paul
    What you are doing is fantastic, looking forward to future blogs and videos.
    Take care

  17. Ove Andre on 4 January 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul 😊

    Wish you all the best, and I am greatful for all the knownledge you have shared with us all.
    From you I have learned to be greatful for the knownledge of woodworking and the ability to create good, solide, life lasting craftsmanship with my own 2 hands.

    Keep up the good worke, and wish you all good this year.

  18. Chloë on 4 January 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Happy birthday Paul, what you do is amazing and inspiring. I hope your day was magical and that it caries on into this new year as well!

  19. Darren Wheatley on 4 January 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    You are an inspiration to me, and have given me a great hobby and interest, so important, especially in these trying times.

    Here’s to a happy and healthy 2021!

  20. Angelo Solomons on 4 January 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. May you be blessed with many more years . Continue to share your knowledge with the greatest of enthusiasm as you always do.

    Like we refer to you in our home…
    ….Happy Birthday Uncle Paul.

    All the way from sunny South Africa

  21. Mariano Kamp on 4 January 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.

  22. Dragomir Dikov on 4 January 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    Thank you for all the attention you give to us your admirers. Wish you all the best and a lot of memorable moments ahead.

  23. Joseph on 4 January 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Happy Birthday and God Bless

  24. Charles Jones on 4 January 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul! Thank you for the invaluable source of information you’ve provided me with. This year, you have given me a wonderful new way to spend my time, and inspiration for a possible career change in the future. I hope you have an excellent birthday!

    Best wishes,
    Charles

  25. John Rose on 4 January 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul! Thank you for bringing what you do into the world.

  26. Tom Tuthill on 4 January 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! Thank you (and your team) for all the wonderful and informative videos you have put out in the last year, and I am sure all of us on here look forward to your future output as well. Hope you have a very enjoyable day with your family and friends (even if distanced).

    Happy Birthday,

    Tom

  27. Tom McMurtrey on 4 January 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! You are an inspiration to so many.

  28. nemo on 4 January 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Happy birthday, mr. Sellers.

    Another year older, another year wiser.

    I celebrated in my own way, removing the teeth from an old, terribly butchered-up saw, one that’s definitely older than 71 years. Someone in its long history attempted to sharpen it. The result was a nightmare. Who knows how long it has been sitting in that condition, useless.

    Today I removed the rust and filed off the old teeth, made new nicks with a modified hacksaw following your procedure and filed new teeth. Only thing remaining is to give it its final sharpening tomorrow and a bit of linseed oil for the handle. It was getting too cold in the shed, my fingers were beginning to turn blue, so time to get back in the house to warm up a bit.

    Thanks to you this little pistol-gripped 12″ saw today got a new lease on life. This saw shares its new birthday with the craftsman who showed this bumbling apprentice how to go about the task.

  29. Tomasz on 4 January 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! All the best!
    Thank you for being there for us, your
    (online:) students.

  30. Dan W on 4 January 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! Thank you for all you do! I just started watching your videos this past fall and you have provided so much inspiration with your craft but also your outlooks on life and sustainability. I am just starting out, but you have already helped to shape the woodwork I will become. I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!

  31. Laurence on 4 January 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Happy Birthday all the best for the coming year

  32. Larry Christensen on 4 January 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!!!
    Thank you for all you do for us.

  33. Paul Rowell on 4 January 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul, Thanks for all you do, I’m so looking forward to the rocking chair series and much more this year…

  34. Toby on 4 January 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! 🥳

    I’ve learned so much from you the past years! It’s always a joy when a new project comes out! 😁

    Many virtual ‘hip hip hoorays’ and have a wonderful day, week, month, year!

    Kind regards
    Toby from Flanders/Belgium.

  35. Przemek on 4 January 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, wish you al the Best i this New Year. Wish you only nice woodworking projects.
    regards
    Przemek

  36. David Sundberg II on 4 January 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Happy birthday Paul hope your day is a good one

  37. Kevin on 4 January 2021 at 3:35 pm

    A Very happy birthday and hopes for a fruitful 2021.

  38. Jim Light on 4 January 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. U have been a great inspiration and teacher. Thanks for all u do and have done. I turned 72 December 20. Who says u cannot teach old dogs new tricks. Have a great day

  39. Dominique Gindrat on 4 January 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul

  40. Nestor Vassiliou on 4 January 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Happy birthday Paul, you really have been a huge inspiration for me and for many other people to start woodworking, so thank you for being such an amazing human being! Wish you all the best and many greetings from Greece

  41. Alex Sulis on 4 January 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for everything you do in the woodworking community. You have been a mentor of mine through your online platforms. Thank you again for your hard work and dedication of passing along your knowledge. Have a happy new year and a great birthday. All the best.

  42. Trafton Rogers on 4 January 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Happiest of birthdays, Paul! 2020 was a challenge but your positivity helped me stay focused on practicing and honing the craft. I hope 2021 sees you continuing to make and inspire!

  43. Barb Siddiqui on 4 January 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul Sellers! You are an inspiration to many. Have a wonderful year.

  44. Matt Sims on 4 January 2021 at 4:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul…
    But you must get a new hat for next year… that seems to be the same one as last year!!

    Fingers crossed for a great 2021,
    Regards,
    Matt

  45. John Waters on 4 January 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Happy birthday Paul, and all the best for 2021.

  46. Rene Baerends on 4 January 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Happy Birthday to you Paul! All the best for the New Year!!! Good health, happines!!

  47. Baard on 4 January 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mr Sellers!
    Thank you for being who you are.

  48. Alexandros Makaronis on 4 January 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Master!

  49. Vas on 4 January 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Happy birthday and many happy returns Paul! Wishing you health, happiness, and many more years of teaching, and spreading knowledge and wisdom, in and out of the woodshop!

  50. Josh Griffin on 4 January 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for teaching me about woodworking and sharing your stories from my home state of Texas!

  51. robert a anderson on 4 January 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul!! I wish you many more years of sharing your passion with all of us. You are a gift to all of us.

  52. Colin on 4 January 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Best wishes Paul for a very Happy Birthday and a fulfilling, inspiring & creative year ahead.

  53. Keith Turner on 4 January 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!
    Hope you have had a good day.
    Thanks for giving us the confidence to believe in ourselves & our abilities.
    It is much appreciated.

  54. Max on 4 January 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Happy birthday Paul… Wish you 100 more days like this …

  55. Thomas Meade on 4 January 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Happy birthday Mr Sellers

  56. Josh Marshall on 4 January 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Paul, Happy Birthday, we have of course never met. But woodworking has become a big part of my life over the last six years and your videos have taught me more than anyone else and provided me with great joy and illumination. I think of you as my woodworking mentor. Thank you. Josh Marshall.

  57. Erik on 4 January 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Dear Paul,
    A happy birthday to you, I hope you have (had) a wonderful and blessed day. I wish for you a healthy and happy year, in whi h you can share your invaluable knowledge with us.

    You have taught me almost all I know about woodworking and suggested tools which I now have and use with great pleasure. Thank you for all that and I hope to keep learning from you in the future.

    Kind refards,
    Erik

  58. Nina on 4 January 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr Sellers.
    Thanks for everything.

  59. Michael on 4 January 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Happy Birthday and thank you for your inspiration!

  60. Mike Quinn on 4 January 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Hey – HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul !! You da man !!

  61. JulioT on 4 January 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul!!. I wish you the best in this day!!

  62. Michael on 4 January 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! All the best for the New Year!
    Thanks for your excellent book and the DVD..

  63. Marc Kulhavy on 4 January 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Happy birthday Mr. Sellers! Keep up your passion and hard work and keep on inspiring others!

  64. Thomas Proctor on 4 January 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr.Sellers.
    My Grandfather and Father were master carpenters and worked on homes and built furniture all over Pennsylvania. I inherited all of there tools, no power tools. So I watch you to help me learn how to use them.
    Thank you

  65. Pat on 4 January 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Have a great day!

  66. Jhon Baker on 4 January 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Happiest of days! More to come! Ad Astra Per Aspera!

  67. Carlos on 4 January 2021 at 5:31 pm

    From Spain
    Happy Birthday!!! Hace a great day

  68. Eduardo Martin on 4 January 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Happy birthday Mr. Sellers!!
    So much thank you.

  69. Greg on 4 January 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! Thank you for so many years of instruction and service to our community!

  70. Giorgio on 4 January 2021 at 5:53 pm

    I wish you happy birthday Paul and I wish you many more years always lived in good health and as your heart desires.

  71. Jerry on 4 January 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul.

    Regards, respects, and best wishes from Wisconsin, USA.

  72. Michael Hogan on 4 January 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Happy birthday, sir! May you enjoy many mire years of “sawdust therapy”!

    • Michael Hogan on 4 January 2021 at 5:59 pm

      …many MORE years…

  73. Dan Maxwell on 4 January 2021 at 6:04 pm

    A very Happy Birthday Paul. You have become a constant source of encouragement to me and especially since this pandemic has left a lot of us home bound. To be honest I have turned to your blog, Facebook page and of course the masterclass daily and sometimes several times during the day. I suffer from Anxiety, Depression and more recently arthritis, so the woodworking has helped all three of these. You have a way of teaching that not many have. I truly do appreciate what you do. What you offer is much more then a woodworking class, Its also a place of calm and relaxing therapy delivered by just doing what you are so good and and obviously enjoy.

    Thanks again Paul
    Dan Maxwell
    Canada

  74. Ludovic Gatt on 4 January 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Happy birthday Mr Paul Sellers. Thanks à lot for your contribution, to changing for better, the world in the desperates countries.
    71 years on this marvellous Earth.
    With love, Ludovic Gatt.

  75. Fernando Cela Pinto on 4 January 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Feliz Aniversário, Paul!
    Muita saúde, paz e alegria de viver por muitos e muitos anos!
    Obrigado pelos ensinamentos
    Fernando Cela Pinto
    Brazil

  76. Tvrtko Zelić on 4 January 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Sretan rođendan, Paul!
    Mnogo ljeta sretan bio, bio, mnogo ljeta živio!

  77. Gabriel Reinoso on 4 January 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Muchas gracias Paul por ser lo que aspiramos ser los aficionados a la carpintería, por reivindicar la profesión y el cariño que le da.

    Un gran feliz cumpleaños! Desde Argentina!

  78. Andreas on 4 January 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul!

    Thank you for all the work you put in teaching us.

    Best wishes from Norway

  79. Harun on 4 January 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

  80. Alexander Ralph on 4 January 2021 at 6:29 pm

    A very happy birthday Paul!
    You have been an inspiration and great teacher to me for many years now. Wishing you many more years of great health and amazing woodworking!
    Many thanks for all that you do, Alex

  81. M Brice on 4 January 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Happy Birthday, sir! Thank you for your constant inspiration and your willingness to share your lessons learned and techniques with us.

  82. Christopher O’Connor on 4 January 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!! Your ingenuity, simplicity and attention to detail has been a huge help to me on many occasions. Thank you for doing what you do. Have a good one!

  83. John Housden on 4 January 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!
    Thanks so much for sharing not only your lifetime of woodworking experience but also your thoughts and philosophy on life which always makes interesting reading!
    Best wishes for the New Year from John in Somerset.

  84. Chris on 4 January 2021 at 7:04 pm

    HAPPY birthday Paul!!!! Have a nice day!!! Thanks d’Or everything!!!!

  85. Neil on 4 January 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Happy birthday Paul and thankyou.

  86. Giacomo on 4 January 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Happy birthday e cento di questi giorni!
    Best wishes from Italy

  87. Christian Pusey on 4 January 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!✨ I hope you are having a wonderful day!🎊🎉🎈🎁🎈🎂🎈🎉🎊

  88. Robert Creasey on 4 January 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr. Sellers. I hope everything goes with the grain.

  89. Krzysztof Morawski on 4 January 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Happy birthday Mr. Sellers and I wish You only best things.

  90. Terry Hastings on 4 January 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

    Thank you for inspiring us to be lifestyle woodworkers.

  91. Greg Wagner on 4 January 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Many Happy Returns Paul.
    Best wishes and regards from Preston, Lancashire.

  92. Kevin Bowkett on 4 January 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. Thanks for the inspiration!

  93. Bjarke Nielsen on 4 January 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Happy happy birthday Paul.
    I hope your day has been as great as your smile is in the pictures!
    And I hope for 71 more years of amazing woodwork and inspiration!

  94. Josh Volk on 4 January 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Happy Birthday from Oregon! Thanks for all the great information you’ve put out there – it’s been inspiring and helpful to me on multiple levels.

  95. Alan Bailey on 4 January 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Sincere best birthday wishes Paul.
    I think you know that what you do has a powerful impact on so many people.
    For me, a chance meeting with you at Penrhyn Castle followed by the privelege of attending one of your courses has literally led to my life and work changing forever.
    Sincerely grateful for that – my only regret is that it didn’t happen sooner!
    Happy Birthday!

  96. Reuben Smith on 4 January 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Many happy returns Paul!

  97. Doug Hathaway on 4 January 2021 at 8:12 pm

    We share the same birth year Paul. I love following everything you do concerning woodworking and also your philosophies. It is my sincerest hope that this year will be a good one for you. Happy birthday.

  98. Justin on 4 January 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. I found you randomly on YouTube and it was an escape I needed from stressing from our US politics and later COVID. It got me interested and I realized I didn’t need big fancy equipment that would spread dust around our house, I could start with hand tools.

  99. Artur Darmofal on 4 January 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Apart from wishing all the best – congratulations for having such a great team of people around you. Very inspiring to see all of you working together to add value every day.

  100. Sander on 4 January 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Happy birthday from the Netherlands! I’m looking forward to your upcoming videos.

  101. Geo on 4 January 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!!

  102. Phil Baumbach on 4 January 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. Many thanks for all the great videos and superb books, one of mine signed by your good self. Keep safe!

  103. JudithAnn Colein on 4 January 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I hope you have some idea of the many hours of learning and pleasure you give to so very many people. I am so grateful for the time my late husband “spent” with you watching your videos–over and over again–to absorb your messages of life and information. Often, he would call me to come and listen with him. I will be passing these on to his grandchildren who are becoming interested in woodworking. I look forward to whatever you chose to post on Facebook. We are lucky, as a planet, to have you among us. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Paul!

  104. J Yates on 4 January 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul. Massive inspiration. Always point people in your direction if they’re interested in woodwork!

  105. Hans Andersrn on 4 January 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Happy Birthday and a Happy New year!

  106. JOHN MORRISON on 4 January 2021 at 9:44 pm

    A very happy birthday and a wonderful new year, from British Columbia, Canada. Cheers

  107. Scott Fulcher on 4 January 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Happy birthday Paul and thanks for all you do for your supporters! Many blessings!

  108. JOHN MORRISON on 4 January 2021 at 9:48 pm

    And you’re teaching on your birthday: I take a 2nd look at the picture and in the background i see shelves. I see the shelves are recessed at the front. Now that’s what i call timing as i prep with my cut list to go out and make shelves in my garage. Thanks for the perfeclty times lesson!

  109. Michael O'Donnell on 4 January 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Paul, hope its a good one for you and all of yours. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you provide and sharing you do.
    All the best
    Maidhc in Cork, Ireland

  110. John Morrison on 4 January 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Birthday present: a ridgeboard for your greenhouse? Send me your requirements and favourite local wood shop and I’ll get it paid for and waiting for you to pickup. Cheers john.morrisonATgmail.com (change the AT)

  111. Michel on 4 January 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

  112. Allen on 4 January 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. You inspire us all. Thank You.

  113. Johannes on 4 January 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Happy Birthday from Switzerland! All the best for another year in your hopefully long and healthy life! Recently your book arrived and it’s a joy to read 🙂 Thank Paul for sharing your passion with us and inspiring a whole generation or rather generations of wood workers and humans in general!

  114. Brendan on 4 January 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Happy birthday Paul, I hope you had a great day. You’ve had such a big influence on me and so many others across the globe. Wishing you every happiness!

  115. Will Adams on 4 January 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul!

    I can say with confidence and without exaggeration that you have helped to change my life. Your instructional videos invited me to explore woodworking for the first time since I was in shop class as a teenager. I’ve wanted to create with wood since then and your videos helped me discover a craft that I adore. I appreciate your skill and artistry but I’ve come to appreciate equally your approach to life. Thank you for sharing yourself with us not only through your instruction but through your blogs and vlogs.

    All. my best wishes to you!
    Will

  116. Peter Compton on 4 January 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. I’ve been a subscriber / student for over four years and still learning. Big thanks for all the knowledge you have passed on

  117. Joe on 4 January 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. Thank you for all that you do and plan to do. Your last two or three decades have been a gift to us all.

  118. Fred Pierce on 4 January 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Now we know why he got that serious haircut recently….. Lookin Good Birthday Bro!

  119. Hank Merkle on 4 January 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Happy Birthday and thank you-
    Thank you for letting us be a part of our lives and for giving SO much of yourself so that we could make ourselves better!

  120. Nick Walther on 4 January 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Happy birthday Paul 🎂.
    Thank you for re igniting my love of woodworking.

  121. Charley Robinson on 4 January 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Happy Birthday. Paul. Thank you for sharing your knowledge

  122. Jeff Dunn on 4 January 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! You inspired me to take up woodworking with your early YouTube videos, happy to see you continuing to be great!

  123. Phil Taylor on 4 January 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Happy Birthday.
    Thank you for teaching me and my 14 year old son the Beauty, satisfaction and skills in hand tool woodworking …..enormous gratitude.
    Hope you had a great day.

    Blessings.

  124. Nick Jones on 4 January 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Happy birthday to you Paul. Many many happy returns.

  125. Terence Cheah on 4 January 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Sir. You are an inspiration and a guiding star. May you prosper in health and wealth and always keep your sense of humour.

  126. Mihai Midus on 4 January 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul!

    We share the same birthday, yet on different years. This year you are celebrating your 71st, and I my 50th. So I was born in ‘71. 🙂 Interesting coincidence!
    I admire your work, and all the tips related to woodworking hand tools! Thank you for your Instagram posts and youtube videos!

    Many happy returns!

  127. Bill on 4 January 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul – I feel a little bad, it’s your birthday, and I received the gift….. my copy of your book arrived today!!! It is spectacular!!

  128. JJ from Houston on 4 January 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I so wish Paul a happy birthday all the way from Houston, Texas. A big howdy and warm wishes for the new year. Many, many more to you sir.
    JJ from Houston

  129. Ken Nawyn on 4 January 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Happy birthday!

  130. Dave on 5 January 2021 at 12:15 am

    Happy Birthday!

  131. Robert McClenning on 5 January 2021 at 12:17 am

    Happy birthday Paul. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and inspiring us all.

  132. Thayne Curtis on 5 January 2021 at 12:23 am

    Happy birthday Paul. Bless you for sharing your knowledge and skills.

  133. Robert Sexsmith on 5 January 2021 at 12:36 am

    Happy Birthday Paul
    Do not worry about counting them as long as you can walk and talk, all else keeps you warm and healthy. Enjoy your work and family and things will continue you for many years. I know this as I am coming up to 83 year and am drawing up plan to be built. Be Happy. Robert

  134. Rogério Mattos on 5 January 2021 at 1:03 am

    Happy birthday Mr. Sellers. Thank you very much for all your teaching, that mean so much to me and to many more worldwide. I wish you strength and serenity of spirit, mind and body to keep with your wonderful work for as long as you want. You’ve made many people happy, and that’s better than any words and feelings we can send to you. Thank you again and a very good year for you and your dear ones.

  135. Scott Lesage on 5 January 2021 at 1:05 am

    Happy Birthday from Canada Paul!

    Love the content and all your teachings. Hope you’re managing to have a wonderful day/celebration with family and friends if you’re able. Can’t wait for the next one of your vlogs, or YouTube videos. Thanks for everything you do Sir! Please keep up the great work and craftsmanship, and have an amazing birthday!

    We love you Paul

  136. Andrew on 5 January 2021 at 1:12 am

    Happy birthday from Australia Paul!

    You are a constant source of knowledge, encouragement and inspiration. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. You have unknowingly made a significant difference in my life.

    Again, happy birthday and may there be many more to come!

    Andrew

  137. Robert on 5 January 2021 at 1:28 am

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    I would have never got into hand tool woodworking if it wasn’t for your inspiration and common sense approach.

    Hope you enjoy your day with loved ones.

  138. Michael Doto on 5 January 2021 at 1:32 am

    Happy birthday Paul,

    I pray this year brings you and your family continued good health, peace, joy, love and that God’s Grace be upon you.

    From N. Austin Texas,
    Michael

  139. Matt Evans-Koch on 5 January 2021 at 1:34 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! May you have many more. Thank you for the gift of your knowledge. May your 71st year bring you joy, love, good health and prosperity.

  140. Daniel Chasse on 5 January 2021 at 1:36 am

    Happy Birthday, Paul!

  141. Jay Templin on 5 January 2021 at 1:45 am

    Merry Birthday, Mr. Sellers! And many happy returns of the day!

  142. BillS on 5 January 2021 at 1:57 am

    Happy Birthday Paul. May you have many more, so you can continue to pass on your vast knowledge.

  143. Brian on 5 January 2021 at 2:00 am

    Happy birthday from Texas sir! For those of us in the woodworking/carpentry trades, you’re an amazing source of inspiration. Keep up the good work.

  144. Anthony Nobre on 5 January 2021 at 2:00 am

    Happy Birthday from the other side of the pond. Thank you for teaching all of us.

  145. Jeff Miscione on 5 January 2021 at 2:11 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! Thanks for sharing your outlook on life and woodworking.

  146. Jon on 5 January 2021 at 2:50 am

    Happy birthday and thank you for the inspiration!

  147. Jacob on 5 January 2021 at 3:26 am

    Happy Birthday Paul. Proud to have had you as an honorary Texan and love your work.

  148. Scott Blakely on 5 January 2021 at 4:59 am

    Paul, many Happy returns of the day. Thanks for all of willingness to share.
    Regards,

    Scott

  149. Lu on 5 January 2021 at 5:02 am

    Happy birthday from Texas!!! You have been an incredible inspiration and have renewed my love of woodworking. Your teaching style and methods are amazing. Thank you for all that you have done. Best wishes for the next year.

  150. Enrique Hulsz on 5 January 2021 at 5:32 am

    Happy birthday from Mexico!
    You’re my teacher and my inspiration. My life it’s much better thanks to what I’ve learned from you

  151. Heather on 5 January 2021 at 5:37 am

    Happiest of birthdays! Thank you for another year of sharing your wisdom, kindness and humor.

  152. James Boyer on 5 January 2021 at 5:42 am

    Happy birthday from Wisconsin, USA. Your work inspires and amazes. You’ve helped me enjoy the hobby more and even get one of my sons into woodworking.

    Hope you have the happiest of birthdays.

  153. Michal Kuchta on 5 January 2021 at 6:15 am

    Happy birthday, Paul! Cheers to another 50 years of woodworking!

  154. Janette Chadid on 5 January 2021 at 7:20 am

    Happy birthday Paul! You are an inspiration to so many! Thanks to you I am learning new skills 👍

  155. Adrian on 5 January 2021 at 7:30 am

    Happy birthday from Australia! ❤️❤️❤️

  156. Johan Basson on 5 January 2021 at 7:39 am

    Lekker verjaar Oom Paul!

  157. Alexander on 5 January 2021 at 8:02 am

    Happy Birthday, Paul!

  158. DAVID CROZIER on 5 January 2021 at 9:26 am

    I hope you had a very happy birthday Paul.

    I really appreciate what you have created for us all with your blog and videos.

    Best,

    David

  159. Johan Kunze on 5 January 2021 at 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! Thank you for all the time and effort You put in to teach us and to pass on all of Your knowledge and experience.

  160. Bas Cost Budde on 5 January 2021 at 9:30 am

    Have a good day Paul, and may you ever succeed in finding beauty and happiness in the day as you have so far.

  161. Jeff on 5 January 2021 at 10:57 am

    Happy birthday Paul! Your instruction is inspirational and a service to so many. I completed my bench a couple years ago and dozens of projects later my skill is sharpening and confidence is building. I am now helping a friend build his very own bench. Your methods and instructional style are PERFECT!

    I wish you many blessings in the years to come!

  162. Thomas on 5 January 2021 at 11:03 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! Keep up the great work. Thank you for helping me change my life.

  163. John taylor on 5 January 2021 at 11:18 am

    Happy Birthday Paul……you are just an amazing man, thank you for all you do and say.
    And a big thank you also to your team.

    Best wishes John2V

  164. Glenn on 5 January 2021 at 11:24 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! May you be bless with great joy and great happiness. Thank you for showing and sharing your knowledge to make us a better woodworker.

  165. Mario Fusaro on 5 January 2021 at 11:35 am

    Happy Birthday, Paul! May God bless you with many healthy years.

  166. Robert Sullivan on 5 January 2021 at 11:39 am

    Happy Birthday Paul

  167. Peter Spuijman on 5 January 2021 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations Paul, and many thanks for your inspiring work and wise words. Always happy to read your reflections

  168. John on 5 January 2021 at 11:49 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. The old skills are the best and should not be forgotten.

  169. Patrick Y on 5 January 2021 at 11:54 am

    Happy Birthday Paul!

  170. tim ziegler on 5 January 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, 71 years young. Thank you for all your wonderful woodworking videos. Congratulations and God bless you.

  171. Keith on 5 January 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Happy birthday Paul and thanks for another year of information and inspiration.

  172. Hans Scholl on 5 January 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul!

    A big THANK YOU for everything you do., especially in times like these. You and your hard work are a blessing for all of us. You’re a wonderful person.

    Wishing you the very best, good health, happiness and many more years to come.

  173. Alberto on 5 January 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul
    I don’t know about the rest but you have brought a better me with your lessons and dedication.
    I truly thank you for that and wish you the best!

  174. Ron McGee on 5 January 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Many Happy returns of the day . It’s a good job all these birthday wishes weren’t in card format . It would have taken several trees 😁.
    Hope you have a great day .
    Ron McGee

  175. Robert Bent on 5 January 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! You’ll be happy to know that I am delivering one of your rocking chairs as a housewarming for our daughters newly built home. Your legacy will continue in my family!

  176. Rick Selby on 5 January 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Happy birthday Paul
    May you in joy many more.
    You have so many admirers that you may not even see this but I would like to thank you for your dedication to saving the true art at woodworking. You have inspired me in so many ways beyond making.
    Thank you
    “Live long and prosper”🖖
    Rick
    Myrtle beach, Sc. USA

  177. Srečko Hajdinjak on 5 January 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Happy birthday, Sir!

    I wish you a long and healthy life!
    And thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you give us.

    Srečko
    Slovenija

  178. Stephen on 5 January 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul.
    People from all around the world are joining together today to celebrate with you and are grateful for the blessings and wisdom you have shared with us. God Bless……

  179. Ben on 5 January 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    Thanks for all that you have given freely over the years

  180. François-Yves on 5 January 2021 at 12:46 pm

    “Joyeux anniversaire” Paul, from France
    I wish you all the best for 2021. Thank you for all you are doing for us.

  181. Mike Towndrow on 5 January 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  182. John Allsop on 5 January 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, 71 you don’t look it, keep up your great inspirational work

  183. Terry L Bohannon on 5 January 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, you are an inspiration to my crafty son and me.

  184. Robert Hancock on 5 January 2021 at 12:55 pm

    A very happy birthday Paul . I hope you had a great day yesterday . You bring so much joy to so many people with your love of sharing your life time knowledge to others . You are an inspiration to us and I can’t thank you enough for the joy you have brought me . Stay safe and well my friend

  185. James Rouse on 5 January 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Happy Birthday. Enjoy your day. Just turned 69 in December, same day the Wright Brothers flew. But not the same year. I am looking forward to 2021 and all you have share with us. God bless.

  186. Marc D Smith on 5 January 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    • Ronald A Heberle on 5 January 2021 at 1:10 pm

      Happy Birthday Paul, hope you have a great day! Thanks again for your inspiration to be a hand tool woodworker.

  187. Martin Johnston on 5 January 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! My Dad and I enjoy your videos and book greatly and have inspired us to unpack his fathers old tools and get them into condition. Granddad was a carpenter by profession, so I’m sure he’d have been delighted! Have a great 2021

  188. Rich on 5 January 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

  189. Chris Manning on 5 January 2021 at 1:07 pm

    You’ll be up all night reading this lot, Paul, but it shows how much we think of you.

    Did anyone buy you a chisel? Thought not.

    Happy Birthday and many thanks for all your kindnesses to us throughout a difficult year.

    Chris M

  190. Ismael on 5 January 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Happy birthday Paul! Here is to many more.

  191. jeff on 5 January 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!!
    Your book is on its way!! Many thanks and look forward to your instruction and guidance during 2021. Jeff from South Africa 🇿🇦

  192. Dave Podmore on 5 January 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul have a fantastic day

  193. David Cheramie on 5 January 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr. Paul!!

  194. Jim Braun on 5 January 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Best wishes on your Birthday, good health and thank you for all that you do to help us with our woodworking.
    Jim

  195. Awad on 5 January 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!

    You have inspired me into loving woodworking and pursue it as a hoppy.

    All the best to you and your family.

  196. Sylvain on 5 January 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Happy birthday Paul.
    Most of the time when somebody ask questions on Lumberjock, a link to your video or post gives the answer.

    I have learned so much from you.

  197. Gary N on 5 January 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    Hoping your day is filled with happiness and joy.

    Gary N

  198. Tyler Bingham on 5 January 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    Thank you for teaching us woodworking with hand tools!
    Over fifteen years ago I stopped trying to learn woodworking because the magazines I was reading had me believe I needed a bunch of machinery I couldn’t afford.
    You’ve shown me that’s not true.

    Thank you!

  199. RICK MELCHER on 5 January 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Happy birthday mentor Paul.
    I love to watch your work and the skills you have in your hands, You only have about 6 months to catch up to me since I also turned 71 back in June. God Bless you and grant you many more years of helping teach the hand tool woodworking trade.

  200. Robert Sacco on 5 January 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Happy birthday Paul!
    You are an inspiration to us all. As I have recently retired from 45 years in restaurant kitchens I was looking for a number of things to keep me moving forward on my journey. Photography and playing my guitars and woodworking projects when I stumbled on your video on chisel sharpening, I since have devoured all your videos several times. At the onset I was put off by the expense of power tools and the room to house them all, however after viewing your videos and purchasing elderly planes ( Stanley 4,5,&6 on eBay) for the price of one new plane, a whole new world has opened up to me.
    Thank you and be well
    Rob Sacco

  201. Godfrey Millinson on 5 January 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Many Happy Returns,
    I have always liked the thought that black cats may be lucky, and although not superstitious, like one about our cottage !
    It would be nice to imagine that the coming year will only get better when you have three in the garden for company when digging,planting and constructing.

  202. Chuck on 5 January 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! I can’t think of a single person who has so inspired hundreds of thousands of new and existing woodworkers to improve their woodworking skills, especially with the use of hand tools. Your vast knowledge and willingness to share it speaks volumes about your love for the profession. From sharing your life with us all on your posts it is obvious that yours has been a life well-lived. I wish you many more joyous and healthy birthdays in the future. Thank you for all that you do.

  203. shane Miller on 5 January 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul,
    you deserve a gong for all your efforts there are so many positives that come from the classes you provide in hand tool work.
    Kind Regards
    Shane

  204. Brian the golfer on 5 January 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. I would bet that it is the best cut cake possible with all slices being even and square and measured to perfection 😀

  205. Pavel Svec on 5 January 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. You changed my life, thanks!

  206. Steve Whitt on 5 January 2021 at 2:04 pm

    God bless and my sincere appreciation for your teaching. I have been an amateur woodworker for 30 years with only a modicum of improvement over most of that time. Paul, you have such a clarity when teaching that I immediately grasp, and I am leaps and bounds more capable today than when I discovered your teaching a few years ago. Happy Birthday, and New Year!

  207. Vanderlei Pereira de Carvalho (Brasil) on 5 January 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Paulo, é com muito carinho que desejo que nunca te falte inspiração. Inspiração para continuar aprendendo a cada dia mais e transmitindo isso a todos nós, para que você não só continue ensinando, mas também mude a vida nos ensinando com o prazer e as técnicas que domina, proporcionando momentos mágicos dentro e fora da sala de aula, assim como fez comigo e com milhões de pessoas!

    Parabéns pelo seu aniversário!

  208. Craig on 5 January 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Enjoy the day, Paul! It’s great to see so many friends here.

  209. James R Lawrence on 5 January 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Happy belated birthday Mr. Sellers. Thank you for the inspiration from an 83 year old amature.

  210. Mike Dench on 5 January 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul.
    You are an inspitation and have encouraged me to make more things from wood in addition to my woodturning.

  211. Paul Boegel on 5 January 2021 at 2:32 pm

    My what a lot of comments. Well, you have earned it Paul. Happy Birthday to you and many more. Online mentoring is turning into a really positive thing that you are doing and you are an inspiration to all of us. April 2021 will be my own 71st and looking to make the best of it. Thank you so much Paul.

  212. Eric Bittner on 5 January 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul!
    You have been one of the few bright rays of hope for the past year.

  213. Charles Bushell on 5 January 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, from Ontario, Canada
    I hope you are having a great day!

    Cheers. 🍻

    Charles

  214. Mike Cooke on 5 January 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. Thank you for sharing your woodworking skills.

  215. Jim on 5 January 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Happy birthday paul thank you for sharing your life with us it is a pleasure to read your comments thank you

  216. Giancarlo on 5 January 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul. And many thanks for all of the inspiration and skills you have been and will be capable of transmit to other people.

  217. Will on 5 January 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul! Thank you for spreading knowledge, wisdom and goodness. You are a guiding light!

  218. Kent HANSEN on 5 January 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Sorry for the late well wishes, Paul, but nonetheless hoping your birthday was filled with all the good things in life! Thank you for being an inspiration to so many of us. Many, many more happy birthdays to you!

  219. Stephen McGonigle on 5 January 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Happy birthday Paul.

  220. Christopher on 5 January 2021 at 3:20 pm

    71? Heck – just a pup yet. Happy Birthday from a land where morning bike rides have us put ice spikes in tires first this time of year. Thanks for just being you, someone who has made such a huge quiet difference.
    Christopher

  221. Owen Williams on 5 January 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!
    Thanks for another year of wisdom 🙂

  222. Michael on 5 January 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul,
    I wish you many more such days. Many thanks for your inspiration and sharing your knowleg . It needs more craftmen like you, who teaches the basics to young people.
    By the way, your last book is great.
    All the best to you and your team for the future from Germany.

  223. Paul Palmer on 5 January 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. You are such an inspiration!! I pray God will richly bless you through out 2021 and the years ahead! Looking forward to many more years of you inspired teaching.

  224. Robert Ninis on 5 January 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Mr. Sellers,
    You have been a great inspiration to me during this pandemic. Listening to you patiently describe the process of the work you do and the thoughts and sensory experiences that you have while doing it made me feel like I had someone teaching just me. Listening to your voice and the words you say has been a great comfort also. I wish you the happiest of birthdays sir. I hope I continue to have the fortunate blessing of hearing your voice inspire and teach for many more decades.

  225. Matt Hess on 5 January 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Paul you have been a real inspiration to me for many years now. I first discovered you when I found that my Morrison’s machine wouldn’t work and I was “forced” to cut mortises by hand. I found one of your videos online, learned the skill under your tutelage and haven’t cut a mortise with a machine since! Your passion and generosity for sharing your hard earned skills are a real inspiration. Thank you for everything and a very Happy Birthday!🎉

  226. Andrew on 5 January 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. Not just a lover of woodworking, but of people, the countryside and philosophy too.

  227. Santiago Lascurain on 5 January 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Felicidades, Maestro!!

  228. Sherry on 5 January 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. We are the same age. I met you online and watched your youtube videos to relax before sleeping. Then I got hooked! I am having a bit of trouble learning to sharpen my old saws, but I am eager to get past this in the future. Thank you for your calm and dedication to teaching!

    Praying for your health help and happiness in this next “run around the sun”

  229. George on 5 January 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Many Happy Returns Paul.

    Hope you have happy woodworking years ahead of you.

  230. Mike Parker on 5 January 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul. Thank you for all you do!

  231. TED NICHOLLS on 5 January 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Happy birthday Paul and all the best to yourself and all your family and work collegues please keep up the good work. Started with your bench you built in you garden with laminated soft wood and now have a shed/workshop full of your “stuff” and have been an allotment gardner for 40 years plus so lots in common with yourself, all the best Ted Nicholls in Peterborough.

  232. Charles Bradshaw on 5 January 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul.
    Thanks for all the inspiring videos and advice given.
    You give, we receive and benefit.
    Yours sincerely, Charles Bradshaw

  233. Mark Gallicano on 5 January 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul and many more.Mark

  234. Steve on 5 January 2021 at 5:01 pm

    A most happy and birthday 🎂wish to you Paul and thank you for that quiet voice heard as I work the wood, it’s magical.

  235. Ed Baedke on 5 January 2021 at 5:02 pm

    🎈🎉🎊🌠🎇🎂🍰🏞🏘🔨😄!

  236. RJ Riley on 5 January 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. I really love your videos and blog posts. You are an inspiration to us all. While I haven’t built many of your projects your designs are wonderful and I feel I learn a lot just watching your techniques.

  237. Steve on 5 January 2021 at 5:04 pm

    A most happy and birthday 🎂wish to you Paul and thank you for that quiet voice heard as I work the wood, it’s magical.
    Enjoy many more birthdays
    Regards Steve Eastwood

  238. Billy Lee on 5 January 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul, It’s always to be popping corks than popping your clogs….

  239. Bob Bell on 5 January 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Now that you have reached the age of wisdom and maturity Happy Birthday.. Best wishes for a great day and many birthdays to come.
    Best
    Bob

  240. John on 5 January 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Paul, Happy Birthday! You are the bomb! The nuclear option—top of the heap. Thank you VERY much for your magnificent contribution to our craft.
    Bought your book for Christmas, and the commenters were RIGHT, it is outstanding. Warmest regards to you and your team.

  241. Patrick Moore on 5 January 2021 at 5:50 pm

    I wish you the Happiest of Birthdays Paul. May Gods Blessings & Holy Angels be with you and your family. Thank you very much for your generous spirit of sharing all your knowledge. May you be able to work your craft as long as you live Sir.

  242. John Gresko on 5 January 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul,
    Being near 68 in a few months, I know about how it goes. I have learned a bit and hope you keep your health, woodworking and family and faith foremost.

  243. Mark Bikton on 5 January 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul

  244. Neil Simpson on 5 January 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise

  245. Martin Jukes on 5 January 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul thank you for all your hard work and long may you reign

  246. Kurt Barensfeld on 5 January 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Happy Birthday,Paul. I wish you had been around in 1973 when I started to do woodworking in NYC. My information came from English woodworking books and where does one find “deal” in NY ? After embracing machinery for decades I now live in the country and with your help and enthusiasm am working more and more with hand tools. Better on the ears. Thanks

  247. DaveO on 5 January 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! May you have a blessed year.

  248. Chris Terrell on 5 January 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul and very best wishes to you, your family and your team. You do inspiring work and I’ve learned a lot of useful things from your blog, youtube etc . I wish I’d met a woodworking teacher like yourself when I was at school.. I’m particularly glad that you maintain the hand-tool skills and craftsmanship that has been lost in so many places under the pressure to get rapid results regardless of quality and durability. Wishing you health, happiness and enduring, durable, wealth.

  249. Dominik Große-Schulte on 5 January 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Happy birthday Paul,
    And thank you so much for teaching us so much. I never dreamed that working with my hands could be so fulfilling.

    Love your work

    Dominik from Germany

  250. Robert Lenart on 5 January 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Happy birthday Paul, and many more to follow. I’ll be 71 on the 6th of February. I found your blog about three months ago and haven’t missed a day since. Your inspiration and informative knowledge has been very helpful. I’m still in the process of building my work bench, hope to finish by my birthday. In a way it will be a birthday present from you. I’m still reading your books, watching your videos, and looking forward to your next book. I’ve purchased some tools to get started per your suggestion, and plan on following your guidelines. Hope your birthday brings you all the joyful memories to build your kindness further into the future. Take care and thanks again Paul. Your friend from Brunswick, Ohio in the USA. Bob Lenart.

  251. Carlos Alvarado on 5 January 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I hope that you have a very Happy and prosperous coming year and that yo enjoy your birthday. I also want to thank you for all your help and inspiration.

    Really enjoy the way you teach,

    Carlos Alvarado

  252. Chris Grimmer on 5 January 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Happy birthday Paul. Love your video’s and the way you teach. I have lear’nt a great deal from listening and then trying it out for myself. Just wish I had done this years ago

  253. gerald snania on 5 January 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Happy Biryhday Mr sellers
    Have rnjoyed spending these last few years learning from uou both the woodworking snd your philodphy of working and life.
    Enjoy many more yesrs of health snd teaching.

  254. Jonathan Warren on 5 January 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!
    many happy returns of the day!

  255. EJ on 5 January 2021 at 8:41 pm

    🎂 Happy Birthday Paul

  256. Mike Barlow on 5 January 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul,

    Thank you for all you do! Wishing you health and happiness in 2021 and beyond!

  257. Graham on 5 January 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Happy birthday Paul and more power to your elbow.

  258. Eddie Woolfries on 5 January 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Happy birthday Paul , hope you had a great day with lots of prezzies haha, 71 jings you put me to shame, I turned 62 in December and feel it.
    Saw my copy of your book has been dispatched and can’t wait to get my hands on it. Green house is coming on well I see, I will keep watching your blogs to get the latest news updates.
    🎂🥂 cheers 😉

  259. Rod Martin on 5 January 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! And best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year filled with blessings.

  260. Michael Fraser on 6 January 2021 at 12:37 am

    Happy Birthday Paul! Many thanks for the all the inspiration you have provided over the years.

    Wishing you a great 2021 no matter what it brings 🙂

    • Manfred on 11 January 2021 at 3:49 pm

      Happy birthday Paul! You are inspiring!
      Stay healthy!

  261. Jon Bowers on 6 January 2021 at 12:47 am

    Mr Sellers,
    Happy birthday sir. You have inspired me and been my greatest source of wood working education sense the day I discovered your youtube channel amongst two years ago. Thank you for you tireless devotion to hand tool working and spreading of knowledge. I wish and pray for all the blessings that God has to offer you in the coming year.
    Best wishes,
    Jon

  262. Kathleen Basiewicz on 6 January 2021 at 12:55 am

    Happy birthday Paul. I hope that this day brings you much happiness and health for today and the coming future. I have learned so much from your videos and we all will be glad when you can start back to teaching us again. Once again, Happy Birthday.

  263. David R Grindel on 6 January 2021 at 1:11 am

    Happy birthday Paul and may you have many many more. Your woodworking videos and instructions are outstanding. Plus, you talk about things that are important, conservation, taking a walk and just seeing all the beauty around us. It’s truly a joy to read your blogs and watch all your videos. Yes …. Happy Birthday, Paul.

  264. James on 6 January 2021 at 2:15 am

    Cò latha breith sona dhuibh

  265. Jimmy ( Bo) Asher on 6 January 2021 at 3:17 am

    Happy, happy Birthday Paul! I wish you all the health and happiness this coming year and I am looking forward to all the time I get to spend learning from and enjoying your awesome content. You have had such a great impact and been a huge influence in my life the past 3 years since my Dad passed away. You have honestly kept me going and I am forever grateful. I hope you enjoy your special day.

  266. Richard on 6 January 2021 at 4:11 am

    Happy birthday Paul! Your teaching has given me a lifelong skill and purpose, setting me on a path I never expected. I owe you much.

  267. Paolo Tiongson on 6 January 2021 at 4:16 am

    Happy birthday Paul!

    Just like many here you have been a great source of woodworking knowledge for me, and there are no words that can express the debt of gratitude that I and others owe you for the wealth of knowledge and skill that you have passed on to us.

    Hand tool woodworking has been a big part of my life since the start of lockdown here in Sydney Australia last March 2020. Before then I couldn’t even cut wood with any saw. Now I’ve made a few of your dovetail boxes, a couple of wooden mallets, your tool drawer organiser and even my very own workbench based on your videos.

    Thank you.
    Paolo

  268. Harold B on 6 January 2021 at 5:17 am

    Happy Birthday, Paul.

    Since starting to watch your videos, I’ve made, and then given to our local Visiting Nurses Thrift Shop, about 75 dovetail boxes based on the ones you make. They sell quickly and help support their worthy organization.

    Thank you,
    Harold

  269. Jim Carter on 6 January 2021 at 6:32 am

    Happy Birthday Paul, keep them coming.

  270. Grant on 6 January 2021 at 7:11 am

    Happy Birthday Sir!!!

    All the Best to you and your family Paul!

  271. Michael Brennan on 6 January 2021 at 9:15 am

    Happy Birthday Paul. Best wishes and many thanks for your inspirations.

  272. Alex on 6 January 2021 at 9:20 am

    Happy birthday Paul.

  273. Andrew on 6 January 2021 at 11:07 am

    Hope you had a great day Paul, doing just what you wanted to do. Keep enjoying life! We enjoy having you around.

  274. Elliott Timms on 6 January 2021 at 11:25 am

    Happy birthday Mr Sellers, thank you for all of your help and more than anything else keeping us sane during lock down! Happy new year, Elliott.

  275. Antonio Vargas Sotelo on 6 January 2021 at 11:42 am

    Buenos días, Sr. Sellers. Le deseo, desde España, salud y la ilusión necesaria para celebrar oros muchísimos cumple. Felicidades.

    Cordial, Antonio Vargas

  276. Liviu Cerchez on 6 January 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Happy birthday and best wishes!

  277. Jon L on 6 January 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Happy belated Birthday Paul! Thank you for the inspiration and information you provide. Wishing you many more years of creating! Absolutely best wishes, and stay safe!

  278. LUIZ MATTOS on 6 January 2021 at 7:31 pm

    My best wishes of a New Year of health and peace. Please, continue to inspire us in ursuit of woodworking skills

  279. Manuel de Sales on 6 January 2021 at 8:55 pm

    A very happy birthday Paul, and may you have many more.
    Thank you for all the good advice and wisdom you have been supplying for so many years.

  280. Ray Curtis on 6 January 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul! May you have many more. Thanks for all the help you and your staff have provided through the years.

  281. Larry Edmiston on 7 January 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Just read this today, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAUL!! I’ll be 65 on Thursday!

  282. Dale Suilmann on 7 January 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Happy birthday, Paul!

    I’ve been a fan since the very early days, even before YouTube and Woodworking Masterclass videos, which I have subscribed to all along.

    Your teaching style and methods resonated with me immediately. You’ve completely changed my woodworking approach and techniques for the better. Thank you.

    Dale Suilmann
    Elk River, Minnesota

  283. Hasan on 11 January 2021 at 10:33 am

    Happy birthday Mr Sellers.

  284. Noel Rodrigue on 11 January 2021 at 3:29 pm

    So, here I go again: Happy B’Day, Paul. May you continue to have HEALTH, be surrounded by your close circle of loved ones and members of your team, keep up with your phenomenal teaching/passing on of your knowledge and experience, and all that for many many years.

    All good wishes forwarded from Gatineau, QC, Canada.

  285. Richard Seelig on 11 January 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Happy belated birthday, Paul. I want to thank you so much for the work that you do and the love and skills you share with us. I have enjoyed making a number of your designs, some with modifications, and learned so much. I owe so much of my skills and confidence in woodworking/furniture making to you; it all began with a nine-day workshop in Greenwich, NY a half-dozen years ago.

  286. Joe on 11 January 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Happy Birthday from Portland Oregon!

  287. Simon Wray on 11 January 2021 at 7:30 pm

    A very Happy Birthday to you Paul from the USA. I’m an expat following in your footsteps, but in Oregon and more recently Colorado.

    You’re an inspiration, a joy to watch, and it’s an honor to learn from you.

    Wishing you many many more happy and healthy years ahead.

    Simon

  288. Myk Hough on 11 January 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Happy birthday young man and may you have many more birthdays.

  289. Kathy Spera on 11 January 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Dear Paul I am so sorry I missed your birthday so I will wish you a belated message in hope it returned many happy moments and that you have many many more. Thank you for being here and the inspiration you have given me over the years. Happy Happy Birthday and New Year 2021:)

  290. Nick Rayment on 11 January 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Happy birthday Paul.
    May you have many more years teaching me and so many others, the skills you have.

  291. Stephen Tyrrell on 12 January 2021 at 1:36 am

    Happy birthday Paul!

    What a fantastic time I have had these past two years following your projects and realising a long held dream. I cannot thank you enough and look forward to many more projects and videos in the future.

  292. Erick on 12 January 2021 at 1:39 am

    Happy birthday Paul

  293. Daniel Hopwood on 12 January 2021 at 5:41 am

    Happy Birthday! Paul.
    May you enjoy many more! Thank you so much for your unselfish sharing of your woodworking knowledge! And thank you for the encouragement to make us believe we can accomplish and learn. Thank you for caring about people you have never met.

  294. Matt on 12 January 2021 at 6:10 am

    Happy Birthday, Paul! Thanks for all the videos. 🙂

  295. Bogdan on 12 January 2021 at 8:45 am

    Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day!

  296. Jay Driver on 12 January 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Happy Birthday, Paul Sellers!
    You have inspired me and my son for the past 2 years. We thank you and wish you the happiest of birthdays!!!
    God bless!

  297. Mike Hughes on 13 January 2021 at 4:37 am

    Happy birthday, Paul Sellers.

    Thank you so much for all you do. I continue to learn from you both in the shop and your outlook on life.

    I only wish that I had the opportunity to meet you while you were in Texas.
    Keep up the good work.

  298. Oscar on 13 January 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul!
    It’s thanks to you that I re-discovered creating with my hands and that I proudly can call my self a woodworker. That I’m passionate about wood and the woodworking style of life. Thanks.

  299. Alexander Fuchs on 13 January 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Paul. Health and all you wish for yourself and many more years in joy and health to come. Thank for all your inspiration.

    Best regardes from Leverkusen, Germany

  300. Adele on 14 January 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Happy (belated) Birthday!
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, skill, and wisdom with your videos and blog posts. Hope your 71st year brings you much happiness and joy.

    — sending you the best from Oregon, United States.

  301. Leonard J Muller on 18 January 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Sir Paul ; Mine was the 16th. I’m now 74. My Dad learned the trade back in the 1920’s when he arrived from Norway at the ripe old ae of 16 ! He learned from Norwegian and German cabinetmakers in Brooklyn n y . I learned from him what I have been watching you also do. Variations of course.
    One thing bothers me immensely about your placement of your planes face/blade down. Dad would have, SHOT, me if I hade done that. I Always set the plane down on its, SIDE, so the blade would not be damaged on the workbench. I have most of Dads tools including even a 24″ Stanley Joiner plane. Oh, the stories ! That is my 2 cents. Otherwise, YOU, know your business ! Thank YOU , Leonard J. Muller 40 Russell Road, Greenfield Center n y 12833

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