I’m almost done with my new coffee table design for the Sellers’ Home living room series seemingly coming together from nowhere piece by piece. By that, I mean that the design is finished in my head and now on paper but as yet not quite fully made. We have videoed the first few episodes though…

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I recently let you know that I have regained full control of my first published book Working Wood 1&2 which was originally published by Artisan Media 10 years ago. In the acquisition, I took possession of all existing book stocks. They are taking up valuable space here at my workshop. This book is my foundational…

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My greenhouse is in the final throes of completion with both roof sides and three walls fully glazed. I still have opening lites to go in and some flashing to the meeting spars but it gets hot in there even with one wall yet to glaze. The weather definitely made me late for a planned…

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As the covid year unfolded, everyone gradually accepted lockdowns, self-isolation in shielding and then a mass of other self-monitoring systems of distancing and safety margins. Mask-wearing for those of us working wood all day long and on a daily basis was not new at all, yet it was those wearing them for the first time…

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I think that everyone is questioning what is normal anymore. My year has been very normal and normalcy for me is mostly that life revolves around my making and working on things I make from wood. With a dozen and more decent-sized projects filmed, made, stacked up and under my belt, I remind myself of…

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I did an experiment today. I took pieces of cherry and set myself a goal. I had eight pieces of rough-sawn cherry on my bench for a project I am building. I did not look at the wood in any sort of depth first but simply found myself tracing my fingers over the bandsawn surfaces,…

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I sometimes think saw sales and the makers shoot themselves in the foot. Whether it is because they fail to change with the times or just plain shortsightedness, I can’t tell. Perhaps that’s a little strong but don’t think it is even strong enough. There is though something about old businesses that are prepared to…

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Closing this week is a momentous one for us – one worthy of great celebration at least. For a little while, we’ve been working to regain full control of my first published woodworking book, Working Wood 1&2. Last week my mind traced its path through three decades to develop the curriculum I knew new woodworkers…

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I talked recently about whether, when we say we are in or out of our “comfort zone”, it is often more likely we are describing our being in or out of anything we want to control. A controlled area makes us feel comfortable and we only really feel comfortable when we are in control. My…

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I am never sure if we altogether understand self-drilling screws, the need for pilot holes, and just what’s happening at the tip of the screw with its ultra-pointed, missile-shaped point. In industry, carpentry-level assembly and such, they are indispensable and an odd split in a deck board will ultimately add to the dozen or so…

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  • Roger Browning on Cherry Is a JourneyThanks Paul! Ironically, I retired from the Georgia Forestry Commission. Yes our plantation planted pines do supply forest industry, however it's the hardwoods that are the gold. T…
  • Paul Sellers on Cherry Is a JourneyThen might you consider going outside of Georgia, USA. Go online, find a supplier. If I can buy beautiful Americsan black cherry right here as imported wood in the UK then you can…
  • Paul Sellers on Working Wood 1&2 AvailabilityThat's so kind, Kevin. Replicating what I have had as a lifestyle for most of my work-life does not mean giving up a paying job that supported in a different era but encourages peo…
  • Kevin Drevik on Working Wood 1&2 AvailabilityI wanted to purchase this both for its content and to help you fund the site. I really appreciate the videos and other information you've been giving away for free here. Thank you…
  • Roger Browning on Cherry Is a JourneyHere in middle Georgia,USA wood species other than pine is scarce. 3 fold that when searching for seasoned anything other than pine. Then when you get your hands on a piece of wood…
  • Paul Sellers on Working Wood 1&2 AvailabilityHard to say. I can say that they are two totally different animals if that helps, Stuart. One is a foundation course for traditional hand tool woodworking, and detailing how to mak…
  • Stuart on Working Wood 1&2 AvailabilityAlthough it will be bettered later this year, I might be interested in purchasing this older book. However, I would like to know how much overlap, if any, there is with your other…