I think that Joseph was 13 when we did this. I was to travel from Texas to Tulsa, Oklahoma to demonstrate hand tool woodworking at the Woodworking Shows’ show, a three-day event I used to enjoy. It was mainly to promote my classes in Elm Mott in Texas, just south of Dallas and north of…

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We did it! Thank you to everyone who helped me reach 450,000 subscribers on YouTube! To celebrate, I am giving away a starter kit of tools to the winner: Dovetail Saw Tenon Saw Sliding Bevel Gauge Combination square Stanley #4 Plane Woodworker’s Knife Set of Chisels To enter, visit https://paulsellers.com/youtube-giveaway/ and fill out the form.…

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I decided not to use the name of the disease sweeping the world because of the negative connotations we conjure up in our minds thinking about it. I want to tell a story about the last six months that will ultimately span around 35 years from today. It’s too long for a single blog but…

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My vegetable Frittata Frittatas are a wonderfully quick and healthful meal and are not specific to a particular mealtime, although breakfast and lunch would be a favourite time for me. I love quiches but the pastry makes them prohibitive for me because the pastry is so high in carbs and I am long-term diabetic striving…

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. . . looked up, and I said to myself, in my head, ‘Perfect!‘ This was a month ago. Last night I mowed my grass. It was just before dark. I looked up and I said to myself, ‘Hmm, not so perfect!’ An ancient proverb states that “Pride comes before a fall, but humility before…

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I have similar problems. It is difficult for me to decide how to spend the limited time that I have to devote to this hobby. To make matters worse, I’ve become more of a tool collector than a woodworker. Now I find myself believing that a $1000 dollar black and green floating tenon machine will…

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The idea that perfection is attainable is more the myth and mystery than the reality. Because there is no way to actually measure perfection in some finite way, we must then establish how we ourselves feel about the thing we made first. Is it indeed the final outcome of that made thing or is the…

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I woke with a feeling about something this morning. Is perfectionism truly a part of who we are or is this pride that just gets in the way of our enjoyment in making? Are we obsessed about getting every facet of our work just right and is it possible that we do it not so…

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Yes, not woodworking! The amount of work I get through in any given day requires my best health. It doesn’t take much to take a body dow so keeping fit and trim is critical. Add to that any kind of serious disease and its all the more important to exercise, work and eat well. I…

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As we are close to reaching 450,000 subscribers on YouTube, the time has come to announce our next giveaway! I would love for you to help me reach my goal and so to celebrate I’m about give away a bundle of tools: – Dovetail Saw– Tenon Saw– Sliding Bevel– Gauge– Combination square– Stanley #4 Plane–…

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  • Mike Z. on A Future PastGreat stories and pictures to boot! I think part of why your teaching methods work so well is the time you spent on both sides of the Atlantic ocean - not an easy chasm to straddle…
  • Alain Briot on A Few Years AgoWho is Joseph? Your son? Thank you for the nice story.
  • Dave R on A Few Years AgoI also would love to see this toolchest as a project on WWMC.
  • Nick Jones on A Few Years AgoWhat a lovely story. Time with our kids is the most precious, rewarding and important time of our lives. Wonderful.
  • Noel Rodrigue on My Latest Giveaway is now OPEN!Now on to 500,000 subscribers! Anybody taking bets on how long it'll take to get there? Three months? Anyone else?
  • Paul Dallender on A Future PastAs always an interesting and insperational blog. I know you have a special place in your heart for America/Texas, after all, it had a massive affect on your life. But... without wi…
  • ALVIN KUYKENDALL on A Few Years AgoA WWMC project would be greatly appreciated- perfect size for woodcarving knives