Paul Sellers! Where Are You?

It’s not confusing to me, but it could be for some. Go through my history and you’ll see my life journey begin  in Stockport, England, near Manchester. It was from there that I migrated to a new life in the USA and built my Texas home, continuing my lifestyle as a woodworking furniture maker designer. […]

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Bandsaw Set Up

I finally got my bandsaw set up this week and the bandsaw blades came in too. I have ordered a variety of blades ranging from 1/4″, 4 tooth skip tooth to 3/4″ fast cuts with a variety in between in both variable tooth patterns and widths. The first blade I tested is a thin kerfed, […]

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Open House Update Soars!

After about two years of planning and building and then six months of internal construction and organising, the day came to open the doors to guests, visitors who love woodworking as much as we do. It can be quite a drain getting this point, builders never quite seem to match their presentation but you put […]

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A Cane I Gave Away

Trying to evaluate the values in life is often tricky. In a Western culture where most things seem to be valued by its final cost, we seem to ever fall into the pit of evaluating worth by the cost of materials, the manufacturing costs, sales margins and then the ultimate value in the final sales. […]

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Bandsaw Blade Dull?

It happens from time to time. A blade seems suddenly to dull and then the drift. You should have ordered more in but you procrastinated and when you need a reasonably sharp blade you’re out. Bandsaw blades have hardened teeth and cannot be sharpened with a file like a conventional saw any more.  That’s the […]

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Before the Workbench Drawer

For the under-bench stowage shelf I found things slipped off sideways or at the back from time to time. This is the first time I’ve added an upstand to prevent this from happening, though I have enclosed sides and back on many workbenches. I don’t want an enclosure this time. I may at some point […]

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Stuff’s Happening

Two things off the top of my head. The Open House day is Saturday and that’s going well. Everyone here is excited to meet everyone coming and share their experience, show you around and explain things. I am going to give a presentation we will be filming to send round after the day, alongside a […]

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Installing My Under-Bench Shelf

Adding a main shelf underneath my bench is a questionable addition except this time I am going to take control of it. Over the years it proved useful more as a catchall for stuff that just does not fit elsewhere rather than an organised system of storage. It did hold my electric grinder, my metal […]

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Fitting Things!

It’s fitting for a workman to establish things. As a boy I watched men do this from time to time. People then didn’t flit, they stayed. By that I mean from job to job, place to place, change homes, such like that. They simply established themselves and stayed. Sometimes a new man came. There were […]

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