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Who You Are Matters, Everyone!

A teacher in the Netherlands pulled a blog post I wrote about the beginnings and outcome of following my passion in woodworking here and I am not altogether sure why what I wrote altogether mattered except, well, I got something that matters to me off my chest. It happens all the time that things left unsaid…

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Good Morning Monday!

Last week was busy I wrote this and then didn’t post it. The year is cracking along nicely already and we have many new beginnings taking place. Part of Phil’s role as manager of woodworkingmasterclasses.com is to make sure everything is filmed and packaged on time. This past week he’s been making an additional workbench as…

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The Dresser by Any Other Name

Thank you everyone for your encouraging words since my birthday. Not just the birthday wishes but all that you said to launch me onto my new year. Sometimes we don’t see so much the purpose for our lives until we are older, but our reaching so many of you around the world has been an amazing…

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A Name in Iron Survives Five Decades

My hand forged name stamp has survived five decades settled in the top till of my tool chest. Of course these imprinting stamps are not really used too much so it’s not really wear that works them out  of use but more likely loss of physical possession. Name stamps identify your tools mostly and were…

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The Big Week Ahead

Let me start out by saying I am so sorry to those who can’t come to the open house starting this Saturday but know this, YOU are all in my heart and every demonstration and lecture I am involved with this coming week will include you in my mind. Everyone here has been getting ready…

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Import Planes–Do/Can They Work?

Of course most of the time we might pass them up, but look what would have happened had I passed up the Aldi chisels six years ago. Seemed to me I should give a couple of inexpensive planes a fair try to see how they did and so I bought two from B&Q. The ask was…

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Credit cards in business

Credit cards in small craft businesses can be problematic without good credit. Trying to answer the question regarding the struggles of starting out and being in business raised some issues surrounding developing a credit record and using credit and credit cards. Some say credit is useful for the unforeseen and that you need a good…

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Why I do what I do

Often it’s the unexplainable things of life that make the most sense to our sensibilities. Strange really, when you think about it. The leaf a tree carries and the way wood severed from it’s root in the same stem brings life to what we make from it. These things are things a scientist explains and…

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Making a chair devil video

We use these useful tools for finessing spindles and even for paint stripping of spindles if needed. They can be sharpened over and over for decades and they will work better than anything of you have awkward grain. You can create just about any radius you want with just a round file and the tool…

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  • John2v on Framings and PanelsHi Rodrigo.....you are doing well with your written English. A large panel in a door or a decorative panelled wall inside a building would be made with vertical and horizontal timb…
  • Tucker Tuck on All in a Day’s WorkoutIt's so hard to be in the present. We tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what's not right in front of us until we learn to see more and more of it with the experience and a…
  • Nick Latraille on Vlog 015 Up!Mr Paul Sellers, thank you so much for being my “mentor” when it comes to woodworking. But your whole outlook on life is truly inspiring, I know for me and probly many others that…
  • Jay Gill on All in a Day’s WorkoutThe photo of the horses is really spectacular. Looking at it snapped me back to countless early morning in North Carolina and Hertfordshire. As always thanks for all you do. The th…
  • Stephen McGonigle on All in a Day’s WorkoutI think you must be one of the most contented people alive. You have work you love, enjoy and are good at. You teach this work to others and receive their thanks. You work with fam…
  • Glenn Philipson on Vlog 015 Up!Funny that since I chose to become a lifestyle woodworker I have no time or interest in the TV. My watching is all related to my wood and the highlight is without a doubt your Vlog…
  • Derick Wallace on Woodworking AlternativesThank you Paul for guidelines. Will seek advice and read your suggested books to try and educate myself. Will hopefully give feedback on my journey in future.
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