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Doing It Yourself

Do It Yourself was a 1960s movement that resulted in DIY shops abounding on Britain high streets and back streets to provide small quantities and tools for the weekend warrior. It was very much a man thing, of that there is no doubt and though there have been some changes, it has not been huge.…

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A New Garage Workshop and a Clean Sweep

A Clean and Clear Working Environment My new workshop’s ready. I’m moving in this week so I hope you’re excited for me. I’m going to blog more on my experience and especially keep you up on the added nuances that have made my shop work through the years. In my workshop easy-sweep is important to…

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Paul’s Garage Workshop? It’s built!

Yup! After an anxious few weeks and two years in the planning, I am very ready to take up occupation. I want you with me as I develop and build my creative workspace. The two cleaning specialists just left this evening following the builders handover and did a sterling job following four weeks of an…

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Dad’s Out of Kilter With Their Kids?

You can read the article any which way you want. Or not. It doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already really know in your gut.  It just makes you think. Somehow this one was made gender specific, but in my book, based on my experience and not my opinion, teaching life skills, no matter what…

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I’ve Learned to Learn, Always!

Perhaps it’s more about learning how to learn I’ve taken many pieces apart, you know, undone them, unpackaged them and spent time dislodging parts by breaking glue lines, dissolving paints and varnishes, band-sawing open joints through and through and my investigations helped me to grow and understand. It’s not just the finished techniques or the…

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New Site for Vision

And a site it was just one year ago. Looking through a wired-off rectangle of waste land covered with old rubble from former construction work, I wondered to myself, “Could this ugly land be home to the work we want to progress quickly into the future?” Progress comes at a price and one part of the…

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An Emerging Woodworking School

Of Course We’re Not New to This It’s been almost a year since we held any course workshops proper—mostly because of the BIG moves we’ve made to finally arrive home to my native England. We’ve also been progressing the way we reach out to upcoming woodworkers seeking their own skilled workmanship and that tugs evermore…

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Sharpening Your First Crosscut Saw Video

In addition to the recent blog posts describing exactly what you need to sharpen your first crosscut handsaw you can now learn alongside me as you follow my latest video for sharpening crosscuts on woodworkingmasterclasses.com. You will need to sign in as a subscriber but it free. The link is below. This is a first from…

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Questions answered-How Do You Split Your Time?

Question: Another inquiry for Paul, if he has time in his busy schedule.   I’m in the beginning stages of getting of the conveyor belt that has been my life of working until recently.  I’m 33 this year and through your blogs and videos, which I have read and watched since 2011,  I feel I…

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  • David Wood on Life’s a Poem…Hi Paul and Gang, Merry Christmas to you all for 2019. I'm reading James Krenovs' "cabinetmakers notebook" and he is saying exactly what you'r saying about the inclusiveness of all…
  • The Southpaw Woodshop on Life’s a Poem…Well said. Couldnt agree more with the time spent working the wood with handtools, listening and feeling the grains.
  • Greg Werner (USA) on Life’s a Poem…Hi Paul, It's my first visit to your website. I've been voraciously consuming your videos and they have inspired a renascence to wood working days of old - - word working too with…
  • Paul Sellers on I Need Another ShedBut that would be you not me. And of course I find days off and resting the way you suggest very, very tiring too. Oh, and I have never neglected time with my family nor oversteppe…
  • Harry & Margaret on I Need Another ShedTake a break between Christmas and New Year Paul. You'll benefit from the rest, your family will see more of you, and more importantly, your new neighbours will appreciate the peac…
  • Paul Sellers on I Need Another ShedWe film about 98% of the making at my garage in the studio. The filming and editing is as efficient as we can get that way and we have control over everything from light and lighti…
  • Stefan R. on I Need Another ShedHi Paul. For me it is a bit confusing sometimes when you talk about the house full of furniture. I have some questions. Are you actually working in the garage of the house full of…
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