Some asked if frame saw blades can be sharpened and the answer is yes, most of the regular ones can be but not the fancy turbo ones with Japanese teeth. I put this video together to show the simplicity of sharpening them. It takes about 5 five minutes to do and they will last for…

Read More

Sorry everyone, I realised that there was a little confusion by my creating two videos that ‘aired’ at the same time, one via YouTube and the other via our woodworkingmasterclasses. Both blasted off with the lowest inertia ever and I was taken a little by surprise. These are low-cost highly effective saws that are different…

Read More

Several of you in the USA have asked for the bowsaw blades I used in the USA frame saw. I used these made by Milwaukee and found them excellent. I found these in The Home Depot store but I am sure you can get them online too. This type doesn’t have the wavy corrugated edge…

Read More

If you have not yet made one of these you should. They are quick and simple to make and give you the European push and pull stroke saw in a single saw which is useful depending on where you want to be. Here is the video to walk you through the steps. Two hours work…

Read More

I recently progressed the videos on making different types of frame saw using different ingredients to maximise performance. Visitors stopped by over the days I was working and we were filming and they saw the saws in progress and indeed being used. One man asked my why Europeans didn’t adopt the English tenon saw for…

Read More

I have neglected bringing this tool to the forefront. Some years ago Joel of Tools for Working Wood (www.toolsforworkingwood.com) came out with a very special kit named under his brand name Gramercy the Gramercy 12″ Bow Saw Kit. It is an incredible kit and once you’ve made the saw you’ll find it works so beautifully…

Read More
  • mark leatherland on Woodworking PatternsHi Paul, wise words. Im trying to develop my own patterns to speed up and improve my woodworking. I don't think that your nearly 400k followers will be looking elsewhere for a new…
  • Thomas Angle on Woodworking PatternsI can think of a few off the top of my head that seem to not master their tools. They do look clumsy and seem a little uncomfortable with them. Of course Paul has and elegance when…
  • Thomas Angle on Resistance to Change"Maybe one day I should publish the list of my own suppliers who have truly served me well" That would be helpful. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find good places to d…
  • Paul Sellers on Woodworking PatternsOne thing I learned and indeed loved about living and working in Texas for half my working life was how many children would address their fathers as Sir and Daddy in the same sente…
  • Hank Edwards on Woodworking PatternsMost everything I had intended to say has been said. Two points remain to be addressed. First to nemo: I work a great deal with translating. English does have a formal structure ak…
  • Jon on Woodworking PatternsYou're not the only one! I've started over from the beginning. The beginning, I think, because I'm not sure. I think the Paul Sellers Blog starts in the spring of 2012, but I'm not…
  • jay gill on Woodworking PatternsI love the integration of pattern and humility! Really got me thinking. A friend once told me that the only difference between a groove, a rut and a grave is depth. I think it's hu…