I’ve written different blogs that lead to the point where action becomes essential to actually precipitate the starting of the work proper; this for me is  the essence of real woodworking. With that centred in our thoughts, we begin to see how the workbench, vise and hand tools predicate real woodworking. Beyond, or, I might all the more…

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Hi Paul, I really enjoy watching your Youtube series, its amazing to watch a true master of his craft at work. Im amazed at the possibilities of woodwork, from making everyday items to building complete workshops. It looks really daunting but I would love to learn the basics and build on from there, hopefully fulfilling…

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It’s not so easy a question to answer these days because those who did at one time teach woodworking were once craftsmen who changed occupation to enter the teaching realm with their craft skills as working men. That changed when instead of teaching aspects of life to equip young people to engage in adulthood they…

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  • Glen Blythman on It’s Been a Good Start!I for one can attest to the efficacy of the work you all put in to the online workshops. I never toucheid a woodworking tool until about 3 years ago and now I keep my tools in a jo…
  • Paul Sellers on Winter Returns!Currently, I have three young people coming in week on week. It's not an age issue, just that they asked. I can provide workspace for them and mentor them in their craft without th…
  • Paul Sellers on Orderliness Without Excuses!Yes, it's just a cork sanding block, Sylvain! Mostly it keep me disciplined in putting the low-profile knife where I can find it.
  • Paul Sellers on Is it Helpful or No?"contrary to Paul's views"! Where did I say I didn't prefer the least complex ones. True, I strongly dislike the 102s because they don't do what the other block planes do but they…
  • Paul Sellers on Is it Helpful or No?I think that there is a problem here. A bit like going into a supermarket and saying 'look how lucky we are, we have fifty different types of cereal to choose from for breakfast.'…
  • Paul Sellers on Orderliness Without Excuses!The distance between my bench and the wall slightly more than 1 meter. The overall length of the garage is 5 meters but the accessible floor area for me to actually work in is abou…
  • Carlos Agarie on Orderliness Without Excuses!"[...] four square metres I am confined in" Your shop seems larger than that. Are you referring to the space between your bench and the wall or what? I'm curious because my shop is…