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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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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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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  • Ross Williams on Is it Helpful or No?Paul - I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I suppose if I read and absorbed everything you said or wrote that you have covered any topic multiple times. But I want to leav…
  • Shannon on Is it Helpful or No?We can all agree that the Stanley spokeshave Amazon is hawking is crap.
  • Paul Walton on Is it Helpful or No?I find the tools you make yourself are the best ones on the market, and you shouldn't have any complaints about them cause you cannot take them back. So you make them work.
  • Tom Wood on Is it Helpful or No?I also have been using the eBay diamond stones for a good while (I ordered the first set a bit before you mentioned them on the blog, and then got a second set) and they are workin…
  • Paul Sellers on Is it Helpful or No?Okay, Steve, I can drop this here. I make no apology for what I said and feel because I did no damage and what is said is said and true. Editor's choice is the editor's choice! As…
  • Steve D on Is it Helpful or No?The reason I used the word contributor is that the reviews are not typically written by the editors. I never considered "Editor's Choice" to overrule the opinion of an article's au…