I often see the sphere I work in as a sort of personal ecosystem that somehow belongs to me yet gets shared with others stopping by the door. In an ecosystem all of the components are interrelated beneath the protection of the canopy of the forest. An understory exists within and beneath which fertile life coexists…

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It’s an interesting question most loners shrug off because they like their own space and being alone. Whether that’s completely true they may not actually know, they may just think that’s what they like. Living successfully in both camps there are some things everyone should consider. Over the decades I have had long expanses of…

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I Coined the Phrase ‘My Creative Workspace’ for a reason. I felt that because of machine industry giants and the machine-only culture invading our lives over several decades, we lost the significance of an inner eco-climate environmentally dedicated to hand work and hand tool methods. We indeed lost a culture. This advocacy almost destroyed those…

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Remember when I first set up my workspace tattle New Legacy New York school and I had cupboards more centralised to the shop. Well, for me, as a blogger and photographer, it was hard to  get the light I needed without resorting tas situated lighting or flash. These create artificial images and this that I…

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  My Creative Workspace Chests I finally finished off the lower toolbox to my creative workspace, which concludes my settling in to my workshop after about 18 months. It is resting now. A place for everything and everything in its place is a maxim I have learned the value of. I want to encourage any…

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I am older now and wonder more about issues of order. I realise that without a plan I rarely accomplish what needs to be done. Plans first develop order and most planning revolves around negative or unoccupied space. Parameters for creative workspace are not so much about the largeness of empty space and occupying the…

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Outside the siding is going on, painting too. Hung cedar shakes transform the insulated innards to visual texture and colour in keeping with a counter-facility to the factorial production facilities so common today.We reach into the future with an alternative reality as we establish both a furniture making workshop for hand made products and furniture…

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Today I am stopping in at The Home Depot, my least favourite place to go buy lumber in general, but I am doing it for you, to buy wood for my tool cupboard and storage cabinet. Later on I will be visiting a lumber sawmill here in the woods. That will be my next post…

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Monday 2nd April 20112 Rest and re creation This was a restful day challenged only by my own quest for a balanced period of reflective personal solitude, occasional moments of interaction with a few friends and a couple or more hours watching, talking and listening to my friend Marty for the woodworking insights of a…

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Can two worlds unite The new school of woodworking is really an unfolding work designed to help others find, no, more, discover the substantive merits and fulfilment of woodworking handwork. There should be no doubt that people generally believe that machines are advanced developments that enhance work and craft; that with each new machine developed…

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  • Roberto Fischer on Listening Up! It’s Important!I'd love to hear more about the sounds of a wooden plane when setting the wedge. What's the best for sound and tactile feedback when adjusting the plane: wooden mallet, metal hamme…
  • Jeff D on Listening Up! It’s Important!I'm excited for taste the 3-in-1!
  • Joe on Listening Up! It’s Important!Thanks Paul. This should be an interesting topic. I recall you talking about the sense of feel, sound, and smell when I first started watching your woodworking videos. At first I c…
  • Paul Sellers on Not Good, Not Good!Then I will discontinue our dialogue as we agree to disagree.
  • YrHenSaer on Not Good, Not Good!@Paul Sellers I have no interest in either the book in question or Japanese techniques. I said, plainly, that the tone of the review, a criticism such as the one you wrote of one a…
  • KEVIN NAIRN on Not Good, Not Good!I work as a carpenter and have lots of books on carpentry and joinery. In one of my older books, there's a mistake on a cut roof (a cut roof is a roof where the rafters and other p…
  • Paul Sellers on Not Good, Not Good!I am not altogether sure what you are saying. Tell me this, had I decided to contact the publisher, would he then have stopped selling the book he had little to do with except copy…