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A Future Starts With a Single Cut

Paul, I so want to be a woodworker but I don’t really see how to do it. Every where i turn it’s not really what I am learning the way you show it. Any help would be appreciated. Alex Ontario, Canada   Answer: His hands were gnarled, veins rose in periodic knots beneath a parchment

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Where Should I Visit in 2017?

I receive many requests from woodworking enthusiasts in many countries and regions asking me to visit to teach and inspire and of course many places pique my interest. But it can’t totally be based on the highest number of requests in a given region or just where I personally might want to visit. That said, I feel that it’s important for

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Prototyping For Successes

Working on prototypes. Luxury or no? Well in some cases it  might be but mostly for me, no. In my case it ensures my ideas and designs will work ahead of say gluing up, or indeed making certain as to the use of a joinery concept. If a prototype is the preface to a production

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The Dresser by Any Other Name

Thank you everyone for your encouraging words since my birthday. Not just the birthday wishes but all that you said to launch me onto my new year. Sometimes we don’t see so much the purpose for our lives until we are older, but our reaching so many of you around the world has been an amazing

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Happy Birthday Paul!

I am Cristina, Paul’s PA. I have administrative access to this site because I handle the technical aspects. I don’t usually use my ability to create blog posts but I thought I would make an exception to tell you all that it is Paul’s birthday today! He doesn’t know that I am posting this but he

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The Dresser Design Progresses Nicely

The close of 2017, between Christmas and New Year, was a quiet time really. Colder days, mostly frozen and wet, with some fogginess too, seemed all the more to isolate me from the world at large. Crossing the Thames river to work meant bridges were often shrouded in misty swirls, as if the deep river

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Best of 2016

Have a Wonderful New Year!   Top Blog Post Out of all the blog posts I wrote in 2016, this was the most read: Cam clamps for almost free or about £1 each. Top Video Out of all the videos we filmed in 2016, this was the most viewed:

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New Beginnings

We are just about concluding the series on the Craftsman-style rocking chair I have been making for the past 25 years now. It has been popular with most whether that is to make it or just watch how I made it. I am a most fortunate man. I have spent the whole of the life

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