Video with some small Christmas projects

A week or so ago I posted in a three-hand tool gift set as an introduction to woodworking for someone you know and you want to get them started. Here are four projects with three tools in a 30 minute video to watch with the kids and the grandkids that are quick and simple as something to do over the holidays. I hope that you enjoy it.


  1. str8tedge on 20 December 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks P and J,

    Some fun ideas for kids and very timely. Some of us are going to have to do some heavy imbibing over the holidays to get that relaxed muscle in shape though. Attendance at the pub required.

    Joe B.

  2. Mark Chapman on 20 December 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I have just recently found Paul Sellers and Woodworking Masterclasses. What a treat to watch and then go right to the garage to practice the skills. I have already learned so much. I even was able to get an old restored plane to work, which I have spent hours trying my best. I saw Paul manipulating his plane & it triggered an idea in me to try with the old Stanley #5, and it worked. Well, my Christmas came early. Thanks, Paul and the team. I am having so much fun and I can work in my garage with minimal mess and cleaner air.

  3. rotaryw on 20 December 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you Paul, as with all your videos, I was hypnotized and fascinated when I watched it.

  4. Xavi Molina on 20 December 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you Paul and Merry Christmas!!!!

  5. nwertman on 20 December 2013 at 5:59 pm

    No download? I prefer to watch these videos on my patio without an internet connection.

  6. hehoward on 20 December 2013 at 6:28 pm

    No download? I like watching them over and over. Our internet is too slow to watch them this way. Thank you and Merry Christmas. Harold

  7. Craig Gamble on 20 December 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Cheers Paul,
    Some ideas to get my 2 sons to work on over the Christmas holidays!! Merry Christmas.

  8. Joseph Sellers on 20 December 2013 at 7:59 pm

    @nwertman, @hehoward,

    I have added ability to download this video. Enjoy! 🙂

  9. nwertman on 20 December 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks @joseph!

    This post, as well as the corresponding blog post has inspired me to get a beginner toolset for my daughter (she is 5). I want the gift to be from Santa, so the tools I’ve picked up all look new but don’t have any prominent commercial markings on them.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a toolbox I could build ASAP? I was thinking of building the Tool Tote from the masterclasses about a year ago. I could scale it to her size, but I’m definitely open to other suggestions.

    • Sandy on 20 December 2013 at 11:44 pm

      The Tote makes a great tool box for a child. You could shorten the ends a bit and make it look more like a tool box.

  10. cbrake on 20 December 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks for the download option — one issue I have is my Internet connection is too slow (2.8Mbps) to keep up with streaming the video in the player on this page.

  11. hehoward on 20 December 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you for the download. I appreciate it. Merry Christmas.

  12. Bobbie Eiler on 20 December 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Great!! Thanks for the download. This will be added to the Christmas gift box of tools and wood for my little friend.

  13. Sandy on 20 December 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you Joseph and Thank you Paul for another great video with some things I can do with the G’Kids. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  14. Charles Hart on 21 December 2013 at 3:30 am

    Thanks for the gift. I can share this often. Merry Christmas

  15. STEVE MASSIE on 21 December 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks Paul and crew for yet another wonderful video that looks like a lot of fun with Kids. Some very neat ideas and looking forward to working with my Grandkids on these.

    Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you and your Family.


  16. Dusty11408 on 21 December 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Hey Paul. Great video. Thanks!

  17. Mark Armstrong on 21 December 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you Paul and team 😉

  18. Mihai on 22 December 2013 at 12:17 am

    I enjoyed every second of this video, I think Santa did -too .It’s a great demo on working the grain , for which I am thankfull.
    Merry Christmas.

  19. jtravena on 24 December 2013 at 8:11 am

    I just subscribed to the master classes and find them really helpful. Love the projects in the Christmas video, especially the spoon carving and the cutting board. Anyways, just saying Hello and Happy Holidays, everybody!

  20. rusty on 24 December 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I have been a subscriber since the coffee table build, I have learned so much and I am hoping to gain a proper work space in the next couple of months as we are relocating for work and it is on the list for the new place. I have managed to build the dovetail box without a vice in my backyard, and I was very sad I would not be able to build any gifts for Christmas. All my tools are stored in my parent’s basement as my house is currently being staged to sell. But this video changed that, I spent 3 hours and made two spatulas. One for my wife and one for my mother. I used olive oil for the finish it dried nicely and no smell.
    Thank you so much and Merry Christmas.

  21. Carlos J. Collazo on 28 December 2013 at 2:21 am

    Thank you for thinking of the little ones (and not so little) that could really use the guidance on simple projects with basic and essential woodworking tools. This is really helpful as my 9 year old is excited about building projects in wood and I’d like to teach him as much as I can.

    Thank you and Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to you and everyone!

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