Tools & Techniques

Card Scraper Sharpening

The card scraper is the least complex of all woodworking tools in that it comprises a single piece of plate steel with a highly refined cutting edge. In this video, Paul demonstrates how to sharpen this incredibly versatile tool.

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Brace & Bit

Paul has enjoyed using the traditional brace with a variety of different interchangeable bits for over 50 years and they work exceptionally well in a wide range of situations.

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The Fillister Plane

Paul has been using the fillister plane for over 50 years because of its versatility, compactness and reliable neatness. In this video Paul gives you a detailed look at the plane’s mechanics and efficiency when rebating.

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The Bullnose Plane

The Bullnose plane is not a tool which would be classed as an ‘essential’, but it is certainly one which is worthy of an honourable mention.

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Moulding Planes

For a short run of moulded stock moulding planes can be immediate and quite inexpensive. Many ‘old-timers’ kept them around to replicate old moulds and also to develop modern alternatives with their own proven technology.

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The Paul Sellers Knifewall Technique

More and more woodworkers now refer to the term Paul coined as knifewall years ago. Paul set out to create a single word that not only referred to marking the wood surface, but one that described severing the surface fibres and the creation of a physical knife-cut wall.

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Setting up a Bandsaw

To get you going with your machine, Paul swaps the blade in his machine and then goes through the process of aligning the blade and bearings as well as adjusting the tension for a pristine cut.

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