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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Tenoned Mitre

A tenoned mitre is a strong corner joint alternative to a mitre that excels for picture or mirror frames and the like. Paul’s technique for cutting a tenoned mitre uses the router to guarantee accuracy and gives nice crisp joint lines.

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Using a Square Awl

What is the square awl used for? Also known as a birdcage awl, it is used to mark or prepare a hole for a screw and can also ream out a deeper round hole without splitting the wood.

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Sizing Dovetails

Dovetail sizing has a big effect on the strength and appearance of your project. Paul shares some advice on how to size your dovetails depending on the size of your project.

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