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    mcneile3
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    I thought I was the only one that giggles on Wednesday evenings at woodworking. These are priceless and as we laugh we also remember more deeply the teachings @PaulSellers is giving us. I can’t think of any that aren’t covered here but will certainly circle back. 🙂

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    #133078
    mcneile3
    Participant

    On second thought, not to confuse, by giggle I mean admire and by laugh I mean excitement. I am not laughing at, nor making fun of Paul. Just to clarify. Brevity can sometimes come off differently than we expect.

    #133104
    David R.
    Participant

    Does someone recall exactly the recent one about sawing and letting the cut not stray too far and Paul applying this to child rearing? I enjoy these casual subclauses abounding with wisdom of a lifetime.

    from Germany

    #133339
    Josh
    Participant

    There are so many to choose from, but my new favorite is in the “
    How to Sharpen a Knife with Paul Sellers
    ” video on Youtube. At 2:16:

    “Now I know this seems complicated. No! Anybody can DIY this. You’ve got to take control…of your life.”

    I have never met Paul, but like many of you, I can hear him providing instruction in my head as I work.

    Tuscaloosa, AL

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    #133400
    David Seymour
    Participant

    Wonderful – I happily agree with all the above.

    And would add: “This is R-e-a-l Woodworking”.

    …which is the reason we are all so attracted to Paul’s mesmerising video lessons, and would rather watch them than any number of clips of someone sliding a piece of wood over a dado stack!

    #133560

    I’m not exactly sure how it went but he said something like, “No one ever told me I couldn’t so I did”

    #133581
    MaxWheeler
    Participant

    I loved the walking canes when he said ‘it’s better to leave it a bit long. You can’t plait sawdust’ lol

    Swindon, England

    #133615
    Mihai
    Participant

    That goes for me too , but here’s another one (please , place the appropriate quotes) :

    Think forward

    mgr

    #133724
    gallarotti
    Participant

    That’s what you want when you go through life… You want people to say: “he cared”

    — Paul Sellers

    #133762
    Wayne
    Participant

    Hopefully not a repeat. From the bookshelf series during glue up. “Don’t panic just drink more tea”

    #133917
    hoddy2000
    Participant

    Surprised to see it’s not there yet:
    it’s not what you make, it’s how you make it.

    like another has said. I’ve never met Paul, but he is present in my head as I work. How do you thank a man you’ve never met? I dunno, I just keep woodworking I guess and make a joint that Paul would be proud of.

    #136684
    charlesfwood3
    Participant

    Drawer Making Episode Two, 18:26 “Remember, there are always two ends to a plank.”

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    #136686
    charlesfwood3
    Participant

    To try and thank him, let’s get him knighted! I want to see Sir Paul Sellers one day.

    #136835
    Eric Bath
    Participant

    I love when he says, “You’d still be looking for your router bits, and i’m done”, or something like that.

    #136987
    cragglerock
    Participant

    Along with the “you’re still looking for your router bit” as quoted by Eric above I like “Would I worry about that” and the answers of “no” or “I might be”. Those ones often play in my head whilst working 🙂

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