- 11 December 2015 at 1:22 am #133075mcneile3Participant
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. 🙂
11 December 2015 at 2:26 am #133078mcneile3Participant
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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.12 December 2015 at 9:03 am #133104David 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 Germany22 December 2015 at 5:24 pm #133339JoshParticipant
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, AL24 December 2015 at 2:54 pm #133400David SeymourParticipant
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!2 January 2016 at 12:52 am #133560thecrumblerMember
I’m not exactly sure how it went but he said something like, “No one ever told me I couldn’t so I did”2 January 2016 at 11:52 pm #133581MaxWheelerParticipant
I loved the walking canes when he said ‘it’s better to leave it a bit long. You can’t plait sawdust’ lol
Swindon, England3 January 2016 at 8:31 pm #133615MihaiParticipant
That goes for me too , but here’s another one (please , place the appropriate quotes) :
mgr6 January 2016 at 7:24 pm #133724gallarottiParticipant
That’s what you want when you go through life… You want people to say: “he cared”
— Paul Sellers9 January 2016 at 10:23 pm #133762WayneParticipant
Hopefully not a repeat. From the bookshelf series during glue up. “Don’t panic just drink more tea”15 January 2016 at 4:49 am #133917hoddy2000Participant
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.25 April 2016 at 7:50 am #136684charlesfwood3Participant
Drawer Making Episode Two, 18:26 “Remember, there are always two ends to a plank.”
25 April 2016 at 7:53 am #136686charlesfwood3Participant
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To try and thank him, let’s get him knighted! I want to see Sir Paul Sellers one day.
30 April 2016 at 3:47 pm #136835Eric BathParticipant
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I love when he says, “You’d still be looking for your router bits, and i’m done”, or something like that.4 May 2016 at 9:07 pm #136987cragglerockParticipant
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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