- 11 December 2015 at 2:26 am #133078mcneile3Participant
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 #133560thecrumblerParticipant
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 🙂25 May 2016 at 4:20 am #137411Doug KarliskintParticipant
A Nubie here, but hhis is my favorite so far. On the topic of which side of the leather to strop on.
“…for those who just want to get on with the woodworking and not argue over a gnats whisker.”
Got to love it.
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