1. I am absolutely amazed that with every video I have watched; how each video has helped me progress in my craft. When I started “real wood working” last year, I had no I dea what I was doing,. I have worked in carpentry as a general contractor framing houses, laying wood floors, decks and other things like that, but never this type of craftsmanship.
    This is the most relaxing field that I could have ever chosen to do and I don’t believe that I have ever had “job” that I have been this exicited about completing each project. We have some great funiture in my home now and it has also made my wife very happy,… and you know what that means!
    I said all of that to say this,… Thank you Paul Sellers, and all of those behind the scenes for helping us; people thousands of miles away desiring to learn the craft and becoming a true Mastercraftsman.
    What a Great Man!!!!

    Thank you, Keith

  2. It’s the details, which are important, not a fancy Youtube – Show. We all know some of them and I am happy that I stumbled over Paul Sellers Workbench Video. From then on I joined this channel. You learn by watching and listening and I see by myself that I think over, when I do something in my workshop. At the moment I work on a Tools-Waggon which can be parked on either side of the workbench. And I force myself by working like: “It is not important WHAT You are doing, but HOW You are doing.” (Far away from being perfect, I am programmer, now supporter, so not really a handworker. And last, but not least I am Austrian – so I apologize for my poor English).

    1. Heinrich-peter,
      You see very clearly the essence of Paul’s teaching – ‘das Kernstück’
      (I think). This way of working has really slowed down my Woodworking, as the handskills are not practised enough yet.
      I know that with patience, practice and this idea, I will eventually become a Craftsman.

  3. He chamfered the sole of the plane? I understand the reasoning, but from the way he worded it, it sounds like I’ve missed the video in which that occurred. Is it in one of the old tool restoration demos? Was it with wet-dry sandpaper? A file?

  4. great craftsmanship.

    We all can learn, what Paul developed over centuries. Things, that work and why things work. I am greatly impressed.

    Need more people, who can transfer knowledge, wisdom to the global society and european society.

    Thanks so much! And all that stuff can be build without a need for electrical energy! Isn’t it great?

  5. I’m at a loss. Paul make the gauge pins slightly larger than his 1/4″ chisel. The grooves are 1/4,” yet when he puts the gauge onto the groove, they match perfectly. Seems to me they should be a wee bit larger.
    Aside, these are the most informative and interesting videos on the internet. Many thanks to Paul for adding so very much to my woodworking efforts. Simply wonderful!

    1. I asked Paul what he would do and his reply was:

      It probably is (a start over situation). You can’t change a twisted door frame. You might want to check to see if a door style or rail or twisted using winding sticks at each end and sighting one to the other. If one component has twisted you may be able to cut this away and install a new style that will correct the twisted frame.

    2. Hello,

      I had the same problem making my first chest lid. I put a lot of effort into making sure my wood was straight, square and twist free. Then when I chopped the mortises and cut the tenons I had a laps in attention. I managed to cut them non parallel to the face of my wood.

      I know this is bad advice and practices but what I ended up doing was shaving the top rim of my toolchest to fit my twisted lid.

      If I had the wood available at the time I would have redone the twisted components

      1. When diagnosing a twist, it can be helpful to assemble the frame elements in pairs and see if you can determine which pairs have the twist. Sometimes, you need to do it in threes. Sometimes, you just cannot tell. Another thing that I’ve had happen is that the twist came from the final seating of the joint. In other words, one (or a couple) joints were too tight, rather than hand-in-glove, and the final tapping of them closed led to the twist. So, I had room to adjust and get things flat.

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