1. Great job guys. Your insite was much appreciated and very well displayed. I really liked the refresher on squaring and trueing. There are times when it is good to just see the basics
    A great start to a series

  2. Is anyone else having audio sync issues? I noticed it especially when Paul was talking in the early part of the video but I think it was also happening in the later sections , it is just harder to tell whether the swish of the plane is in sync with the video!

  3. What an interesting video – first half a lot of talking, second half none! Beginners will need to watch some other videos to understand what they are seeing, so even though these are not complex tables Paul is using them to teach some more complicated skills: prototyping, working drawings, and so forth. Cool.

  4. Paul,
    Your interesting approach to this series meets my needs. You are planning to make the tables fit the room and your use for them in those rooms. I’m looking around my house in a unique way than before. The choice between a square or round top is a more important consideration than I had considered before.

    I appreciate your imaginative approach to teaching about making furniture.

  5. In the words of the great man himself “perfect perfect perfect!”

    I really enjoyed the talking through the process and the considerations involved in designing, encouraging not just following from plans.

    And then the footage of stock sizing, I could watch that stuff all day.

    Great video guys.

  6. Thank you Paul. That was surprisingly very helpful. I bet there are many of us struggling to see the value of the effort of making mock ups or proto types. Me especially. But starting to get it now. I’ve got a place perfect for the round table with the narrow legs for a large plant in the lounge room. Don’t like the look of the table on its own, but it’s perfect for our front corner window with a large indoor palm.
    Paul please try and convey more of the things you do so naturally that you forgot your doing them, they are so useful to us.
    Things that personal students get stuck on and need your guidance on. EG: You tell us not to let the chisel twist as we cut the mortise. But it took me a while to realise that the edges of the chisel widen the sides of the mortise if chisel twist too much. Common sense really, just like the width of the legs on a table or stool. But we are a bit slow on the up take.
    Thanks again Paul, you really are a talented educator.
    Chris B.

  7. At first glance, I thought, “What? End tables with no drawers or shelves?” But in true Paul Sellers fashion, he proves the beauty and function in simplicity! Awesome work. Bring on the second episode!

  8. I’ve been a member for quite a while now and I haven’t commented on anything in a long time. I just wanted to say that watching and listening to the thought process was enlightening. I really enjoyed it. Great job.

  9. Videography is much improved. Congrats.
    Paul, while I appreciate your skill and teaching style, it helps me to hear your thoughts. I’ve always said I could replicate the Sistine Chapel (with enough paint) but the conceptual piece always escaped my. It’s nice to hear your noodling about on this topic.

  10. I really liked seeing your design/préparation process. And I’m not tired at all seeing you prepare your stock, reminds me of whatever step I forget.

    Speaking of which, when you measure your stock to size for thickness, what is your difference threshold from one end to the other?

        1. I figured it out and cut them with a table saw using a Jig like Paul’s. Thanks for making me use my brain. I changed the angles due to space as I didn’t want the legs flared As much. I went with 88 degrees.

    1. Hi Carlos, We felt that between the videos and the technical drawings that there was enough of an explanation of how to make the tables, but it is possible that there is a gap. Which part of the layout of the legs do you feel was not explained?

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