Sellers Home TV Unit: Episode 1
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It’s an exciting beginning on a new project, and we begin with rough wood to create the laminated cabinet top first. In this episode, we focus on stock preparation and frame-making with twelve mortise and tenon joints, panel grooves, and refinement to conclude the framed superstructure of the cabinet.
MILLING & PREPPING THE WOOD – 00:07
PANEL LAYOUT & GROOVING – 11:26
MORTISING – 20:40
TENONING – 33:00
This video appears to have a sequencing issue as did some of the videos in the last project. This starts out with a lamination sequence that looks to be pretty far advanced in the project timeline.
No worries. Glad to view a new episode. I enjoyed watching Paul’s efforts, allowing me to think what Paul might say and the video jump got me thinking what maybe expected us to already know. Of course, later, those steps would be covered in your normal thoroughness.
Hi Paul and Team , I found the episode on Conceptual design in the Sellers Coffee Table very useful where you talked about location of the piece , style , general sizing , wood selection, etc . Perhaps that will be covered in the Introductory episode of the TV Unit when it is posted ? I am planning on building this project and want to make sure I correctly size it to fit my TV . Thanks !
I very much enjoyed the “prepping” intro on this one. Nicely done!
I don’t understand why projects start with 10 or 12 minutes of un-narrated prep work and pieces of project work. This time could have been used to show the completed project and its intended usage along with a cut list and dimensions. We then move into great content showing constructions details, but without any detailed dimensioned drawings of the components that are being worked on. Every project start should be accompanied with dimensioned drawings and a cut list. At this point I know the joinery details for the side frames and I could start construction if I had a clue as to how long, wide and thick the rails and stiles were. It would also be nice to be able to start picking up materials for the project, but we don’t even know what we need.
I found the first 11 minutes extremely valuable to me! Great review of many aspects of the project including how Paul works in the everyday of life. I also appreciate the total of over 50 minutes of video – way over your commitment- Thank You.
I loved the 15m montage of Paul’s work on the prototype(?) and the stock prep. While his normal narration and step by step is key to learning technique and process, sometimes it is nice just to sit back and watch him work. Nicely shot and edited. Well done!
I don’t normally like to criticise, but it seems pretty fundamental to me that the first thing we should see is what is being built. Without that it’s not possible to decide if I want to continue watching the series. I think not having this at the start is a mistake.
Also, that first 11 minutes is using significant data for those with any kind of data charges, and for folk with slow connections takes up time to download.
Otherwise, keep up all the good work!
I like the Wood preparation part, it shows that a project starts with planning and cutting your pieces and not start with a pile of precut und planed wood where you „just“ layout your joints.
Thanks Paul. This week I was making grooved mortised and tenon components myself for a door for a shaker chimney cabinet. In the excitement of it, I forgot to stop my sizing cuts at the haunch. Aggravating for sure. I will put in some plugs of wood to make it less noticeable.
This seems like a very strange episode – I feel like I wasted 11-minutes of my life watching that looong intro with the repetitive background music. Hopefully this was a one time experiment in video editing 🙂
I agree. I haven’t watched it all yet as I assumed the video must have been sequenced by mistake. No real feedback by the Sellers team is not reassuring either. Although I gather that one can go to Facebook and get more information than has been posted here?
I thought the intro sequence was a good overview of Paul working on the prototype so we can see some of the future steps involved in making the piece. And some review of stock prep is always helpful. Paul does show his prototype in the video. The rest of the video starting at 11 minutes is more along Paul’s traditional filming of his making.
When Mr. Sellers didn’t show early prep, he was chided for that.
Guess you can only satisfy some of the people, some of the time.
I’ve been a member for several years, have watched every project, every episode, multiple times, and always find something I missed. More than likely, what I found was that, in the doing, I encountered a question or misunderstanding that was remedied by subsequent re-viewings. I watch other video makers as well, since I have some herniated discs that demand I avoid the shop sometimes, and at least I can learn something. But Mr. Sellers always gets my approval.
Also, his team has responded to my questions and concerns (questions about dimensions, or how to delete items on my Watched History, e.g.) with rapidity. I cannot complain. l consider the monthly premium well worth it. Well done, everyone.
Tom Ashworth in Chesterfield, Virginia, USA.
Morning Paul. Could you consider giving some detail about the small snags you come up against and how you overcame them. Very useful to those of us that have been with you for some time. I believe this information is what a student would recieve if there in person. But we can’t be there. The little things that we have trouble solving.
Let us know what you think.
The opening montage worked for me. Almost any video edit decision has at least one trade-off. One person’s excess repitition is another’s positive reinforcement. New examples of the same procedure with new camera angles offer new insights, deeper understanding, and easier remembering. Balancing new, novel, and spontaneous elements with an established, familiar routine is an art unto itself. Pampered and lucky is what I felt about watching this episode.
Another great project Paul.
Please may I ask if there is a working drawing?
This is being worked on now and we are hoping to have it available very soon. We apologise for the delay.
Observing your tenon fit within the mortise makes me feel a lot better about how mine fit!