1. Thanks Paul,
    I’m relay looking forward to the rest of these. Everyone has his own way of doing things, I have always been willing to listen, and try different methods. I think you no nonsense way of working, is the most refreshing I have seen in a long time.

    Some of the methods you teach are so different to the way I have working, but on trying them i like them a lot and will continue to use them. Never to old to learn LOL.

    Very Best

  2. I am a newbie ( 3years + ) and not everyday but am enjoying working with hand tools immensely. I started out years ago with the power tools and still have most of them but prefer working with the hand tools as long as I am physically able to. So these videos are very refreshing to me and learning a lot ( yes you can teach old dogs new tricks ) but I do have a question though.

    This is not a criticize but am curious why you don’t use a steel flat rule for measuring in lieu of the tape ? I use tapes primarily for rough as I find most are not that accurate. Looking forward to more of these videos.



    1. We actually have both in the schools and I generally use a tape only because of convenience as I always have a tape in my pocket. I like steel rulers too and have them on my bench.Of course, rulers are generally limited to 12″ too, not always too convenient. But you are right, it is not necessarily an either or.

      1. Hi!

        I’d like to add some thoughts of my own on the rule/tape issue. I think, that when one is working with hand tools then most of the work is fitting one piece to another one at a time, rather than cutting and shaping all the pieces at one go and then just connecting them together. That’s why precise measurments aren’t that essential and in general one is just looking for an approximation of a dimension. The other thing is, that if one is using the same tape and measuring i.e. 5″ from the end, then in the range of the basic measurement error (i.e. +/- 1/16″ or +/- 1mm) the measurments shall be the same. With a steel rule You also have that error. Another thing with a tape is, that it’s easy to fix at one end with its holder at the end. With a rule one has to align the tool…which also may induce an error πŸ™‚
        I’m in no matter a pro or do not want to be the smart guy…just thought my opinion could be helpful. I find myself to use the tape a lot πŸ™‚

        Kindest regards,

  3. John,
    I hope this helps…………..https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/project-series/wallclock/project-info/

    Top 1 @ 7/8” x 4 3/8” x 9 7/8”
    Bottom 1 @ 7/8” x 4 3/8” x 9 7/8”
    Side 2 @ 7/8” x 3 1/2” x 17 1/2”
    Cross rail 2 @ 7/8” x 2” x 7 3/4”
    Panel 1 @ 7/8” x 7 3/4” x 13 5/8”
    Undercarriage 1 @ 1 3/4” X 2 5/8” x 6 3/8”
    Cove 1 @ 7/8” x7/8” x 15”

  4. I continue to be amazed at the things that can be learned from these videos. What I really appreciate about Paul’s teaching is that he doesn’t get in a hurry and takes plenty of time to explain exactly what he is doing and thinking as he makes each move. I’m headed for the shop to try what I’ve seen….

    1. The first episode always has been free.
      I think it’s just an IT glitch. I’m sure they’ll have it worked out soon. They’re good guys.
      I was a paying member for a short while once, and watched this series then; this is a great project. I’ve only watched it so far but do look forward to making it when I’m ready.I find watching Paul far more enjoyable and informative than watching some nonsense on TV.

  5. Like some of the other comments above I’m finding that only the first installment can be accessed and get a message about being a paying member. Is this an error or do I need to be a paying member to see the rest?

  6. Just, wondering what would be the reason why Paul doesn’t check for twist? He does only surface planing. Is that because he trusts the pre-planed stock to be without twist, or because some minor twist won’t be too critical for the joinery that he intends to use? I also got some red wood pine for this clock and the hanging wall shelf projects. I was surprised how stable it is. It barely moved after a few weeks in my house. Just wondering if I will have to true it, or this sort of surface planing is enough.

    1. Hi,

      Paul says:

      I think placing the wood together when you’ve cut the components usually will show any twist. It would be unlikely for you to align twist to twist in every case. This is my first feeling, and I would probably take that as my sensing the accuracy of material. If it is twisted, of course you would have to correct it.

      Kind Regards,

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