Paul Sellers has a reputation as a woodworker who has taught thousands of people through his schools in the US and UK. His aim is to make woodworking accessible to anyone who might never have had the chance to go through apprenticeship training.
He does this by putting his knowledge and experience into easily digestible video instruction. His videos are popular with the novice woodworker who is looking to learn how to do their own woodworking.
Foundational Course in Hand Tool Woodworking
There are a number of benefits to learning to use hand tools. These include a sense of community that can be quite rewarding and the satisfaction that comes from having your own shop.
In this foundational course, Paul Sellers combines 40 years of hand tool woodworking into a series of step-by-step videos. Regardless of your skill level, you will learn the fundamental skills needed to master woodworking.
This course is ideal for those who want to build furniture with hand tools. It covers the basic techniques for sharpening, preparing the wood, adjusting and using planes, saws and chisels, layout tools and an introduction to spoon carving.
It also introduces the iconic through dovetail joint. There is also a section on making a tenon for a chair that can be shaped from multiple angles. It is a very enjoyable way to get started and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to use hand tools.
Working Wood 1 & 2
Paul Sellers combines 40 years of experience as a hand tool woodworker with an eye for teaching to create this step-by-step course that covers everything you need to know about traditional woodworking techniques. It is a perfect primer for new woodworkers and an invaluable reference guide for more advanced students of the craft.
This book is a companion to a set of seven DVDs (sold separately) that progressively build skills in a structured curriculum of lessons and projects, all designed to make the art of hand tool woodworking easier than ever before. It includes scaled patterns, hundreds of color photographs and diagrams.
Starting with an introduction to tools, Sellers guides readers through the basics of shaping wood. He shows how a chisel, gouge and spokeshave can quickly produce spatulas, spoons and cutting boards, among other useful objects. He then moves on to joinery, where he teaches how to create a housing dado, single-tail through dovetail and mortise and tenon. He also discusses the importance of sharp tools and offers tips for restoring handplanes.
The Workbench Series is a comprehensive course, focusing on a traditional English workbench and how to develop core hand tools skills. Suitable for those with little experience or limited time.
Workbenches are a type of bench used in the construction, maintenance and repair of machines and equipment. They are made of a wide variety of materials depending on the needs of the job.
They are usually a heavy-duty bench that is built to withstand harsh conditions. These benches are commonly found in industrial settings such as machinists’ shops, pipefitters, electrical and textile workers.
These benches usually have space for layout and have built-in tools, jigs and measuring devices. They may also have surfaces that are chemical resistant and can withstand heat, water, and oil.
They can be built of many different materials and are often able to hold a great deal of weight. Some can even be customized to fit your specific requirements.
The workbench is an essential piece of equipment for woodworkers. It provides a solid working surface for all of the tasks that a woodworker will undertake in his workshop, from planning and layout to cutting and shaping to assembling.
A workbench is a sturdy, flat, smooth, and molded surface that comes in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of specific types of activities. They are crafted for a wide range of projects and applications, such as engineering design work, complicated machining, and precision tooling.
In addition to the common, more conventional models used by manufacturing and production workers, there are also many more sophisticated designs. Some are multifunctional, with storage space, lighting, leveling guides, and other features that can improve efficiency and productivity.