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Dovetail box in Mahogany and Poplar (in 4 parts) #1: four corners and planed in 10 minutes (1 of 4)

957 days ago by Paul Sellers | 52 comments »

Hi Everyone, Well, I promised that I would do this. Here is a video I did at the castle last night. The woods are mahogany and poplar. I believe that this is a realistic way to make dovetails for a quick box or drawer. I always take a bit more time and care on finer projects. Hope you enjoy!

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Dovetail box in Mahogany and Poplar (in 4 parts) #2: roundover for box lid (2 of 4)

949 days ago by Paul Sellers | 23 comments »

Here is the second part of a short series. In this one I round the edges of the lid with a hand plane.

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Chopping the mortise--Bevel edged or traditional mortise chisel (video)

736 days ago by Paul Sellers | 17 comments »

Chopping the mortise—Bevel edged or traditional mortise chisel I recently saw a Youtube video put together by Lie Nielsen where it shows a mortise being cut behind glass; the idea was to show the progression of the traditional method using a traditional ‘pig-sticker’ mortise chisel and I understand it was Roy Underhill who came up with the idea, which was wonderful.     As a boy in school I was shown this method and indeed we were trained that w...

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Mortise and Tenon joint in oak

953 days ago by Paul Sellers | 17 comments »

Hi all, I seem to be on a roll with the videos at the moment. Here is another quick one I did last night on the mortise and tenon joint. I hope that this takes some of the mystery out of a seemingly daunting joint. It is quick and simple really and can be incorporated in so many projects. Let me know what you think and of course ask questions. Enjoy!

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Making a workbench, without a workbench #1: Introduction and choosing wood, why I use pine

761 days ago by Paul Sellers | 17 comments »

This is a series that I have started that I will be doing over the next few weeks on my blog and on YouTube. For those of you that follow my blog, there will be quite a bit of duplication but I really enjoy the discussions and questions on Lumberjocks so I want to replicate it on here in, possibly, a slightly different format. Make your own bench First of all make your own bench with confidence. I will help you through every stage and in a few days, no more than say four, you will ha...

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Sharpening #4 and 4 1/2 bench planes

884 days ago by Paul Sellers | 16 comments »

At the risk of bringing further controversy into the field of woodworking I thought we should build on the successes forged in the chisel sharpening YouTube video. You might be interested in this method that I use because it was also used by craftsmen for at least two centuries. I have written several blogs, posts and forums previously about the #4 bench plane, the best of which in my view is the plainest of planes, the exceptionally humble and most underestimated and undervalued Stanl...

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Plane soles should be mostly flat

874 days ago by Paul Sellers | 14 comments »

Here is a post I did recently and now want to show you how to do it through a short video. This is not the same plane shown below but it is all the same procedure I use for smoothing planes: Something I have wanted to post on for a while. Next week I will be using a Stanley #4 at the Springfield New Jersey Show and the Fredericksburg Virginia Show Masterclasses I will be teaching for The Woodworking Shows show. It’s an eBay find for £8 – $12. This plane is and always was an amazing...

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Making a workbench, without a workbench #2: Laminating the top (with video)

759 days ago by Paul Sellers | 12 comments »

Making the Workbench with Paul Sellers If the video below is not working please use this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru2ZiNsWek This replicates my personal workbench, one I have used and preferred over all others for, well, actually, half a century. Let’s talk briefly about benches and specifically working workbenches and not images of what a bench should be. Anyone can build any bench type they like, regardless of whether it works well or not, is big and clunky and la...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #3: A look under her skirt....

832 days ago by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw | 11 comments »

I got your attention with that title, so here’s the picture….. I began to cut the hole for the vise two nights ago, last night I actually got it mounted. I had to use 3 layers of plywood to get the clearance I needed to mount it. (I’ll try and get a picture of that when I’m under the bench again. I’m not picking it up again if I can help it.) I had my 10 year old nephew help me mount it and here are the results… I have one coat of BLO ...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #4: Into the beyond...

817 days ago by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw | 11 comments »

I’ve been “done” with this project for nearly two weeks at this point, but I feel I should close this out. Along with the bench, I felt the need to showcase some of my favorite tools. I plan to update this blog with some of the uses for the gap that I can come up with…

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