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Posted on Paul Sellers push for a return to traditional woodworking skills

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 09:26 PM

I’ve only watched a couple Sellers videos, but my reaction is that what he does is very much like baton twirling. That is, a baton twirler may spend 47 years developing his/her twirling skill, becoming the greatest baton twirler in the world, but when all is said and done, it’s still baton twirling. Likewise, Sellers’ 47 years experience may make him the consummate wood worker , but it says nothing about the tangible product that he’s going to leave behind. Other woodworkers, like Krenov, Maloof, G&G, and Nakashima, created designs that have inspired generations of craftsmen, regardless of their or their followers’ skill at cutting a dovetail.

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