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Kreegan

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662 days ago

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I don’t see a topic about this, so I thought I’d post this. Paul Sellers mentioned in his blog that he was going to be doing some online woodworking classes about a month ago. Yesterday he announced the classes and the website to sign up for them. It’s here:

https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/

Rich;)


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CessnaPilotBarry

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#1 posted 662 days ago

I watched the sample lesson.

Quite good! Nicely shot, and nicely taught.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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#2 posted 662 days ago

Here’s the mastering woodworking program I subscribe to.

http://www.cn-woodworking.com/join-mastering-woodworking/

Charles Neil’s “Mastering Woodworking” Charles is a master woodworker of 40 years and a excellent instructor for students of a levels. I’ve been a member since the first show ,it’s well worth the small investment.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 661 days ago

I love Charles Neil, particularly when it comes to finishing. I prefer Paul Sellers a bit more due to his emphasis on hand tool use, which aligns better with the sort of work I like to do. I also like his lack of affiliation with any particular brand of product. I don’t really want this to come out as an insult, because I like and respect all of them, but with people like Charles Neil, Rob Cosman, Marc Spagnuolo, Chris Schwarz I always feel like they’re trying to sell me something in addition to trying to teach me something. With Paul, I just feel like he’s trying to teach.

Rich;)

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#4 posted 661 days ago

Rich,

Cosman has more or less been selling tools in every video he has ever shot, so I get that, but what (or which company) do you feel Spagnuolo or Schwarz have been pushing?

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#5 posted 661 days ago

I watched the first episode. Even though I am a hand tool user it was like watching paint dry. The first episode is him taking 32 minutes to cut four boards and plane them. He could have edited his video to demonstrate the process on a board or two then move on. He did have a lot of good tips and took the time to explain it. I just think the video could be tightened up a bit without any loss of information.

-- Yves

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 661 days ago

I’m glad folks like Paul I have nothing against him nor do I have anything against the use of hand tools but when I build something I have modern equipment that gets the job done for me . If folks feel like they are more of a artisan by using just hand tools I say enjoy it and go for it. As to folks trying to sell things, if Charles mentions a product it might be once a month if that often and it may be a product that he has no affiliation with. If people are selling things on line on there shows I guess it’s up to each viewer if they choose to watch or not depending on what they are learning is worth the effort .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 660 days ago

cant speak for the others, we are not sponsored or supported by anyone, I mention tools and products I am using, otherwise I get a ton of Emails, ( do anyway :) )

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#8 posted 660 days ago

I don’t think hand tools make you more of an artisan. I’ve been leaning more towards their use for 3 reasons: less mess, less noise and less dangerous. I enjoy Paul’s philosophy just as I enjoy Christopher Schwarz’s, but their ways and beliefs are not my ways and beliefs.

I’m not going to comment anymore on the sponsorship/salesmanship thing. Everyone has bills to pay.

Rich;)

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