Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #69: Working the shop and Paul Sellers' latest book!

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Blog entry by technoslick posted 04-26-2016 02:57 PM 1497 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I keep forgetting to swing by here, visit and post what’s happening my way. Totally, my bad.

Progress in the workshop is hit-or-miss, but overall I am gaining more than losing or staying stagnant. Real-life concerns keep interfering: don’t we woodworkers have a deity that we can call on to stop this unwanted intrusion into our workshop time? I am working on a few different projects. I’ll post pictures once I have finished them.

Yesterday my copy of Paul Sellers’ book arrived: Essential Woodworking Hand Tools. At the time of ordering, it was only available to me via his website. Cost was $49.00 USD, plus $6.00 shipping to Upstate NY. I have only had the chance to flip through it. Book binding, page quality and printing are the best. This is a book one will treasure for a lifetime. I plan on reading this like a good mystery novel.

Link to Paul’s website and the book.

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#1 posted 04-26-2016 07:27 PM

Sweet looking book.
I can relate to life getting in the way of woodworkng bit. So true for me also.

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764 posts in 1966 days

#2 posted 04-26-2016 10:45 PM

Sweet looking book.

It really is. Everything about it, and the author is a man and craftsman I greatly admire. If anyone can teach this old dog new tricks…

I can relate to life getting in the way of woodworkng bit. So true for me also.

- Nikki

Yeah. The things we could accomplish if life would just leave us alone. :)

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#3 posted 05-13-2016 01:20 PM

Hey, Paul…Great addition to the library !

I hear ya’ as well about the ‘life getting in the way’ stuff.

I believe it was Samuel Clemens who said “Life is just one damn thing after another.”

Anyway, enjoy and learn…..

-- Ed

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#4 posted 05-13-2016 06:06 PM

Thanks, Ed! I’m enjoying Mr. Sellers’ writing style as well as knowledge base. I might just learn a thing or two.

Life’s just not behaving. I wasted a half a day yesterday trying to resolve a wiring problem with the HF trailer I built last year. I messed up the connection when I replaced the connecting plug and all I was able to do after all that time was get the left turn signal to work only on the back light and all four to corners to blink when I put on the right turn signal. Oy vey. I bought a replacement wiring harness while bringing the wife to a specialist appointment. The first good day I will be under the trailer again. :/

On the good new side, I am finishing up a dog food and water dish server for the youngest daughter and the upcycled table I started earlier this year has found a display home at one of our local liquor stores. I guess it could be worse, right? :)

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