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    I find myself in an unusual position regarding Paul.
    His videos are direct, and good natured - without pretense.

    In person, I found him irritable, cranky and peevish.

    I learned more in 9 days at his school than in the previous 5 years of weekend courses. I suspect his publishing approach is designed to draw attention, and fees.

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    In the class he openly credited Charles Hayward, his shopmates in his cabinet building days and his apprenticeship.
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    Regarding the date of the expunged link - this question surfaces ever so often. The link was to 2017 (mods snip so much here, I rarely bother to chime in anymore) when Paul stopped addressing it. It was published by him back in the 1990's when few of us were interested.

    Paul has always given the nod to Hayward.

    The same furor arose when Chris Schwartz was writing articles.

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    It's as if we must cite the names if all who came before us, or risk offending partisans.

    "This technique was passed down by Noah, to Shem, to Shadrack..."
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    Paul Sellers teaches a simpler approach to edge sharpening that puts a convex shape on cutting edges. It's practical on "softer" steel, but slow going on harder modern steel.

    I'm down to three steps, coarse stone, medium stone and a strop. The strop is used for touch up, between honings.

    FYI - I also use David Charlesworth's "ruler trick" although Sellers discouraged it.

    https://youtu.be/GN4yr7vp4I4
  4. Purveyor of fine revectored and repurposed items. Inquire within...............

    YMMV, my feeling is not an indictment of others' opinions.

    Joshua 24:15 "......But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

    Pucker factor is the mother of invention.........
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*** "I have gained insights from many sources... experts, tradesman & novices.... no one has a monopoly on good ideas." Jim Dailey, SMC, Feb. 19, 2007
*** "The best way to get better is to leave your ego in the parking lot."----Eddie Wood, 1994
*** We discovered that he had been educated beyond his intelligence........
*** Student of Rigonomics & Gizmology

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