Fibonacci Spiral Shaving – With Paul Sellers Is Remarkably Calming To Watch

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Master woodworker Paul Sellers posted this brief, but hypnotic clip of him carefully using his razor-sharp chisel to create perfect spirals of wood. We wonder how far he could go if he had a really long piece of wood.

Fibonacci spirals occur throughout nature, but I thought you would like to share my experience when I sharpen an edge, work my wood and share it with a gifted filmmaker.

The perfection of hand tool woodworking techniques has been Paul’s life’s work, and he is still working on this all the time. Having made his living as a furniture maker for many years, Paul has latterly made teaching his primary focus.

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Presenting on video comes with its challenges, and Paul has had to learn how to make complicated pieces to camera in such a way that the processes are easily visible to the viewer.