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21st November 2010 Hello Everybody,
Only a month since I did the last update?...Well, nearly two ok.
So, have I been busy?
What do you think?
Sue Harker's return and she desperately wanted to release at the
North of England Woodworking Show at Harrogate this weekend.
Well a queue jump past the other films on the edit bed and a few
weeks hard graft saw her proudly release on time at the show on
Sue's first shoot for over two years, and her film is a real
beauty! She chose to do the Bowl in Bowl project which turned
out better than we could have hoped for...of course you need to
keep watching at the end for her trade-mark Outtakes section:
Some real humdingers in this instalment!
News on Eli Avisera:
Eli has agreed that it would be a little too short-notice to
come at this time of the year, so we have deferred until March
next year so that we can get everything ready and in place for
So, I guess you'd like the dates?
Eli's full-day demo will take place on 6th March 2011. Tickets
have almost sold-out already, and with only six seats remaining
as this goes to press, time is running out for your booking.
Eli will then do a five day stint in the school, teaching during
the day and filming his new DVDs in the evening with me. Five
places remain for his 5 day course.
Jean Francoise Escoulen will make his first visit
to Hunters Lodge in January and there are only four seats
available for his full-day demo on Sunday 30th January: HURRY
AND BOOK NOW!
Springtime 2011 will see us branching out into
the world of general woodworking films. Our opener is going to
be with Ron Fox...I'm sure a lot of you will recognise his name
from the various woodworking magazines that he regularly writes
Ron will be putting the Woodrat and the young pretender to the
throne: Router Boss from USA through their paces and will pass
on a lot of his wisdom using jigs and professional hints tips
Router Boss have very kindly given us full backing and
sponsorship for their project along with Felder Machinery of
Germany who have supplied us with two professional standard
machines: Large format bandsaw and planer/ thicknesser.
So, as you can probably gather, a very busy
period behind me, and plenty more to come!
If I don't catch up with you before, may I wish
you a very happy holiday period, and I hope Santa's good to you.
3rd October 2010 Hello Everybody,
I can only apologise for my absence here. I have
however, been very busy with a lot of new projects along with
holding down a full time job training the medical staff at my
local hospital on their brand-new database system.
So, what's new?
Today I can tell you that Bob Chapman's debut film: Bowled Over
is now complete and will officially release on Friday 8th
October. If you are a KTMP Club member, you'll be receiving your
newsletter tonight along with your queue-jump priority offer.
Bob's first film is a real eye opener with a proper
Back-to-Basics view at the best methods to create a worthy bowl
project. The instruction takes you through the design aspect
along with how to use a correctly sized foot and not using the
Bob also comprehensively explains his homemade vacuum chucking
system that costs a fraction of a factory-made solution.
I've received word from Eli Avisera today that he
has returned from a three month long trip to the USA and Canada
and would like to visit here at the end of this month or perhaps
the first week in November. Now I realise that this is VERY
short notice, but if anybody would be interested in attending a
full day demonstration by the great man here at Hunters Lodge,
please Email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and if we get enough numbers, we could
put the demo on.
Sue Harker filmed her latest project: The Bowl
in a Bowl, last weekend. We had some great laughs and after a
full and demanding weekend, we had some real quality footage in
I'm continuing to work on three other films on
the bed and will post the news as they become available for your
That's all for now,
1st July 2010 Hi Folks!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened this
page; is it really three months since I shared the last blog?
Well, I've not been wasting my time...not all of
I've been working on overhauling the website for
the last three weeks. I was told it was looking a little tired.
So, I decided to keep the style as it is (hope you're happy with
that), but I've completely changed the menu system and hopefully
the page menus don't look too cluttered any longer and you can
find your way around a little easier.
I'll be making changes to the School pages over the coming weeks
also. I've not been really happy with the look since I developed
the new sister site. So, I may completely re-hash the whole
site. Suggestions (polite please!) are welcome.
We've now welcomed Simon Hope to the fold in the
shape of his debut DVD being released to the KTMP Club and the
general customer base. We also now stock Simon's pattern tools
and you can find them in the brand-new Tool Sales section of the
Along with Simon's tools we now have pages for
Oneway and Robert Sorby.
We will be releasing Nick Arnull's debut film
very soon, so watch out for the announcement. If you're in the
KTMP Club, you'll receive the usual newsletter and discounted
Sales of seats for the KTMP demo's by David
Springett, Nick Arnull and Jean Francois Escoulen are going very
well indeed. If you intend to come to any of these demo's I'd
advise you to book now, or you may be disappointed.
Another two films on the edit bed from Nick
Arnull and Simon Hope to be started, Sue Harker returns this
weekend with her Bowl in a Bowl project. Next week we host Bob
Chapman for his inauguration.
A KTMP customer requested that we do a film on
turned jewellery. We do listen to you guys and have made a start
with Nick Arnull and John Berkeley. Sue will do a trade-mark
piece this weekend while she is here. If you have any good ideas
what you'd like to see in the film (again- polite please), drop
me a line.
Waiting in the wings is Ron Fox. Ron is not a
woodturner, but a genius with the Woodrat machine. So, it's a
step in a new direction for me to be filming this kind of
project and I must say; I'm really looking forward to it.
Enjoy the new look of the website, hopefully I
won't leave it so long for the next newsletter.
Don't mention the World Cup!
28th March 2010 Hello!
After all of the Emails from you, I thought I'd
better get on and let you know what's been going on for the past
couple of months!
Yes, I know February came and went without a
newsletter, the fact is; I had an offer of work that I couldn't
refuse and now find myself working for a living from
Monday to Friday as an IT engineer in Lincoln. So, that of
course means a lot less time available for the likes of
newsletters on here!
Mick Hanbury's new film: The Satellite Bowl is now ready and
will release this Friday.
A superb film covering so many different aspects of the craft.
I'm afraid it's not really suitable for beginners this time and
should prove a challenge to all of our seasoned patrons!
For those of you who subscribe to the E Newsletter; you'll be
having mail today!
Mark Sanger's new film: What a Relief has
a couple of pick-up's to sort and should release next month.
At the end of February, we enjoyed the company of Simon Hope for
his first filming session. A fantastic array of projects
completed over the weekend; this will prove to be a brilliant
film with two of the projects incorporating his trademark work
KTMP School News
We've just enjoyed Eli Avisera's second visit for
the KTMP School of Woodturning Excellence to deliver another
course to a full class. All of the students said how much they
enjoyed their week with him and that they had learned a great
deal with eager promises to return for more when Eli comes back.
The demonstration day received the same accolades as his first,
with lots of jaw-dropping moments and ooh's and aah's.
If you take a look at January's report, you'll
find that a few of the dates have had to be changed for demo's
and courses. If you have booked, you'll have received a
notification of these changes by now.
We have a few places available for Mick Hanbury's:
Beginner's course in May. Get your bid in for a place now!
Bring a friend!
That's all for now...Take care!
26th January 2010 Happy New Year!
So how was your Christmas holiday?
My Roly Munroe tool didn't arrive, I'm afraid...maybe I'll have
one for my birthday this year?
A very busy period following the family's return to work, with
some very long hours put in this month.
So, what has been achieved?
Mark Sanger's new film has completed edit and
is now with him for approval. Hopefully, we should be releasing in the next
Mick Hanbury's - Satellite Bowl film is
nearly finished with the editing and should go on sale toward the end of
February to early March.
We now have dates for demonstrations from:
John Berkeley - 22nd May
David Springett - 11th September
Margaret Garrard - 2nd October
Nick Arnull - 16th October
Jean Francoise Escoulen - 30th January 2011
Courses at the KTMP School this year:
Mick Hanbury - Beginner 1st - 2nd May
Andy Lodge - 19th - 20th June
Nick Arnull - 18th - 19th September
Mick Hanbury - Intermediate 23rd - 24th
Full details available on the KTMP Woodturning
School of Excellence pages:
That's all for this month, let's see if we can
get back into our workshops and thaw everything out now!