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Publications
Here's our growing repertoire of titles.

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Andy Lodge
Turning For Results
Number 1
Let's Make a Tazza!

Andy Lodge's debut film.



Andy Lodge
Turning For Results
Number 2
Fruit Turning Masterclass

The second in the series of five from Andy Lodge.



Mick Hanbury
Professional Turning For All
Study Number 1
Making and Decorating Platters

Mick Hanbury's debut film.



Mick Hanbury
Professional Turning For All
Study Number 2
Making and Decorating Boxes

Mick Hanbury's second film.



Andy Lodge
Turning For Results
Number 3
Pro Tips n' Tricks

The third in the series of five from Andy Lodge.



  Andy Lodge
Turning For Results
Number 4
Bowl Turning Masterclass

Andy's latest masterpiece



Mick Hanbury
Professional Turning For All
Study Number  3
Making and Decorating Goblets
Mick Hanbury's third film.
John Berkeley
Screwples
Number 1
A Definitive Guide To Hand Thread Chasing

John Berkeley's debut film, to be followed up with a complete series on making threaded puzzles.


Carol Rix
The Fragrance Flask
A Lesson in Fine Spindle Turning

Australian, Carol Rix's debut film.
We're hoping for an invite to go to Australia for the
follow-up!

Paul Loseby
Simple Methods for Superior Turned Pens

Paul Loseby's debut film.



 
Colin Spall
Let's Make a Bandstand Clock

Colin Spall's debut film.


  John Berkeley
Screwples
Number 2
A Definitive Guide To Hand Thread Chasing
The Lighthouse Puzzle

John Berkeley's first puzzle film and a terrific project to kick the series off!
  John Berkeley
Screwples
Number 3
A Definitive Guide To Hand Thread Chasing
The Zulu Box and Barrel & Ball Puzzles

John Berkeley's second puzzle film and two excellent puzzles to make

 

Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume 1
Course Introduction, Lathe Setup, Lighting, Stance, Tools, Grinding Measurements, Grinding, Drive Centres, Bandsaw Techniques, Finding Centres, Grain Direction,               Setting the Toolrest

Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume
2

Shear Cuts, The Reg Sherwin Starter Set

Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume
3


Using the Tools


 
Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume
4


Workshop Aids, Quickies That Sell, Beneath the Bark, Scroll Chuck Principles, Project 1: Mallet, Project 2: Snowmen
  Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume
5

Project 3: Lightpull, Helping Hands, Project 4: Spinning Top, Project 5: Spurtle,  Project 6: Toadstool
  Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume
6

Something for Nothing, Workarounds, Tool Handle

  Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume
7

Repetition Turning

  Reg Sherwin
Which Way Do I Turn?
Volume
8

Indexing, Outtake

Sue Harker
All Glued Up!
A Study in Open Segment Turning

Three great projects demonstrating Sue's clamping wheels: 1. Vase, 2. Bowl, 3. Lidded Pot


John Berkeley
Screwples 4
The Castle Money Box Puzzle
Watch your money with this one!

 
  John Berkeley
Screwples 5
The Castle Money Box Puzzle

Another money spinner!


 
 
Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 1 Episode 1
For everybody who's been waiting to learn both how to use Eli's tools and of course...how to keep them sharp!
Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 1 Episode 2
In this episode, Eli introduces us to his methods of spindle turning by producing a simple candlestick from a pre-determined plan; demonstrating the practice of copy-turning!
 
Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 1 Episode 3
In this episode, Eli introduces us to his methods of bowl turning by producing a simple bowl to demonstrate the double bevels of his Bowl Turning Gouges and Finishing Tool for superior finishing techniques.
  John Berkeley
Screwples 5
The Castle Money Box Puzzle
The conclusion of John's Money Box series and the most devious of the lot!

 
  Sue Harker
Turned Out Nice Again!
A Study in Involuted Turning

Sue shows us the intriguing methodology of turning an inside and out candlestick. 

 

Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 1 Episode 4
In this episode, Eli introduces us to his methods of end-grain turning by producing a simple lidded box embellished with both texturing and colouring

Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 1 Episode 5
The final film in Eli's debut series
for the
beginner. The Simple Goblet Project. This film has a twist to it, in that Eli finishes the goblet first!
Mick Hanbury
Professional Turning For All
Study Number  4
Making and Decorating Hollow Forms
Mick Hanbury's final film in this series.
Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 2 Episode 1

To kick-off Eli's second series, he demonstrates how to make his new design JJ Candlesticks. Using Copy-Turning and embellishment with pyrography and paint.
Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 2 Episode 2

Eli continues to show his methods of bowl turning, producing a large platter to show the double bevels of his Bowl Turning Gouges and Finishing Tool for superior finishing techniques.
John Berkeley
Screwples Trilogy
All of John's Money Box Puzzle Films
A perfect gift, and with a bonus draw to win one of the boxes made in the films.
Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 2 Episode 3

Eli continues his tuition on bowl turning  but with added texturing. He makes a standard ogee shape and then shows how to make his own tools for providing the basic wall lines for the Jerusalem stone textures.
Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 2 Episode 4

 In this episode, we cover both spindle working and end-grain turning. Eli also continues to wow us with his superior texturing methods. This film concludes with the midway interview.
  Eli Avisera
A Master's Course in Woodturning
Series 2 Episode 5

 This episode covers the method for turning long and thin projects. Eli demonstrates the precautions to take when making long and thin items, and shows how to manufacture a home-made steady jig.

John Berkeley
Screwples 7
What's the Alternative?
At last! a look at working with the alternative materials available for use on a woodturning lathe. John’s comprehensive lesson is brought to you through eight fascinating projects.

Eli Avisera          Series 2 Episode 6
This film endeavours to teach the ideal methods for thin-wall hollowing. Using a piece of local green wood, Eli fashions one of the most elegant mushrooms we’ve ever seen! The use of light to demonstrate even wall thickness for an overall delicate piece developed into some amazing film footage.
Eli Avisera          Series 2 Episode 7
In this, the final film for the Intermediate Level of tuition, we have two projects: 1. The Emboque Game. This project shows a simple method to achieve a perfect sphere along with a refresher on spindle turning. 2. The Xmas Tree. This chapter demonstrates what can be achieved with good skew chisel control.
Eli Avisera          Series 3 Episode 1
In this episode, Eli demonstrates his method for producing his trade-mark segmented star blanks. This will prepare the viewer for the subsequent projects. There are two basic types of segmented star blanks, both of which are explained in Eli’s narrative, with the Type B method demonstrated.
Eli Avisera          Series 3 Episode 2
In this episode, Eli concludes his demonstrations of spindle turning methods by producing a pair of elegant Rude Osolnik style candlesticks from a pre-determined plan; consolidating the practice of copy-turning and using his Segmented Star Blank made in Episode 1.
   
Eli Avisera          Series 3 Episode 3
Prepare to be amazed again! In this film, Eli concludes his tuition on bowl turning but this time with an added bonus of segmenting. Eli shows the formula how to calculate the sizes of segments needed to make any size of bowl. Cutting, laminating, gluing, clamping and turning techniques are all shown finishing with texturing embellishment methods.
Eli Avisera          Series 3 Episode 4
This film introduces the Eli Avisera / Lignotec Compound Slide jig. Eli begins by making the outside form of a standard bowl from holly. Then the magic begins: Cutting V slots into the profile and then inserting laminated segments made from ebony, maple and bloodwood, the project is brought to life. Eli goes on to explain pyrographic and piercing techniques to complete this wonderful project.
 Eli Avisera          Series 3 Episode 5 
This episode concludes the methods for turning long and thin projects. This time Eli uses the Goblet Box as his example, utilising the Segmented Star blank demonstrated in Episode 1 to compliment a somewhat ambitious project, and shows the possible variations.

Eli Avisera          Series 3 Episode 6
The penultimate film of the series and we’re back to the Segmented Star blank made in Episode 1. Eli demonstrates a beautiful variance of box making that holds huge potential for similar box making projects, but he doesn’t leave it there: Once made, Eli’s Star box is then decorated using colour and piercing.

Mark Raby                       Finishing and Colouring
Packed with hints and tips to enable both the novice and experienced wood turner to achieve a beautiful finish to their project with advice on selecting the right product to enhance your work. Mark has drawn on his knowledge gained through trial, practice and understanding of the needs and requirements of the wood turning enthusiast to give you a comprehensive reference point.
Eli Avisera          Series 3 Episode 7
In this, the final film of the course; thanks to Eli’s ingenuity, this film shows some of the most unique film footage ever captured. Eli begins the film by turning a hollow form from green wood, then a hollow form without sides in order to show exactly what the tool is doing including how to use a laser guided hollowing tool rig. The subject is finished by demonstrating piercing methods. The DVD concludes the course with the Final Interview, filmed at Eli’s home in Jerusalem.
John Berkeley    Screwples 8     3 Ball Conundrum
This film concludes the Puzzle series of DVD’s It is, like them all, not difficult to make, but it makes a most attractive centre piece which will tease your friends almost to distraction in their efforts to solve the liberation of the balls without any untying of knots or cutting of strings. As with all good puzzles the solution is really simple, when you know how. This puzzle is constructed entirely of wood and string.
Mark Sanger   The Inside Story

A comprehensive guide to hollow forms, taking green wood and part-turning. The seasoning process is covered in great detail before re-mounting to finish a beautiful finial-lidded hollow form.
Lisa Raby   Learn to Burn

Our first Pyrography title: Lisa takes you through all manner of aspects of pyrography. This film culminates into
a virtual encyclopaedia on the subject, with a lovely final chapter which sees two youngsters having a go!
Mick Hanbury   Stay Sharp!

Mick's welcome return to the screen shows his tried and trusted methods for quick and successful grinding of woodturning tools, getting you back to the lathe and your work in double quick time!
John Berkeley    Screwples  9 Pattern Lid Box
Continuing the introduction to the Ashley Iles Unichaser, this film is used to demonstrate both right and left-hand thread chasing with an ingenious flush-lidded box project. The top of the box is embellished with a filled pattern produced by using one of John’s home made texturing tools.
Not a drop of glue was used in the making of this film.

John Berkeley  Screwples  10  Fragrance Flask
Continuing the introduction to the Ashley Iles Unichaser, this film shows John making one of his trade-mark pieces in the form of a hip flask. The fragrance flask is designed to have fragrant oils decanted into it and then allowed to permeate the wood to give a lasting aroma. A perfect gift idea; the flask is suitable for bathrooms and bedrooms along with many other uses. Only a drop of glue was used in the making of this film.

Mick Hanbury   The Satellite Bowl
This project was first conceived whilst having a 'Play Day' in my friend and fellow woodturner Margaret Garrard's workshop. It incorporates most woodturning skills. Starting with the base which is bowl turning. Moving on to the lid which is precision hollowing. Ending with spindle turning for the finial, which I consider to be the most important skill in woodturning. Then comes the artistic side of me with a splash of colour and decorative piercing. I hope you enjoy making this 'Satellite Bowl' as much as I did: Mick Hanbury
Mark Sanger   What a Relief
Mark takes us through the process of: • Selecting and preparing a suitable unseasoned log for roughing. • The roughing process; including a discussion on how to take into account wall thickness for seasoning. • How to season the roughed bowl. • How to remount and finish the bowl. • How to texture the outside using an Arbortech carver and a blow torch for scorching. • How to finish the bowl.
Simon Hope   Hope For Us All
Introduced to wood turning at the age of eleven, Simon has followed through with his love of wood turning to this day. A registered professional wood turner since 2001, Simon brings a wealth of knowledge and techniques to this, his first of a series of DVDs. An introduction to casting and turning pewter is covered alongside the difficult and challenging techniques of turning an Australian burr/burl. Finally Simon shows the skills needed to turn a modern designed crushgrind mechanism using some very interesting finishing techniques. All three projects cover an array of turning and finishing techniques for everyone.
Nick Arnull   Platter Magic
Nick first became involved with woodturning after taking time out for personal reasons back in 1996. He discovered the art of woodturning and the joy of making three dimensional tactile objects. His early background of Art School and ceramics helps him create texture and colour on turned wood objects. This today is still the direction and passion of his work. A regular contributor to GMC publication’s Woodturning magazine: Nick’s work consists of many types, covering Spindle production, to highly decorated turnings. He teaches and has demonstrated across the UK to many clubs. Travelling to regional, national and international symposiums these have been in America, South Africa and Ireland. First DVD. In this and future DVD’s Nick will introduce viewers to methods to help improve finishing techniques allowing them to achieve better results, working with the wood and finishing products to achieve the best possible finish when creating decorated work using colour or texture, he works with a simple approach and has a strong emphasis on design and aesthetics. The projects in this his first DVD will concentrate on Platter rims and basic finishing methods. Artist Statement Woodturning for me is a way of life, searching for the perfect form on which to create pieces with visually exciting impact. Using texture & colour, I am constantly looking for and developing new techniques with which to enhance my work. Inspiration comes from many sources for his work this rarely comes from within the world of turning. I willingly share my knowledge/techniques with those who wish to learn. My passion with my own work is to grow and evolve ever further constantly pushing the boundaries of woodturning here and around the world. This film is a welcome addition to any woodturning library, it is set out in chapters so any particular method can be referred to easily and quickly.
Bob Chapman   Bowled Over
After teaching chemistry for many years, Bob took early retirement to become a full time professional woodturner. He is a member of the Register of Professional Turners of the Worshipful Company of Turners which was granted its Royal Charter by James I in 1604. Bob was invited to be one of five UK turners giving presentations, alongside other turners from all over the world, at the International Woodturning Seminar held at Loughborough University in August 2009. He is a frequent contributor of articles on woodturning to both ‘Woodturning’ and ‘The Woodworker’ magazines and is much in demand as a demonstrator and teacher. Bob lives and works in Bingley, in West Yorkshire. He says this about himself… “When I meet other woodturners for the first time they sometimes ask me what I make. No matter how many times it happens, it always confounds me. I want to say that I'll make 'anything you want, as long as it’s round', after the style of Henry Ford's 'any colour you like, so long as it’s black', but the question always makes me feel slightly inadequate because I haven't got that 'single item' speciality that seems to be expected of me”. Although he still enjoys making the woodturner’s usual spectrum of bowls, boxes, hollow forms and, more commercially, staircase spindles, newels, table legs and so on, Bob continues to develop his own definitive style of work. He has begun exploring ways in which turned objects can be cut and reconstructed into sculptural pieces. Despite lacking any formal training in design, Bob has achieved success with these pieces and says ‘when a piece has no obvious function or use, it may be perceived as art or simply dismissed as junk. It’s up to the viewer to decide and, fortunately for me, opinions on my work have tended to be favourable.’ Bob’s website can be found at: www.bobchapman.co.uk
Sue Harker    Bowl in Bowl A Perfect Partnership
In this film Sue shows how to turn this beautiful Bowl in Bowl incorporating off-centre turning, inlay, piercing, colouring, texturing and much more. The inspiration for this project came when Sue was setting up her display at a local woodworking show. She sat a finely turned and pierced bowl inside a large bowl for safe keeping and liked the effect, the bowl slipped off centre slightly and that was that - the inspiration for this Bowl in Bowl. After developing the multicentre turned inlaid bowl as a standalone piece Sue adapted the shape to form a thin rim so piercing could be added producing the ideal insert.
Simon Hope  Hope For Us All Volume 2
Jarrah Burr Hollow Form with Pewter Finial
Revisiting Simon’s love for working with Australian burrs, African Blackwood and his trademark stamp of pewterwork; this film takes you through the process of making a small hollow form. Using the minimum of hollowing tools for the main form, then showing how to create a beautiful pewter finial on the woodlathe and finished with a metal buffing system, this is a project you will want to make again and again.
Jean François Escoulen  The French Collection
An Introduction to The Bedan Tool
Jean-François Escoulen was born on a heap of wood shavings and learned woodturning from his father. At the age of 16 he obtained his first degree in woodturning. In 1979 he set up his business with his cabinet maker wife, Monique, in the South East of France. Master Craftsman "meilleur ouvrier de France" since 1982. The recession of the trade pushed him to look for new outlets and toward creativity. In 1987, he was one of the first to open his workshop to teach woodturning to amateurs. Over 2000 people have spent an unforgettable time in his workshop both in learning and living a rich human experience. He has taught, helped and inspired many professional woodturners. On the creative side, he has developed a technique and 3 specific chucks for turning off-centre. His work is a constant exploration of how to defy the laws of balance. This is Jean François Escoulen's first film with KTMP, with Jean François turning a 1m trembleur and an example of copy turning in classic style. The whole film is designed to give an introduction to the favourite French turning tool: The Bedan. Also featured in this film is the Oneway Spindle Steady Rest and instruction on how to make your own for long and thin turning.
Jean François Escoulen  The French Collection
An Introduction to The Bedan Tool
Jean-François Escoulen returns to showcase his new eccentric chuck. With a plethora of different projects, you’ll be astounded to see what is capable from this amazing set-up. Projects Corkscrew Decorated Box Multi-axis Goblet One Bottle Opener Multi-axis Goblet Two The film concludes with a slideshow of Jean-François’ wonderful work.
Bob Neill  A Burning Ambition
Mastering Pyrography  Volume 1
Bob Neill- A potted History
At last! After years of requests, Bob has produced this much anticipated film for pyrographers who are just getting started, or for those who are looking for one or two new directions in preparation for more challenging projects.
Bob studied Art and Design at Cardiff College of Art and at Birmingham University and was Head of Creative Design in a Community College for many years before setting up his own business in South Derbyshire.
After leaving Art College and during his teaching career, Bob continued with his large abstract paintings and metal sculpture. In the early 1970's Bob was part of the revival of traditional crafts such as enamelling, pewter work and woodturning. This was the beginning of Craft Fairs. It was at such a fair that Bob saw some large wooden bowls and platters that inspired him to start burning designs on them. It was meeting Alan Truman at one of these fairs that started the long collaboration of turning and burning. Looking to develop his ideas further, he has been inspiring woodturners to add colour and texture to their work.
Bob is a Churchill fellow, having been awarded a scholarship to study educational aids for the disabled in the UK, Canada and the USA. In 2002, he was awarded a Shackleton Scholarship to teach pyrography in the Falkland Islands. Bob demonstrates all over the World and regularly works in Norway, Belgium, Germany and North America.
Teaching pyrography to adults and children in venues all over the UK and writing for several Craft and Woodturning magazines, his book “Step-by-Step Pyrography” has been well received since its publication in 2005. Bob also does day and evening demonstrations and hands-on workshops at woodturning clubs around the country.
Nick Arnull   Ying & Yang
Continuing his journey into contemporary woodturning; Nick’s passion, knowledge and understanding of the techniques used are made obvious for the viewer. The Ying part of this tutorial is a natural end-grain sycamore vase which is pierced to resemble a lace top border. It also incorporates carved feet to elevate it from it’s platform whilst giving the piece balance and elegance. Nick discusses some of the hollowing tools available to create hollow forms before creating; Yang, another end grain vessel. As Nick explains, this project was inspired by childhood memories and gives the viewer a clear insight into where some of the inspiration behind his work comes from, whilst using simple airbrushing techniques to create the illusion of flames. At 5 hours, there is much to experience and learn from this film. Nick’s excellent teaching and demonstration skills clearly show all of the methods involved.
Terry Scott  Manta Ray
As a born and bred New Zealander, I have been exposed from birth to the unrestricted beauty that Mother Nature provides, an explosive visual symphony that all Kiwis freely enjoy. Our ever changing landscape coupled with the diverse range of timbers available serve to continually inspire. Such an environment fosters my innate passion and life long commitment to all things wood. Through the years my work has evolved, my creations now be viewed in terms of wood art. I am honoured to have many such pieces residing in notable collections around the world. It has been said there is a high degree of skill and resolve in my work, yet the end result often appears light and free flowing. These qualities invite the viewer in and allow one’s eye to play, while the mind is left to wonder and be inspired. I have travelled the wood turning circuit for the last decade and rubbed chisels with many of the world’s best turners, learning new techniques which I have gone on to further develop and incorporate into my art. These techniques include carving, texturing, colouring and the study of correct form. I delight in stretching the boundaries of accepted convention as is evident through my winged vessel collection. The flip side of creativity is the enormous sense of satisfaction I get from imparting my knowledge to fellow Woodies. I have tutored at symposiums internationally, across America, Australia, and extensively throughout New Zealand and Europe. I look forward to sharing my knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity with you in the hope I can inspire you to grow and further develop your wood turning passion. Examples of my work can be seen on my website: www.timberly.co.nz This film is a welcome addition to any woodturning library, it is set out in chapters so any particular method can be referred to easily and quickly.

Terry Scott  Midas Bowl
As a born and bred New Zealander I have been exposed, from birth, to the unrestricted beauty that mother nature provides all around us. An explosive visual symphony that all ‘Kiwis’ freely enjoy. Our ever changing landscape, coupled with the diverse range of timbers available, serve to continually inspire. Such an environment fosters my innate passion and life-long commitment to all things wood. Through the years my work has evolved. My creations may now be viewed in terms of wood art. I am honoured to have many such pieces residing in notable collections around the world. I have travelled the woodturning circuit for the last decade and rubbed chisels with many of the world’s best turners. Learning new techniques which I have gone on to further develop and incorporate into my art. These techniques include carving, texturing, colouring, and the study of good form. I delight in stretching the boundaries of accepted convention, as is evident through my winged vessel collection. It pleases me that my never ending journey of learning new techniques leads me on a path of creativity that is now inspiring others. Pushing the boundaries with a sharp chisel and the knowledge that I am in control of the tool, means I can experiment with new ideas. Every piece I make opens the door for further development and new works. Many of my pieces grow and evolve from the last piece I created. I would like to make two of the same, but my creative juices don’t leave me much time as I perfect a piece and then move on to the next exciting stage in my journey. Woodturning is a passion for me, one that I enjoy passing on to others through teaching or healthy banter. Midas was a vision I had when making Manta Ray (In my previous DVD). I look forward to sharing my knowledge, enthusiasm, and creativity with you in the hope that I can inspire you to grow and further develop your own woodturning passion.

Guy Ravine From a Tree to a Bowl
Guy took up turning in 1979, surprised to discover a talent for it, and influenced by his father, Gus, a turner since 1974. Working in Gus’s workshop in Wootton, Northamptonshire, then Morwenstow, Cornwall 1980 - 1985, he settled at Old Dairy Farm, Stowe Nine Churches in 1986 to present. He sold work from craft co-operatives, galleries, exhibitions and craft markets such as Covent Garden. In latter years he has changed his emphasis towards teaching, writing, demonstrating - and commercial turning. He demonstrates at woodworking shows and woodturning clubs, and lectures on woods and turning. Producing a wide variety of work, equally adept at spindle- or bowl turning; Guy especially likes smaller pieces. Work has been widely exhibited, going to private collections worldwide. Passionate about the use of native hardwoods, He has studied and written about historic uses of British species. Derived from Guy’s “From a Tree to a Bowl” demonstration, this DVD shows how to prepare and use three beautiful but “difficult” species to their best advantage. The projects are Natural edged end grain bowl in Laburnum - most forgiving of the woods, used Square edged bowl from Plum and a Wet turned Holly bowl, which distorts predictably.
Andy Lodge - The Hole Truth
In this final film of the series, Andy takes you through the setting up and execution of his methods for piercing. Andy discusses the many tools available and gives a valuable insight into how he produces his work. Projects Covered: 1. Thin bowl with pyrographed pierced detail 2. Yew goblet with sapwood lattice piercing 3. Pierced hanging ornament Andy’s inimitable sense of humour and professionalism means that this film will be a regular view.
Ron Fox -  Ron's Route to Success - Woodrat
Ron Fox began woodworking as a boy with hobby fretwork sets but it was only when he took early retirement from his city job that the hobby became a full-time activity. After a few years, Ron began giving routing courses and, twenty years later; this is still a major part of his woodworking life. His work is topped-up with writing for woodworking magazines and websites, demonstrating and giving Masterclasses at major woodworking shows. Ron works and teaches in his small but comfortable workshop at his home in West Sussex. He has been using and teaching the WoodRat for over seventeen years and brings his experience to bear in this first film. The two-disc DVD gives a comprehensive introduction to the WoodRat with detailed coverage of: • Mounting and setting up the “Rat” • Use of WoodRat HSS cutters • Basic cuts • Mortise and tenon joints • Finger joints • Through dovetails • Half-blind dovetails Particular attention is paid to the use of pencil marks to position the cuts, using one board as the pattern for another and, above all; positioning the centre plate and cams for cutting the pins for dovetail joints. Each topic is dealt with in detail, at a rate that the viewer can absorb and on the way, a number of Ron’s own hints and tips complement the official WoodRat User Guide. This film is a welcome addition to any woodturning library, it is set out in chapters so any particular method can be referred to easily and quickly.
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