DVD Timber Selection
by Peter Sefton
Peter takes the viewer on a passionate guided tour through the fantastic range of timbers available to wood workers and furniture makers today and their appropriate use within constructions.
He shares his experience on how to buy and many tips on what to look out for. He explains how to control moisture and store your timber until it’s ready for use.
This should inspire you to explore exciting new timbers for your own projects and also save you money by avoiding the many pitfalls that catch out the unwary woodworker.
DVD Timber Preparation
by Peter Sefton
Peter teaches the fundamental techniques needed to take timber from a rough sawn plank through to dimensioning the finished component to exacting standards.
Using hand tools, he shows how to accurately cut out and flatten a board, mark out and plane to thickness, details how to deal with difficult grain, shows how to produce a face side and face edge, how to plane end grain; all to extremely high tolerances.
An inspiring video full of tips and techniques that will help you master fundamental skills required for timber preparation and fine furniture making.
DVD Chisel and Plane Grinding
by Peter Sefton
Grinding is a key element in preparing your tools for sharpening – woodworkers need to master a minimal amount of grinding in a controlled and safe way to ensure the longevity of their tools, without losing the steel’s temper.
In this video Peter explains when you need to grind, and how to use the various grinding systems on the market as well as covering grinding without machines for those on a budget.
Packed with tips and best practice pointers, Peter teaches how to set up and maintain grinders, how to use tool rests and jigs, and grind chisels with both flat and cambered plane blades. to grind chisels and how to grind both flat and cambered plane blades.
DVD Chisel & Plane Sharpening
by Peter Sefton
Consistent and effective sharpening is essential to gain the most from your woodworking tool investment. Many people find sharpening difficult but Peter shows how to easily achieve quick and repeatable results across a range of steel types and honing angles.
Peter shares his experiences of different sharpening systems to suit any budget, and explains how to set up and maintain them. He covers how to tune new tools, everyday sharpening routines and old tool restoration, bringing them back to life.
DVD Selecting & Using Hand Planes
by Peter Sefton
Peter takes you on a passionate guided tour through the fantastic range of hand planes available to woodworkers and furniture makers, and shows how to select the most suitable plane for a variety of tasks and difficult grain types.
He demystifies Common, York, Middle and Cabinet Pitch planes, and shares his experience on how to commission (fettle) new planes, improve performance, understand components and how to achieve consistent and accurate results.
Be inspired to bring out the best in your existing planes; find out how to save money by making the right tool choices for your work, whilst achieving the quality finish that beautiful timbers deserve.
Please note this is a Double DVD on two discs. Total course content 3 hours.
SIMON JAMES brings a fresh perspective to teaching woodwork, one that is very firmly based on the skills and techniques from the past, but with a passion to communicate them clearly to a modern audience, and often with fresh new insights.
From an engineering background, Simon gained a Design & Technology teaching degree, specialising in woodworking. He has worked as a craftsman and taught woodworking over the course of 20 years and undertakes commissions from his workshop in North Wales.
Traditional _workshops had a vast array of clever jigs and devices, all designed, and usually shop-made, to make the work of a craftsmen faster and more accurate. In this DVD you will find a myriad of jigs and tricks that will open your eyes to new ways of achieving your goals, while providing many of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments.
This DVD is designed to compliment Simon James’s book:
Working Wood 3 - The Cabinet Makers Workshop
• CAUL CLAMPS
• SAW HORSES
• BENCH DOGS
• CLAMP BAR GUIDES
• LONG BENCH CLAMP
• WINDING STICKS
• DIAGONAL STICK
• SHOOTING STICK
• EXTRA BENCH LEG
Murray Taylor is a highly respected woodcarver working in North Wales. Originally trained in jewelery making and design, he carries both his craftsmanship and design skills to his woodcarving, and undertakes a wide range of commissioins for clients.
Murray teaches chip carving and has developed over the years a clear and inspiring course that enables students to master the findamental skills and techniques, opening up a whole new world of exciting design and creation.
In this comprehensive DVD, Murray Taylor teaches everything you need to get started with chip carving.
With a clear and inspiring teaching style, Murray shows how to master the techniques of geometric and freeform carving.
This is all supplemented by a wealth of information that will help beginners and more advanced carvers alike.
The DVD also includes a great Introductory Project to get you started.
• SELECTING WOOD
• GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
• LAYING OUT PANELS
• FREEFORM CARVING
• APPLYING FINISHES
• SOURCES FOR DESIGN
• INTRODUCTORY PROJECT
In this, the second in Murray Taylor's series of carving DVDs, he teaches everything you need to get started with letter carving in wood.
With a clear and inspiring teaching style, Murray shows how to master the different carving techniques for small and large letters.
• Transferring Fonts to Wood
• Techniques for Specific Letters
• Becker and Roman Fonts
• Small Letter Carving with Knives and Gouges
• Large Letter Carving with Traditional Tool
• Alternative Fonts Layout and Spacing
• Applying Finishes
This is all supplemented by a wealth of information that will help beginners and also more advanced carvers to develop the confidence and skill to apply letter carving to their own pieces of work.
In the third of Murray Taylor's series of carving DVDs, he teaches every thing you need to get started with carving traditional Love Spoons in wood.
With his clear and inspiring teaching style, Murray shows how to master the carving techniques through two projects, the first being at introductory level and the second more advanced.
• Transferring Designs to Wood
• Tools and Equipment
• Carving Techniques
• Celtic Knots
• Fretwork by Hand
• Fretwork by Machine • Applying Finishes
This is all supplemented by a wealth of information that will help beginners and more advanced carvers to develop the confidence and skill to carve their own designs.
Two free design templates included with DVD.