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.