Personal Remote Demos (PRD)

Live interactive personal presentations from the comfort of your shop or home.

Current Personal Remote Demo (PRD) Offerings

Jim offers monthly, a wide variety of personal interactive demos. Be sure to come back here often to see what new and exciting courses are available.

Personal Remote Demos allow individuals to learn from the comfort of their own shop or home, while Jim takes you through the process of learning new techniques step by step. Each session has a specific topic, and dates to customize your experience. Each meeting/demo is limited to a certain number of participants allowing for interaction between Jim and the group.

Setting Up Your Skew - $10

You cannot learn to use the skew unless it is set up with a proper skew angle, bevel angle, shaft profile and honed razor sharp. After demoing at symposiums and for many clubs around the country, I have discovered that most turners don’t have their skews properly profiled. This is one main reason turners have issues learning to use this sensational tool. I’ll show you how to take a factory new or an old skew, put on a proper skew angle, grind the bevel to the correct inclusive angle, profile the top and bottom surfaces and how to hone for a razor sharp edge. Once done, you will then be able to easily maintain that razor edge and learn how to use the Sensational Skew.

Date: Wednesday September 30
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm est

Turn a Simple Bowl with a Bead Detail - $10

Jim will take you through the basics of turning a beautiful, thin walled bowl from start to finish. We’ll spice it up by adding a bead detail and decorating the bottom. These types of bowls are perfect for holding your change and keys or your favorite munchie snack.

Date: Coming Soon
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm est

Intro to Boxes - $10

Suction lid, slip fit, loose fit are just some of the decisions you need to make when turning a box. Grain alignment, yes or no, is another. This demo will show how to mount your blank and cleanly hollow the box and lid. Design and proportion will also be discussed.

Date: Coming Soon
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm est

Ask the Woodturner / Open Studio - Free

Just like the title says. Jim will be in his studio to answer questions or explain techniques or processes. Take advantage of speaking with a production turner with over 40 years’ experience.

Date: Coming in November
Time: 11:00 am – Noon est

Cutting Boards and Trivets - $10

Looking for a quick and easy gift item?  Small lathe turned cutting boards and trivets are perfect for the holidays or as a hostess gift. Learn different mounting methods from rough stock to finished gift. Then we will discuss food safe finishes.

Date: Coming Soon
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm ET

Turn a Letter Opener - 2 Ways - $10

To kit or not to kit, that is the question today. In this demo, we will learn 2 methods of making a letter opener.  The first method is all wood and the second utilizes one of the many kits that are available from suppliers. Letter openers make great gift items. Start building your inventory for the holidays now.

Date: Coming Soon
Time: 7 – 8:00 pm ET

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