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
Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginner - $10
Every advanced woodturner was once a beginner. Some of us were lucky enough to enjoy lessons or had access to books and DVDs on woodturning topics. For many turners, however, woodturning is a self-taught endeavor. Based on my forty plus years as a production woodturner, I offer tips and suggestions that I wish I had known when first starting to turn wood. My goal for this demo is to help you minimize your learning time, save you money and show you how to be safe while spinning wood.
Date: Sunday September 20
Time: 2 – 3:30 pm est
Intro to Turning A Box - $10
Want to start turning boxes? Then this demo is for you!
Boxes are fun and challenging to turn. They make great presents. Boxes can be made with a minimal
investment in tools, equipment and materials. In this demo, Jim with take you through the thought
process of function, fit and design that every turner goes through when turning a box.
The “why” of making boxes
Review good reference materials
Types of Boxes
Three Methods of Making a Box
Box Decision / Design Process
Jim will turn a couple of boxes and also share some embellishment ideas.