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No.1 Tools and Techniques
Run Time: 1:14
This DVD echoes Glenn’s successful classes and demonstrations.
It will help beginners identify each of the basic turning tools and gain an understanding of how and where to use them and also benefit the intermediate turner in refining their sharpening and tool skills.
“On this DVD we’ll take a close up look at each tool and you’ll see how to produce crisp turned work with the minimum of sanding necessary. This will include, how to present the tools to the wood, how to avoid tool catches and how good body movement can produce fluid curves in turned work.”
- Woodturning Lathe
- Sharpening Systems
- Roughing Gouge
- Parting Tool
- Spindle Gouge
- Skew Chisel
- Bowl Gouge
- Bowl Production Slide Show
I can honestly say if I could only have one DVD in my library, this would be it.
Greg Haugen, Wood Central
It was superb… outstanding. It is one of the best not just because of the technical content but the artistic attention you gave to the final output. It really reflects your wonderful sense of artistic style.
Herb Lapp, member of Woodturner’s Club, PA.
Despite its introductory orientation, experienced woodturners will also find this video appealing and useful.
Dennis J. Gooding, American Woodturner October 2011
I personally feel that the video is worth watching whether a beginning woodturner or an experienced one.
Fred Holder ‘More Woodturning’ Sept-Oct 2011
You will find this DVD very informative regardless of your woodturning skills; it is rare to have a look at a workshop so efficient and well organized. Even if you are lucky enough to have seen one of his demonstration this DVD is a great addition to every woodturner’s library.
Christian Briespierre, Woodworkers Emporium, Las Vegas
ln Mastering Woodturning shavings were flying from the word ‘go’.
Gerry Ryan, Dublin Chapter IWG Member review in IWG magazine 2011
The footage echoes his (Glenn’s) successful classes and international demonstrations. It will help the beginner identify each of the basic turning tools and gain an understanding of how and where to use them. It will also benefit the intermediate turner in refining their sharpening and tools skills.
Tegan Foley, Woodturning UK
No.2 Bowl Turning Techniques
Run Time: 1:40
Glenn shares his unique approach to turning bowls with clear footage of techniques developed over twenty years in production.
Glenn takes a detailed look at each task, from maintaining the chainsaw to achieving the ultimate tool finish.
“Producing this DVD has been a labour of love. In it I show and explain my personal approach to turning a bowl, along with techniques I have developed over twenty years.”
- The Chainsaw
- Converting the Log
- The Bandsaw
- Rough Turning the Bowl
- Coring the Bowl
- Seasoning – Air and Kiln Drying
- Turning the Seasoned Bowl
- Sanding and Finishing
- Taking off the Spigot – Vacuum Chucks
- Slide Show
These DVDs are very, very well done …I highly recommend them, because even the most knowledgeable turner will find them interesting, and the new and intermediate turners will find a great deal of information to learn.
Bill Blasic, Woodturning Design Magazine, August 2012
This DVD has the potential of becoming a classic. This is the true life story of a wooden bowl, a biography if you like.
I was a bit surprised. In our opinion, this was one of the best woodturning DVDs that we’ve seen.
Fred Holder ‘More Woodturning’ June 2011
I found your latest DVD most informative. What was most commendable, was the quality of production – this was truly stunning.
A great refresher for me and very well shot. The quality of your production is streets ahead of what’s on the market currently. I think you might have found your “groove” as us musicians say!
Thank you very much for a “Brilliant” woodturning DVD. You surely show smooth flow woodturning… inspiring.
Superb. You have raised the bar in the production of DVDs. Absolutely brilliant, entertaining, personal and knowledgeable.
No.3 Sharpening Techniques
Run Time: 1:07
This DVD echoes Glenn’s successful classes and demonstrations.
What we have come to expect from a Glenn Lucas DVD is accurate explanations about tool use and technique, demonstrated with clear footage.
In this DVD Glenn shows in simple steps, how to use woodturning tools on a range of sharpening systems common on the market – Tormek, Oneway Wolverine, Sorby Pro-Edge (pre 2018 models), Woodcut Tru-Grind.
For turners considering investing in one, this DVD will show each system put though its paces. Each is fairly presented by Glenn who gets the very best results from all.
“Jig sharpening helps you to achieve the perfect edge immediately. Sharp tools are where woodturning begins.”
- Sharpening Systems – An Overview
- Bowl and Spindle Gouges
- Oneway Wolverine Jig Settings
- Woodcut Tru-Grind Jig Settings
- Tormek Jig Settings
- Sorby Pro-Edge Jig Settings (for Sorby jigs made up to 2018)
No.4 Traditional Irish Platter
Run Time: 1:19
Follow Glenn’s tried and tested platter making tips for this Traditional Irish Platter.
“Making beautiful functional ware for everyday use, is what I love to do. The style for this plate is based on an
old Irish design from an heirloom in my collection. In easy to follow steps, I will show you how to make this
piece. It is practical for daily home use, finely detailed and shows off the grain when not in use. Once you
master this project, add your own flourish and design, and build up a dinner service!
No.5 Dublin Viking Bowl
This project is based on an eleventh century bowl, recently uncovered on a Viking settlement in Dublin
and now in the collection of The National Museum of Ireland. Its elegant shape is the inspiration for Glenn’s latest project.
Clear instruction will help you make this otherwise challenging piece and the skills you will use can
be applied to turning any bowl. Its classic form and functionality are timeless.
Also included, is a short film ‘Early Morning Project’
No.6 The Beaded Bowl
Run Time: 1:00
The Beaded Bowl is an excellent project to refine the skills of the amateur woodturner. Using wood dimensions that are readily available, Glenn takes you step by step through making this beautiful bowl.
Clear instruction will help you make this otherwise challenging piece and the skills you will learn can be applied to turning any bowl. Turning the beads is shown using two different methods : a simple scraping technique for those new to turning, and, the skilled use of a spindle gouge with minimum of sanding.
Also included in the DVD (not download), is a short film ‘The Salad Bowl’
No.7 Bowl Sanding Techniques
Bowl Sanding Techniques
‘What finish do you use?’ On picking up one of Glenn’s bowls, this is the first question he is asked by turners. The initial step is, of course, good tool technique and the next step is to sand correctly. The ‘finish’ is just one small part of the process.
Turning thousands of bowls since the 1990s, Glenn has perfected his sanding technique and is sharing with the viewer, what he teaches in his classes and uses with great efficiency in his bowl production business. Based in Co Carlow Ireland, Glenn runs a successful woodturning production business and school.
Sanding is fully addressed in this video with answers to frequently asked questions such as – what grit to start with; how to eliminate torn grain or tool marks; and how to get rid of the sanding scratches from the coarse grits. Glenn’s clear instruction and close-up detailed video footage on correct use of sandpaper, sanding pads using the hand-held drill will help you achieve an excellent surface on your turned piece and it will be ready for oiling.
As sanding can be an unhealthy and an uncomfortable activity in the workshop, Glenn gives lots of tips about keeping your lungs free of dust, taking a close look at his dust extraction and respirator.
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Run time :19 mins 32 seconds, 16:9 widescreen
Directed, Produced and Edited : Glenn Lucas
Cover Design : Lorenzo Tonti
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