So….. we’re finally in!
We have just finished filming the Blanket Chest series, which was our last project to finish in the temporary space at the new building. It’s been quite a journey, from filming in the New Legacy Woodworking workshop at Penrhyn Castle, to the unit and temporary garage set at the Sylva Wood Centre, a few months squeezed into the office here at our new unit, to finally moving into our wonderful new studio and garage set.
Thank you all for bearing with us as we worked in suboptimal conditions. We’re excited to get situated and start filming the next series and set of videos. It will still be a work in progress as we tweak the settings and lighting in our new space, but we’re confident that you will see a increase in quality of content as well as production quality as we get established here.
Our next series will be a basic wall shelf, in the style of one that Paul made when he was at school. It’s one of the first pieces he ever made and is a great inaugural project.
We have been releasing the series on How to Make a Table to access for free. It’s a project Paul has been teaching for years, and these techniques and methods can be applied to the construction of any number of styles and sizes of table, from an end table to a dining table.
Paul came up with a new technique for sharpening the cabinet scraper to ensure consistent results. We have been a little short of new tool and technique videos this month, but there should be plenty more on the way soon.
Paul will be posting about the process of fitting out his new creative workspace, so keep an eye on social media and his YouTube channel for more on that. We will be filming extras for the workbench too, now that it is in pride of place in the garage.
Many thanks from the whole team,
Manager of Woodworking Masterclasses