1 June 2016 at 10:55 pm #137554STEVE MASSIEParticipant
Phil I completed the course and am almost finish with the Spatula, I really enjoyed it and don’t consider myself as a newbie. I won’t classify myself as advanced but have worked with wood for over 45 years, mostly using power tools up until about 6 – 7 years ago where I use mostly hand tools now. I like simple smaller projects mainly because of my work space and what my family is requesting.
Thanks for your hardwork along with the rest of the crew.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US6 July 2016 at 3:20 pm #138307David BParticipant
I enjoyed the short format and simple project. Not that I want it to replace/substitute for any of the longer more instructional videos but I do hope you will put up some more short project videos like the spatula. A little practice goes a long way!3 August 2016 at 11:11 am #139035callumParticipant
I’m wet behind the ears with hand tool woodworking, this format is absolutely brilliant. Will be eagerly awaiting the next video!19 October 2016 at 9:38 pm #141643MishaParticipant
Some spatulas. These were made based on the this video series.
Misha20 October 2016 at 9:40 am #141689
Hi Misha, those look great! A few presents ready to go, if you can face giving them away (:
I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses6 November 2016 at 10:51 pm #142232Hugo NottiParticipant
I think this is a great format to get people going. I have spent half a year with hand tools and I can already tell, that learning comes mostly from doing. There is a lot of theory to be learned, about wood, suitable joints, more techniques, etc., but it is of no use to know all that, if you don’t have the manual skills. So small projects, making useful items, are a good way to practise!
It was very pleasant to work along the lessons and I found the button “accomplished” very interesting: Whenever I pushed it, I checked, that I had really finished that step. By the way, I lied on the last step, I didn’t apply any oil or other finish. I have used boiled linseed oil a lot, so I know, I can do it. However, on this spatula, I’d like a less intensive finish. Perhaps I simply leave it as it is. Anyway, it will be stained by butter, milk, eggs and more sooner or later.
Dieter10 November 2016 at 1:30 am #142312Richard GuggemosParticipant
This seems like a great tool for project oriented learning. As someone said, it limits the need to take notes.
The last two sections only had a photo, no video. Is that hoe it’s supposed to be.
Keep up the great work!9 February 2017 at 5:33 pm #309099David BParticipant
Will we ever see any more of these? It was a fun and fast little project!13 February 2017 at 12:30 pm #309174
The format seems to have been well received, so we certainly hope to do something similar, or at least a development of the format, in the future. Thank you all for your comments. Gratefully received.
I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses26 April 2018 at 10:26 pm #533765merseyParticipant
Phil, Had a look at site and at the course. WOW I wish this was around forty years ago when I was at school.
Old woodwork teacher didn’t have the time or inclination to teach as I remember he was always outside smoking
Think you should be pushing this towards the high schools of the UK also.
My son is about to start high school this year so I have done the open evenings of the local schools. Not one of them gives this kind of simple hands on experience. The course is informative, educational and rewarding.
I made two spatula with my son over four years ago and he loved working with the saw and spokeshave. Mum and Grandma still have, and use the spatula regularly. Although I think Grandma is about to frame hers ( only grandson )
Please keep this going, even if it only inspires a handful of young people to pick up hand tools it will be worth it.
Regards to all At WWMC
Paul27 April 2018 at 10:27 am #533982
Glad you found it valuable and thank you for your kind words. We are trying to do more in this vein over at commonwoodworking.com. It is still a work in progress, but more and more information will be added over time.
I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses
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