The 'Turn It On' boxed set comprises three DVDs, each complete in itself, with a range of sections covering both projects and techniques as well as an insight into the broader aspects of a professional turner's life. For my own part, I like the fact that Jimmy uses WivaMac lathes and does an excellent job of showing what superb machines these are for serious turners - and those with serious ambition. And just to show that we can all fall prey to conceit, I am most enthusiastic about Volume 1 of Turn It On because it includes footage of your truly at the WivaMac "Open Doors" event where Jimmy and I worked together. Bask in the glow!
Jimmy is not your ordinary woodturner. Upon a first meeting one would think of him as a renegade, a free thinker and not within the stereotypical image of a woodturner - and you wouldn't be far wrong.
Since his arrival on the proffessional woodturnign scene, Jimmy has been a true breath of fresh air, challenging the norms, the convensions and the status quo, and in doing so has helped push the practice and tools along with him.
Whether it is his design inspiration and guidance gained from his superb DVDs or getting your hands on his innovative hollowing tools, items bearing Jimmy's name can be approached with confidence and reassurance.