The 'Turn It Up' boxed set of three DVDs, show a range of projects including a maple coloured form, a top hat turned in cherry, a natural edge bowl in acacia burr, a lidded burr box and a combination of skills demonstrated when adding a spun silver insert into a mallee burr turning. But what makes these DVDs special is the extra-curricula activities which Jimmy brings into the program - a visit to the huge timber facility of Theo Nagel, in Germany, a feature on production turning in an English factory and the "other side" of Jimmy when he takes us for a round of golf to demonstrate how to make a golf tee! These programs take the foundation work shown in his earlier videos a step further with ever-more interesting, demanding - and stunning - work.
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.