Sort of Demo cross Lesson Corvid-19 enforced live YouTube session. I have seen Martin demonstrate at Yandles back in the days when going out and standing next to people was an option, I also find myself at a point where my outlets can’t open so I don’t need to make stuff to put in them, never been great at selling online but have a few repeat customers who happily know what they want so are easy to look after, my workshop is on my premises so no restriction, so it is playtime.

It just so happens that I picked up tin of bronze embellishing wax and a tin of high gloss on recent day trips to Yandles (my registered pusher of desirable things) totally unrelated to Martin’s videos, The YouTube streams were mentioned on the Robert Sorby forum of which I am a moderator, so it would have been rude not to check them out… I am glad I did, bit of banter in the chat while Martin is busy, and Martin answering questions and passing on his valuable knowledge, for almost free! you can and should make some donation if you get something from it but it is going out to lots of people so it doesn’t need to be a massive cost to you.

I got involved just in time to do the Extraordinary Excellence in Finishing Course, the certificate for that is proudly displayed above my workshop door, of course you are not welcome in my workshop until further notice, but I sent Martin a picture which is on Facebook, I also got seduced into buying some Intrinsic Colours, couldn’t decide which one so went for the sample set.

The bowl I cut for the finishing course had the finish cut off it, then got coloured, my first ever colouring project. I know it isn’t great, but it is pretty good and I am keeping it! also I mostly remembered to put on my glove, except once.. now I have a plumb forefinger.

Anyway Martin is an excellent demonstrator, and I think a great teacher 10 years of round and brown one lesson on YouTube and I made this bowl. Get yourself on the schedule, check it out see what you think.

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