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Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby Andy Coates » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:42 pm

The new DVD presented by Dick Strawbridge, and featuring a number of your own members is now available.

I have it for sale on my website here:

http://www.cobwebcrafts.co.uk/DVD.htm
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby robin wood » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:45 pm

Has any one else watched this yet?
I just watched it but review will have to wait till tomorrow.
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby Steve Byrne » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:47 pm

Just ordered my copy, but the clips I've seen on the net look interesting. Just hope the postal strikes don't hold things up too much....Will review as soon as it arrives..
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby Brian Chislett » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:32 pm

I have a copy, it's quite entertaining. At the end Dick makes his own goblet and in the final scenes is drinking red wine from it but the wine is soaking through the wood .It's only a small point otherwise the DVD is well thought out.
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby Steve Byrne » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:54 pm

Its a good one for showing to people who want to know a bit more about green woodworking, but the editing is fairly awful. Given it is only half an hour, it leaps around all over the place. Feels like they had a lot of good ideas but didn't really work them through and just tried to put a bit of everything in.
There's also a fair few shots of things like the butterfly, which is in there several times, and I couldn't help thinking that although you want to convey the sense of the woods being a lovely place to work, it was overkill.
If they had seen the bowl through from tree (or log) to bowl or goblet, and done the same with the spoon, then that would have surely been easier to cut together than lots of shots of Dick Strawbridge leaping around looking enthusiastic.
Good presenter, interesting material, bizarre editing. I wonder if they can re-edit the material and reissue it.
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby Nicola Wood » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:19 pm

Yes I too felt the production was rather amateurish (a review by Robin and I is here). The other part of the problem is that any professional production team have only got a limited time (and budget) to film so only come out with a partial understanding of the process. For people like us who have a basic understanding of what's going on we see all the inconsistencies, but I suspect we are not really the target market for the film. It is aimed at those who are new to the subject and for people like that it does give a good general overview and show it in a positive light.
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby Steve Byrne » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:32 pm

Definitely, but it does seem a shame that having gone to the expense and effort a 'known' presenter like Dick Strawbridge, and doing a very professional job on the packaging, it wasn't followed through. My father for instance watched it as someone who isn't involved in the subject but was interested, and he also felt that it could have 'told the story better'.
Its so nearly there, and as you say, its good to see anything that does present the subject in a good light.
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby woodsman » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:16 am

has any one seen the jogge sundqvist's new dvd on swedish carving?
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby davestovell » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:21 am

I would be interested in the answer to this as well.
Not sure if this is the right place to post this though?
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby robin wood » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:48 pm

woodsman wrote:has any one seen the jogge sundqvist's new dvd on swedish carving?


As far as I know it is a reissue of the old video shot in the late 80s at country workshops to accompany Wille's book, if so it is very good.
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby Follansbee » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:15 am

Yup. It's a DVD version of the old Taunton Press video done at Country Workshops. 60 minutes, orig released 1990. Quite startling for Taunton to release it; doubt they would give any pages in their magazine to such work. but selling the DVD must cost them nothing I'd guess.

so just get it. it's great. Here's Kari Hultman's review http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/20 ... nware.html

Country Workshops also sells two other woodenware DVDs "Carved Swedish Bowls with Bengt Lidstrom" and "Swiss Cooperage: Two Days in the Workshop of Ruedi Kohler." see http://www.countryworkshops.org for details.
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Re: Bowls & Spoons DVD

Postby robin wood » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:58 pm

I remember when it first came out Jon Warnes of woodland craft supplies said it was the first woodworking video his mum had watched all the way through though that was more comment on a very young, blond and bronzed looking Jogge than the content.
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