- A very useful video! Review by Samantha
Michael Sturlin teaches in a methodical, meticulous and precise manner which makes it easy to learn. This lesson focuses primarily on how to make the best use of your bench pin which will be invaluable for me. It describes how best to customize it and the many ways to use it to hold your metal firmly as you work on it.
The demonstration also focused on how to hold rings and small finding when filing or forming which I found useful. I will watch this again and follow his advice which will save me time and avoid frustration at the bench! A good purchase.
(Posted on 5/2/14)
- Better Than Agreed Upon Review by Susan
~ Clear sound. Excellent photography, great close-ups.
~ A bounty of tips for sensible, inexpensive tool storage and accessible organization that conserves precious space and promotes efficiency and productive use of time spent.
~ Hands-on examples for easily modifying the bench, bench pin and other inexpensive materials that enable functional use of the tools.
~ I was happily surprised to see hands-on demonstrations showing how the modifications can be used in a variety of applications. He also shares different methods and simple tools for holding and positioning work that greatly assist in achieving positive results.
~ Michael Sturlin is very familiar with the numerous obstacles jewelry makers are confronted and in this DVD he shares valuable, practical information from the wealth of knowledge he has from his own experience. He presents the material clearly and calmly, and he's easy to follow and understand.
~ I'm a self-taught jewelry maker and have been doing metalwork a little over three years. I was pleasantly surprised to find more information presented than I thought would be covered and feel the DVD is an excellent value at a very fair price. I will definitely purchase more DVD's in the series.
(Posted on 4/7/14)
- So Much More Than Organization Review by Darlene
This DVD explained organization very well, and showed how much easier your work process could be when all of your tools are organized and easily accessible. He also shows how to properly use your bench pin to brace your work for more accurate results, and how to customize it to better suite your needs, as well examples of how you might want to customize tools to make them easier to use. I found this DVD very interesting, and informative, and I will definitely be watching it again.
(Posted on 3/26/14)