15 Dec 22'
"I have recently attended the Fundamentals Part 2 course with Aidan after completing the part 1 course in the summer. The fundamentals courses cover the basic skills that are required for anyone embarking on a wood craft hobby or perhaps with career aspirations within joinery or fine furniture making.
Following on from the part 1 fundamentals course, the part 2 course introduces you to slightly more complex skills with the marking gages, mitre square and the use of shooting boards with the bench planes, followed on with your first experience with hand saws, chisels, shoulder and rebate planes and spoke-shaves with the purpose of crafting a lovely mirror frame by the end of the course.
As with the previous course with Aidan, he works on the principles of explanation, demonstration then practice, practice, practice with a healthy amount of correction and help along the way. This is an excellent way of developing your confidence and skills with the tools and gives you a real sense of satisfaction when you ‘get it’.
The course structure and teaching is thorough, very well delivered and at a relaxing pace so by the end of day 4 you’re looking at the finished product where everything has come together nicely. Aidan is a lovely friendly guy and a great teacher with an exceptional level of skill and knowledge in his field and he shares this with real enthusiasm and clarity.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and recommend it to other students of any age or skill level. I’m looking forward to completing some of Aidan’s other courses in the very near future.
AM Fine Furniture Limited responded:
" Hi Philip, thank you very much for your detailed and positive feedback, it really means a lot. I am so glad you enjoyed the course and got that much out of it. If you have any follow-up questions, just let me know. Best wishes, Aidan "