I have been work with wood for over 50 years,1st as a apprentice bench joiner, then moving on to the machine workshop and finally the drawing office.
At the age of 30 I set up my business, designing and making bespoke furniture, which I ran for 35 years. Now retired I am teaching from my home work, Adrian.
"As someone that has been interested in woodworking as a hobby but never found the time to try it out I felt that this would be a perfect course to go for. Adrian is excellent as a tutor and has a lifetime of knowledge and experience in woodworking and is able to impart that knowledge in a relaxed and simple way. I had very little experience of woodworking but throughout the first week I was able to get used to handling different tools, using various techniques to cut and shape my own joints and in-turn build my confidence. At this point I would also add that safety measures were followed by both tutor and delegate (hand wipes, working outside when possible, face masks worn at all times). Following this first week or so, we discussed ideas for a small project which would build on the skills that I'd learnt so far and I would be undertaking this project for the rest of the course. The design, planning and drawing aspects were all discussed thoroughly - this delegate-led approach was something I found encouraging and appreciated. Overall, I was extremely pleased with my own progress throughout the course and am very happy with the project that I was able to complete. More importantly though, what this course has given me is the confidence to go away at the end and continue learning and trying woodworking at home - a huge thank you to Adrian for that. I would rate this course as a 10/10 and encourage anyone looking to try woodworking or further their skills to give this course a go and i'm sure you would find it as valuable as I have."
ASP cabinet maker responded:
" Thank you Matthew for such a nice review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your course and that you leant so much, I hope that you come back sometime soon to further your skills."