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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

Dave provided clear and easy to follow advice along with simple demonstrations. When required he helped on a one to one basis. The group was inevitably of mixed experience and he handled the different abilities easily. Additionally he created a lovely mood within the group and the location was simply beautiful. He gave clear safety instructions and he followed up the course with further help and advice by email. I would reccomend his course to everyone.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

I can only echo the other reviews. It was an excellent day. I'll never look at another spoon in the same way again.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

I attended a day course on spoon carving and spent an enjoyable day with Dave at the yurt in Brookthorpe. He's an excellent teacher: patient and encouraging and the balance between tuition and demonstration was just right. The atmosphere of quiet, purposeful activity that he promotes was welcomed by all of us, I think, on a restful, yet productive day. Highly recommended.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

What an excellent teacher - a really interesting and enjoyable day - and a new, immense respect for quality wood carving! (I'm also really pleased with my 'rustic' butter knife!!)

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

This was a refresher course for me as I have carved a couple of spoons but not for a while.
Lovely location and venue, Dave has really great relaxed teaching techniques.
The course is run at a steady pace so everything one can keep up.
All the tool handling and cuts are very well explained and lots of one to one help if you're have a problem with a certain area.
I fully recommend this spoon course and would love to attend all over again.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

I loved this course and came away with my first spoon and some very clearly taught skills to continue. Highly recommended and a delightful way to spend a day.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

A really enjoyable day. Dave is an excellent teacher - thorough and encouraging, he went through how to use the axe and knife safely. We were not rushed at all but at the end of the day all had a spreader and spoon (in various stages of completion) to take home. I would strongly recommend this course.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

Good course, learning various techniques of knife use. Very knowledgeable and experienced tutor. We all made a butter-knife and then a scoopy statula thingy which gets much use in the kitchen.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

What a happy, informative, friendly atmosphere.
Dave Cockcroft is a master craftsman and has an exceptional talent for sharing his skill.

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

I attended Dave's spoon carving course at the wonderful surrounds of Days Cottage. The course was superb, perfectly balanced for the skills of the group yet allowing everyone the chance to work at their own pace. Dave's manner of teaching is highly informative and yet presented in a relaxed manner that encourages you to ask questions and engage with the group. I highly recommend Dave's courses, just beware, you'll be eying every tree as a potential spoon!

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Learn to carve wooden spoons, beginners and improvers.

I thoroughly enjoyed my day and felt a great sense of achievement. Dave is a patient and knowledgeable teacher who gently offers advice. I will be booking up for another course.

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