Really enjoyable course. Learnt lots of new skills using a variety of tools. Ged is a great teacher and it's so satisfying being able to make your own piece of kit, can't wait to use my shavehorse. Would definitely recommend
Great class, we were provided with very nice Japanese carpentry tools. Ged was a damn good teacher, was very easy to follow his directions and he kept track of everyone and offered to help whenever they were struggling. I highly recommend this course also Dufftown where this takes place is a wonderful town with legendary history for the whiskey trail.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Michael. Glad you enjoyed the course and hope you found time to sample a Speyside dram or two!😊👍
A really enjoyable and interesting day. A great course for beginners, I learned a lot and am really pleased with how my stool turned out. Can't wait to get it sanded and sealed and then start using it!
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Charlotte. Not long now until you can put it to good use!😊
I really enjoyed doing this course. Ged was very friendly and informative and his enthusiasm for green woodworking was inspiring. I felt that I learned a lot from the course and was delighted with the stool that I made.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Laura. Hope you enjoy making use of your stool 😊
This was my first time doing a woodworking course and I really enjoyed it. My stool was not perfect but it is a stable stool and was made by me! We were given clear instructions and support was given when needed but not too much so I felt confident to get on by myself for a bit until I needed help. There was lots of discussion amongst the group about the tools and wood and Ged was happy to encourage discussion and answer questions. Although we went in October we soon warmed up when we were working and there was sufficient shelter from the rain. It was a friendly, enjoyable day out and we will be looking to visit again.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Jenny. Hope to see you again sometime soon😊
A fantastic one day course from log to stool. Everything was explained very clearly and Ged was great dealing with questions throughout the day. Fantastic quality tools provided and all materials included. Really enjoyed the process and thanks for being patient with me Ged. 5 stars.
Response from Gedwood:Thankyou and glad you enjoyed the day Jack. Was a great stool you made 👌
I had a great time on this greenwood introduction course and Ged's friendly, welcoming and relaxed manner made me feel at home from the moment I walked through the workshop gate.
Once Ged has demonstrated the basic principals, it's over to you to get creative and decide what you want to make and take home. Ged is always on hand with inspiration, advice and the odd expert fix to correct any little mistakes you might make.
I'd recommend this course to anyone who has ever thought they'd like to have a try but didn't know where to start. Young or old, individuals or groups you'll have a great day and be surprised how much you learn and achieve. Ged's enthusiasm for his craft rubs off and makes you come away wanting to do more.
Response from Gedwood:Ah thanks so much Derek. Glad you got a lot from the day - I had a good day too 😊
I had a greenwood weekend and went on Ged's introduction course the day before this log to tumbler course. Whilst I heartily recommend doing the same if you can, Ged's skills as a teacher mean that a complete novice will still come away from a wonderful day with skills that you'll want to put to good use and tumblers to be proud of.
The hardest part is having the patience to wait until the wood has seasoned, before having your first triumphant dram from your very own tumbler...Of course, you can always buy a couple of Ged's lovely handmade tumblers if you want to cut to the chase.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Derek. Yes it will be worth the wait for when you taste your first dram from your own hand made tumbler 👍
Highly recommend doing the log to tumbler course with Ged. A brilliant day spent in his workshop, surrounded by wood and inspiration. Ged is very knowledgable about his craft and willing to help out with any questions you may have. His clear, patient and adaptive way of teaching will leave you feeling totally comfortable and capable in what you are doing, even if you have no experience (and are slightly scared of an axe)! And you take home a wee creation of your own to boot.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks for your kind words Robyn. Enjoy your tumblers! 😉
Treated to a fabulous day with Ged at his amazing workshop. He taught us how to use a range of woodworking tools & gave a demonstration before we all started our stools. Ged was around for assistance & reassurance if we needed it. All in all a really great day learning new skills in a lovely environment and we are so happy with our wee stools!
Response from Gedwood:Glad you enjoyed the course guys 😊
A great course for beginners, or those with a little more green wood working experience. Ged's relaxed teaching style makes it easy to learn, and not worry about making mistakes - he can usually fix them! I'd recommend Ged's courses, and I'll be doing another.
Response from Gedwood:Hi Yvonne,
Thanks Ged- great course. Learnt a lot (including that I need to practice quite a bit!). Would recommend this course anytime. One of the highlights is using the manual lathe.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Prem. Glad you enjoyed turning the tumblers on the lathe and enjoy a dram in them soon 😊
I had a great day with Ged in his well equipped outdoor workshop. This is the third course I have done with Ged and it won't be my last. Ged is a friendly and enthusiastic teacher who is very willing to pass on his knowledge of green woodworking. Knew skills are learnt and you walk away with a unique handcrafted piece.
Response from Gedwood:Hi Les, thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon👍
My day started when I received a gift voucher from my wife for christmas. Due to the Covid lockdown I wasn't sure if or when I would be able to attend a course. I contacted Ged and he told me about some courses he was running and I booked the introduction to Green wood working. It was great!! from the pre-arrival email noting all the current precautions in place and a brief insight to the day to walking away with my days project, Ged had thought of everything. The working areas were all set out with full sets of tools at each station and a brief talk on each stage of working the wood. Ged is not only knowledgeable about the subject at hand but also very passionate about not only the traditional woodworking but the countryside and it's management and use by everyone also. He is a very friendly amiable man who will help you and offer any ideas to make your experience one to remember. Thank you Ged.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks for your feed back Darren. Glad you got a lot out of it and enjoy using your lathe turned mallet in your workshop!
Thanks Ged for a great weekend, learned lots of new skills and my gate will look great when it is ready to fit. One other thing,rain didnae dampen our spirits and the crack was brilliant.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks David. Yes it was a challenging workshop with the weather! - but the conversation certainly helped us all along.
Despite the rain, the workshop was fantastic, the workshop area was well set out and we had plenty of space to work. All the tools were clean and sharp and the instruction from Ged was good.
There were 4 on the course and the space was fine. The setting for the workshop is great ,the location is easy to get to. with the aid of Geds information he sends out. Look forward to returning for another workshop and to invite Ged to the opening of the gate.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks for that Peter. Look forward to the gate launch😊
A lovely weekend. I really enjoyed it. It was very nice to learn some of the basics of working with greenwood and to get a completed gate at the end. The workshop space was a really nice environment despite the almost constant rain over the weekend.
Response from Gedwood:Glad you enjoyed it Eleanor and your all dried out now!😊
Had a great day and learnt a lot about how to cut and shape green wood which I had never done before. The instructions are easy to follow and Ged was around to help and guide as needed. A beautiful location to have the workshop too, so a bonus on the surroundings. Will definitely look out for other courses from Ged and will practice the skills I learnt on the day.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Andrew. Glad you enjoyed the course and hope to see you again on another course😊
A very enjoyable course. All the basic green woodworking techniques were covered. Well demonstrated with very calm and clear explanations/descriptions. Used a wide range of tools.
Came away with a fine shave horse.
Even better, we had sun all weekend. Ged makes a good cup of tea too.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Norman. Hope you make good use of your shavehorse when your drawknife arrives!😊