The most relaxing day I've had in a while, tuning out from the world in a stunning setting, and with a cracking wee stool to take home at the end of it. Ged is knowledgeable and patient, the course is well paced and the workshop is a pleasure to work in. Highly recommend.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Ruth. Hope you enjoy your handcrafted stool😊
Great course, good choice of materials, good quality and sharp tools and helpful tuition. You are able to work at your own pace with help on hand should you need it. All in all an instructive but overall fun day.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks and glad you enjoyed the course Ray. And see you on another course some time in the near future!
A great fun course. Amazingly satisfying taking a few pieces from mother nature, and with only a few hand tools, ending up with a lovely little three legged stool. Amazingly patient tutor, juggling us all at different stages throughout the day. And astonishing how we all ended up something that was totally different to the others. Heartily recommend this for a fab day out, with the advantage of having something useful to take home too.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks so much Elisabeth. hope to see you again on another course. Enjoy your tumblers!
wonderful tutor and excellent course, ged takes time to teach and support you in the making of the stool, wonderful tools, authentic tool shed and environment! highly recommend
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Susie. Glad you enjoyed the course and hope to see you again on a course.
Can't recommend Ged and this session highly enough! Ged is tremendously knowledgeable and his calm, friendly and encouraging approach puts you at ease right away and really instills confidence in the absolute beginner. The beautiful, brilliantly equipped workshop is the ideal location and I'm absolutely delighted by the finished product! A huge thanks to Ged, can't wait to build my skills and experience at future workshops :)
Response from Gedwood:Ah thanks Mike! Hope to see you again on a workshop😊
Great fun making a stool. Ged was great explaining and demonstrating each stage before letting us do ours. It was nice having the freedom to experiment and make our stools but also knowing Ged was there to help if we needed him. All of the tools we used were authentic and in great condition. Great fun with a final product to be proud of.
We did this in July 2021. Ged rearranged the date to accommodate us (due to the pandemic). Making the stool from scratch was really eye opening to the efforts craftspeople made before machines took over. He’s was very informative but gave us space and time to develop our stool at our own pace.
Booked the stool making workshop as a family group. Ged gave great instruction, and we made some lovely stools. Highly recommended, will definately book again.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Jacqui, hope to see you and the family again on a course
We had a lovely time making stools with Ged as a Father’s Day treat for our family. Ged was super patient with the younger family members and we were delighted with our fabulous stools. Thanks Ged
Response from Gedwood:Was a pleasure having you and the family over for the day Mandy 😊👍
We went on a family day with Ged along with another family. We made a mixture of stools and tumblers and the children all enjoyed Ged's patient instruction and information about the tools they were using. T
Highly recommend Gedwood to any adults or families and we will certainly be booking again when we can.
Many thanks Ged.
Response from Gedwood:Many thanks Sarah. Look forward to seeing you and the boys on another course sometime soon😊
Great course, really enjoyed my weekend and came away with a lovely gate - check out pics here;
Response from Gedwood:Hi Tom,
I really enjoyed my log to tumbler course and look forward to doing another one. It was the most enjoyable learning experience iv'e had, would highly recommend it. Ged is a brilliant tutor and very patient giving time for each student. A brilliant venue setup/style also adds to the experience. Big thumbs up from me. Slainte.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Tim. Enjoy a dram in your tumblers when there ready - slainte!
Learnt more on green woodworking in a day than in a couple of months of self-instruction / youtube. Ged is very patient, friendly and really knows his stuff. Fantastic selection of quality tools to use in a welcoming 'back to nature' environment. Definitely going to book more courses from Gedwood again. Hopefully by then, I'll have perfected my 'bow line knot'
Response from Gedwood:Thanks so much Adrian - i need to learn that 'bow line' too!😊
This was a Great course; undoubtedly the most fun I had had for a long time. Ged is indeed patient and has a really good instructional technique, with demonstration and advice/mentoring whist still letting everyone to work-away at their own pace.
I am looking to book a pole lathe course, as soon as the dates are published.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Pen. Yes be nice to see you on another course😊
I’m amazed as a complete novice with Ged’s guidance and patience I managed to produce a sturdy functional gate. It was a fun weekend, the open air workshop plenty big enough for four participants.
Response from Gedwood:It was a good workshop Eileen. A gate to turn your neighbors heads!
Great course. Instructor Ged was patient and informative, as well as helpful when required. Highly recommend this day, especially for those with little or no woodworking experience like myself. Managed to knock up a couple of nice wee cups from the lump of wood I started with. Looking forward to using them when theyre dried out and treated in a month or so.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Iain,
Great course - really enjoyed the day. I have almost no woodworking skills but that was not a problem, and the demonstrations were good and easy to understand. Ged was an excellent instructor and always there to sort out problems when your needed him. It is a fascinating process that is using the same techniques from hundreds of years ago.
We all managed to get a couple of tumblers to take home and I am looking forward to being able to use mine, in a couple of months once the wood has seasoned.
Response from Gedwood:Enjoy your dams soon Mike, Thanks
I have done a couple of other green woodworking courses and enjoyed learning new skills. This course was a great day and a whole new set of skills to learn. Ged was patient and helpful throughout the day with some great tips and fixes for my mistakes. Amazing to get a couple of tumblers made when starting the day with a tree trunk! It's hard work, but very much worth the effort.
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Andrew. Some fine tumblers made and soon be ready for a dram or two!
I am a complete novice, Ged was patient and course was really interesting. We learned a lot. An enjoyable experience, I am absolutely delighted with my stool and you couldnt ask for a better setting. The time just flew by and the sun shined just for us. I would definitely recommend Gedwood to anyone thinking of working with greenwood - thank you Ged.
Response from Gedwood:Thank you Anita. It was a good day all round re weather and company. Enjoy your stool😊
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
Response from Gedwood:Thanks Charlotte. It was a great course. Happy shaving!