"I had no previous woodworking skills but I really enjoyed this course - a great balance of learning new skills while also coming out with a beautiful product at the end. Fun, relaxing and engrossing!"
" Thanks Paul. Glad you enjoyed the process of making a cleft ash gate?"
"Truly fantastic experience. I haven't done anything like this before and absolutely loved the day spent making tumblers. Ged is a great teacher and his passion for his craft shines through. I can't wait to make more and I highly recommend this course! "
" Thanks very much Donna. Was great working with you and look forward to seeing yiu again on a course?"
"I was given a Log to Stool day as a present and I had a really good time creating a stool with Ged. I’m really chuffed with how smart it looks and how solid it is to sit on, despite me not having done any woodwork of any kind before. Ged made it easy, relaxed and fun and I loved the beautiful workspace surrounded by wood and Ged’s craft. Thanks a lot!
" Many thanks Neil. Hope to see you again on a course?"
"I totally did not know what to expect when I was presented with this course. Turned out this is something I really enjoy as a whole, a lot of child memories came out where I reduced sticks into peels for hours on end.
Really loved the course, the process and absolutely amazed with the outcome - looks like a real tumbler!"
" Hi Max. Glad you enjoyed the course and not long now till you can enjoy a dram or two.
"What a great way to spend a day! Although I've had plenty of woodworking experience, creating a pair of tumblers from a green log was a whole new thing for me. Ged is very knowledgeable and a great tutor, with just the right amount of hands on help. Can't wait until the end of November when I'll be able to sample a dram or two!"
" Ah many thanks Keith. Not long now before you get to road test them!?"
"I was entirely new to green wood working but have some experience in other wood working before coming to this course. For me this about a return to traditional area of the craft. The instruction was clear and very well delivered to a group of people who were not experts. It was an incredibly interesting and informative course presented by a talented and knowledgeable guy. Thank you Ged."
" Thanks Oz. Was a good course. Hope to see you soon on another course!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Introduction to Green Woodworking day course. Ged is an excellent teacher - patient and friendly, and lets you work and learn at your own pace. I was very impressed with the work space and had great fun using the shave horse and pole lathe. Highly recommended!"
" Many thanks Steven. Hope to see you again on a course
"Had a fantastic time with Ged in scorching weather over the QPJ long weekend. He was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable and has created a good set up for the workshops. I will definitely be returning for another of his courses in the bit too distant future!"
" Thanks Jake! Look forward to seeing you again on a course?"
"I went on the 1 day log to stool course, it was a fantastic day learning some new skills from the amazing, knowledgeable and very patient Ged. The workshop is incredable and set in a beautiful location. I would highly recomend this course to anyone wanting to learn basic traditional wood working skills or just wanting a fun day out."
" Thanks Martin. Hope to see you again on a workshop!"
"What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful day. The course was a present from my daughter and I loved every moment of it. Ged is a excellent teacher and soon had me up to speed with the wonderful traditional (and very sharp) tools. Working with wood this way is both absorbing and relaxing. Thank you Ged for teaching an old dog some new tricks."
" Glad you enjoyed it Keith. Was a pleasure working with you!"
"Wonderful course and a very friendly atmosphere! Ged is super knowledgeable and has a vast assortment of different tools and equipment, some which are handmade. Before we got started he gave us a demonstration, which me as a complete beginner found very helpful! Cant recommend enough, I love my little stool!"
Thanks so much Fanny. Hope your stool inspires you on for some tree paintings!"
"Beautiful day and great location. Tutored by the brilliant, knowledgeable, friendly and patient Ged, this was a course well worth the journey. From start to finish this was such an enjoyable experience. Led on by Ged’s hands on approach we travelled from raw tree trunk to finished article using hand tools and an assortment of GED’s hand made equipment. To see our item evolve was such a great feeling. There was a superb camaraderie between all of us who attended the course. Lots of laughter and fun. An experience not to be missed. Thank you for such a rewarding day. Don’t miss this wonderful day out."
" Thanks very much Martin. Glad you enjoyed the day and hope to see you again on another course!"
"I attended the shave horse making course in April. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and came home with a lovely piece of kit, which I look forward to start using. Ged is a great teacher, and creates a calm and friendly atmosphere, sharing his knowledge and passion for his work. The course was inspiring and we were given plenty of time to learn and practice using a range of tools and skills. Thanks again Ged! Hope to attend another course in the future!"
" Thanks Rob! Just sent you through links for ordering tools
"My wife bought me this gate-making course for a present. She knew that I liked a “doing” activity present and we were not disappointed! Jed was a lovely guy to spend a weekend with and a skilled teacher as well as a skilled woodworker. Over the two days, with his help, I turned a pile of greenwood logs into a beautiful garden gate that I brought home to the delight of my wife. Two days of hard work, a plentiful supply of coffee and the use of Jed’s superb range of tools made it a weekend to remember. Thank you for all of that Jed."
" Thanks Alex,
Was a pleasure sharing your company!"
"Really enjoyed the shavehorse course with Ged. Relaxed atmosphere and good ratio. Inspiring! Lots of learning and time to try and practice working with the different tools. It's been a great 2 days and I'm very proud of my shave horse. Would definitely recommend."
" Thanks Brig. Thats a great shavehorse you made! All ready for some creative projects.