Gedwood reviews

22 May 24'

Mike Duff reviewed: Make your own shavehorse with Gedwood

"I recently attended the shave horse course, it was as described, great tuition by a very knowledgeable tutor who has a great affinity to the green woods being worked and the traditional tools being used. Other than going home with a hand made shave horse the other 3 aims I wanted to achieve was to work with green wood - achieved - work with wood without using a tape measure - achieved - work with traditional tools - achieved. Myself, the other attendee & Ged had a lot of chat and laughs during the well organised relaxed atmosphere of the 2 days of tuition. I would recommend this course - for anyone wanting a tutored introduction to green wood working, techniques, tools and wood characteristics - and you go home with your own great shave horse ! Thank you Ged."

Gedwood responded:

"Hi Mike, Many thanks for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the experience. Happy shaving days ahead! ๐Ÿ˜Š"

23 Apr 24'

Jorg reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"Brilliant course. Ged did a superb job teaching us to use a shave-horse and pole-lathe to make highly finished wooden tumblers. I would recommend this course to anyone with or without woodworking skills."

Gedwood responded:

"Many thanks for your kind words Jorg. Hope to see you again on a course ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘"

12 Apr 24'

John Maclauchlan reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"Great course, great situation, great teacher and the weather was kind also! Learnt a lot from Ged who had a great balance of letting you do as much as you can but also helping us where necessary. Covered a huge amount in a short time. I definitely have workshop envy! And the company was also great. Definitely plan to do another course."

Gedwood responded:

"Ah, many thanks John. Glad you enjoyed the day. And hope to see you again on a course๐Ÿ‘ "

11 Apr 24'

Alison Unwin reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"I could do this course over and over again! Ged is brilliant, very welcoming and a great instructor. The rest of the world disappears once you step into the magical workshop! I will definitely be booking onto another course. "

Gedwood responded:

"Ah thank you Alison. Glad you enjoyed the day and hope to see you again on a course ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘"

10 Apr 24'

Phil White reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"Great experience with knowledgeable tutor. Would do it again. "

7 Apr 24'

Phil White reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"Fabulous course. Excellent instructor. Small group. Amazing experience turning a log into a whisky cup in just one day. Son and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend."

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks for that Phil. Glad you and Alasdair enjoyed the day ๐Ÿ‘"

2 Apr 24'

Andrew Melton reviewed: Pole lathe turning with Gedwood

"Loved it! Learnt loads. Great location. Well set up. Now just need to get my own lathe set up."

Gedwood responded:

"Many thanks for that Andrew. Hope to see you again on a course ๐Ÿ‘"

31 Mar 24'

Paul and Jo Lenihan reviewed: Introduction to green woodworking with Gedwood

"We both had a fabulous day. A great mix of tuition and time allowed for you to put into practice whatโ€™s just been demonstrated. Great fun. Thank you"

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Paul and Jo. Glad you enjoyed the day ๐Ÿ˜Š"

30 Mar 24'

Matthew reviewed: Introduction to green woodworking with Gedwood

"Fantastic day with a great bunch of people, great value for money! Very enjoyable and will be back to do another course at a later date for sure. Thanks again for a great day. "

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Matthew. See you again on another course๐Ÿ‘"

27 Mar 24'

Hussain reviewed: Introduction to green woodworking with Gedwood

"Had a really great time with Ged. Developed more confidence in using tools, much more appreciation to the work that goes in to making tools and items by hand. Had a great day and very knowledgeable. "

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Hussain, Hope to see you again on a course sometime๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘"

23 Mar 24'

Kenneth Paul reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"Amazing day spent on the stool making day. Ged was a great tutor. Would totally recommend booking this course. So proud of our stools. "

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Kenneth, Glad you enjoyed the day and making those lovely stools! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘"

19 Mar 24'

Alan reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"Did this day course with my adult daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Ged's cottage and workshop is located in a lovely setting and this in itself is uplifting. The course itself is excellent with high quality tools and natural materials supplied, moreover Ged is an excellent tutor who is highly skilled and has infinite patience. All in all a wonderful experience which was relaxing and therapeutic, with the added bonus of a lovely handcrafted stool to take away. Highly recommended!"

Gedwood responded:

"Many thanks Alan. Glad you and Hannah enjoyed the experience and making some fine stools ๐Ÿ˜Š"

17 Mar 24'

Barrie and Helen Harper reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"We had a great day with excellent company. Course was well paced and so informative and interesting. Well worth it."

Gedwood responded:

"Thank you very much Barrie and Helen. Enjoy your drams!๐Ÿ˜Š"

3 Oct 23'

Peter Rattenbury reviewed: Cleft ash gate making with Gedwood

"Had a really good course going back to basic woodworking techniques. Ged was a calming influence when things didnโ€™t go as planned, providing clear instructions and helpful support. The second day proved to be a great team building event as all five of us helped one another finish our gate at roughly the same time . Overall a great weekend. Three of us took an Airbnb at the Coffee Pot in Dufftown, visited The Commercial pub, ate in the Indian across the road, and had a Chinese takeaway, all excellent and highly recommended"

Gedwood responded:

"Many thanks Peter. Glad you enjoyed the gate making course and Dufftown's fine cuisine!๐Ÿ‘Thanks Ged"

2 Oct 23'

Alan Smith reviewed: Cleft ash gate making with Gedwood

"Excellent course. After spending nearly all my time with electrical woodworking tools it was great to just get back to basics and learn how to use traditional tools and green stock to start creating simple functional items. Ged creates a relaxed, supportive environment for everyone regardless of experience. "

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Alan, Was a great workshop and some lovely gates made๐Ÿ‘ Regards Ged"

1 Oct 23'

Kirstine Gibb reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"I had a great day learning new skills and able to take something home. Great company and Iโ€™m looking forward to doing another course. Great workshop, location and tuition!!!"

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Kirstene! Hope to see you again on a Gedwood course Ged ๐Ÿ˜Š"

26 Sep 23'

Dorothy Dominy reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"Thoroughly enjoyed the log to stool course with Ged on Sunday. I was apprehensive on arrival with the array of tools on show. The first demonstration of using an axe to split your log didn't quell my concerns. But Ged has a calming way with him and under his guidance and with a fair bit of banter and encouragement within our group we all tackled each stage of the process. It's really wonderful how good you feel when you look at the finished article. A great day our with a beautiful wee stool to take home at the end of it all. "

Gedwood responded:

"Glad you enjoyed the stool making Dorothy. Was a good day of learning and banter!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘"

26 Sep 23'

John K reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"Had a fantastic day with Ged making a little three legged stool from Greenwood, very educational and fun day, relaxing atmosphere and getting hands on with tools working Greenwood. I learned new skills, a great day was had and will definitely be booking another course, most likely the shave horse workshop."

Gedwood responded:

"Many thanks John. Hope to see you again on another Gedwood course!๐Ÿ‘"

11 Sep 23'

Kenneth McLuckie reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"Having received this experience as a birthday gift, I was unsure what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised to discover the activity took place outside in a rustic workshop using only hand tools in a friendly environment. A description and use of the tools was demonstrated by Ged before being let loose on our logs. He then supervised our attempts offering advice and encouragement where necessary. Overall a very pleasant day was experienced with a wooden stool to take away as a memory. I really enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend it to others. "

Gedwood responded:

"Many thanks Kenneth. Glad you enjoyed the workshop.๐Ÿ‘"

10 Sep 23'

Nick Riley reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"Keeping Greenwood crafting skills alive is exactly what Ged is doing. Located in a purpose built workspace with exceptional tools, maintained to perfection and very sharp, but with safety talks, all the tricks and details and methodology, itโ€™s just great. To create something you can take away and admire is superb. The world needs more GEDโ€™s and sharing his expertise is keeping greenwood working alive. Thanks Ged! Nick"

Gedwood responded:

"And thank you Nick for a good day's banter and creativity!"

10 Sep 23'

Kirsty Lynch reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"What a fantastic day we had making this adorable wee stool. I am in love with it and had a brilliant day learning lots of new skills. Gedโ€™s outdoor workshop is a really calming and beautiful place to spend a day. Just fabulous. Thank you!! "

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Kirsty! It was a good workshop with plenty of great stools created Ged๐Ÿ˜Š"

6 Jun 23'

Roy reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"Thanks again Ged for a great experience, really enjoyed using the pole lathe and hand tools under your expert tutoring. Had a great day learning new skills."

Gedwood responded:

"My pleasure Roy. Hope to see you again on a course๐Ÿ‘"

1 Jun 23'

Robin reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"My husband and I went and it was a brilliant course had great fun "

Gedwood responded:

"It was a good day of carving and shaping out whisky tumblers! Glad you enjoyed the course๐Ÿ˜Š"

1 Jun 23'

Pete Morley reviewed: Log to Stool with Gedwood

"Both my partner and I attended the course. We are both office workers so this is completely different to what we normally do. It was great to spend the day using your hands and getting out at the end of the day. We both thoroughly enjoyed the day and would highly recommend."

Gedwood responded:

"Thanks Paul. Enjoyed the day too. Hope your stools arrived safely๐Ÿ‘"

30 Apr 23'

Shane L reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"What a fantastic day! Ged was welcoming, very knowledgeable and is a very patient tutor. This meant a very relaxed atmosphere. It was my 1st time using a pole-lathe and can't wait to do another course to try it again. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try green woodworking."

Gedwood responded:

"Many thanks Shane. And enjoy a fine malt when your tumblers have seasoned! ๐Ÿ˜Š regards Ged"

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