Fantastic wood turning lesson with Graham. We were greeted by Graham, his lovely wife Chris and their two very sweet dogs, we were made to feel very welcomed from the start. Both of us were total novices to wood turning and Graham was an excellent teacher, patiently steering us in the right direction, if we were going off track, and we each ended up with a bowl that we are very proud of. Graham is so knowledgeable and we both learnt loads in a relaxed, safe environment.
Graham had a good sense of humour )which he needed with the two of us!). Coffee and biscuits were fab. Young or old, male or female, novice or not, I cannot recommend Graham highly enough. We had a really enjoyable morning, and I’m looking forward to booking another lesson very soon.
Thank you Graham.
Helen Harris - - #22666
Excellent day in the company of a kindly tutor. Graham is an accomplished wood turner with a wealth of knowledge and a great teacher. Very pleased with my creations and so were all my family who gave me the course for my birthday. Thank you all.
Edward Watts - - #22490
My son and I spend a wonderful day with Graham. We made a bowl and a candle stick. My son was a quicker learner than myself and Graham was ready to answer all his questions and even spent some time showing him an easier/quicker method for hollowing out a goblet. Both Graham and his wife are really friendly and easy to get on with, this makes the day go easier as conversations are not forced.
All in all, Graham is a font of knowledge and since my course I have gone on to make another bowl, a desk tidy and a piece of firewood (I might be able to salvage it into a small bowl or an ashtray) :-) My son is now thinking of buying a better lathe as the starter lathe we have will soon be no good for his projects.
A day well spent.
Mark Field - - #22443
I really enjoyed my day of turning with Graham. He was very welcoming of a complete novice to wood turning, very patient in his instructions and always willing to help.
Craig - - #22464
An excellent day, both enjoyable and informative. Graham gives instruction and guidance at every stage, I was delighted with the final product and am looking forward to a second visit.
Cliff Dixon - - #21957
Well one day in i would not hesitate in recommending this course to anyone! What a great day we had. Graham is knowledgeable, charming and a great teacher. I came away with a beautiful bowl on my first day, however my partner has something more resembling a frisbee! We have also agreed to adopt a hedgehog.... who would have thought that was part of the bargin. T
Tim - - #20693
I had a really enjoyable day with Graham and returned home proudly with my first bowl. He is a kind and patient teacher and very knowledgeable and I hope to return to do another course sometime soon. I would highly recommend him.
Simon Hawkes - - #20282
My grandson and I spent a very enjoyable day with Graham, he is very knowledgable and friendly. We were both complete novices but came away with lovely bowls and a candlestick. We highly recommend his course for anybody wishing to learn about woodturning.
Pat Beeson - - #20185
I was given a surprise present by my wife, Diane, of a day's introductory wood turning course at Graham Turner's workshop in the New Forest. It is many decades since I did anything which could be described as craft woodworking - the last time was at school, more than half a century ago, so I didn't know what to expect. Since then I have fiddled about with saw, hammer and drill on DIY projects about the home, which can only be described as "amateur" at best.
The course provided by Graham was a revelation. Much to my surprise and satisfaction I came away with a wooden candle stick and a wooden bowl, both completed by me and looking pretty good!
Graham's infromal and friendly approach was just right and his tuition was excellent and timely, particularly when I looked like getting into difficulty.
I would strongly recommend anyone to go on the one day course, either like I did, as a surprise recipient of a gift from my wife, or certainly for anyone thinking of taking up wood turning.
Thank you Graham for an excellent day
Fraser Halley - - #18945
I am new to wood turning and booked a day’s instruction with Graham Turner.
It was everything I hoped for. A relaxed and informative mix of practical and theoretical instruction. The workshop was comfortable and Graham has an excellent set of lathes and tools. From the start I was able to follow Graham’s example working through a range of tools using different woods and quickly gained confidence.
There was a welcome emphasis on health and safety and at the end of the day I was delighted to depart with a walnut bowl that I managed to produce, admittedly with a bit of help!
A delightful man and a great day, I thoroughly recommend his course.
Philip Latham - - #18741
Spent a very enjoyable day with Graham as a novice in his workshop, and coming home with a pretty decent bowl that I made myself under Graham's gentle tutoring - very satisfying! Thanks Graham.
Chas Winder - - #18607
What a wonderful way to spend a day ! Right from the outset Graham and his wife were friendly and welcoming hosts. After introductions we adjourned to the workshop where we were treated to an interactive masterclass on woodturning.Graham is a natural and very patient teacher whos enthusiasm is obvious, allowing us to try, master and apply techniques as demonstrated, but always there to adjust and gently correct as needed for best ( and safest ) results. Thoroughly recommended.
Steve Gent - - #18449
Had a very informative day. Graham made me very welcome. His way of teaching with hands on is excellent .
nigel vivian - - #18377
Had a splendid day with Graham. He is a very good tutor, and has a well equipped workshop.
I left with 2 pieces i am well pleased with.
PHILIP MORGAN - - #17464
Graham provided a fantastic course, all underpinned by a warm open style and an obvious deep knowledge of the craft. All in all highly recommended!
Ian Fielding - - #17212
I had a full day wood turning with Graham, and what a day, was perfect from start to finish a really relaxing environment, and a truly hands on approach to teaching, allowing you to really give it a go and try things yourself knowing that you have an expert on hand if needed. A great lunch, and somewhere I’ll be definitely coming back to.
Out and out an excellent day
Wil lloyd - - #15537
Had the most fantastic day learning the basics of wood turning from Graham. Everything about the day was friendly and welcoming and Graham's teaching style was practical, friendly and very informative. I came away with a small vase and bowl at the end of the day and was genuinely shocked with what I was able to achieve in a day, which was entirely down to Graham's tuition! I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn or just experience wood turning.
Kevin Walters - - #15348