I really enjoyed my mortice and tenon course, the course also includes useful tips and tequniques alongside these joints. Ive already started using my new skills, highly recommended.
The teacher was very thorough, knowledgeable and patient. I learnt a lot on this day course and can't wait to start practicing my new skills. The class was small with 3 of us, perfect in the current pandemic situation. Thank you very much.
Really enjoyed my day, especially as I turned out to be the only student so was really able to get one to one tuition. David is a fabulous, patient teacher even with my very challenging chair!
David started us at the deep end. He talked about the theory of choosing wood by cut. He talked of the types of jointing that we would learn. He talked of the correct usage of tools in the workshop...and then he made us do it.
I found that my sawing was OK, but my drilling needed adjustment. The use of the biscuit cutter was unexpected but very rewarding. Always we were questioned on the theory - what was this called? / why would we do that? / what is this called? (again!).
Loved the course. I thought I was an OK DIYer but it turns out that learning by experience is not always the best way...this course paid for itself when I realised how important clamps are. Some of you reading this may already use them - but that was just one of the basic woodworking techniques we were both shown and tried.
From the moment I arrived, David made the course practical and meaningful. I had some prior knowledge (from 20 years ago!), which David picked up on and pitched the course at the right level. Having covered the theory in Part 1, we looked at more practical scenarios in Part 2.
It won't make you an Electrician in a day (no surprise there), but it will help you to understand the subject. Safety is talked about a lot (thankfully), and this gives you the confidence to know what you should and should not be doing! It will also give you the practical know-how to perform some fault finding in your own home. I'd recommend this course to anyone who wants to take the next step in understanding Electrics in their own home.
I attended an upcycling course with David this week. I had no experience whatsoever and David took the time to explain how to use each tool. We started off to dismantle a pallet. David explained how to do this in a quick and efficient way and I picked up many tips. We proceeded to make a garden chair. David explained in great detail how to design a project and work out the best method to put this together. David showed us how to use the equipment safely and gave me confidence in constructing the garden chair. He explained what equipment we needed to buy for our projects. It was very exciting to see how a pallet can be made into a garden chair. This was no ordinary chair this was a very stylish garden chair and I was thrilled to take home such a fantastic project.
This course has inspired me to make more upcycling projects. Thank you David for all your time and help in making this chair.
Response from Great British Woodshop:Thanks Rosanna, I'm happy you got to experience many different new ideas to help you on your way to more exciting projects. Hope we will see you again on another project soon.
It was a very informative course, the attention to detail for the course was brilliant, the teacher was excellent and explained everything very easily so I could understand it. Very pleased. Kind regards.
This course was so informative, yet so simple! It gave me the big picture of how or from/to where water was coming into my house (or flat) and going out. I had so many questions about how the hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard works, radiator, toilet flashing, leakage from taps, changing taps, different types of pipes etc. I didn't even need to ask all of them, most of them were covered.
David was very patient and knowledgeable, yet not using difficult terms or jargon. Highly recommended for people like me, who would like to get the idea of what to do with DIY level plumbing!
Had a super day and learnt a great deal! Nice small group, relaxed atmosphere and you can ask anything - no question is too small or too daft!
I took my own drill on the course which was great to find out how it really should be used!
Have been tackling DIY jobs for years using my instinct, but can now do them confidently and correctly.
Spent the next morning sorting my screws (who knew about Pozi head screws - that's why the Phillips screw drivers always slipped!!) and then drilled the front wall of house to hang a new house number - great job, though I say it myself!
Definitely recommend this course.
I was delighted to attend the Home DIY course as it threw light on so many different areas that I need help in!
We covered so much in one day. There were lots of ‘oh.. that’s how you do it’ and ‘I’ve always wondered how you do that’ and ‘I had no idea you could do that (electric drill) as well as lots of asides about pipe isolators and lots on which screw to use for what, how to put up heavy mirrors on plasterboard walls, how to fix endless things and a fair bit on not drilling through cables and other lifesaving info like checking the RCD (residual current device😁).
Such a very useful day. I’d highly recommend it.
A really interesting course led by a really interesting tutor (David). Would highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to get a base idea of how to reupholster furniture. A very enjoyable afternoon.
Great course, with clear and helpful direction from David. I have gained a good understanding of basic Plasterboarding and filling and now feel fully confident in tackling my dining room ceiling! I am also very envious of your amazing workshop David!
I booked an upcycling course with David to explore building simple structures at home and to gain confidence using power tools to make the job easier and faster. David works in a very organic way creating the workshop content depending on who is attending. I found all his many tips and comments really helpful and the opportunity to ask questions as we went along was great. David takes time to explain thoroughly, demonstrates techniques and then ensures you have it mastered before moving on. The workshop is a very relaxed environment and David's 'no fuss', 'down to earth' attitude creates an enjoyable easy atmosphere. Thanks so much David, you will see us again soon.
Absolutely delighted that I attended this course with David. He is a very knowledgeable, extremely patient and understanding teacher and methodical in his approach. I came out feeling much more confident that I will be able to use the power tools and use them safely.
I bought the pallet upcyling course as a birthday present for my boyfriend and we both had the most fab day with David building a chair. David was so helpful, and I really liked the fact the course felt unique to the team on the day, as we worked out the best way to take apart the particular pallets we had, and the best way to approach the design and build of the chair using what was salvaged (rather than following a set blueprint for a chair design, with no input from us). The course inspired us to do more pallet upcycling - we built ourselves a table to go with our chairs the next day!
Would definitely recommend.