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Cabinetmaking fundamentals in East Sussex

Very informative. I learned a great deal about the basics of woodworking, discovered the soothing process of planing wood and successfully made a chopping board.

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Cabinetmaking fundamentals in East Sussex

Even at this early stage in my woodworking journey the level of accuracy seemed impossible but with only a day of John's guidance on the tools fractions of millimeter workmanship was being repeatable achieved.

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- - #16389


Cabinetmaking fundamentals in East Sussex

A superb course taught by John who is a excellent teacher and obviously extremely experienced. He made learning the basics of woodworking really fun and enjoyable. I learnt loads and feel so much more confident with the plane, saw and chisel. The supply of delicious cakes and biscuits also helped to keep energy levels up for the entire two days.

In-person course
- - #16390

Furniture making - joints week - make a table, all you need to know about joints

The course was very interesting and informative. Lots of useful information and advice on how to achieve a high standard of perfection and finish on our project. A very fine workshop with top of the range tools and equipment . John shared his knowledge with all of us and encouraged everyone . As a carpenter/joiner who wanted to learn more about fine cabinet making this course ticked all the boxes for me

In-person course
- - #16368


Furniture making - joints week - make a table, all you need to know about joints

The course was excellent, first rate hands on teaching, well organised with a great project to make (table) which led to much learning about joints. Cake for tea time also much appreciated

In-person course
- - #16369

Furniture making - joints week - make a table, all you need to know about joints

Fantastic course for already-able wood workers, to make a lovely table, learn some new skills and enjoy fantastic lemon drizzle cake. Really felt I learnt lots.

In-person course
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Furniture making - joints week - make a table, all you need to know about joints

It was a very enjoyable and satisfying week. There was some useful reminders of things I had forgotten as well as some new techniques and skills. John is a talented teacher and always on hand to provide advice.

In-person course
- - #16371

Sharpening & tuning hand tools (Course inactive)

Superb course, many thanks for expert tuition. Already being put into good use- I went mad at local auction on Tuesday and have restored several items with much sharper tools….

In-person course
- - #16258


Furniture making - skills week essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

Perfect combination of hand plane, chisel, and dovetail saw skill building. Exactly what I was looking for.

In-person course
- - #16259

Cabinetmaking fundamentals in East Sussex

Great course! Excellent intro to the basics required. Good pace for covering so many skills.

In-person course
- - #14439


Furniture making - skills week essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

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- - #14409

Furniture making - skills week essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

The course is well designed with the beginner in mind. I thought I knew how to use a plane and chisel, How wrong can you be? .John was very clear with his teaching and instructions and always ready to answer questions and help with both minor or major problems. Would highly recommend this course.

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- - #14410


Furniture making - skills week essential cabinetmaking hand skills - 5 days in East Sussex

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- - #14411

Cabinetmaking fundamentals in East Sussex

New skills, comprehensive instructions, absolutely would recommend.

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- - #14413


French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex

Worked systematically through the topics with ample time to develop practical skills

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- - #14415

French polishing & modern hand finishes in East Sussex

The relaxed setting, makes the whole course more enjoyable. John always has time for questions no matter what.

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- - #14416


Wood machining in East Sussex

Structured and detailed walkthrough of all the main machines I will encounter in a workshop. Size of group was perfect - would have been difficult if it was larger.

In-person course
- - #8917

Wood machining in East Sussex

Learned loads! Felt engaged. Thank you!

In-person course
- - #8916


Antique furniture restoration techniques in East Sussex

The workshop is well laid out with plenty of room around each bench and in the central area. John is always available to ask advice from and has a range of tools that can be used whilst you are on the course, which allows you to gain experience in using a new tool if you have not used that type of tool before.

In-person course
- - #8915

Antique furniture restoration techniques in East Sussex

I liked the structure of the course taking you through the steps when restoring with the practical hands-on practical work. Learning from someone as experienced as John was great.

In-person course
- - #8914