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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

A wonderful birthday gift. As an absolute beginner to woodworking, it was a very informative course. Mark is a great teacher and really helped me with the techniques and imparted his vast knowledge of woodturning. I cannot recommend this course enough. Whether you are just starting out or already have some experience, this is truly a great course.

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

What Mark does not know about wood turning is not worth knowing! An excellent tutor. He went through all aspects of the tools and equipment teaching and demonstrating. Only moved on to the next item once I had understood and practised a procedure. Such patience is rare to find.
The day after I received more notes and advice that had been discussed during the training day. Excellent support. Mark is a true credit to the craft of wood turning. Genius.

- - #14560

Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

Can I give 6*? ??
A fabulous day which sadly is going to cost a lot of money because I'm now infected with the "bug"! and now need to buy a lathe!!
Mark was patience personified. He wasn't pushy and is most definitely his own man; owing allegiance to no brand or school of thought. As a result he is pragmatic and phlegmatic. I am saving up for another day's training - so roll on my birthday :-)
This man is a natural teacher and I whole heartedly encourage anyone to attend a taster day.

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

Brilliant day of wood turning!
From a complete beginner but with an interest in wood generally, I found the course to be really interesting - with something to show for it at the end of the day!
Mark's knowledge, exacting standards and patience I found to be second to none. A genuinely nice guy and a cracking teacher all combined to a thoroughly enjoyable day.
I am seriously considering how and when I could take up as a hobby - and when I do - likely to be back.
Thank you so much!!

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

I have been woodturning for a few years now, all self taught. and my partner gave me a one day course with Mark. I learnt more in one day with Mark than I've learnt in years. Mark is an excellent teacher and the patience of a saint. A day with Mark is a day well spent.
Thank you Mark.

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

This was just the best start I could have had in wood turning. Mark is an exceptional teacher, his knowledge of equipment is huge, his expertise in the art of wood turning vast and his dedication to giving you all of the information and help you need is the stuff of legends. I learned so much from this day. Thanks Mark.

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

Came to Mark’s course having never touched a lathe before, and left with quite a complex bowl that I am exceedingly proud of.

Mark was patient and informative and I came away very pleased at having learned the basics of a new skill.

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

I have just had a one-on-one day course with Mark and I couldn't be happier with the whole experience. The day started with the basics of the lathe and tools, progressed through parallel grain turning techniques and finished ended with me turning a bowl from a piece of ash. The knowledge and expertise that Mark passed onto me is invaluable to me, and I thoroughly recommend his courses. Thanks for your patience with me Mark!

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

A brilliant day all round!
I am a complete novice and Mark patiently took me through all aspects of turning . From advice on kit to practical help with techniques. Safety is always a priority.
He is a friendly, very experienced good teacher. The workshop is warm and coffee supplied.
I thoroughly recommend the course.

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Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

I had a very enjoyable and informative day with Mark. I had some specifics that I needed guidance on and during the day we dealt with those and a few more, including tool selection and sharpening.

As a result I now need to do less sanding as I get a better finish directly from the chisels. A very worthwhile and thorough session with a very skilful, understanding and helpful professional.

I plan another visit.

- - #13347

Woodturning Courses in the Midlands

Thank you so much for the days tuition Mark, purchased for me a Christmas present. I had great time with you at your workshop. Your patience and encouragement with a complete beginner made for a very relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable experience. I am very proud of the bowl I came away with (even if there was some of your input into it!). I look forward to getting my ancient lathe up and running in the not too distant future. Thanks again and best regards.

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