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Reviews for Martin Damen - Maker of Hand-carved Spoons & Bowls

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Whittling Course

I was given a voucher for a whittling course as a birthday present and what a find it was managing to get on Martins course.
The day was filled with helpful information, advice and hands on whittling, it was great to have something made by your own hands to take home.
I would thoroughly recommend this course and tutor to anyone interested in learning a wood craft.
Got the bug now and also moving on to spoon making soon.

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Whittling Course

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Whittling Course

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

A truly wonderful course with an exceptional teacher. The setup was perfect and Martin was amazing at sharing his knowledge to the group. I look forward to doing more courses with him in the future.

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Whittling Course

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Whittling Course

Saturday 31st of March. A significant day in my life!!! I attended a whittling course with Martin Damen; if you want to whittle he's your man. Inspired instruction, your every action is observed, monitored, and corrected as needed to achieve your personal skill. No matter what your level of competence now, at the end of the day you will be inspired to pick up a knife and WHITTLE!!
The lunch is good too.

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

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Whittling Course

Fantastic day. Lots packed in to the day but it is well structured with great tuition and a small group so plenty of individual attention. We finished the day with a great sense of accomplishment and with the basic skills to practice at home and continue improving. Hospitality equalled the teaching with fabulous homemade lunch. Highly recommended.

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Whittling Course

A fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable day. Martin's relaxed teaching was a joy and I can now confidently tackle more projects.
The Spoon Carving course has been added to my birthday list and I shall tackle the clearing of my shed with renewed enthusiasm so I can have my very own whittling corner.

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Whittling Course

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

Excellent course. Just the right degree of stretch to provide a sense of having learned a great deal, and of achievement, without feeling at all stressful. Good lunches and good company. A weekend very well spent. If, like me, you have not been in an explicitly "learning" environment for while, it is fascinating to watch yourself doing so, under Martin's expert and tactful tuition.

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

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Whittling Course

Aug 17
Great course - just 4 of us so very personal. Everything provided in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Plenty of breaks for tea / coffee, great lunch all homemade. Results from the day far exceed my expectations - would highly recommend

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Whittling Course

I had a great course last weekend 27/28 May.
Thank you Martin for your warm welcome, patient teaching, hospitality and generosity of time.
It was good to come back with such detailed notes, knife, a finished spoon and some wood. I am inspired to keep carving!
It was a perfect setting in Martin's workshop and a lovely group, so thanks too to my fellow three students.

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

Excellent course. I really liked the relaxed atmosphere, and the level of supervision you get. (A group of only 4 students). The course notes are provided. This is very useful. Martin is very serious about safety too. As a bonus yummy home made cooked lunches. Thanks Martin!

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Whittling Course

This is a great introduction to knife work. Martin covers all the safety aspects of the key cuts and you have a chance to practice them. We then moved on to little projects to consolidate our knowledge. Throughout the day Martin carefully monitors your work and will stop you if you are unsafe, getting you back on track. He also makes a mean boiled fruit cake. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in woodwork.

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