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

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Whittling Course

Spent an excellent day with Martin learning the basics of whittling and I can not recommend him enough. His courses are well structured, full of useful information and just at the right pace. I would certainly consider attending another course!

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Whittling Course

Martin is a fantastic teacher and my friend and I had a great time on the course. The projects were interesting and Martin recommended a number of resources for finding future projects to make. Highly recommended course.

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Whittling Course

Having been given a gift voucher for this course, I found it both informative and excellent practice.
Martin's instruction was clear and concise, covering safety, knife selection & sharpening and basic knife technique with a good choice of practice projects using these skills. a very good introduction to the craft of whittling

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Whittling Course

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Spoon Carving (Two Day)

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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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