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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

We had a wonderful time on Ian's green woodworking course making two stools. We have no previous woodworking experience but were keen to learn how to make something useful as a starting point. Ian was so enthusiastic and patient with our never-ending questions, and it was lovely to spend a day at his workshop isolated from technology. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone with an interest in woodworking, and we'll hopefully be back for another course in the future!

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Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

We made an amazing Oak bench with Ian! Ian is very patient and attentive, and helps you make the best bench.

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

We had such a great day crafting our wooden stools with Ian. Me and my fiancee haven't done any woodwork before, though both of us have an interest in it. Ian was so patient, explaining and showing how to use the traditional tools.

Thank you for everything Ian. It was such a fulfilling day. We came home with 2 stools we are so proud of and happy memories of a great day spent working and chatting.

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Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

Brought this for me and my husband Sam who is a site carpenter by trade.
Ian was fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable.
We learnt a lot about using traditional techniques which Sam and I had never done before.
We would highly recommend this course and we came away with a beautiful bench for our garden! Thanks Ian!

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

What an enjoyable day! And such a sense of achievement at the end, having made, with Ian's expert and encouraging help, a presentable 3-legged stool! I've done a little bit of woodwork before (with more enthusiasm than skill) but nothing like this. From Ian, I learnt traditional techniques and tools which were new to me. I thoroughly recommend the whole experience.

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

What a wonderful day. We started with some logs and ended up with a mallets and 2 rustic bar stools. Amazing. Neither my wife or I had done anything like this. Ian is patient, accommodating, and such a good teacher.
We can highly recommend this course having left thinking what can we make next. A big thanks to Ian who is such an interesting guy.

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Make your own green woodworking 'Shave Horse' from Oak & Ash

An amazing experience. Ian’s attitude to rustic work in my opinion is second to none. The experience I had was certainly fulfilling. If you like carpentry you would most certainly not go wrong by going on a course with Ian. He has really good person skills. The time with him was not only enjoyable but educational as well. Thank You Ian.

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Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

A truly excellent day creating a mountain of wood shavings, whilst having a brew.

Ian is not only incredibly knowledgeable but also very patient.

The day flew by and to top it off I have an oak stool which is undoubtedly less wonky than anything I would have made without supervision.

Cracking fun I highly recommend it!

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

Fantastic course, would highly recommend. Ian is an amazing teacher and with no experience whatsoever, with his guidance, I crafted a beautiful stool. Superb day.

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

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Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

Great day with Ian making a rustic bench. All things well explained and directed with lots of encouragement. I'd recommend this for anyone starting as a novice as I was.

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

Ian is an excellent teacher, his easy manner and knowledge of his craft makes this an enjoyable and rewarding day. Ian is very welcoming and guides you expertly through the process of making a rustic stool, so that at the end of the day you leave fulfilled and with a lovely piece of furniture. I heartily recommend this course.
Thank you Ian.

Gareth Jones

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

Ian is a very personable, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable teacher. He provides depth and history behind the skill and teaches some of the basic and more in depth skills to create your own home's furniture. I couldn't recommend this course enough whether you're a beginner or have reasonable experience working with tools, you're sure to learn something!

Sam

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

What a great experience! The course exceeded my expectations and was a great blend of learning a new skill, which fused physical activity and mindfulness. Ian is a fantastic teacher and a great and very interesting bloke to spend the day with. I can't recommend this course highly enough and I'm very proud of my stool!!!

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Rustic oak garden bench - one day course

This was a surprise trip for me, no idea what I was getting myself in to. But Ian was a fabulous teacher. His knowledge and patience is fabulous even when I was being very heavy handed. This sort of wood work is far more delicate than I could have imagined.
The day made all the better by finding a kindred spirit in climbing, sharing stories of bear encounters in Yosemite and life without responsibilities. Fabulous day, can’t wait to go back and do another course.

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Oak stool making experience - rustic carpentry & green wood work

What a great day! As a fine furniture student, it was wonderful to spend the whole day producing a rustic stool. Ian, a fabulous teacher, goes through the whole process using only traditional tools and techniques. It is a great introduction to green woodworking.
I have definitely got the bug. I can't wait to try making a shaving horse on the next course.

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- - #25832