Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses

Contact Name: T Blackwood

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses
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About Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses

My love of woodcraft was due to a meeting with a guitarist friend who had made an acoustic guitar. We talked about his guitar for many hours and I thought it would be a challenge for me to have a go! Well that was 6 years ago and now in 2021 I am in a small workshop in Stoke where I build various instruments. The Strumstick instrument build is a great way to get to grips with fine woodworking and is an ideal step towards acoustic guitar building. No experience in woodwork is needed.

Courses, kits & gifts

 Tenor Ukulele build kit 26 inch
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Tenor Ukulele build kit 26 inch
Craft kit
£85
Mahogany 26 inch Tenor ukulele acoustic music instrument. This kit is aimed at people with no skill in woodworking. Teenagers from 14 years can do this build no problem. I...
 Tenor Ukulele making day
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Tenor Ukulele making day
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£125
This course is aimed a people with no experience in woodwork but would love to make a musical instrument. We start the day with a part assembled kit that has...
Bandsaw box gift
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Bandsaw box gift
Handcrafted gift
£99
Beautiful handmade box for that special occasion. All woods used are quality and the finish is Danish oil.
Bandsaw Box handmade gifts
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Bandsaw Box handmade gifts
Handcrafted gift
£95
My bandsaw boxes are all handmade in Staffordshire England sizes are approx 10 inch x 5 inch x 3.5 inch Box A Mahogany/curvy with 2 x light colour lines Box...
Bandsaw box making day
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Bandsaw box making day
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£120
The Bandsaw box making day is about 5.00 hours and suitable for anyone over 18 to senior citizens. The main tools for the day are the bandsaw and belt sander...
Basic woodworking day course
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Basic woodworking day course
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£125
On this course we will spend some time on learning the basics of woodworking. I can tailor the course to suit your needs if necessary. We will start with some...
Cigar Box Guitar Cuban box
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Cigar Box Guitar Cuban box
Handcrafted gift
£145
Cuban cigar box instrument made in my Staffordshire studio in England. All of my instruments are quality woods and this 3 strings dulcimer is great for simple melodies.
Cigar Box Guitar gift
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Cigar Box Guitar gift
Handcrafted gift
£155
Cigar Box Guitar 3 string cigar box dulcimer DAD tuning Handmade in England. This simple design is a fun instrument you can plug in and make tunes without bum notes...
Cigar Box Guitar making day
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Cigar Box Guitar making day
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£175
On the Cigar box making course you will make a 3 stringed instrument sometimes called a Dulcimer due to the fret spacing. This instrument can be played acoustically but we...
Clock handmade Gift
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Clock handmade Gift
Handcrafted gift
£120
Mantle Clock (battery included) made with mahogany and spruce face including decorative features. The clock is finished with Danish Oil and to access the battery we have 4 x brass...
Clock making day
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Clock making day
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£125
The Clock making day is around 5.00 hours and includes all materials for you to complete the project. On this course you will learn about accurate marking out and will...
Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course
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Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£225
On the 6 string electric guitar making course you will build a guitar from a ready made kit. I will be there to help with the following :- Neck setting,...
Jewellery box gift original design
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Jewellery box gift original design
Handcrafted gift
£99
The jewellery box is a beautifully simple design and they are about ... 5 x 5 inches and 4.75 inches high depending on the type. Each one is unique and...
Jewellery box making day
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Jewellery box making day
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£150
On the Jewellery box day you will learn how to make a beautiful lidded box using the table saw and bandsaw. The box legs are cut via a template then...
Jewellery box with inlay
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Jewellery box with inlay
Handcrafted gift
£120
This jewellery box is handmade in Staffordshire England in my workshop. I only use quality wood like walnut, mahogany, maple, ebony etc. This box has a lovely X pattern inlay...
Strumstick Dulcimer instrument gift
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Strumstick Dulcimer instrument gift
Handcrafted gift
£145
My Strumsticks are all handmade in my studio in Staffordshire the woods used are Cherry, Mahogany, Spruce, Rosewood etc. I choose quality woods for tonal reasons Easy to play tunes...
Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)
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Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)
In-person course
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th January 2022
£195
In my small friendly workshop in Stoke on Trent I have all the tools and materials for you to complete a project in one day. I have room for 1...
Tenor ukulele gift
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Tenor ukulele gift
Handcrafted gift
£145
Tenor ukulele handmade gift made in Staffordshire England. All my gifts are handmade using woods like mahogany, Zebrano, Spruce, walnut, rosewood, ash, poplar, ebony etc. I build them in my...

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Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Steve Ford - - #29484

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thank you Steve, it was a pleasure my friend. Tell your wife Wendy, thank you for the purchase of the Gift voucher and good luck and happy strumming for 2020.
Kind regards Ted

Ps We have a Bandsaw box and jewellery box day if you are interested ? Later this year we hope to do a Marquetry day too.

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Norman Kelsall - - #30566

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thank you Norman......the feelings mutual my friend looking forward to our bandsaw box or jewellry box day later this year.

I agree some parts of woodworking need special tools but as you seen its all common sense and with a little TLC you can get some astonishing results.

It was a fun day my friend .....don't forget to practice with the instrument now !

Take care Norman .....see you soon .....Ted

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Glyn Williams - - #30825

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thanks Glyn

You have a lot of experience with guitars my friend, we certainly got talking about guitars and the world. I'm sure you can make a bandsaw box with me next time? I hope the Strumstick meets the wife's approval too ? A little bit of practice is all you need Glyn....let me know when you have time and hope to see you very soon and please tell your friends as well.

Kind regards Tim

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Paul Stephens - - #30912

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Cheers Paul your hand skills are excellent my friend and I'm sure you could build a full size guitar with a little help. I'm hoping to start a Jewelry box course in January let me know if you want to come because you're welcome any time. Happy struming in 2020 thanks again Ted