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Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses

Contact name: T Blackwood
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about 4 years
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Maker's bio

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 2023 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

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Guitar Strumstick Dulcimer 3 strings instrument
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Ukulele making day
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Bandsaw box making day
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Cigar Box Guitar making day
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Clock making day
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Foot stool making day
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Guitar Set-up (Electric)
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Jewellery box making day.
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Scroll saw Your own Name
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Window frame making day
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Woodworking Day Course
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Woodworking Machinery Techniques and use.
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
9 Apr 24'

Martin Graves reviewed: Woodworking Day Course

"A very enjoyable day where I was taught how to make various wooden joints. Now I've done this at home before, but never with the accuracy and neatness that I learnt. Well worth it, and I'll be back"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

"Kind words Martin thanks 😎 So happy to see your woodwork journey is on the up 👍👍👍 hope to see you soon for another course. 😉Ted "

5 Apr 24'

Andrea reviewed: Ukulele making day

"There's a unique magic in transforming separate pieces of timber and various bits and bobs into a vessel of music. Ted's Woodworking's ukulele-making day was empowering and fulfilling. I walked into the day with nothing but curiosity and left with a uke that I assembled myself (with some help). Thank you for guiding me through each step with patience and expertise. Highly recommended to anyone looking to explore the joys of craftsmanship and the beauty of music in a slightly easier way than starting from scratch. "

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

"Thank you for your kind words Andrea, so happy to help and look forward to seeing you on the other courses we spoke about my friend. Kind regards Ted 👍👍😎"

25 Feb 24'

Russell reviewed: Bandsaw box making day

"Ted was an excellent tutor, he showed me from the start to the finish what I was capable of. He took his time to show me the different techniques of sanding as well as using the band saw. I learnt a lot in a short time to make a box."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

"Thanks Russell you made a great box for sure. Look forward to seeing you soon for the basic woodwork day. Hope your wife loves the box too. Remember to take your time when working with any 240v machinery. Kind regards Ted 😎👍👍👍"

24 Feb 24'

Glen Hassall reviewed: Guitar Set-up (Electric)

"Spent a very enjoyable morning with Ted learning how to assess neck relief, how to make truss rod adjustments, clean fingerboard and polish frets, service floating trem and bridge mechanism, adjust action and set intonation. My guitar now feels like a completely better different guitar. We also discussed music, bands we’d seen and even had some time for a quick jam."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

"Thank you for the kind words Glen I hope your guitar feels much better after our hard work on Friday. Your guitar had a nice birthday indeed! It was a pleasure jamming Radiohead and Zep with you. If you ever want to build that 3 string Strum stick or learn about woodwork you know where to find me ? Kind regards Ted "

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