Reviews for Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses

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Clock making day

In-person course
Norman Kelsall - - #35064

Great Course, great result at the end of a cracking day,
Help and guidance from Ted, as and when needed to progress through the day and finish up with a very nice clock. Who would have thought that after seening a jumble of wood at the beginning.
A day well spent with Ted.
Keep up the good work.

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thanks Norman you were a true gentleman and always welcome on my courses. I think the colour of your clock was fantastic and I'm sure it will look nice by the fireplace for many years to come. Kind regards Ted
Ps. Keep a look out for any new courses in the near future mate.

Bandsaw box making day

In-person course
Stephen Bloomfield - - #34723

A very enjoyable day even for someone -- perhaps especially for someone -- who had not done any woodwork since schooldays.
Tim was very good company and a good tutor -- ready to help but not intrusive.
I shall be going back to make another item.


Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Michael West - - #34699

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

I have to say Mike completed his instrument in good time and he really knows many things including woodwork terminology. I was not surprised when his work turned out great. I know we will meet again and speak about music very soon.
Well done Mike

Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course

In-person course
James Inglis - - #34242

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Ted. He is a highly personable tutor with great skill, knowledge and patience. I am now looking forward to stripping the guitar back to component form and adding a colourful design finish to the woodwork, comfortable in the knowledge that I can rebuild it without too much trouble.
Highly recommended!

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

James asked lots of questions about the technical issues involved in guitar building and he was able to do most of the work himself. Well done James I hope you can come back soon for another woodworking course. Thanks again and kind regards Ted.

Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course

In-person course
John Hollyoak - - #33976

Great course. Very interesting to see guitar being put together stage by stage. Ted explained everything clearly and paid great attention to detail. I found the day very enjoyable and can recommend the course to anyone who has an interest in electric guitars. Ted is also an excellent player and shows you what can be achieved on your creation. He is also an all round good bloke!

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John was a very practical 5and has some good skills. I hope to see him again soon as he has time on his hands now. Well done John

Bandsaw box making day

In-person course
Paul Foster - - #33082

A excellent one-on-one 1-day course, at the end of which (much to my surprise) I created a box of far better quality than I thought myself capable of. Tom is a very knowledgeable and convivial host, for which nothing was too much trouble.
I left with a useful insight into some of the tools (bandsaw and sanders) and techniques I am interested in pursuing at home.
Highly recommended.

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Well done to a fine craftsman. I think Paul had great hand skills at the outset and his control of the bandsaw was second to none! With very little help from me Paul has created a little box to last him into old age.
Please come again on another course Paul, you know your welcome indeed?

Kind regards Ted

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Brian Shaw - - #32939

Received this course as a birthday present for my 50th.
I must say, Ted was very enthusiastic and I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
The course was very easy to follow with Ted's guidance. I was not put under pressure to do anything I didn't want to do.
At the end of the course I had completed my instrument.
Overall it was a very satisfactory day and a great birthday gift from my children.
Thank you, Brian S

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Well done Brian a true craftsman indeed. Hope you get many hours of fun with the new instrument !
Hope to see you soon.

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
David OSullivan - - #32938

Really enjoyed the course. I learned a lot about woodworking in general and guitar making.
I'll definitely come back for another course in the future.
Thank you Ted. All the best.
Dave

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

David was a typical hands on no fuss sort of guy and the results of his effort certainly paid off.
After a few practice runs on the bandsaw he was soon going for the real thing. I hope he get to use his box as much as I use mine ! I'm looking forward to David coming back on another course soon too.
Well done mate the inner craftsman was with you all day!
see you soon!

Bandsaw box making day

In-person course
Mr David Witter - - #32960

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

David was a typical hands on no fuss sort of guy and the results of his effort certainly paid off.
After a few practice runs on the bandsaw he was soon going for the real thing. I hope he get to use his box as much as I use mine ! I'm looking forward to David coming back on another course soon too.
Well done mate the inner craftsman was with you all day!
see you soon!

Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course

In-person course
Pete Eveleigh - - #32652

Had a great day building a kit guitar with Ted. He's a knowledgable teacher and I enjoyed the chat through the day. Also plenty of tea on hand which is always a bonus.
I'll be returning to do another course with him asap.

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thanks Peter your a true gentleman my friend. I hope the 6 string electric guitar gives you many hours of enjoyment? Its also good to know you and your daughter are thinking of doing a course together?

It would be nice to see you again soon for sure?

Kind regards Ted

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Chis - - #32419

Was a really good day, very enjoyable and ted was very knowledgeable about guitars and luthiery. Excellent learning to use tools like the band saw, table router, drills, scrapers and sanders. Ted takes you through each step and has some great tips and tricks. The instument was excellent and finished to a high standard even though it was only done in one day. Thanks to ted for a good time and will now look into making my own projects at home.

Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Well done and good luck in your future builds.

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Frankie Lawson - - #31830

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

Thank you Frankie I dare say you will be a great craftsman in the future. Many thanks to your mum for buying the course and I hope to see you on another day course soon. Merry Christmas and Happy struming in 2021....... Remember practice makes perfect 🎸🎸👌

Ted's instrument making course (Strumstick Dulcimer)

In-person course
Chris Hibberd - - #31286

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Response from Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses:

I have to say Chris is a fantastic student who had good skills due to his love of woodwork. He is methodical and precise in his approach too.
As always the day does goes far to quickly and to finish this instrument takes effort and concentration ......so well done Chris you made a great strum-stick to be proud of.
I hope to see you again so my friend it was a pleasure to work with you and please let me know if you master some tunes on that delightful instrument?
Ps. See you on the bandsaw box course mate next time ?

Kind regards Ted

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

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
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
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.