Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses reviews

13 Sep 22'

Eliza reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"Booked this course for my boyfriends birthday! He said he had the best day. Ted was personable, patient and informative! They had a really good laugh (even his Dad jokes!). He learnt a lot and will definitely be going back to make some of the instruments. Thank you for a cracking day. Would highly recommend. "

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thank you Eliza for a super quick review and the booking. Yes Jake was a good learner and a very positive person indeed.... And we did seem to chat rather a lot. Remember Xmas is around the corner so I hope to see you both on another course soon making presents for your family etc. Thanks again Ted. "

28 Jul 22'

Lyne Looker-Revell reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"Both my Son and I enjoyed our day learning important new skills. Ted was very patient and understanding. Would love to come back to learn door hanging! Looking forward to having a practice at some joints at home. Thanks Ted!"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Lynette you and your son did very well on the day and You had a good hand skills which was a pleasure to see up close. Look forward to seeing you soon ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Kind regards Ted "

17 Jul 22'

Ian c, Wolverhampton reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"As a retiree who has never done woodwork before this was first class. Tim/Ted welcoming, great tutor, encouraging, helpful, down to earth good guy. Will be back for more. "

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Ian if you do get a little workshop sorted please send me a picture. Look forward to seeing you soon on the Dovetail or bandsaw course etc. Kind regards T "

30 May 22'

Teresa reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"I found Ted friendly and accomodated my endless questions! I feel i learned a lot in a short length of time and was quite proud of myself. Well worth spending a day on. In fact i may book another..."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Teresa Looking forward to our next meeting very soon and please send me any pics of the woodworking you do at home. The joints you made were very nice also you did well with the hand plane. If you need any advice you have my number! kind regards T"

20 May 22'

Carole reviewed: Bandsaw box making day

"Thank you for a really enjoyable day. I am delighted with my finished box. I truly didnโ€™t expect to achieve such a result. All down to your encouragement and entertaining tuition."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Carole it was a pleasure to work with you both. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon. Kind wishes to the WI Ted x"

20 May 22'

Valerie Moreland reviewed: Bandsaw box making day

"Thanks Ted for an excellent day. With your great tuition I have returned home with my bandsaw box and I am delighted. Thanks also for the music. Valerie."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Excellent day Valerie so glad to meet you and hope the WI are pleased with your beautiful bandsaw box. Kind regards Ted Ps hope to c u soon on another course ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰"

5 May 22'

Ingrid reviewed: Strumstick Dulcimer 3 strings instrument

"We have had an excellent day making our Strumstick Dulcimers with Ted. I am a complete novice at woodworking, and my husband had some experience. We were patiently guided through the process, introduced to all sorts of tools and made our very own instruments with just a little helping hand every now and then! And were entertained with stories and anecdotes. All we need to do now is learn to play our Strumsticks."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thank you Ingrid you and Peter were such great people and I had a good time too. So glad we managed to build both instruments to a good standard. If you do feel like another course just get in touch OK? Kind regards Ted "

28 Apr 22'

Andy Humphrey reviewed: Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course

"Excellent day with Ted. There was some work to do on the guitar kit supplied that was even ok for a DIY amateur like myself. Expertly guided by Ted throughout with tea, friendly chat between advice and knowledge regarding both the building and construction of guitars. At the end of the day I am sure Ted made my guitar sound far better then I ever will with my limited abilities. I would recommend this course without hesitation for anyone remotely interested in guitars and guitar construction."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thank you Andy. It was good to work with you on this build; some go together quite nicely indeed. Hope it gives you many hours of pleasure and a basic idea of the principles of a guitar's construction. If you want to build a 3-string Strumstick in the future you know where to come my friend. Kind regards Ted"

11 Apr 22'

Julie reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"I had a great day on the course. Totally new to woodwork so completely different medium for me to get used to. Ted was a great teacher and very patient with me. Learnt lots and I will need some practice but very enjoyable day. Thank you Ted."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Julie I am glad to hear you had a nice day here in the workshop and looking forward to seeing you on another course soon, maybe the bandsaw box ? Kind regards Ted"

31 Mar 22'

Alison reviewed: Tenor Ukulele making day

"Under Ted's expert supervision, I managed to make a great tenor ukulele that I was really proud of whilst my husband was busy constructing an awesome electric guitar. Ted made sure that we had just the right amount of support and understanding each step of the way. This was such a fun and interesting experience day which we both loved, especially as Ted was happy to combine these two courses so that we could attend together."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Alison you were both a treat to be with and I hope you do get to come on another course soon. let me know how the ukulele sounds too? Kind regards Ted"

31 Mar 22'

Richard Gilbert reviewed: Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course

"I had the most enjoyable day with Ted constructing a Telecaster Thinline which he especially ordered in for me. He explained every part of the construction stage by stage allowing me to do everything hands on line creating, cutting and sanding the headstock using the machinery, soldering the electrics and then setting up the guitar. Full attention to detail was offered including fret filing and getting the intonation correct. I learnt so much and as a keen guitarist it was great to be able to create my own to add to my collection. I have a bit of homework to do now as I want to reduce the chunky neck and apply a finish but Ted pointed me in the right direction giving me some great tips. Ted is such a great person and teacher. He made me feel very comfortable and though I am a novice when it comes to this sort of thing I actually felt very confident. I canโ€™t recommend this course enough."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Richard you certainly did enjoy the day indeed, glad to be of help too! the telecaster thin line was a nice build and I hope it makes a decent sound when you plug her in at home. Remember those strings do need changing my friend. Take good care and hope to see you and Alison on a bandsaw box course very soon. Kind regards Ted"

14 Mar 22'

N White reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"Had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Was told a could rebook at any time as no refund was offered. Spoke to Ted on messenger and seems like a nice enough bloke."

12 Mar 22'

Lucy reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"A thoroughly enjoyable one day course delivered in a relaxed environment. Ted is clear in his guidance and supportive at every stage. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and go at the pace that suits you. Great!"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Lucy had many skills even before she came to the workshop. She excelled in all cutting tasks and also most important she was a quick learner. We talked about cricket and I also learned from her! Hope to see Lucy in the near future on another course etc? Well done Lucy ! Regards Ted"

8 Mar 22'

Geraint reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"Great day of relaxed learning with Ted. Lots of content from a friendly expert with a great way of teaching - just the right balance of guidance and letting you get on with things. I had done a bit of woodworking years ago and this was the ideal way to grasp again some key principles. Recommended!"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Geraint What a great day we had and your saw work was tops my friend. Looking forward to a summer workshop with you maybe a band saw box or clock day etc ? Until next time !!! kind regards Ted"

2 Mar 22'

Thibault reviewed: Strumstick Dulcimer 3 strings instrument

"I have had an amazing day with Ted! I am so chuffed that I came back from the day with new skills, and a new instrument! Creating the Dulcimer was such fun and I learned so many new skills. Ted is full of knowledge, and really good company. Ted also had a day full of learning with practicing his French on me! ;) I can only strongly recommend the day course with Ted! Hopefully see you again soon! Thibault"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Merci Mon ami you did have some great skills and I wasn't surprised that your instrument looked fantastic at the end of the day. Thank you for those macaroons Mon ami you are a top pastry Chef for sure. Kind regards Ted"

1 Mar 22'

Richard Evans reviewed: Strumstick Dulcimer 3 strings instrument

"My day with Ted was brilliant. He is great company and an excellent and super patient teacher. I learnt much and achieved something far beyond what i thought i would produce. I will book another day."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Richard you made your instrument in good time my friend. Looking forward to seeing you on another course in summer perhaps? Kind regards Ted"

13 Feb 22'

James reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"Thoroughly enjoyable basic woodworking course that my girlfriend surprised me with for my birthday. Tedโ€™s a cracking guy, heโ€™s very knowledgeable. A great day in a relaxed environment. His other courses look good too, Iโ€™d definitely recommend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks James you definitely have the begging of a good carpenter my friend. Please thank your other half for the gift and please try the bandsaw box course next time ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ see you this summer. Regards Ted"

25 Jan 22'

Helen reviewed: Strumstick Dulcimer 3 strings instrument

"I attended the strumstick course with my partner and we had a really good time. We are complete novices at woodwork and instrument making, but were thrilled with our results! Thanks Ted."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Helen and her friend were very hands on the whole time and they did an excellent job. It was a pleasure helping them out and I hope they come back in summer for the Bandsaw box or the basic woodworking day. Well done folks !"

22 Jan 22'

Lewis reviewed: Basic woodworking day course

"Ted was a fantastic teacher and tailored the day to suit my needs. He is friendly and very knowledgeable. A thoroughly enjoyable day. Well worth trying"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Lewis had enough energy for the 2 of us and more besides, he made in my opinion some of the best joins on this course. I hope he comes back in summer on the bandsaw box course. Thanks from Ted"

8 Jan 22'

Payam reviewed: Clock making day

"Had an amazing day. Was able to get hands on experience working with a variety of woodworking machines. Ted was really friendly and helpful and was always happy to guide me through and explain the in detail each step of the process, whilst still giving me full autonomy to make my own design choices. I would definitely recommend this experience, especially if you have ever thought about building with wood."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Well done my friend it was a pleasure to work with you and see your successful clock build come to life. Also nice to chat about our common interest woodworking. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you from Ted"

20 Nov 21'

David reviewed: Bandsaw box making day

"Just the ticket took everything I wanted from the course, Ted is a nice guy and very helpful, thanks."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks David I appreciate your kind response and hope to hear from you soon on another course. Regards T"

30 Oct 21'

Richard Ward reviewed: Bandsaw box making day

"Great Course and very fulfilling day - Thanks, Ted! Highly recommended... Ted was a good, easy-going (and very patient) tutor and was very happy to answer my questions, even beyond the box making course. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and will definitely be going back for another course. Thanks, Ted (looking forward to the next)"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Richard you have some good skills at hand indeed. Hope you are well and look forward to seeing you soon mate ! kind regards Ted"

10 Oct 21'

Joel Gazzaniga reviewed: Electric guitar (6 String) Building day course

"Great fun and really interesting. Ted has a great knowledge of guitars and is full of tips and advice for newbies like me and lots of stories from when he was in bands. Also, if he suggests getting a pie from the local pie shop, you say yes! Yum All in all well worth the two and a half hour drive. Might go back for a strumstick! Thanks Ted"

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Joel I look forward to seeing you and well done on the build my friend. Ps The wammy bar is in the post and thank the wife too! kind regards Ted"

27 Sep 21'

Norman Kelsall reviewed: Clock making day

"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."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" 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."

1 Sep 21'

Stephen Bloomfield reviewed: Bandsaw box making day

"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."

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