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A Stool Making Day

Both my 15 year old son and myself had a fantastic day making stools, learned new skills, worked safely using traditional tools and methods and had some quality father and son time! No previous experience required as Eoin kept us on track whilst giving us the space to make us feel we had both achieved something on our own.... Now looking out for Eoins next course! Top marks Eoin!

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A Stool Making Day

Did the stool making course. Fantastic day. You learn everything from where the wood comes from, cutting up the log through to the finished product. Great instruction, Eoin and Gail were really helpful all the way through but let you get on with it aswell, I wish I had their energy! A very worthwhile and fun day. Woodturning is my hobby and I even got to play with their pole lathe, great fun!

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A Stool Making Day

I didnt DO a course. I bought it for my husbands christmas/birthday present (he made a chair!!). I was supposed to be chilling in the sun but went along on the sunday afternoon to watch. Observation? Patient, motivated teacher- supportive yet stayed in the background while they were working.
Booking 2 places for my daughter and I in November... Man at home who is so obviously proud of his creation. So am I - its a BRILLIANT thing to do. GO on and TRY it!!!

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A Stool Making Day

Fantastic 2 days with Eoin, and really enjoyed the activity and the banter! Totally different from my day job, and being able to create something from start to finish with my bare hands (and a few tools!). I recommend you give this a go!! Iain

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A Stool Making Day

An excellent course with just the right blend of domonstration/instruction and "try it and see" encouragement.
A wonderful working environment and good company.
I could easily have stayed longer.

- - #513

A Stool Making Day

Learning to make a stool with your own hands, from selecting the timber to knocking in the last wedge is a hugely rewarding experience that leaves you with a beautiful and very comfortable piece of work at the end of the day! Eoin's tuition is first class and his appreciation of our native woodland inspiring. The landscaped courtyard you work in provides a very relaxing environment too.

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A Stool Making Day

I spent a great day learning how to make a stool, using only hand tools.
A canny instructor, great craic, and like minded folk made learning new skills a real pleasure.
I have not stopped talking about the course since I got home.

- - #475

A Stool Making Day

We had an amazing day, a few wee sore muscles the next day but well worth it. we loved the day and are inspired to do more courses and start some work at home to. Enjoyed learning
about the importance of sustainable forestry and how we could be involved locally in it.

We'll be back :)
J&E

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A Stool Making Day

An excellent day, excellent tuition, excellent setting. A real eye opener into how to work with would. I would certainly like to try more, and it would definitely be at Buy Design

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A Stool Making Day

Wonderful! I wholeheartedly recommend Big Tree Society courses. I have attended two so far and have learned so much from Eoin and Keith - two guys who are passionate about green woodworking and passing on their skills. The courses are great places to share thoughts with like minded people, learn, re-focus and be re-invigorated. I have caught the bug, built a workshop, and regularly use the shaving horse, chair and stool which I made on the courses.

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A Stool Making Day

I had an amazing day making a stool out of a tree. It was wonderful learning how to make a functional piece of furniture from green wood in just one day! It is a beautiful setting, with very knowledgeable and truly inspirational teachers. I highly recommend this course - sign up today - it is great value for money, fantastic fun, and you will leave with a great sense of achievement!

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A Stool Making Day

What a fantastic day I had 'down in the woods' making a willow chair! I had no previous knowledge which did not matter at all as the support and guidance was superb and I came home with a unique art piece for my garden. What's more I would love to make another one - a great experience.

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A Stool Making Day

Great training from great people at a great venue! Can highly recommend - great value for money.

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A Stool Making Day

This should be on your 'things I want to do before I die' list. Great fun, inspirational, gives purpose to life.

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A Stool Making Day

I had a fantastic day making a stool. The guys are great and the setting fantastic. Get yourself along - you'll have a smashing time.

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A Stool Making Day

Great staff, teaching and setting. Suitable for total beginners as well as those with a bit of know how.
An extremely satisfying and enjoyable day...I'm so proud of my stool!

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A Stool Making Day

Brilliant! Can't recommend these courses highly enough. I've made too chunky ash stools and an awesome willow sculptural bench to date & can't wait to discover what my next creation will be on my next visit. The atmosphere is wonderful. The teachers are always willing to help and pass on their extensive knowledge with accompanying good humoured banter. The venue @ Harestanes is magnificent. I also recommend allowing time for a walk around the surrounding area. I will be back!

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