"Not what I expected! I really never expected to produce anything of real quality given my last experience of woodwork was from school over 50 years ago.
Well I have to say, with Mark and Jay’s expert, patient and generous tutoring what everyone produced on the course was amazing. When I got my steps home everyone was astonished. (Me too!) Not only that but I really only went on the course to ‘have a go’ but I am now thinking about a range of projects around the house and garden. I have also booked on course two next year. Recommend 100%. "
"What a fantastic course. I wanted to learn more about woodworking techniques as I last had experience as a schoolboy many many years ago and always wanted to try building something again under supervision. Chose to build a coffee table and wow was it successful. The enthusiastic and skilled demonstrations and mentoring from Mark and Jay across the week was brilliant and gave me the confidence to build my own table and come away with a thing of beauty (oiled and waxed oak). With only 4 of us on the course there was plenty of one to one support and lots of enlightening talks about choosing, using and caring for tools, It was a very supportive experience thanks to tutors and fellow 'students' making it a really enjoyable and fun week. If you have any interest in wood working this is the course for you. It truly is a five start course. Thanks again Mark and Jay for a great week. "
"This is an outstanding course. The teaching is excellent, you learn through practice and all three tutors were welcoming and helpful. It's pitched at the right level for complete novices and I feel more confident to start tackling some personal projects. Hopefully will book into Course 2 later in the year to consolidate what I learnt."