2 Dec 17'
"Tom is a patient and passionate teacher who approaches his work with real enthusiasm and insight. His teaching style is informal and entertaining, but when it comes to conveying the important points I found him to be very clear and thoughtful in how he explained things. The course focuses on the key skills and techniques that will form the foundation of any piece of work that you might undertake, using a few different short projects as a means of teaching all the key skills such as marking, cutting and chiseling by hand, and the use of various machines and jigs. For those who wanted more detail, he was always happy to answer questions and explain things beyond what we were working on that day, and his knowledge of wood, techniques and tools seems bottomless! Tom was always encouraging when things maybe didn't go quite as planned, and as the class was so small it meant he could always be on hand to help with people on an individual basis when they needed a hand. There was also generally a supply of biscuits on hand to keep you going!"