Wooden Tom

Contact name: Tom Banks
Total bookings
about 10 years
with CraftCourses

Courses, kits & gifts

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Blacksmithing (24-25th July)
Next date: 24th Jul 2023
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Blacksmithing (Forge your own knife)
Next date: 15th Jul 2023
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Highlands cup carving
Next date: 25th Jun 2023
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Introduction to woodcarving
Next date: 24th Jun 2023
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Porridge Bowl Making
Next date: 26th Aug 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
23 Apr 23'

Jorg H reviewed: Highlands cup carving

"Excellent course, great fun, great setting and fab tuition. Tom is very knowledgeable, gives great encouragement and advice. I would thoroughly recommend this course to beginners or intermediate woodcarvers. I hope to be back for another course soon."

10 Apr 21'

William Jones reviewed: Wood Carving Kit delivered to your door (Level 1 Plus Tools)

"Really great set, my dad loves it as a birthday present! Tom was really good at keeping in contact and letting me know when it had been despatched and answering questions Thanks Tom"

Wooden Tom responded:

" Glad your dad loves his kit. He can sip a cup of tea in the Spring sun from it when finished ?"

3 May 19'

Diana Jackson reviewed: Nordic wood craft

"I travelled up from Norfolk to learn Highlands Cup making from Wooden Tom and my goodness, what a great day it was, exceeding my expectations. Tom is an excellent teacher, quickly assessing each person's needs and giving just the correct amount of guidance. His instructions are calm, clear and supportive. No matter what our skill level we all felt sufficiently challenged and finished the day happily and with a satisfying sense of achievement. His charming bothy in the woods is filled with interesting carvings and tools, some of which are available to buy at the end of the day so that skills learned can be practised at home. Tom is not only a master of his craft but enormously knowledgeable about all things wood related and kept us fascinated as he told us some of the history of wooden cup making. The icing on the cake is that the course is held in the heart of the Caingorms, filled with rich, abundant nature- meeting a surprised but relaxed red squirrel was one of the high spots. I highly recommend Tom's courses to beginners and experienced woodworkers alike."

Wooden Tom responded:

" Thank you for your kind words Diana and also for bringing your amazing fan birds....the one from Yew....wow!!!"

5 Mar 19'

Sue Beveridge reviewed: Nordic wood craft

"My friend and I had a fantastic day with Tom making a quaich. He went at our pace, showing us skills then allowing us to get on and practice. He fed us knowledge at just the right level to accomplish our task but also to leave us wanting more!! He has a very nice gentle manner and is an excellent teacher. The location was perfect too. Very happy with the experience."

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