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Wooden Tom

Contact name: Tom Banks
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over 9 years
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Courses, kits & gifts

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Blacksmithing (Forge your own knife)
Next date: 11th Mar 2023
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Highlands cup carving
Next date: 22nd Apr 2023
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Introduction to woodcarving
Next date: 1st Apr 2023
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Porridge Bowl Making
Next date: 7th May 2023
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Spoon carving
Next date: 2nd Apr 2023
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Wood Carving Kit delivered to your door (Level 1 & 2) plus tools
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Wood Carving Kit delivered to your door (Level 1 Plus Tools)
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Wood Carving Kit delivered to your door (Level 2 Plus Tools)

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
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."

25 Feb 19'

Sheeny reviewed: Nordic wood craft

"A wonderful days outdoor woodworking in a gorgeous setting with a really great teacher. Tom talked us through all aspects of the highland cup making. There was a great balance between demonstrating the techniques and space to try them out. It was great to be away from everything in the woods for a day. And to come home with a beautiful functional cup at the end of it. I would highly recommend this course."

Wooden Tom responded:

" Thank you Sheena"

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