World of Woodcraft reviews

16 Nov 22'

Sara reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"My woodturning course was just the most amazing experience. Philip Bradley was such a knowledgeable, patient and fun instructor. He made me feel relaxed and comfortable using all the different tools and machines, which, as this was my first attempt at woodturning was really important to me. I learnt so much and I made two beautiful pens, and a lovely spinning top. I enjoyed myself so much I will be going back for more sessions and would like to pursue this as a hobby in the future."

19 Oct 22'

Simon reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"I’d been given this course as a present & I chose Philip at random. I went along with no preconceived ideas of what it would be like or what I would achieve, other than hoping to learn how to use equipment particularly the lathe. The whole day was an absolute joy & I can thoroughly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn a new practical skill set. Philip fully explained what we would be doing, the best way to achieve it & then guided me through the practicals. Working the wood was so absorbing and the end results extremely rewarding with 2 very attractive pens to show for it. Whilst a 1 day course can only ever outline the basics, I learnt enough to make me want to take this further. Thank you for a great day."

3 Oct 22'

Alan Peake reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"A really great course, I had a very enjoyable day, Philip is a patient and very knowledgeable teacher, I left at the end of the day with 3 great projects. I would highly recommend this course to anyone."

World of Woodcraft responded:

" Thank you very much, Alan, It is always a pleasure working with students like yourself. I was blown away by how quickly you got to grips with the skew and I agree, you did leave with 3 great projects. I am very glad you enjoyed it. "

19 Mar 22'

Paul Flint reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"Thanks to Phillip for a great day of woodturning, a really relaxed and satisfying day. I made three lovely items, working with Phillip is a great pleasure,I was smiling all day looking forward to booking more lessons."

21 Feb 22'

Lucy Platt reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"I booked the 1 day wood workshop with Phil as a Valentine's Day gift for my husband, and it was the best present I could have bought - for both of us! Phil is so passionate and enthusiastic, and this made the day really special. We loved working on the wood and transforming it into a beautifully carved pen. I've kept one of the pens and am giving the other as a gift. A woodturning workshop is a brilliant experience and there's something really satisfying about working with your hands and applying such precise movements to mould the wood. It's also the longest I've spent away from my phone in a while - this in itself is a huge bonus! Thanks so much, Phil."

World of Woodcraft responded:

" Hello Lucy, Thank you for your kind words. Working with you and your husband was brilliant! I love to share the things I am passionate about with people who get a buzz from making new things and learning through making. This defiantly happened and the results include one-of-a-kind items and memories of a top experience. By the way, you two are defiantly one of the nicest couples I think I have ever met."

25 Nov 21'

Del Lewis reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"Had a good day learning a new skill. Philip is very knowledgeable and patient teacher. I was impressed with the pens considering I had no prior experience of wood turning"

1 May 21'

Duncan Meachin reviewed: Gifts an introduction to woodturning

"When I met Philip we got on really well, the course was very informative, and Philip helped me to hone my very limited turning skills, and he has given me so much more confidence in my own abilities and to carry on experimenting with my own equipment. I would highly recommend this course it is informative and fun. Thanks Duncan"

17 Apr 21'

Alan Metcalfe reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"I had a great day learning to turn and make pens. Phillip has a focused yet relaxed teaching style that more than demonstrates his immense knowledge and skill in turning. It was a fun day making some beautiful items that I never thought I could make. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wishes to learn to wood turn."

World of Woodcraft responded:

" Hello Alan Thank you for your kind words. I try very hard to offer my students the best possible introduction to woodturning with the understanding that if I was starting with a new passion, This is what I would want. I am really glad that you had a great time and I am sure you will continue to make some brilliant things in the future."

10 Feb 20'

George Crumbleholme reviewed: Pen making and wood turning introduction

"Excellent day. Very relaxed and practical."

World of Woodcraft responded:

" Hello George. Thank you for your kind words. You were a fantastic student and we ended the session having completed some brilliant projects. I am really happy that our objectives of making a carving maul and 2 pens as well as gaining confidence, understanding, and enthusiasm for woodturning were achieved. I am looking to create a new experience day aimed to continue the exploration into this craft and add to the creative possibilities you now have."

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