Mel and his son attended a day course for two and had a great day managing to complete a bowl each. Here is what Mel had to say: - "As a complete beginner I approached the day with some apprehension but I needn't have worried - Andy was patient and helpful but never patronizing. The workshop was very well equipped and though initially daunted by all the machinery and kit around us, by the day's end I felt comfortable using the lathes, chisels and finishing materials. My son
Peter and his daughter Lisa attended a day course on a Saturday back in May, here is how they got on and what Peter had to say! " My daughter and I joined Andy for a day in his workshop and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. He was very patient with us and taught us lots of Woodturning techniques. We both came away with a cedar bowl (most of which) was made by us on the lathes. Andy’s wife Martine kept us supplied with teas and coffees throughout and made us a lovely lunch. All in
Matt & Angela Keen attended a course after puchasing one of my vouchers intended as a birthday present for Angela's husband, but it ended up as a course for two, as Angela confessed "I can't sit by and watch him do something fun without having a go myself! " Both coped very well on the day and here is how they got on!
Unfortunately Ruth could not attend in January this year due to an injury to her eye, so we rescheduled her visit to take place in May! Ruth did very well as the photo's show, here is how she progressed through the day.........................
Lia and Nigel booked a local B & B Thorps Farm the evening before their course on the Friday and arrived at nine thirty on the day. I tend to try and be flexible on start and finish times to suit the individuals plans and to fit in with their timetables as some people take a course when they are on holiday in the area! Both did vey well on the day and lunch time was a chance to learn what makes them tick! Here is how they got on on the day.....................
Mr Eales was dropped off by his wife in the morning in time for the start of his woodturning course whiles't his wife Kim then went to start her jewellery course. I asked her if she fancied joining her husband for the woodturning course, her reply was " I am a glass/jewellery person and wood is Hubby's thing", so we left it there!
Ian attended a days woodturning wishing to have a bit of a refresher course in turning and some advice on tools and sharpening using the gouges he had inherited along with a lathe. We started sharpening his tools that he had brought along and then started on a bowl. Here is how Ian got on!