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It has been a tremendous experience for me to make such a fine piece of woodwork (if that’s the right word) and I would say that, under your guidance, it is the best piece of work I have ever done and I’m sure it will be a family heirloom one day.
Dave B, UK

I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and if there is one thing I have learned about your methods Is that everything is in the detail and by yesterday evening the results of this were beginning to come alive.

Ray P, UK

I enjoyed it on so many different levels; the exposure to new techniques and the discipline of minute attention to detail; your company and that of David and Mike and the clear common perspective on things beyond wood working; 

Olly B, UK

I can definitely confirm that both my wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend. The course was exactly what I had hoped for, so I am really very very pleased.

Bart C, Belgium

As I reflect on the experience; my time in the Shropshire hills and your shop will long be remembered as one of the highlights of my life. Thank you so much for your hospitality, the mentoring and the friendship fostered over those five days.

Dave C, USA

Your approach to imparting woodworking skills is just right, an excellent combination of explanation, demonstration and hands-on …

David B, UK

I wanted to thank you for what was an excellent weekend. I was so enthused by the first introduction to box making that it has left me wanting more. I’m sure that I am not alone in being enthused by your passion for box making …

Andrew F, UK

Congratulations. Speaking as a fellow professional woodworker, I am glad to know there are craftspeople like you who succeed not only in representing themselves so beautifully, but also in representing our profession with such grace and understatement. Thanks.

Kevin McR, Oakland, CA, USA

Many thanks for a splendid two days of intensive tuition. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the chance to meet you and also to meet the other guys, Glen, Harvey and Roger.

Jim R, UK

I really enjoyed the course I have learnt so much from that weekend and I am definitely taking it up as a hobby

Bob W, UK

Boxes truly do come to life in that workshop. I came back with a much greater appreciation the aesthetic side to box work …

Bryony W, Stroud, UK