• TESTIMONIALS •
… I want to tell you that you helped me in ways that only you could have. My mind has been buzzing since I left your shop …
All in all a great weekend which left me much wiser (also in things not to do 😉 and with a beautiful box. Just the lining now and it will be done.
Once your new book comes out I will purchase it as , your flute case that was at the show, I thought was the best thing I have seen in a while. Any way keep up the good work pal.
I am still buzzing from the weeks course & the quality of the box I have made. This is of course is a reflection of your expert knowledge, skill & experience, I am truly delighted. The week has changed the direction of my life & I thank you warmly.
Thank you for your generosity in authoring “Decorative Boxes”. Artist/authors so often hold back so called ‘secrets’. The depth and detail was a gift for which I am most grateful.
The weekend course I attended was an absolute delight. The three other guys on the course were a pleasure to meet, as was Andrew who’s calm careful explanations and demonstrations made everything seem so easy and logical.
Looking back now, what I got out of the 3 days was both confidence in how to do things and just superb techniques. I know all of these will stay with me – and there is no greater compliment of a training course than being able to say that.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you, and achieved my aims of solving cross-grain construction, scraper sharpening, and oil/wax finishing.
Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I am pleased we were able to use the bandsaw to cut out the joints and I was able to see the advantages of this machine
Pleasing. Movement. Balance. Tone. Multi-dimensional. Thank you for sharing your work.
I want to create something that is functional but pleasing to the eye….Your site, and your obvious passion and expertise, has inspired me to make an item that is something other than a rectangle with a lid….thankyou
Thank you very much again for your patient tuition. It was a great privilege to spend so much time with you, and to acquire so many skills. Do I have any criticisms of the course ? I cannot think of a single one. It was superb throughout.
[smartHinge] – Thank you for going to the trouble of designing and getting this wonderful hinge made. The hinge is easy to fit, unobtrusive, strong and good-looking. It is the first box hinge that I’ve not had to adjust or change in anyway.
I love the way you work- a man after my own heart; KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid as someone once advised me!! (Not that I’m saying it’s all simple….)
[smartHinge] – from now on, these are the hinges I will be using wherever I can.
Rapture of raptures. Arrived via rocking horses near York. Adore boxes, adore wood, play the flute and early(ish) music myself. This is a wonderful site / sight.
Thank you very much indeed for an excellent 5 days in your workshop, learning different techniques and methods, which, as you say, will be transferable to larger pieces of furniture.
[smartHinge] – The hinges arrived safely and have been installed. So easy to work with and look really great – they add a new dimension to a box. Will send another order in due course. Congratulations.
I seen your work and I think it was beautiful, as I’m a shopfitting bench joiner you rarely see such beautiful work as yours. I have a keen interest in marquetry and inlay and after seeing your work it has give me the push to get back into fine work again.
Brilliant website, brilliant products, produced & presented with your usual passion, humour & attention to detail. Well done!