• TESTIMONIALS •
My reason for coming along … was primarily to get started on making boxes to as high a standard as I could manage, but the course delivered on so many other levels.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you, and achieved my aims of solving cross-grain construction, scraper sharpening, and oil/wax finishing.
Personally, I learned an awful lot from the detailed information and guidance you provided. It was so much better that reading and video “learning” processes.
As a box maker I am inspired and humbled by this beautiful work.
You’ve got a great set up, easy relaxed manner and you managed to answer all my questions. Maybe I’ll see you again to concentrate solely on concave sided boxes.
I am astonished at the craftsmanship and quality in your work
… thanks for such an informative, constructive and enjoyable course. The other participants added to the whole ambience.
[smartHinge] – They are beautiful and will make any box better.
I want to thank you again for the good teaching and the practical information. I almost learned more in those two days than I did here in Belgium in a whole year.
I was very proud of what I achieved with your expert guidance. The small group size was perfect. Being a less experienced woodworker, I learned so much and I’ll definitely be looking at using power tools!
Just a note to say thank you for such an enjoyable weekend. I never thought that I could achieve so much in just two days. I am delighted with my box … thank you for your patience with my efforts.
After having a few days to ponder the week and think about where I’m going from here with my boxmaking, I find I am more committed than ever. The week was just what I had hoped for and more.
You have a very special environment you have created that allows you to be both creative – which you naturally are – and to be where you want to be in this increasingly stressful world!! The standard and quality of the work that you teach and produce is exceptional, and certainly sets the bar for any aspiring novices such as myself.
Thanks for a very instructive weekend! I am looking forward to finishing my box. Thank you so much for the clear instruction – you have opened up a number of techniques I had not previously tried which is great.
I really enjoyed the two days and learned a huge amount in a short space of time (as well as ending up with a nice box). Thanks again for a great weekend.
I had a really enjoyable and informative weekend. I found your approach refreshingly practical and am looking forward to finishing off the box. I’d be interested in doing a further course / private tuition with you next year so you’ll probably be hearing from me in the future.
Hi Andrew – Just stopped by to see what’s on the menu today. WOW boxes, COOL BOXES!!! I know when I want a box that’s like no other I’ll look you up!!! I’m impressed!! Oh yea site looks great too!!! Keep up the great work Andrew, catch up with you later.
I have long loved the box. The shape, the feel, the energy and the pure inspiration I get from a box. These are some of the most fantastic I’ve ever seen and can only imagine what they must look like in person! Beautiful!!
For professionals in a hurry, or home woodworkers frustrated by ill-fitting lids, smartHinge is a revelation, a real Eureka moment … worth the cost for a quality result. They will transform your boxes and boxmaking.
victorian farm – not only are you a superb craftsman but a budding actor as well!