• TESTIMONIALS •
I got the flute case home in perfect condition, though I must admit I drove about as carefully as I ever have. Particularly round the bends! Having got it home, it’s growing and growing on me (not that I didn’t admire it hugely already). A truly beautiful object, and staggeringly functional – it even seemed to improve my flute practice today, in that everything I needed was readily to hand, including the picc, which is great.
My notebook, and head, are crammed full of techniques and ideas that should keep me going for quite a while … thank you for really inspiring me to have serious go at box making …
[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.
Hi Andrew! firstly, thank you very much for a brilliant weekend. I had a really good two days with you and learnt so much — I was still taking it all in when I was flying down the motorway. The other guys were great, and I think their enthusiasm and humour made for an exceptional experience …
Thanks for having me in your workshop for five days, Andrew. I enjoyed it immensely … I came away from the week with some valuable learnings – especially the ‘why’s’ of some of your ways of tackling tasks, your jig-based approach to simplifying and speeding up processes and your thoughts on keeping this particular type of box simple in design.
I would not hesitate to recommend the course to anyone and if you have any potential clients who would like to talk to someone who has done a course do not hesitate to put them in touch with me.
I thoroughly enjoyed the two days.
Your course was a real pleasure to attend,friendly, low key but practical and being able to ask those obvious questions that run alongside the different aspects is always important.
I just put the hinges in the box and must say that they work really well, in combination with your magical router-table skills. The top and bottom are perfectly aligned which I was a bit worried about.
Just like to say thank you for the five days. I learned a lot – and produced a halfway decent box. Nobody has noticed the router runoff and I’m not about to point it out. A major tidy up is underway in my workshop and I’ll see what I can produce on my own!
Absolutely Beautiful Craftsmanship! Gorgeous!
Thanks once again for a really enjoyable couple of days. Excellent company! I found the content of the course very interesting, helpful and informative. I feel a lot more confident about tackling the new box!
We just wanted to say what a lovely time we had across with you.
[smartHinge] – I have now successfully installed smartHinges on my first box. As you say they are very easy to instal and the end-result is extremely elegant.
… thank you for such a brilliant weekend. We loved it! I am very pleased to attach some photos of our beauuuutiful boxes, fully lined and in all their glory! I hope you approve.
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.
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.
Had an excellent time on the course (scouts and Louis XIV furniture not withstanding) and have had a chance to go through the photos and have enclosed some nice ones of you and the gang! When I came back from the course I felt full of confidence about all things wood …
I thoroughly enjoyed the two days.
These are some of the most beautiful boxes I have ever seen. I’ve made a few lap desks and stationary boxes out of cherry and pre-engineered veneer – but your’s are incredible!!! WOW I’m impressed.