Monday, April 8, 2013

Wood School - Completed Stools

The lastest wood school class has celebrated finishing their stools. Here's some feedback from some of the participants...

Joe - What I really liked about the course was that I have a great love of wood and it’s smell and texture but I really didn’t have the tools or expertise to do anything about that. Stu creates an opportunity for a small group to make something really useful and use tools and equipment that took me way out of my normal comfort zone. Stu is encouraging and he is such a positive force around the group that you love coming each week. The small group size means you meet like minded people but get well supported. I am looking forward to attending a future course of Stu’s.

Lore - I had no clue what to expect when I enrolled for the woodwork course. I knew I needed a stool for the kitchen and I knew I needed a new hobby, but that's pretty much all I knew. Every Tuesday had a nice surprise in store. It was nice to see how everyone got excited as our stools started to take form. Stuart's passion for the skill was/is truly contagious

Alex - I found it a lot of fun and also picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. Stu has a relaxed teaching style but also knew how to keep everyone on track so that we actually completed our projects and learnt plenty along the way. I also like Stu’s approach to use of recycled timber and through looking at some of the work he had on the go while making our stools, we were able to see how fantastically well old timber can be dressed up and made new. I will certainly be recommending the course to others and will seriously consider applying for another course to build on what I’ve learnt.