Saturday, 25 July 2015

Nice one Paul.

Yesterday Paul who is semi retired after taking early retirement came here for some woodturning tuition and produced a very nice Ash bowl 11" x 3".
I think Paul will be taking up woodturning as a retirement hobby I certainly hope so because he took to it really well.


  1. Hi George & Sue
    I have wanted to try my hand at woodturning for years now and I have frequently considered buying a lathe and tools online and getting cracking.
    Luckily I resisted the temptation to go it alone and after seeing you on the TV I made the decision to book a days course with you. What a smart move that was! My day with you last Friday was extremely informative and despite the rotten weather (or fantastic weather if you are a gardener!) I had a truly wonderful day.
    I would like to thank you George for your patience all day especially when I repeated certain mistakes. Your knowledge is second to none and apart from ending the day with a beautiful bowl (which my wife had to tear out of my hands before we visited our local that evening as I wanted to take it with me!) I also left your house with a lot more of an idea of what to do than I arrived with. Having said that I realise this new knowledge is only the tip of a very large iceberg and I am keen to learn more. I will be booking further days with you again soon. I would also like to thank you for your kind offer to help in the future if I get stuck with sourcing tools or materials or when I need further information, that really makes a difference.
    Thank you Sue for providing me with food and water throughout the day, it was a real pleasure to meet you and chat with both you and George when we were taking our breaks.
    You have kick started a whole new interest for me now I have retired and I am looking forward to taking it further.
    Again, many thanks to you both for making it a great day for me and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Best wishes,

    Paul Bartlett

  2. Thank you for taking the time to comment Paul it was an easy day as you were good company and easy to teach I look forward to seeing you soon.