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course testimonials

At Axminster, providing the highest standard of service is one of our key values.

Find out what previous course attendees think about our courses. Here is just a selection of the feedback we have received.

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I honestly don't think we could have asked for more from Jason, Ben and Colwin. They were brilliant at guiding us on how to do things, they were extremely patient and very good humoured. Their entertaining and informative style of delivering the course really made the course what it was.....they are a massive credit to the Skill Centre and Axminster Tools as a whole. I have to say a huge thank you to them all for making it such a brilliant week.

Mr Smallwood (June 2015)
Windsor Chair

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The feeling of achievement. The realisation of what projects I can tackle now that I have the equipment and the basic training.  The interactions with the tutor, staff and other students. The sheer quantity of useful knowledge imparted by Jason.

It exceeded expectations. I expected basic safety and some techniques, but the sheer amount of ground covered was excellent.

Mr P Clary (July 2014)
Beginners Routing (2 day)

Excellent course; Hollie took in all our needs and requests and explained virtually everything! She was not afraid to experiment and try something diferent and she was willing to even learn from the participants for future reference!!

Anon (June 2014)
Sharpening with Tormek Hand Tools

Excellent tuition in a clam friendly manner. No question too small- was happy to repeat instructions and go at a pace to suit all. All staff very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. First class from 9am Monday to 5pm Friday!

Ms Sanders (April 2014)
Beginners Woodturning (5 days)

Ben our tutor was very encouraging and well informed. A really Enjoyable day. Thank you

Anon (April 2014)
Pyrography - Ben Beddows

Will certainly consider the 5 day course at a future date. I was very impressed with both Lathe & Milling courses. The level and presentation of tuition was great, and the workshop facility is superb. Many thanks to Bob and the Skill Centre team. I very much enjoyed the courses and learned a huge amount in a short space of time... exactly as I'd hoped.

Mr H Speirs (January 2014)
Introduction to Milling

A great course on something that I had not previously considered. Fast moving with the ability to explore the different styles of pen, shapes and finishes. Was originally unsure of what I would achieve as I imagined a day of basic turning but finished up looking to develop and improve the end product to match those examples on display.I enjoyed the whole day and would not want to change any part of it.

Mr A Brooks (December 2013)
Pen Making

Excellent opportunity to try different timbers which might normally be overlooked. All woodturning skills put to the test under the watchful eye of Colwin who was always on hand to advise.

This, as before, was another opportunity to get excellent advice and tuition in a relaxed environment

The changes that have transpired naturally since the skill centre opened demonstrate the amount of thought and effort that has been introduced by the team and should be allowed to develop in a similar fashion. There was nothing that I disliked.

Mr A Brooks (December 2013)
Natural Edged Bowls

Just to let you know how much I enjoyed the session on Wednesday. Please thank all the guy’s for their help and encouragement. I think the idea is wonderful; giving you the chance to find out which discipline you find most satisfying.  To my surprise I found the wood turning the most interesting so may be back for a longer session. Thanks again

B Bevan (August 2013)
Taster Session - One

I just wanted to thank you all for a wonderful day yesterday at the 'Taster Session'. All the instructors were excellent - 1st rate! I now know what hobby to take up in my retirement - I'll be back for more!

D Hunt (August 2013)
Taster Session - One

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