Testimonials

Tuition Testimonials

The following testimonials were submitted on Trustpilot.

“I recently attended the half day Sharpening Course at Turners Retreat, and I can honestly say that it was money well spent. The tutor – Mick Hanbury – was extremely good and patient. It is obvious that he is very knowledgeable and skilled in what he does and does not just teach as this is the way it must be done, he provides useful little tricks of the trade.” – PB Lincolnshire


“Mick Hanbury was a very knowledgeable and gracious host for the pen turners course at the turners retreat. Excellent materials, space and set up. Great advice for how I might take this project forward. ” – Danielle Staniforth

“I attended an excellent two day wood turning course for beginners. Mick, the tutor, was very good and there were only three students and three lathes so it was pretty much personal tuition. I would highly recommend the course…” – Mr Smith


“Brilliant day! I have been doing wood turning for a few years but never turned pens and decided I should do a course rather than muddle through myself. I am delighted I did since¬†Mick¬†was very knowledgable and helped explain all the steps and give advice on how to produce the perfect pen. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to start pen turning.” – Jon

“Attended the one day Pen Turning course with Mick Hanbury. Brilliant day, increased confidence is the main benefit. Patient, friendly and professional tutor.” – Steve Heptinstall


“…Booked a half day sharpening course… Expert and excellent teacher – went through all the processes, showing me how to sharpen and grind… Mick even sharpened them with me. Really great investment – I was getting frustrated by poorly sharpened tools – now a pleasure.” – Steve Titmuss