Training with Veritas in Canada

Training with Veritas in Canada

In late August, 2018 I went on training with Veritas at the Lee Valley store in Ottawa. This is my first attempt at a vlog outside of the usual workshop scenario so apologies for the loose ends and tangents. I had an amazing time meeting some awesome people and got a lot from it. This is an overview video of the entire trip.

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My name is Matt Estlea, I’m a 22 year old Woodworker from Basingstoke in England and my aim is to make your woodworking less s***.

I come from 5 years tuition at Rycotewood Furniture Centre and 4 years experience working at Axminster Tools and Machinery where I still currently work on weekends. During the week, I film woodworking projects, tutorials, reviews and a viewer favourite ‘Tool Duel’ where I compare two cometitive manufacturers tools against one another to find out which is best.

I like to have a laugh and my videos are quite fast paced BUT you will learn a lot, I assure you.

Lets go make a mess.


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20 Replies to “Training with Veritas in Canada”

  1. little late, but welcome to Canada. Ottawa is about a 4hr drive from my place!! One of the nicer cities in Ontario.

  2. Found your channel on a long weekend home sick from work. It's been so much fun watching your wit, knowledge, teaching skills, hard work, and humor. I particularly enjoyed watching you turn that absolutely ghastly space you got into a beautiful shop. Cheers!

  3. Hilarious Matt – I know what you mean about the wood suppliers, my son lives in the States and always takes me to the sawmills and timber merchants and it is mind blowing compared to at home. The exchange rate is obviously not so good now but twelve years ago I would just stand there drooling. Great laugh again – Dave

  4. One small critique…as one who was born and raised in the UK and is now a Canadian citizen. Please, please do not say "America" when you are referring to Canada.

  5. There is a pretty famous dumbass who lives in Ottawa that looks alot like you. Dont be offended we elected him as PM because of his looks but he is a moron.

  6. You treated that Continental breakfast like you didn't even care! You travelled all that way for Fruit Loops?

  7. Brilliant! I “would” love to have gone to that timber specialist. That looked awesome! Here in the UK we have limited choice. B and Q, or, two other choices. Take it, or leave it!!! Your channel is fantastic. I stumbled across your videos and had to instantly subscribe. You are much better than what the multi million pound TV companies can do. Thanks Matt!

  8. Welcome to Canada Matt ! Let me apologize right off for your over exposure to the the Leafs, but I'm sure you figured out they suck.
    On your next visit, come to the Best Place on Earth, British Columbia !!

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