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Week 2, 21 November 2011

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Amber Bailey

23 November 2011

11 November 2011 saw the first year anniversary of The National School of Furniture. This is a partnership between Bucks New University and Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, which aims to raise the profile of the furniture industry and inspire people to explore the range of career options availa ...

Gent''s Saws. What are they good for?

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Derek Jones

21 November 2011

I"ve had a gent"s saw in my tool box for as long as I can remember but it very rarely sees the light of day now. My own ignorance is to blame here for I"m not really certain as to when this particular tool might come into its own. That"s not to say it hasn’t been used in the past and ...

Week 2, 14 November 2011

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Sam Bradley

15 November 2011

Hello, I am Samuel Bradley, a second year student at Rycotewood Furniture Centre, part of Oxford & Cherwell Valley College. I’m studying for a Foundation Degree in Furniture Design & Make, validated by Bucks New University as part of the National School of Furniture. My course leader is Jose ...

Small is beautiful

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Derek Jones

11 November 2011

It"s that time of the week again and still there"s plenty to do but that hasn’t prevented me from getting hands on with my latest gadget; a miniature router plane. There’s something rather appealing about miniature versions of tools that actually work like their full size versions. The chaps ...

Week 1 – 7 November

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Amber Bailey

8 November 2011

Hello! I"m Amber Bailey, a first year student at Buckinghamshire New University on the BA (Hons) Furniture: Conservation, Restoration & Decorative Arts course. Prior to starting my studies at Bucks, I completed an Art Foundation Diploma which stimulated my interest in furniture and consequen ...

Calling all spray finishers

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Derek Jones

4 November 2011

This week has seen us putting the finishing touches to issue 187 and if I say so myself it’s one hell of a cracker. We’ve got a story and technique that I can pretty much guarantee you will not have seen anywhere before. Miss this and you’ll kick yourself. I’ve planned some unique content for the Ap ...

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