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Week 14, 27 February 2012

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Sam Bradley

29 February 2012

Hello again. Earlier in February, National School of Furniture students, Ben Morgan and Dan Bye at Rycotewood Furniture Centre were fortunate to meet his Royal Highness,The Duke of York to present a commemorative presentation box that they had designed and made to mark the Royal visit. The visit was ...

Problem solved

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Derek Jones

24 February 2012

Problem solved Is it wrong to say out loud that I actually prefer sweeping up the workshop to sharpening chisels and plane irons. That has been the case for as long as I can remember until recently that is when I moved over to diamond films. I bought a Kell 3 honing guide a few months ago to make th ...

Week 7, 22 February 2012

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Amber Bailey

21 February 2012

The year prior to starting my degree, I attended an Art Foundation Diploma at Eastbourne Vocational College in East Sussex. It was here that my interest in furniture began, and particularly the skill of marquetry. I was introduced to veneer for the first time and it consequently featured in several  ...

Guest speakers at Rycotewood

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Sam Bradley

14 February 2012

Lately at Rycotewood Furniture Centre we have received a number of visits from industry figures, who have provided a range of experiences. These have been: John Jenkins, who is originally a graduate of Bucks, and the Royal College of Art (School of Furniture); Stephen Phillips, an environmental and  ...

Week 6, 8 February 2012

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Amber Bailey

7 February 2012

During my second lesson of the woodcarving short course at Bucks New University, we embarked on our first substantial project. Having been shown a variety of examples prior to the lesson, we were given the opportunity to choose a design to try out for ourselves – I chose the Tudor Rose, and the wood ...

Invisible mend

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Derek Jones

3 February 2012

I’ve almost had a full week at the workshop this week. It doesn’t happen often but when it does I tend to grab the opportunity with both hands. Amongst other things I put the finishing touches to one or two projects that have been on the back burner for a while like re-seating the glue blocks on the ...

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