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Archive - 2012 04

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Sam Bradley

27 April 2012

I have been greatly influenced by Philip Koomen a guest speaker who presented his work and a business opportunity to Rycotewood Furniture Centre students last Friday (and who, ironically, has his workshop on Bradley’s Street in the Chiltern’s village of Checkendon near Reading). So influenced, in fa ...

Week 11, 16 April 2012

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Amber Bailey

18 April 2012

With the second term of my first year at university coming to an end, it was time to take a trip back to Sussex for the Easter holidays. With a well-equipped workshop down the garden, there was no excuse not to be doing any woodwork whilst at home. During an annual spring clean, my aunt came across  ...

Week 20, 9 April 2012

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Sam Bradley

5 April 2012

Contrary to many of my fellow students studying the Foundation Degree in Furniture Design & Make at Rycotewood Furniture Centre, I did not embark upon this adventure to become a craftsman; I wanted to learn how furniture is assembled to realise a greater vision of manufacturing furniture. Certai ...

Week 10, 2 April 2012

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Amber Bailey

2 April 2012

In the surface treatment lessons on the BA (Hons) Furniture: Conservation, Restoration & Decorative Arts course at Buckinghamshire New University, first year students are continuing to work on the Smokers chairs for Marlow Rowing Club. Having used oxalic acid on the chairs during the last lesson ...

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