Friday, November 30, 2012

Robb Report Singapore 30/11/2012

Robb Report Singapore

About a month ago we mentioned that Nautilus II was set to appear in the Robb Report Singapore, a magazine aimed at the 'super-rich'. They gave Marc a double page spread with a short bio briefly explaining the idea and inspiration behind the coffee table.

 Art Class

Making furniture is not always entirely about woodworking skills, there are many other skills that need to be acquired along the way. In addition to CAD courses, design history lessons and business lectures, Marc provides the students with a two day art course with Ruth Garrett, a local architectural watercolour artist. Ruth teaches the students key techniques for sketching, drawing and painting with watercolours, all of which are important skills to have when presenting drawings and ideas to a potential client. These classes are available to non-students, details can be found on the website

Student Work

Our students have been learning how to bleach timber this week using A and B bleach, caustic soda, lemon juice and cream of tartar. After experimenting with different methods of application and varied drying times everyone concluded that A and B bleach is undeniably the best!

50 week student Thibaut is making good progress and has just finished his through-wedged mortise and tenons.

Kris has started making two Fender Telecaster replicas as a side project while he is making his coffee table.

Art Nouveau Chair

With the students busy with the art class, Marc took the opportunity to continue with the Hector Guimard chair. Some components are now glued up and Marc has begun shaping and carving the details on the front legs using rasps, carving chisels and abrasive paper.

Sorry it's been so long since the last blog, we've been extremely busy! More next week,



dotSquared said...

Very impressed you made the Robb Report Marc, top marks! And equally as excited to see the Guimard chair progress, it's already looking really lovely and special.

Alan Mackenzie said...

I am not surprised you made the Robb Report at all. Really looking forward to seing this chair take shape.

Marc Fish said...

Thanks for checking out the blog! Sorry it's taken so long to reply, I don't look at old posts all that often!