Friday, December 14, 2012

Merry Christmas To All! 14/12/12

Finished Student Pieces

As 50 week student Luke Olney is now coming to the end of his course I thought we'd show off some the work he has produced during his time with us. For his first project he made a jewellery box in bog oak (5,000 year old wood preserved in a bog) with a sycamore interior. It looks deceptively simple and was actually quite a complicated piece to make due to the curved front and tapered sides.

For his third piece he wanted to try laminating and so came up with this elegant design for a guitar stand in sycamore, brass and leather.

Chris has also now finished his jewellery box in wenge, aluminium and suede. He is now working on a desk and I will be posting pictures soon.

New Shelves

Now, I know new shelves doesn't sound like the most exciting news but we like new things here at 'robinson house studio', and we think our new shelves look amazing! Marc bought some acrylic already cut to width. polished the edges and I installed them onto the glass wall in our office. As you can see, Marc has already filled them up with samples, shells and anything that may inspire us.

This will be the last blog till we are back in the the new year so we wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Don't drink too much and I hope Santa brings you some nice new tools!


Friday, December 7, 2012

New Furniture Making Courses For 2013 - 07/12/12

New Courses For 2013

We have a range of new courses for next year why not take the plunge and experience the world of furniture making. Dates will be on the website soon.

Wood Machining - 2 day course NEW
Spindle Moulding - Course 2 day
Laminating - 2 day
Furniture Making Introduction - 2 days or 5 days
Computer Aided Design - 5 days
Drawing and Water Colour - 2 days
Dovetails - 2 days NEW
Finishing - 2 days NEW

We have been booking well into 2013 for sometime and only have limited space left. We have one space available for 50 week course starting April 2013 and spaces available for October 2013. Only two spaces are available for 12 week course starting in July 2013.

New Taster Week Course - Furniture Making Introduction

 Why not book into our one week taster course, this is a great step into the world of contemporary fine furniture. Are you thinking this is something you would like to pursue? Fancy a change in your life? Want to train in one of the UK's most progressive, innovative studios? Well this is your opportunity, we have flexible dates throughout 2013. Cover basics or cover some advance subject you can decide and we can plan something around your requirements. Cost is £600 and if you decided to do a longer course after your week then we will refund the week's course fees against your longer course.


  Student Work

50 week student Luke Olney chose to make a guitar stand for one of his projects and has spent the last couple of days sewing leather around the brass rods on which the guitar will sit. He is gluing the rods into the stand as I type this so we will have pictures of the finished piece next week.

Recent Commission

For the past few weeks Chris has been working on a commission we took on to make some desk sets. The sets are for a client who has just bought an extremely expensive apartment in London and will match the desks that were made by another company. We made pen pots, notepad holders, document trays and blotter wheels as you can see in the picture. All the items have now gone off to be sprayed with lacquer before we fit leather bases.

That's all for this week, have a good weekend!