Wednesday, August 9, 2006

A day in the life

I think I'll try to make this a weekly thing. But you know how life gets. You might think, "He's a student he should have all the time in the world. We if I was a typical Uni student then yes I would only have 1 maybe 2 classes a day and then the rest of the day to do things like study. But things are just a little bit different here at The Australian School of Fine Furniture.

He our days are pretty full on. We started at 8:30 in the morning. Right now on Monday morning we have a Uni class called the history of contemporary art and design. This was part of the course that I first struggled with. We've had and are still having different art and drawing classes. But I have come around to see the real importance of drawing and also seeing and knowing design history.

Then on Thursdays we have a drawing class, that is turning out to be really beneficial. During the rest of the time is spent at the shop. We due a few different classes. One is Furniture Technology. Here we build a few different things that are designed by our instructor Neil Erasmus. This semester it was the chair from my previous post and a small chest of drawers. ( more on that in a minute. ) Then we have a Design Workshop, where we get to design our piece, last semester it was the mirror that was previously posted, this semester it will be a hall table. We have yet to start that, so more on that in a few weeks.

The chest of drawers is a great project. We are building this in miniature, so it's what I call a jewelry box on STERIODS. But we are doing it to learn about carcass construction and especially drawer making.

And to finish this week, he's a picture of my trusty Veritas Low-Angle Jack Plane that has been put to good use so far. Until later-

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