Thursday, January 25, 2007

Let's get started

Well finally it is time to get back into it. I have been looking forward to this week for, well at least 4 weeks. On Monday we were allowed officially back into the shop. What a great felling. But it surprised me to only see 4 other on the 12 classmates in total. I guess some are just enjoying there break to much. Any who there have been some changes, of which I'm sure there will be more to mention next time. As this week has only been for us second years. So the new first years don't start until Monday. Then is when we will here all the changes that are happening.

But the major change that we know about is the addiction of a new director. The University has gone with one of it's own on this. They brought in a guy by the name of Simon Ancher. A young ( maybe the same age as me ) designer. And I say designer because that is what he is. None of us are to sure about what kind of maker this guys is. Which bothers me some, but also knowikng that it shouldn't really effect me what he does. This because of the guest lecturers that we are going to have In the second year program.

But I have been busy this week. Busy with whatever it is that I wanted to do. So I have been making another hall table. This one is the big brother to the "8" table that I made last year.

But instead of using solid timber I have veneered the entire thing so far. I did this for a few reasons. By veneering I can guarantee that the table is not going to move. As in wood movement, there will be none. Another is because it's environmentally better. I use less timber when I veneer. But I know that you want to know the real reason. And that is because I didn't want to spend any money. The school provides MDF and other man made timber product and veneers. So nothing out of my pocket.

Well I also thought I would post a few pictures of the new tool cabinet that I made. It is just made out of MDF but it is nice to have a little extra space.

I found this great podcast for those of you that know what that is, it's called The Wood Whisperer. Go to Itunes and look it up it is really good.

Well until next time, keep in touch and play nice with others


1 comment:

scott said...

That tool cabinet is very clever. Anyone could have built a nice wooden cabinet showcasing nice doors or drawers. What a great spoof - I like parodies and things that twist up reality a bit. Certainly playing up the creative strenths of the MDF! ;)