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Getting women into the workshop

Getting women into the workshop

The Chippendale school is proud of our track record in helping to launch the careers of woodworkers from around the world. But we were surprised this year when one of our students, Archana Pai, told us that when she returned home she would be one of very few female...

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Rural crime and the shepherd’s hut

Rural crime and the shepherd’s hut

A rising global demand for agricultural equipment is attracting organised crime to the countryside, according to NFU Mutual which provides insurance to farmers. In response, farmers are resorting to “medieval” fortifications such as earthworks to protect...

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A dog cage for Kobi

A dog cage for Kobi

Sarah Quick is our latest intermediate course graduate, who says that she “absolutely loved my time at the Chippendale school.” Sarah, a former development officer at the Scottish Rugby Union, also said that “it was fantastic to learn more about the fine details of...

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Prepare to perspire

Prepare to perspire

Anselm Fraser, principal of the Chippendale school, continues his series of articles on the business of modern woodworking. It was Thomas Edison, who largely invented the modern world, who said that “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” It’s an apt quote...

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Keeping cool and staying ahead of the Feds

Keeping cool and staying ahead of the Feds

Shane Elliot is a Chippendale school graduate who is creating “furniture in motion” – based on an original design used during the American prohibition era. His beautifully-constructed table, made from ebony maccassar, elm burr veneer and brushed antique brass,...

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Boxes and bowls jet to Brazil

Boxes and bowls jet to Brazil

Mara Dreger, a pediatrician from Sao Paulo in Brazil, has completed her one-month intermediate course with us and is now jetting back to Brazil. She’s a keen woodworking hobbyist who has now learned many new skills, and says that the course “was fantastic.” She...

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Creating a 4th Dimension

Creating a 4th Dimension

Chris Daborn is a new member of the Fine Furniture Guild, who has just set up in business in Norfolk. His company, 4th Dimension Furniture, will specialise “in the creation of beautiful, high quality pieces by mixing traditional skills, materials and techniques with...

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Finding inspiration

Finding inspiration

In the second in a series of articles on modern woodworking, Anselm Fraser, principal of the Chippendale school looks at how to find inspiration. Inspiration is a fickle thing, in woodworking as in anything.  Some days we search for it; other days it comes to us. For...

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T: +(44) 0 1620 810680 E: info@chippendale.co.uk

Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680 E: info@chippendale.co.uk