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Woodturning experience weekends

Woodturning experience weekends

We’re excited to now be offering our most accessible course yet for anyone wanting to learn some basic woodworking skills. Our new summer woodturning weekends are aimed at woodworking novices who want to get a feel for what woodworking is all about, but learn skills...

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Builder to renovator

Builder to renovator

Most students who come on our one-month intermediate course are here to learn a variety of skills to take their woodworking hobby up a few levels. But Dmitri Stuckey, originally from London, had a more business-like reason for coming to the Chippendale school. Dmitri...

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Philosophical Furniture – The Vanitas Table

Philosophical Furniture – The Vanitas Table

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”  - Ecclesiastes 1:2 Although classed as one of the seven deadly sins, in its earliest usage around the 12th century, the English word vanity (derived from the Latin vanitas) referred mainly to the emptiness, transience and futility...

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Upholstering a new course

Upholstering a new course

Last week we announced the introduction of a new summer upholstery course, to complement other woodworking courses that we run through the year. Some basic information is now here on our website, as well as an application form.  Please be aware that numbers on the...

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A desk with a secret

A desk with a secret

Our professional course students learn all about different species of timber and how their properties and patinas can be blended to create stunning furniture. It’s something that Jacob Corradi from Oxfordshire knew something about already as, before coming to the...

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Learning from failure

Learning from failure

In his third article for The Woodworker magazine, principle Anselm Fraser looks at how failure can be a good thing. Every professional or hobbyist woodworker wants to make wonderful and inspiring pieces of furniture, and bask in the glow of complete success. However,...

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A dog’s day for a bench

A dog’s day for a bench

It’s an imaginative entrance bench that is beautifully designed and made, but which also tells the story of a day in the life of a dog. Rachel Faulkner from Newcastle originally served in the Merchant Navy but, as someone who is both artistically gifted and supremely...

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Weekend Woodturning

Weekend Woodturning

Last week we introduced the first of our summer short courses, a five-day upholstery masterclass. This week we’re introducing a series of two-day woodturning weekends. These fun and informative weekends will be our most accessible course to give students a first point...

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Graduate to incubate

Graduate to incubate

The Chippendale school is justifiably proud of the holistic approach we take to teaching every aspect of woodworking on our professional course. Not only does our nine-month course equip students to practice as furniture designers and makers, we also provide them with...

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Doctoring a console table

Doctoring a console table

Last week saw Anne Maree Wallace from Edinburgh complete her one-month intermediate course, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Anne Maree originally came on one of our one-week introductory courses, liked it, and decided that she wanted to take her new-found skills up a...

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

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