North Bennet street school- My journey

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Blog series by ELCfinefurniture updated 03-02-2012 10:01 AM 12 parts 20986 reads 81 comments total

Part 1: like a dream

02-02-2012 05:05 AM by ELCfinefurniture | 19 comments »

I have been trying to describe the feeling to my family for 3 weeks now. Its hard to put into words. The only thing I can think to relate it to is that of someone meeting a celebrity they care greatly about. Like a kid heavily into basketball meeting an NBA star then spending a couple years with him…on a pivate court…with others as obsessed and determined about basketball as he is. Even when described its not easy to comprehend unless you experience it.4 Weeks ago I took a plunge....

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Part 2: Day one

02-07-2012 04:39 AM by ELCfinefurniture | 13 comments »

Running on no sleep and a heap of adrenaline I boarded the bus that I will be riding for the next 2 years everyday and made the trip to Boston bright and early.I arrived at NBSS an hour early however I was able to get right in and start filling out yet…MORE paper work. Then it all began…Miguel gomez-Ibanez gave a beautiful speech. Describing how this was the happiest day of our lives as it was his when he was in our spot. It was a treat being in his preasence never mind getting ec...

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Part 3: Day two.

02-08-2012 12:38 AM by ELCfinefurniture | 11 comments »

First off thank you for the many responses I recieved last night and throughout the day. I enjoyed reading them and drew alot of encouragment from them. I also thank you for the questions asked! It really shows the interest in this series and I will answer them as best I can first off.In answer to doordude, those questions are not weird they are normal. We can really do whatever we want for lunch. A few went out today actualy and got subs, as there as many great subshops on the north end. I h...

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Part 4: Day 3....already!?

02-09-2012 02:45 AM by ELCfinefurniture | 11 comments »

I honestly cannot believe that 3 whole days have gone by. It feels like the blink of an eye and its unbelievable! Today was a wild day. I did indeed bust my tail like I said I was going to. I pushed myself to the limit with drafting. I made quite a few mistakes. Only a couple were large but many were mistakes that Lance picked out and I feel that only Lance could pick out which shows how much he has truely mastered every aspect of his craft. I got my butt handed to me by him on one of the dra...

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Part 5: One week down

02-12-2012 09:15 PM by ELCfinefurniture | 8 comments »

Sorry LJ’s I got a little behind in my posting. Thursday night I started coming down with an aweful flu and fought it through the day Friday at school and all weekend. I am starting to feel better and wanted to update my blog for you all! Of course Thursday and Friday consisted of yet more drawing and as of the end of the day Friday I only have 4 drawings left in the first packet and I am already halfway through one of them. We started sharpening our chisels and I was able to sharpen my...

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Part 6: New blog location

02-15-2012 10:27 AM by ELCfinefurniture | 2 comments »

Hello lumber jocks! I am sitting on the bus right now riding to Boston but I just wanted to let you all know that I have moved my blog to word press! I want to try and draw in all kinds if readers and with the iPhone app posting is 1,000 times easier. I am still going to post a link to the blog here on lj every time I make an entry, although it is easier to just follow me on word press, and please feel free to continue asking more questions here and in the new location. On a side night I fini...

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Part 7: What a wednesday

02-15-2012 09:52 PM by ELCfinefurniture | 6 comments »

Just added a new post! Eatnbss.wordpress.comAlso doing a review of the woodriver number 4 tonight.

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Part 8: On the bus...

02-16-2012 09:46 PM by ELCfinefurniture | 1 comment »

Another new enthralling entry with photos! If any doesn’t know what a swing saw is…look them up!

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Part 9: 10 days down

02-17-2012 10:59 PM by ELCfinefurniture | 2 comments »

Just added a new post! Make sure to follow on twitter and ask any questions you have!In support of my amazing lumber jocks encouragement I am going to start a series on drafting here explaining how we do it the north bennet way. A tutorial of sorts!Eatnbss.wordpress.comTwitter supercoopman

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Part 10: Crazy hand planing

02-21-2012 11:32 PM by ELCfinefurniture | 0 comments »

Eatnbss.wordpress.comGreat day today! Phil Lowe is coming tomorrow!

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Part 11: To watch a master..full blog!

02-22-2012 10:26 PM by ELCfinefurniture | 7 comments »

Today was not a typical day at nbss. Phil Lowe came and gave a 2 hour PowerPoint demo of the history of his work with over 200 hundred personal photos of his work and processes over the years. The scary part is that was the the latter of the 2 most exciting things today. Phil brought along a French master upholsterer with 50 years under his belt and he upholstered a Sheraton style aide chair made by a student. We watched him work for over 4 hours. Hi skill, speed and calm were incredible. He ...

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Part 12: Long week

03-02-2012 10:01 AM by ELCfinefurniture | 1 comment »

After wood expo I felt extremely motivated to work extra hard. Seeing all the brilliant student work I want so badly for that to be me next year. This is part of the reason I haven’t posted this week because I have been so exhausted! I have done it though o finished the deal on frame drawing and I only have my chair left to do. After that I can start drawingy tool box and shaker night stand. I have learned alot this week. The 5 7 rule for hand shaping, how to shape elipses and odd profi...

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