Design and Production
The design team at Sitting Firm finalised production drawings that were presented to the students. The ash offcuts were then converted into manageable components, and 75 pieces (25 of each) were batch-produced over 12 working days. A portable laser engraver was used to engrave each piece with a unique logo, and the products were then delivered to Sitting Firm.
The project was a great learning and development opportunity for the students at the Wood School who were able to produce small batches, allowing them to repeat many practical tasks, which is the best way to learn craft skills. The students carefully selected ash to produce a high-quality product from offcuts which allowed them to showcase the range of colour and character offered by ash, which some students previously thought of as rather pale and uninteresting.
The Sitting Firm project was a great learning and development opportunity, sometimes small and simple is best. It provided valuable opportunities to develop knowledge of core woodworking techniques and build machine processing experience.