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Location: Palmerston North
Website: www.rdfurniture/

My name is Rowan Eduard Dicks.

My passion in life is designing and making artistic furniture.

I followed my childhood hobby through college and into university, where I completed a two year diploma in fine furniture design and making(level 5), and one year of post-grad studies, specialising in business management and artistic design. i have been working in a furniture and joinery workshop for a company called Avant Garde. In the last five years working there I have completed my national certificate/apprenticeship in furniture making (level four). now i am working at UCOL (Universal College of Learning) as a lecturer in the trades and technology department.

Along the way I have entered many competitions and festivals, delt through many galleries and been awarded top three in 2008 and 2010 for the FITEC national trainee of the year awards, also first place in the Kawarau Woodfest festival.

My passion continues, as I will never stop designing and making.

One day the world will know my furniture.

-- RD

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#1 posted 1107 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks RD. Look forward to seeing your furniture.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#2 posted 1107 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 1107 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1107 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 1107 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#6 posted 1107 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s!!! I look forward to seeing all you future projects!!! If you ever need help with one of those future projects feel free to go to the forum and ask a question. We have a tremendous community of woodworkers that are always eager to help out!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#7 posted 1107 days ago

Hey – Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as many will tell ya – the site is quite addictive).. Enjoy…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#8 posted 1106 days ago

Saw the piece in the projects post. It appears you have a great training background. You have found Benji…LOL You will find your way!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 1104 days ago

thanks for the warm welcome everyone :)

-- RD

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