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Timber Framing Class preview

Timber Framing Class preview

Here’s a short preview of the Timber framing class taught by Taeho Kwon.

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Band Saw Veneer

Band Saw Veneer

Matthew Werner demonstrates his technique for cutting bandsawn veneers.

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Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table Evening Class (7/28/14 – 8/27/14)

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table Evening Class (7/28/14 – 8/27/14)

In this class not only will we build this beautiful coffee table inspired by Greene and Greene, Stickley and a little bit of Krenov, but will learn many table construction techniques. Reading wood grain, Mortise & tenon, shaping wood, bread board ends, drawer construction, fitting the drawer, as well as many of the Greene and Greene details such as square ebony plugs, cloud lifts and exposed ebony... [Read more...]


Timber Framing IV Upper Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/28/14 – 8/2/14)

Timber Framing IV Upper Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/28/14 – 8/2/14)

This is the fourth class in a series of seven. The focus will be on making Modified large and small blocks and Ik-gong (Short membrane that fits between the large and small blocks to hold them together.) We will also be making the main center cross beam and some carving on Ik-gong and center beam.


Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair (8/3/14 – 8/9/14)

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair (8/3/14 – 8/9/14)

The focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair inspired by the works of Sam Maloof. We will explore the joinery, bent lamination, sculpting, balance and comfort that make this chair so special. This is an advanced class and requires the student to have knowledge and experience with basic hand tools like rasps, gouges, spokeshaves and block planes. We will also use a grinder and power-carver... [Read more...]


Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/16/14 – 8/23/14)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/16/14 – 8/23/14)

This is perhaps the most difficult class we offer at our school. This class is not for the faint hearted. This chair will challenge every areas of your woodworking skill. We will be dealing with angles, proportion, chair design, choosing wood grain, Sculpting of the crest rail using a 4-1/2″ angle grinder, Inlay technique for the back slat of the chair, Scribing technique for hand fitted joinery,... [Read more...]


G&G Inspired Ford Server Table with William Ng (8/25/14 – 8/29/14)

G&G Inspired Ford Server Table with William Ng (8/25/14 – 8/29/14)

This project is a great introduction to Greene and Greene and furniture construction. This class will cover some of the details that the Greene brothers made popular like Ebony plugs, protruding Ebony spline, cloud lifts and Bread board ends. Construction methods such as mortise & tenon, tongue & groove, wood movement, proportion and learning how to read the grain will also be covered.


Table Saw Techniques – Evening Class (9/2/14 – 9/11/14

Table Saw Techniques – Evening Class (9/2/14 – 9/11/14

Table Saw Techniques. Unlock the potential of your table saw. Learn the standard cutting techniques utilizing stock accessories and shop made jigs. Students will become more proficient using the table saw, and will leave this class with an understanding of how accurate and safe use of the table saw can increase your skill level safely and accurately. Topics covered: Safety, Squaring procedures, Ripping,... [Read more...]


Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (9/5/14 -9/7/14)

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (9/5/14 -9/7/14)

Using a finely tuned wooden hand plane you make yourself is probably one of woodworking’s ultimate experiences. It offers a great sense of satisfaction and is a reflection of fine craftsmanship. Plane making has been an honored tradition with the Eastern Masters, and is gaining huge popularity here in the states. In this three day class we will look at the history of hand planes and its design.... [Read more...]


Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (9/8/14 – 9/12/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (9/8/14 – 9/12/14)

The secret to fine woodworking can be found in the pursuit of the fundamentals. With high-tech machines and power tools, these fundamentals can be overshadowed. In this class we will learn the values of design, drawings, mock-ups, sharpening, care and use of hand tools, tuning up a bench plane, layout, measuring tools, wood technology, choosing and preparing lumber, joinery (including hand cut dovetails... [Read more...]


Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (9/8/14 – 10/8/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (9/8/14 – 10/8/14)

The secret to fine woodworking can be found in the pursuit of the fundamentals. With high-tech machines and power tools, these fundamentals can be overshadowed. In this class we will learn the values of design, drawings, mock-ups, sharpening, care and use of hand tools, tuning up a bench plane, layout, measuring tools, wood technology, choosing and preparing lumber, joinery (including hand cut dovetails... [Read more...]


Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (9/13/14 – 9/14/14)

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (9/13/14 – 9/14/14)

There is nothing like the experience of using sharp tools. Where the actual tool does what you want it to do with ease. You should not have to fight with your tools. They should work for you and with you. In this class, we will cover a variety of techniques for sharpening edge tools including the use of Japanese water stones. We will sharpen a bevel-edged chisel, a plane iron and a cabinet scraper.... [Read more...]


Timber Frame V Hand Rail and roof with Taeho Kwon (9/15/14 – 9/20/14)

Timber Frame V Hand Rail and roof with Taeho Kwon (9/15/14 – 9/20/14)

This is the fifth class in a series of seven. The focus of this class will be building the Top rails (round) and Hand rails (round). Then we will move on to Hand rail assembly and the caps for the balusters. On the last three days of class will be discussions and lecture on roof construction. We will start building the pitched facia for rafters.


Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (9/20/14 – 9/21/14)

Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (9/20/14 – 9/21/14)

This class will give every student a thorough understanding of the finishing process. It will cover all aspects of wood finishing: Proper sanding techniques, coloring wood (dyes, stains, chemical and plant dyes), color-matching, membrane finishes (shellac, varnish, lacquer) and understanding solvents and their use in the finishing process. We will also explore hand-rubbed finishes, shading and toning,... [Read more...]


Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (9/29/14 – 10/4/14)

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (9/29/14 – 10/4/14)

This six day sculpted chair class will definitely broaden and raise your woodworking skills a few notches. The class will cover topics such as chair joinery, design, placement of back spindle for comfort, defining hard and soft lines, sculpting using various methods such as grinder, rasps, gouges, scrapers and spoke shaves. Cherry wood will be prepared for you before you arrive to save on milling time.... [Read more...]


Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (10/6/14 – 10/10/14)

Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (10/6/14 – 10/10/14)

Box making ……… sounds simple, yet, it can be one of the most complex areas of woodworking because it offers endless opportunities for self expression in design and technique. Box making demands precision and accuracy in order for joinery, lids, hinges and other hardware to fit correctly. In this class we will cover box making tools, jigs and fixtures to aid in cutting small accurate... [Read more...]


Side Table with David Wade – Evening Class (10/7/14 – 11/13/14)

Side Table with David Wade – Evening Class (10/7/14 – 11/13/14)

In this six week class, each Student will build a Greene & Greene style side Table. This beautiful piece of furniture also works well as an entry table or a sofa table. A great addition to your home. This project offers many opportunities to increase your furniture making skills and a chance to master some of the Greene and Greene details such as ebony plugs, cloud-lifts, accentuated box joints... [Read more...]


Krenov Inspired Cabinet with Yeung Chan (10/20/14 – 10/26/14)

Krenov Inspired Cabinet with Yeung Chan (10/20/14 – 10/26/14)

Master woodworker James Krenov is one of the most influential woodworker/teacher of our time. His respect for wood, attention to detail, and his philosophy to woodworking has been well respected and admired by woodworkers all over the world. In this seven day, hands on class, Yeung Chan who studied under James Krenov will show you many of these incredible details while building this beautiful cabinet.... [Read more...]


Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon (11/9/14 – 11/15/14)

Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon (11/9/14 – 11/15/14)

In this seven day class you will embark on a journey thru many of the traditional eastern joinery such as the bird’s beak, three way miter, miter lap joints and many shoji making joints. This class will challenge all levels of woodworking from power tools to hand tools. Precision is the key to making this lamp come together. Taeho brings with him many of the tricks and wisdom he has learn while... [Read more...]


Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (11/21/14 – 11/23/14)

Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (11/21/14 – 11/23/14)

In this class the emphasis will be design, shape, form and aesthetics. The class will also cover safety issues, sharpening, finishing and the use of the basic woodturning tools. The course is structured so that students will gain confidence in their ability and allow them to return to their workshop to further develop their artistic abilities. I encourage students to bring along any tools as I will... [Read more...]


Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (1/5/15 – 1/9/15)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (1/5/15 – 1/9/15)

The secret to fine woodworking can be found in the pursuit of the fundamentals. With high-tech machines and power tools, these fundamentals can be overshadowed. In this class we will learn the values of design, drawings, mock-ups, sharpening, care and use of hand tools, tuning up a bench plane, layout, measuring tools, wood technology, choosing and preparing lumber, joinery (including hand cut dovetails... [Read more...]


Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (1/12/15 – 1/16/15)

Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (1/12/15 – 1/16/15)

In this class we will explore the works of one of my favorite woodworker, George Nakashima. This chair has elegance, simplicity, suttle details and beauty. Don’t let it’s simplicity fool you… This chair requires great skill in precision to execute. It involves carving, sculpting of the seat with various power and hand tools. The complex joinery has to be done accurately to ensure... [Read more...]