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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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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...]


Inlay Techniques with William Ng (1/10/15 – 1/11/14)

Inlay Techniques with William Ng (1/10/15 – 1/11/14)

Using inlay to embellish your projects can be very rewarding. It’s a way to take your work to the next level, to set yourself apart from others. In this intensive two day class, we will cover the following topics: 1) Tools (including the Jeweler’s fretsaw, carving tools, shopmade vises, and a vise that I’ve personally designed and used for over 25 years); 2) Materials (including wood,... [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...]


Joinery Techniques with William Ng (1/19/15 – 1/23/15)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (1/19/15 – 1/23/15)

Good joinery is key to making fine furniture that will last for generations. Many of us are intimidated by the complexity of these joints. In this class we hope to de-mystify and simplify the joinery process. We will learn western and eastern joinery and their applications, including dovetails, half-blind dovetails, sliding dovetails, mortise-and-tenons, angled mortise-and-tenons, lap joints, bridle... [Read more...]


Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (2/2/15 – 2/6/15)

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (2/2/15 – 2/6/15)

In this class, we will cover different methods and techniques for cabinet construction. These methods can be applied to building kitchens, vanities, entertainment unit, build-in, home theaters or just a stand alone cabinet. We will build a cabinet using face frame, finish ends with frame and panel. We will cover topics such as door making from raised panels to grain matching, drawer construction using... [Read more...]


Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon – Evening Class (2/2/15 – 3/25/15)

Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon – Evening Class (2/2/15 – 3/25/15)

In this eight-week class you will embark on a learning journey adding traditional Eastern joinery such as the bird’s beak, three-way miter, miter lap joints and many shoji joints. This class will enhance all woodworkers’ skill levels using power tools and hand tools. Precision is the key to making this lamp come together. Taeho spent two years in Korea learning from some of the great masters who... [Read more...]


Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (2/7/15 – 2/8/15)

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (2/7/15 – 2/8/15)

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...]


Morris Chair with William Ng (2/9/15 – 2/14/15)

Morris Chair with William Ng (2/9/15 – 2/14/15)

The Morris Chair is an American classic piece of furniture designed and created by William Morris. This chair has a rich history and will sit well, anywhere in the house. This six-day class will challenge woodworkers of all levels. The main emphasis will be on joinery. We will also cover how to design and use jigs and fixtures to accomplish tasks such as: the angled mortise and tenon, the drop arm,... [Read more...]


Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

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...]


Wall Sconce and Art Glass with Dale Barnard (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

Wall Sconce and Art Glass with Dale Barnard (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

“In this class, each student will make two beautiful wall scones, including the art glass. The student will learn smaller scale woodworking, the mortise & tenon and trim-screw construction. Students will learn how to cut safely and rabbit (dado) small strips of wood. Shaping the sconce’s hat, routing and bandsawing will also be involved for adding increasing the students skills during... [Read more...]


Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/1/15 – 3/7/15)

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/1/15 – 3/7/15)

 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...]


Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon (3/7/15 – 3/14/15)

Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon (3/7/15 – 3/14/15)

In this eight-day class you will embark on a learning journey adding traditional Eastern joinery such as the bird’s beak, three-way miter, miter lap joints and many shoji joints. This class will enhance all woodworkers’ skill levels using power tools and hand tools. Precision is the key to making this lamp come together. Taeho spent two years in Korea learning from some of the great masters who... [Read more...]


Inlay Techniques in the Greene & Greene Style with William Ng (3/16/15 – 3/20/15)

Inlay Techniques in the Greene & Greene Style with William Ng (3/16/15 – 3/20/15)

In this class we will be covering basic inlay techniques from design, cutting, fitting, glue up, materials, tools to finish product, and will proceed with a little more advance techniques use in some of the Greene and Greene furniture. We will be dealing with materials such as shells, silver, brass, wood, plastic and any material that we can cut which is almost endless. The main tool for the class... [Read more...]


Ming Dynasty Table – Construction and Techniques with Yeung Chan (3/16/15 – 3/21/15)

Ming Dynasty Table – Construction and Techniques with Yeung Chan (3/16/15 – 3/21/15)

Chinese Ming Dynasty furniture is known to the world for its unique design style, excellent construction methods, and wood choice. This class will learn to choose wood: how to recognize, utilize, and cut wood grain to enhance and construct the design. The class will also learn joinery techniques and the best Chinese furniture making methods. Everyone will make a Ming Dynasty hall table using traditional... [Read more...]


Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (3/21/15 – 3/28/15)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (3/21/15 – 3/28/15)

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...]


Sculpted Table with David A. Wade (4/9/15 – 4/12/15)

Sculpted Table with David A. Wade (4/9/15 – 4/12/15)

We have an exceptional opportunity offering a class taught by David A Wade, who had worked along side Sam Maloof for over 25 years. David sculpted many of Sam’s creations from the iconic sculpted rocking chair to the sculpted table. Many refer to sculpted Maloof pieces as “sensuous” and are drawn to touch his works. Every woodworker desiring to enhance their craft will benefit from this class.... [Read more...]


Mastering Curves with Jeff Miller (4/18/15 – 4/19/15)

Mastering Curves with Jeff Miller (4/18/15 – 4/19/15)

Mastering curves can open up a whole world of potential woodworking projects, from chairs to demilune tables; sleigh beds to cabriole legs. Getting beyond the straight and square will also help bring your woodworking to a new level. We’ll cover layout, cutting, smoothing, and refining curves, including three dimensional curves. Some of the tools for curved work are the same as for straight stuff,... [Read more...]


Make a Slat-Back Chair with Jeff Miller (4/20/15 – 4/24/15)

Make a Slat-Back Chair with Jeff Miller (4/20/15 – 4/24/15)

This workshop will introduce you to the pleasures and rewards of making chairs, in this case, our elegant and extremely comfortable Slat-Back Chair. This intensive week-long class, will not only cover the necessary skills and techniques, but will de-mystify the process of building a chair. Discussions of chair design, structure, and comfort complement the work on bending and shaping parts, cutting... [Read more...]


Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (4/25/15 – 4/26/15)

Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (4/25/15 – 4/26/15)

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...]


Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

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...]


Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

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...]


Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

According to Shaker beliefs, “That which has in itself the higest use possesses the greatest beauty”. When this Shaker saying is applied to their furniture, it describes a plain and simple type of construction completely without adornment. Shakers were expert craftsmen with an eye for proportion that resulted in some of the most beautiful furniture ever made. In this class the student... [Read more...]


Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

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...]


Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (5/11/15 – 5/17/15)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (5/11/15 – 5/17/15)

The low back chair is one of Sam Maloof’s signature pieces. In this class we will be making a low back settee made to sit two, influenced by Sam’s work. In this seven day class we will look at many aspects of chair making. We will discuss in detail the chair joints that Sam made popular, Design: what make a comfortable chair, structure and construction techniques. Sculpting details including... [Read more...]