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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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Intro to Wood Carving with David Frisk (4/26/14 – 4/27/14)

Intro to Wood Carving with David Frisk (4/26/14 – 4/27/14)

The carving class will be for all levels of experience. We will carve a low relief of a tree branch with birds that could be used for a furniture piece or a door. Day One: Overview of sharpening techniques, carving tools/mallets Working with the grain, relief cuts Pluses and minuses of various woods Background removal by hand Day Two: Rough out the design Finish carve the design Question/answer Each... [Read more...]


G & G Inspired 8 Legged Table with William Ng (4/28/14 – 5/3/14)

G & G Inspired 8 Legged Table with William Ng (4/28/14 – 5/3/14)

This is one of our more popular classes. This beautiful table is well proportioned, with simple elegant lines that will grace any home. It can be used as a hall table, sofa table or an entry table. Imagine what your guest will say when they are welcome into your home and met with this stunning piece of furniture. The table will be constructed using African Mahogany and Ebony. Wood will be prepared... [Read more...]


Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/5/14 – 5/9/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/5/14 – 5/9/14)

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...]


Morris Chair with William Ng (5/26/14 – 5/31/14)

Morris Chair with William Ng (5/26/14 – 5/31/14)

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...]


Thorsen House Inspired Blanket Chest with Marc Spagnuolo (6/2/14 – 6/6/14)

Thorsen House Inspired Blanket Chest with Marc Spagnuolo (6/2/14 – 6/6/14)

I have been infatuated with Greene & Greene (G&G) furniture since my early days of woodworking, well before I possessed the skills to produce such a piece. Since that time, however, G&G has become a regular part of my woodworking vocabulary and I enjoy making both reproductions and interpretations of classic Greene & Greene designs. This blanket chest is a unique re-imagining of... [Read more...]


Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (6/2/14 – 7/2/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (6/2/14 – 7/2/14)

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...]


Cabinet Making – Evening Class (6/3/14 – 7/3/14)

Cabinet Making – Evening Class (6/3/14 – 7/3/14)

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...]


G&G Inspired Night Stand – Evening Class (6/3/14 – 7/3/14)

G&G Inspired Night Stand – Evening Class (6/3/14 – 7/3/14)

This nightstand project, which is heavily inspired by Greene & Greene, offers the challenge of precision drawer construction and fitting as well as the opportunity to practice and perfect several traditional G &G details. All the hardware for this project, including the drawer runners and stops, will be shop-made as part of the project. Many topics will be covered during this class. ... [Read more...]


Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng (6/8/14 – 6/14/14)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng (6/8/14 – 6/14/14)

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...]


Copper Embosed Clock with Tim Vize (6/16/14 – 6/20/14)

Copper Embosed Clock with Tim Vize (6/16/14 – 6/20/14)

Copper embossing can add a whole new and creative dimension to your woodworking. Embossed copper panels can be used in furniture, clocks, picture frames, box lids, personalized gifts and so on.The dial in this clock was created by embossing a sheet of thick copper foil, back filling the embossed areas to make it strong and rigid, laminating the foil to a panel and finally giving it an aged look by... [Read more...]


Inlay Techniques Class with William Ng (7/12/14 – 7/13/14)

Inlay Techniques Class with William Ng (7/12/14 – 7/13/14)

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...]


Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (7/14/14 – 7/18/14)

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (7/14/14 – 7/18/14)

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 III – Main Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/21/14 – 7/26/14)

Timber Framing III – Main Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/21/14 – 7/26/14)

In this class we will be focusing on the main post, lower cross beams, center rails on balusters and Recessed panels for between floor and center rail.


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.


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...]


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...]


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...]