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Coloring with Iron Acetate, Filling the Grain

Coloring with Iron Acetate, Filling the Grain

I ask my good friend and professional finisher Brian Miller to shoot a video that is slightly out of the box using mix medium. There seems to be a trend... 

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Make Accurate Box Joints

Make Accurate Box Joints

My latest video on making box joints…

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Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/1/15 – 8/8/15)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/1/15 – 8/8/15)

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...]


Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (8/10/15 – 8/14/15)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (8/10/15 – 8/14/15)

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...]


Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (9/2815 – 10/2/15)

Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (9/2815 – 10/2/15)

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...]


Sculpted Stool with David Wade (9/28/15 – 10/2/15)

Sculpted Stool with David Wade (9/28/15 – 10/2/15)

Learn how to make a Mid Century Maloof inspired leather laced walnut stool, with Sam’s right hand man David A. Wade. You will walk away with your very own hand made stool designed circa 1954. This stool, was used by Sam daily to answer phone calls in his kitchen. It is still on display in Sam’s historic residence. It is also in his book Sam Maloof Woodworker and the furniture of Sam Maloof.... [Read more...]


Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (10/5/15 – 10/9/15)

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (10/5/15 – 10/9/15)

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...]


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

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

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...]


Joinery Techniques with William Ng (10/19/15 – 10/23/15)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (10/19/15 – 10/23/15)

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...]