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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...]


Joinery Techniques with William Ng – Evening Class (10/13/14 – 12/12/14)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng – Evening Class (10/13/14 – 12/12/14)

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...]


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 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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]