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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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G & G Inspired Coffee Table – Evening Class with William Ng   (6/1/15 – 7/1/15)

G & G Inspired Coffee Table – Evening Class with William Ng (6/1/15 – 7/1/15)

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...]


Segmented Turning with Malcolm Tibbetts (6/3/15 – 6/7/15)

Segmented Turning with Malcolm Tibbetts (6/3/15 – 6/7/15)

Segmented woodturnings have a high degree of “How’d he do that?” This class is designed for both accomplished “segmenters” as well as beginners.Students will be guided in creating their own designs. All students will not be doing the same type of vessel; instead they will be encouraged to attempt a variety of techniques. Malcolm will teach much more than just the basics of this fascinating... [Read more...]


Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (6/8/15 – 6/13/15)

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (6/8/15 – 6/13/15)

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...]


Joinery Techniques with William Ng (6/15/15 – 6/19/15)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (6/15/15 – 6/19/15)

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...]


G & G Inspired 8 Legged Table with William Ng (7/6/15 – 7/11/15)

G & G Inspired 8 Legged Table with William Ng (7/6/15 – 7/11/15)

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...]


Inlay Techniques Class with William Ng (7/11/15 – 7/12/15)

Inlay Techniques Class with William Ng (7/11/15 – 7/12/15)

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...]


Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (7/13/15 – 7/17/15)

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (7/13/15 – 7/17/15)

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...]


Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane with William Ng & Taeho Kwon (7/18/15 – 7/19/15)

Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane with William Ng & Taeho Kwon (7/18/15 – 7/19/15)

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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...]


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...]