Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (10/24/16 – 10/28/16)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (10/24/16 – 10/28/16)

October 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (9/11/16 – 9/17/16)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (9/11/16 – 9/17/16)

September 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will be making a low back settee made to sit two. In this seven day class we will look at many aspects of chair making. We will discuss in detail the chair joints, Design: what make a comfortable chair, structure and construction techniques. Sculpting details including hard and soft lines. Working […]

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (8/22/16 – 8/26/16)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (8/22/16 – 8/26/16)

August 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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, […]

Sculpted Table with David A. Wade (8/15/16 – 8/19/16)

Sculpted Table with David A. Wade (8/15/16 – 8/19/16)

August 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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. […]

Sitting Bench with Traditional Eastern Joinery with Taeho Kwon (8/8/16 – 8/12/16)

Sitting Bench with Traditional Eastern Joinery with Taeho Kwon (8/8/16 – 8/12/16)

August 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This beautiful sitting bench is constructed using traditional timber frame joinery known for it’s integral strength utilizing locking joinery. This class will challenge and improve your hand and machine skills. Taeho will start with a lecture on the concept and layout of the joints, preparation and sharpening of tools used. At the end of the […]

Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane with William Ng & Taeho Kwon (8/6/16 – 8/7/16)

Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane with William Ng & Taeho Kwon (8/6/16 – 8/7/16)

August 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this two day class we will reveal some of the secrets to tuning up a Japanese Hand Plane (Kanna) We will start with conditioning the Body of the Plane (DAI) to stabilize movement. Proper sharpening and grinding of the blade and chip breaker will be discussed and demonstrated. Custom fitting the blade to the […]

Shaker Sewing Table with Robert Turnbull (8/1/16 – 8/5/16)

Shaker Sewing Table with Robert Turnbull (8/1/16 – 8/5/16)

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Let’s have some fun building a really nice example of Shaker furniture. This little table was used by Shaker seamstresses in the course of their work. The drawer is designed to open from both ends, so two Shaker Sisters could use the same table. The legs are attached to the post with sliding dovetails. Both […]

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (7/25/16 – 7/29/16)

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (7/25/16 – 7/29/16)

July 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Sculpted Rocking Chair with William Ng (7/17/16 – 7/23/16)

Sculpted Rocking Chair with William Ng (7/17/16 – 7/23/16)

July 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

 The focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair. 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 […]

Morris Chair with William Ng (7/11/16 – 7/16/16)

Morris Chair with William Ng (7/11/16 – 7/16/16)

July 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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