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, machine joinery, angled mortise & tenons, compound angles, hand skills include (chisel, hand planes, card scrapers, spoke shave, rasps, etc.) Many of the Greene and Greene elements will be covered such as leg indents, angled ebony splines for the arm and crest rail, “Chinese brackets” and tons of ebony plugs. You will also learn many of the work methods, “trick of the trade”, how to think ahead and how to developed Jigs. On top of the wealth of knowledge and skills you’ll received from the class, you get to take home in my opinion one of the most beautifully designed chairs ever.

Class Details

Date:  Aug. 16 - 23, 2014 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Max Class Size:  12

Cost:  $1175.00 Tuition $295.00 Material Fee (Includes all Materials except Upholstery)

Instructor:  William Ng

Recommended Tools:  Eye Protection (Mandatory), Dust & Hearing protection, Tape measure, Combination square, Set of Chisels, Calipers, Four and a half inch Grinder, Medium grit grinding wheel, Rasps (Nickelson #49 & #50), Block plane. Card scrapers, Dozuki saw, Random orbital sander, Marking gauge, Marking knife.

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Blacker Chair Back Detail Blacker Chair Back View Blacker Chair Chinese Brackets Blacker Chair Inlay Blacker Chair Arm OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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