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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
In this class we will be focusing on the main post, lower cross beams, center rails on balusters and Recessed panels for between floor and center rail.
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