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 […]

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (4/1/16 – 4/3/16)

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (4/1/16 – 4/3/16)

April 1, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

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 […]

Sitting Bench with Traditional Eastern Joinery (Evening Class) with Taeho Kwon (3/28/16 – 5/4/16)

Sitting Bench with Traditional Eastern Joinery (Evening Class) with Taeho Kwon (3/28/16 – 5/4/16)

March 28, 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 (1/30/16 – 1/31/16)

Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane with William Ng & Taeho Kwon (1/30/16 – 1/31/16)

January 30, 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 […]

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (1/23/16 – 1/24/16)

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (1/23/16 – 1/24/16)

January 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]