Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon (11/9/14 – 11/15/14)

Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon (11/9/14 – 11/15/14)

November 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In this seven day class you will embark on a journey thru many of the traditional eastern joinery such as the bird’s beak, three way miter, miter lap joints and many shoji making joints. This class will challenge all levels of woodworking from power tools to hand tools. Precision is the key to making this [...]

Timber Frame V Hand Rail and roof with Taeho Kwon (9/15/14 – 9/20/14)

Timber Frame V Hand Rail and roof with Taeho Kwon (9/15/14 – 9/20/14)

September 15, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

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 [...]

Timber Framing IV Upper Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/28/14 – 8/2/14)

Timber Framing IV Upper Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/28/14 – 8/2/14)

July 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Timber Framing III – Main Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/21/14 – 7/26/14)

Timber Framing III – Main Construction with Taeho Kwon (7/21/14 – 7/26/14)

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Timber Framing II Floor Making with Taeho Kwon (4/7/14 – 4/12/14)

Timber Framing II Floor Making with Taeho Kwon (4/7/14 – 4/12/14)

April 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This is class 2 of a seven series class. In this class the focus is on making the flooring. Day 1,2,3 – Main cross beams. – Inner and outer joists. – All joineries (Lap joint, fist tenon, open mortise and tenon, mortise and tenon, dado and taper) for beams and joists should be done. Day [...]

Timberframing – The foundation with Taeho Kwon (3/31/14 – 4/5/14)

Timberframing – The foundation with Taeho Kwon (3/31/14 – 4/5/14)

March 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will start with the foundation. Topics covered will be * Brief history of timber framing (Eastern and Western) * Characteristics of the trees and lumber. * Identifying and reading the lumber. * Korean Gazebo: It’s purpose and style. * Choosing the right tools for timber framing and proper use. * Draw [...]

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (1/20/14 – 1/24/14)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (1/20/14 – 1/24/14)

January 20, 2014 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, [...]

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (7/15/13 – 7/19/13)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (7/15/13 – 7/19/13)

July 15, 2013 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, [...]

Timber Framing a Japanese Hip Roof with Chris Hall (6/25/12 – 6/30/12)

Timber Framing a Japanese Hip Roof with Chris Hall (6/25/12 – 6/30/12)

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In this 6-day workshop we will lay out and build a Japanese decorative hip rafter assembly – keshō-yane – in 1/2-scale. The joinery for this project includes the complex wall plate crossing joint, the cogged joint of the hip rafter to the wall plate, the oblique tapered tenon connecting hip rafter to post, and the [...]

Greene & Greene Details II (10/30/10 – 10/31/10)

Greene & Greene Details II (10/30/10 – 10/31/10)

January 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Greene & Greene Details II Workshop It’s the details that make a Greene & Greene piece. With more G&G details in your bag of tricks you will be better prepared to tackle Greene and Greene projects. Details II will further explore and expand your Greene and Greene vocabulary. We will make two pulls in the [...]