Joinery Techniques with William Ng – Evening Class (10/13/14 – 12/12/14)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng – Evening Class (10/13/14 – 12/12/14)

October 13, 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, [...]

Side Table with David Wade – Evening Class (10/7/14 – 11/13/14)

Side Table with David Wade – Evening Class (10/7/14 – 11/13/14)

October 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In this six week class, each Student will build a Greene & Greene style side Table. This beautiful piece of furniture also works well as an entry table or a sofa table. A great addition to your home. This project offers many opportunities to increase your furniture making skills and a chance to master some [...]

Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (10/6/14 – 10/10/14)

Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (10/6/14 – 10/10/14)

October 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (9/29/14 – 10/4/14)

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (9/29/14 – 10/4/14)

September 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (9/20/14 – 9/21/14)

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (9/20/14 – 9/21/14)

September 20, 2014 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 [...]

Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (9/20/14 – 9/21/14)

Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (9/20/14 – 9/21/14)

September 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This class will give every student a thorough understanding of the finishing process. It will cover all aspects of wood finishing: Proper sanding techniques, coloring wood (dyes, stains, chemical and plant dyes), color-matching, membrane finishes (shellac, varnish, lacquer) and understanding solvents and their use in the finishing process. We will also explore hand-rubbed finishes, shading [...]

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 [...]

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (9/8/14 – 10/8/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (9/8/14 – 10/8/14)

September 8, 2014 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 [...]

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (9/8/14 – 9/12/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (9/8/14 – 9/12/14)

September 8, 2014 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 [...]

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (9/5/14 -9/7/14)

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (9/5/14 -9/7/14)

September 5, 2014 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 [...]

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