Segmented Turning with Malcolm Tibbetts (6/3/15 – 6/7/15)

Segmented Turning with Malcolm Tibbetts (6/3/15 – 6/7/15)

June 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Segmented woodturnings have a high degree of “How’d he do that?” This class is designed for both accomplished “segmenters” as well as beginners.Students will be guided in creating their own designs. All students will not be doing the same type of vessel; instead they will be encouraged to attempt a variety of techniques. Malcolm will […]

G & G Inspired Coffee Table – Evening Class with William Ng (6/1/15 – 7/1/15)

G & G Inspired Coffee Table – Evening Class with William Ng   (6/1/15 – 7/1/15)

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class not only will we build this beautiful coffee table inspired by Greene and Greene, Stickley and a little bit of Krenov, but will learn many table construction techniques. Reading wood grain, Mortise & tenon, shaping wood, bread board ends, drawer construction, fitting the drawer, as well as many of the Greene and […]

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (5/11/15 – 5/17/15)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (5/11/15 – 5/17/15)

May 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The low back chair is one of Sam Maloof’s signature pieces. In this class we will be making a low back settee made to sit two, influenced by Sam’s work. In this seven day class we will look at many aspects of chair making. We will discuss in detail the chair joints that Sam made […]

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

May 4, 2015 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 […]

Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

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According to Shaker beliefs, “That which has in itself the higest use possesses the greatest beauty”. When this Shaker saying is applied to their furniture, it describes a plain and simple type of construction completely without adornment. Shakers were expert craftsmen with an eye for proportion that resulted in some of the most beautiful furniture […]

Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class the emphasis will be design, shape, form and aesthetics. The class will also cover safety issues, sharpening, finishing and the use of the basic woodturning tools. The course is structured so that students will gain confidence in their ability and allow them to return to their workshop to further develop their artistic […]

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (5/1/15 – 5/3/15)

May 1, 2015 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 […]

Nakashima Inspired Chair – Evening Class with William Ng (4/27/15 – 6/1/15)

Nakashima Inspired Chair – Evening Class with William Ng (4/27/15 – 6/1/15)

April 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will explore the works of one of my favorite woodworker, George Nakashima. This chair has elegance, simplicity, suttle details and beauty. Don’t let it’s simplicity fool you… This chair requires great skill in precision to execute. It involves carving, sculpting of the seat with various power and hand tools. The complex […]

Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (4/25/15 – 4/26/15)

Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (4/25/15 – 4/26/15)

April 25, 2015 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 […]

Make a Slat-Back Chair with Jeff Miller (4/20/15 – 4/24/15)

Make a Slat-Back Chair with Jeff Miller (4/20/15 – 4/24/15)

April 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This workshop will introduce you to the pleasures and rewards of making chairs, in this case, our elegant and extremely comfortable Slat-Back Chair. This intensive week-long class, will not only cover the necessary skills and techniques, but will de-mystify the process of building a chair. Discussions of chair design, structure, and comfort complement the work […]

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