Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (6/25/16 – 6/26/16)

Finishing Techniques with Brian Miller (6/25/16 – 6/26/16)

June 25, 2016 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 […]

Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (6/20/16 – 6/24/16)

Boxes, Joinery, & Jigs……OH MY! (6/20/16 – 6/24/16)

June 20, 2016 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 […]

Shaker Rocking Chair with Robert Turnbull (6/13/16 – 6/18/16)

Shaker Rocking Chair with Robert Turnbull (6/13/16 – 6/18/16)

June 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Shakers were masters of furniture design and construction and this rocker is no exception. Enjoy an afternoon reading your favorite book on Shaker Furniture in this reproduction of one of their most popular pieces. The chair is made from Cherry wood, and woven canvas tape (available in several colors). A maple wedge is used […]

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (6/6/16 – 6/10/16)

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (6/6/16 – 6/10/16)

June 6, 2016 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 […]

Open Shop with David Wade (6/6/16 – 6/10/16)

Open Shop with David Wade (6/6/16 – 6/10/16)

June 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This class is designed for those of you that have taken a sculpted chair or table class that needed some help with final detailed sculpting and sanding. It doesn’t matter where or which school you’ve taken the class from, David Wade with his background can help you finish and get that certain look associated with […]

Sharpening Pond with William Ng (6/3/16 – 6/5/16)

Sharpening Pond with William Ng (6/3/16 – 6/5/16)

June 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this 3 day class you’ll be able to build this beautiful sharpening pond for your shop. I designed this pond to be a relaxing and stress free place to hone your tools as I believe sharp tools are so important in working wood. Not only are sharp tools a joy to use but they […]

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (5/23/16 – 5/28/16)

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (5/23/16 – 5/28/16)

May 23, 2016 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 […]

Speaker Build with Dr. Ying Kit Lee and William Ng 5/16/16 – 5/20/16

Speaker Build with Dr. Ying Kit Lee and William Ng 5/16/16 – 5/20/16

May 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

I have always desired to create loudspeakers that sound like the truthful reproductions of the recordings the artists and composers have originally intended to create. With the ingenious engineering and woodworking skill of William Ng, I am proud to say that we have that unique product for the class. Working with William Ng, I will […]

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/9/16 – 5/13/16)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (5/9/16 – 5/13/16)

May 9, 2016 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 […]

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (4/30/16 – 5/7/16)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (4/30/16 – 5/7/16)

April 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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