Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (1/5/15 – 1/9/15)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (1/5/15 – 1/9/15)

January 5, 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 [...]

Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (11/21/14 – 11/23/14)

Wood Turning with Jimmy Clewes (11/21/14 – 11/23/14)

November 21, 2014 by · 1 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 [...]

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 learning journey adding traditional Eastern joinery such as the bird’s beak, three-way miter, miter lap joints and many shoji joints. This class will enhance all woodworkers’ skill levels using power tools and hand tools. Precision is the key to making this lamp come together. Taeho spent [...]

Krenov Inspired Cabinet with Yeung Chan (10/20/14 – 10/26/14)

Krenov Inspired Cabinet with Yeung Chan (10/20/14 – 10/26/14)

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Master woodworker James Krenov is one of the most influential woodworker/teacher of our time. His respect for wood, attention to detail, and his philosophy to woodworking has been well respected and admired by woodworkers all over the world. In this seven day, hands on class, Yeung Chan who studied under James Krenov will show you [...]

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 [...]

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