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)

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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)

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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 [...]

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)

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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 [...]

Mastering Curves with Jeff Miller (4/18/15 – 4/19/15)

Mastering Curves with Jeff Miller (4/18/15 – 4/19/15)

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Mastering curves can open up a whole world of potential woodworking projects, from chairs to demilune tables; sleigh beds to cabriole legs. Getting beyond the straight and square will also help bring your woodworking to a new level. We’ll cover layout, cutting, smoothing, and refining curves, including three dimensional curves. Some of the tools for [...]

Sculpted Table with David A. Wade (4/9/15 – 4/12/15)

Sculpted Table with David A. Wade (4/9/15 – 4/12/15)

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We have an exceptional opportunity offering a class taught by David A Wade, who had worked along side Sam Maloof for over 25 years. David sculpted many of Sam’s creations from the iconic sculpted rocking chair to the sculpted table. Many refer to sculpted Maloof pieces as “sensuous” and are drawn to touch his works. [...]

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (3/21/15 – 3/28/15)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (3/21/15 – 3/28/15)

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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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