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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ming Dynasty Table – Construction and Techniques with Yeung Chan (3/16/15 – 3/21/15)

Ming Dynasty Table – Construction and Techniques with Yeung Chan (3/16/15 – 3/21/15)

March 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Chinese Ming Dynasty furniture is known to the world for its unique design style, excellent construction methods, and wood choice. This class will learn to choose wood: how to recognize, utilize, and cut wood grain to enhance and construct the design. The class will also learn joinery techniques and the best Chinese furniture making methods. [...]

Inlay Techniques in the Greene & Greene Style with William Ng (3/16/15 – 3/20/15)

Inlay Techniques in the Greene & Greene Style with William Ng (3/16/15 – 3/20/15)

March 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will be covering basic inlay techniques from design, cutting, fitting, glue up, materials, tools to finish product, and will proceed with a little more advance techniques use in some of the Greene and Greene furniture. We will be dealing with materials such as shells, silver, brass, wood, plastic and any material [...]

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/1/15 – 3/7/15)

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/1/15 – 3/7/15)

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 The focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair inspired by the works of Sam Maloof. We will explore the joinery, bent lamination, sculpting, balance and comfort that make this chair so special. This is an advanced class and requires the student to have knowledge and experience with basic hand tools like [...]

Wall Sconce and Art Glass with Dale Barnard (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

Wall Sconce and Art Glass with Dale Barnard (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

February 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

“In this class, each student will make two beautiful wall scones, including the art glass. The student will learn smaller scale woodworking, the mortise & tenon and trim-screw construction. Students will learn how to cut safely and rabbit (dado) small strips of wood. Shaping the sconce’s hat, routing and bandsawing will also be involved for [...]

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table with William Ng (2/23/15 – 2/27/15)

February 23, 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 [...]

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