Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (10/24/16 – 10/28/16)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (10/24/16 – 10/28/16)

October 24, 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 […]

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (9/11/16 – 9/17/16)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (9/11/16 – 9/17/16)

September 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will be making a low back settee made to sit two. In this seven day class we will look at many aspects of chair making. We will discuss in detail the chair joints, Design: what make a comfortable chair, structure and construction techniques. Sculpting details including hard and soft lines. Working […]

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (8/22/16 – 8/26/16)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (8/22/16 – 8/26/16)

August 22, 2016 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, […]

Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane with William Ng & Taeho Kwon (8/6/16 – 8/7/16)

Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane with William Ng & Taeho Kwon (8/6/16 – 8/7/16)

August 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this two day class we will reveal some of the secrets to tuning up a Japanese Hand Plane (Kanna) We will start with conditioning the Body of the Plane (DAI) to stabilize movement. Proper sharpening and grinding of the blade and chip breaker will be discussed and demonstrated. Custom fitting the blade to the […]

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (7/25/16 – 7/29/16)

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (7/25/16 – 7/29/16)

July 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class, we will cover different methods and techniques for cabinet construction. These methods can be applied to building kitchens, vanities, entertainment unit, build-in, home theaters or just a stand alone cabinet. We will build a cabinet using face frame, finish ends with frame and panel. We will cover topics such as door making […]

Sculpted Rocking Chair with William Ng (7/17/16 – 7/23/16)

Sculpted Rocking Chair with William Ng (7/17/16 – 7/23/16)

July 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

┬áThe focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair. 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 rasps, gouges, spokeshaves and block planes. We […]

Morris Chair with William Ng (7/11/16 – 7/16/16)

Morris Chair with William Ng (7/11/16 – 7/16/16)

July 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Morris Chair is an American classic piece of furniture designed and created by William Morris. This chair has a rich history and will sit well, anywhere in the house. This six-day class will challenge woodworkers of all levels. The main emphasis will be on joinery. We will also cover how to design and use […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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