Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (1/12/15 – 1/16/15)

Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (1/12/15 – 1/16/15)

January 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will explore the works of one of my favorite woodworker, George Nakashima. This chair has elegance, simplicity, suttle details and beauty. Don’t let it’s simplicity fool you… This chair requires great skill in precision to execute. It involves carving, sculpting of the seat with various power and hand tools. The complex [...]

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 [...]

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 (9/13/14 – 9/14/14)

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (9/13/14 – 9/14/14)

September 13, 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 [...]

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (9/8/14 – 10/8/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking – Evening Class (9/8/14 – 10/8/14)

September 8, 2014 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 [...]

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (9/8/14 – 9/12/14)

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng (9/8/14 – 9/12/14)

September 8, 2014 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 [...]

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (9/5/14 -9/7/14)

Making a Wooden Hand Plane with William Ng (9/5/14 -9/7/14)

September 5, 2014 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 [...]

G&G Inspired Ford Server Table with William Ng (8/25/14 – 8/29/14)

G&G Inspired Ford Server Table with William Ng (8/25/14 – 8/29/14)

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This project is a great introduction to Greene and Greene and furniture construction. This class will cover some of the details that the Greene brothers made popular like Ebony plugs, protruding Ebony spline, cloud lifts and Bread board ends. Construction methods such as mortise & tenon, tongue & groove, wood movement, proportion and learning how [...]

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/16/14 – 8/23/14)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/16/14 – 8/23/14)

August 16, 2014 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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