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 [...]

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 [...]

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)

March 21, 2015 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 [...]

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)

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Morris Chair with William Ng (2/9/15 – 2/14/15)

Morris Chair with William Ng (2/9/15 – 2/14/15)

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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 [...]

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (2/7/15 – 2/8/15)

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune-up with William Ng (2/7/15 – 2/8/15)

February 7, 2015 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 [...]

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (2/2/13 – 2/6/15)

Making Custom Cabinets with William Ng (2/2/13 – 2/6/15)

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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 [...]

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (1/19/15 – 1/23/15)

Joinery Techniques with William Ng (1/19/15 – 1/23/15)

January 19, 2015 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, [...]

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