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February 2018
$360.00

Tuning & Using A Japanese Plane

2/17/182/18/18

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 Dai and conditioning the sole. We will also demystified the angle setting to allow for the shavings to come shooting out the front of the…

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$1195.00

Sitting Bench/Coffee Table With Traditional Eastern Joinery With Taeho Kwon

2/19/182/24/18

This beautiful sitting bench is constructed using traditional timber frame joinery known for it’s integral strength utilizing locking joinery. This class will challenge and improve your hand and machine skills. Taeho will start with a lecture on the concept and layout of the joints, as well as the preparation and sharpening of tools used. At the end of the class you will have a greater understanding of joinery beyond your basic dovetail and mortise and tenon. The table with the…

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$1025.00

The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng

2/26/183/3/18
William Ng School Of Fine Woodworking, 1340 North Dynamics Street, Unit H
Anaheim, CA 92806 United States
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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 and preparing lumber, joinery (including hand cut dovetails and the mortise and tenon), safe machine and power tool operation and how to apply a hand-rubbed…

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March 2018
$1225.00

G & G Inspired Coffee Table

3/5/183/10/18

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 we 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 Greene details such as square ebony plugs, cloud lifts and exposed ebony splines will be studied in detail.

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$395.00

Inlay Techniques with William Ng

3/17/183/18/18

Using inlay to embellish your projects can be very rewarding. It's a way to take your work to the next level, to set yourself apart from others. In this intensive two day class we will cover the following topics. 1. Tools, including the jeweler's fretsaw, carving tools, shop made vises, and a vise that I personally designed and use. 2. Materials, including wood, mother of pearl, abalone shells, brass, silver, gold, and corian. 3. Design, cutting methods, gluing, leveling, and surface treatments.…

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$840.00

Joinery Techniques

3/19/183/23/18

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, lap joints, bridle joints, miter joints, scarf joints, splice joints, mitered mortise-and-tenons, bird’s-beak and the Chinese three way mitered joint. You will be guided step-by-step…

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$1495.00

Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon

3/24/183/31/18

In this week long course, you'll embark on a learning journey adding traditional eastern joinery such as the birds beak, three-way miter, mitered lap joints, and many other shoji style joints. This class will enhance all woodworkers' skill levels using power and hand tools. Precision is the key to making this lamp come together. Taeho spent two years in Korea learning from some of the great masters who are considered national treasures. The only passport needed for this journey is…

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April 2018
$1535.00

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng

4/7/184/14/18

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 area of your woodworking skill. We will be dealing with angles, proportion, chair design, choosing wood grain, sculpting of the crest rail using an angle grinder, inlay techniques for the back slat, scribing techniques, angled mortise & tenons, and compound angles. We'll also be covering details such as leg indents, angled ebony splines, brackets, and…

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$860.00

Inlay Techniques in the G & G Style

4/16/184/20/18

In this class we will be covering basic inlay techniques from design, materials, cutting, fitting, gluing up, to finishing. We'll proceed with more advanced techniques used in some of the Greene & Greene furniture. We will be dealing with materials such as shells, silver, brass, wood, plastic, and any material that we can cut, which is almost endless. The main tool for the class will be a four inch jeweler fret saw. Proper cutting technique will be emphasized. There will…

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$360

Finishing Techniques With Brian Miller

4/21/184/22/18

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 and toning, making your own custom stains and finishes and stripping/refinishing furniture and cabinetry. A discussion of modern spray equipment and their uses will also…

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$1230.00

Making Custom Cabinets with Taeho Kwon

4/23/184/28/18

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 from raised panels to grain matching, drawer construction using dovetail joinery, box joint or lock joints, hardware options and installation. If you are planning to…

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$2500.00

Guitar Making with Eric Nichols

4/30/185/12/18

In this class, the goal is to construct a Dreadnought style acoustic steel string guitar. The students will receive instruction so they can follow all the steps needed to make the instrument including joining and bracing the top and back plates, installing the rosette, bending the sides, constructing and binding the body, fabricate and carve the neck, make the bridge, install the tuners, installing the frets and setting up up the nut and saddle for proper play ability. The materials…

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May 2018
$1280.00

G & G Inspired 8 Legged Table

5/14/185/20/18

This is one of our more popular classes. This beautiful table is well proportioned, with simple elegant lines that will grace any home. It can be used as a hall table, sofa table or an entry table. Imagine what your guest will say when they are welcome into your home and met with this stunning piece of furniture.

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$845

Joinery Techniques with Taeho Kwon

5/21/185/25/18

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, lap joints, bridle joints, miter joints, scarf joints, splice joints, mitered mortise-and-tenons, bird’s-beak and the Chinese three way mitered joint. You will be guided step-by-step…

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June 2018
$1570

Sculpted Rocking Chair With William Ng

6/10/186/16/18

The 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 will also use a grinder and power-carver to help shape the seat and different parts of the chair. The class will move at a very…

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