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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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