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February 2018

Tuning & Using A Japanese Plane


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

William Ng School Of Fine Woodworking, 1340 North Dynamics Street, Unit H
Anaheim, CA 92806 United States
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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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The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng


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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