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July 2018

Making A Wooden Hand Plane With William Ng


Using a finely tuned wooden hand plane you make yourself is probably one of woodworkings ultimate experiences. It offers a great sense of satisfaction and is a reflection of the 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 class we will look at the history of hand planes and their design. We will learn about the materials used, such as metal, wood, and…

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Nakashima Inspired Chair


In this class we will explore the works of one of my favorite woodworkers, George Nakashima. This chair has elegance, simplicity, subtle details, and beauty. Don't let its simplicity fool you. This chair requires great skill and precision to execute. It involves carving and sculpting of the seat with power and hand tools. The complex joinery has to be done accurately to ensure strength and function. Approx. 24"D, 21"W, 40"H

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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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