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February 2018

The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng

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

G & G Inspired Coffee Table


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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Inlay Techniques with William Ng


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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Joinery Techniques


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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Shoji Lamp with Taeho Kwon


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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