The pursuit of Excellence in Fine Woodworking
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July 2018

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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September 2018

Timber Frame Entry Gate with Taeho Kwon


In this class we'll be constructing this beautiful outdoor entry gate using traditional Eastern timber frame joinery mix with some western joinery. Topics covered will be learning how to read tree growth and grain to give the construction longevity. By placing the timber in the correct orientation, the structure will stand for hundreds of years. Proper use of hand plane, sawing techniques and chisel work will also be covered in detail.

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