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William Ng comes from an engineering background and uses a similar approach in his woodworking. Precision, accuracy and efficiency are emphasized in his teaching. His sense of humor, combined with his passion for woodworking makes for an enjoyable learning experience. William was an instructor of furniture making at Cerritos College. Many of William’s students have won numerous woodworking awards. In addition to being an instructor and the director of our school, William continues to make custom furniture in his studio.

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William Ng

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William Ng comes from an engineering background and uses a similar approach in his woodworking. Precision, accuracy and efficiency are emphasized in his teaching. His sense of humor, combined with his passion for woodworking makes for an enjoyable learning experience. William was an instructor of furniture making at Cerritos College. Many of William’s students have won numerous woodworking awards. In addition to being an instructor and the director of our school, William continues to make custom furniture in his studio.

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February 2019
$300.00 - $1055.00

The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng

2/11/192/16/19

$1,055.00 (Includes All Materials)         . Deposit $300.00  (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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$300 - $1125.00

Nakashima Inspired Chair

2/18/192/22/19

$1125.00 (Includes All Materials)          . Deposit $300.00  (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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$100.00 - $360.00

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune Up with Samuel Sully

2/23/192/24/19

$360.00 (Includes all Materials)               . $100 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) There is nothing like the experience of using sharp tools. Where the actual tool does what you want it to do with ease. You should not have to fight with your tools. They should work for you and with you. In this class, we will cover a variety of techniques for sharpening edge tools including the use of Japanese water stones.…

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March 2019
$100.00 - $375.00

Finishing Techniques With Brian Miller

3/2/193/3/19

$375.00 (Includes all Materials)          . $100.00 Deposit  (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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$300.00 - $875.00

Joinery Techniques

3/4/193/8/19

$875.00 (Includes all Materials)          . $300.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) 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,…

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$300.00 - $1250.00

Sculpted Dining Chair

3/18/193/23/19

$1250.00 (Includes All Materials)          . $300.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) This six day sculpted chair class will definitely broaden and raise your woodworking skills a few notches. The class will cover topics such as chair joinery, design, placement of back spindle for comfort, defining hard and soft lines, sculpting using various methods such as grinder, rasps, gouges, scrapers and spoke shaves. Cherry wood will be prepared for you before you arrive to save…

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$500 - $1595.00

Sculpted Rocking Chair With William Ng

3/24/193/30/19

$1595.00 (Includes all Materials)                    . $500.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) The focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair. We will explore the joinery, bent lamination, sculpting, balance and comfort that make this chair so special. This is an advanced class and requires the student to have knowledge and experience with basic hand tools like rasps, gouges, spokeshaves and block planes. We will also use…

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April 2019
$300.00 - $1250.00

Making Custom Cabinets

4/8/194/13/19

$1250.00 (Includes all Materials)                            . $300.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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$100.00 - $400.00

Inlay Techniques with William Ng

4/27/194/28/19

$400.00 (Includes all Materials)               . $100.00 Deposit ( Balance due 30 days before class) 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.…

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May 2019
$500.00

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng

5/4/195/11/19

$1555.00 (Includes all Materials)                        . $500.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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$300.00 - $1055.00

The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng

5/13/195/18/19

$1,055.00 (Includes All Materials)         . Deposit $300.00  (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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$200.00 - $700.00

Sharpening Pond

5/30/196/2/19

$700.00 (Includes all Materials)                 . $200.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) In this 4 day class you’ll be able to build this beautiful sharpening pond for your shop. I designed this pond to be a relaxing and stress free place to hone your tools as I believe sharp tools are so important in working wood. Not only are sharp tools a joy to use but they are also safer. In the…

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June 2019
$300.00 - $1320.00

G&G Inspired 8 Legged Table

6/3/196/9/19

$1320.00 (Includes all Materials)             . $300.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) This is one of our more popular classes. This beautiful table is well proportioned, with simple elegant lines that will grace any home. It can be used as a hall table, sofa table or an entry table. Imagine what your guest will say when they are welcome into your home and met with this stunning piece of furniture. This class covers all…

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$100.00 - $360.00

Tuning and Using a Japanese Plane

6/22/196/23/19

$360.00 (Includes all Materials except the Plane) $100.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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July 2019
$300.00 - $895.00

Creating Accurate Jigs and Fixtures

7/8/197/12/19

$895.00 Includes all Materials                  . $300 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class)      

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$100.00 - $360.00

Sharpening and Hand Tool Tune Up

7/27/197/28/19

$360.00 (Includes all Materials)               . $100 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) There is nothing like the experience of using sharp tools. Where the actual tool does what you want it to do with ease. You should not have to fight with your tools. They should work for you and with you. In this class, we will cover a variety of techniques for sharpening edge tools including the use of Japanese water stones.…

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September 2019
$300.00 - $1055.00

The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking with William Ng

9/16/199/21/19

$1,055.00 (Includes All Materials)         . Deposit $300.00  (Balance due 30 days before class) 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…

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