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Designed for beginners with little to no woodworking experience, this five-session class covers wood physics, shop safety and etiquette, an introduction to joinery concepts, and hands-on experience with both hand tools and machinery. The project for this class is a small side table with tapered legs. This course will give you the confidence and knowledge...

$595
5 sessions
M.   Feb 22nd, 3pm
Beginner
(36)
Monday February 22 3pm - 6pm 5 Sessions $595
Tuesday February 23 11am - 2pm 5 Sessions $595
Tuesday February 23 3pm - 6pm 5 Sessions $595
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You will gain a broad understanding of how Japanese woodworking distinguishes itself from Western approaches during this two hour talk and demonstration. The session will include an overview of traditional hand tools used in a range of work scale, from making small objects to full size timber frame building. This will be followed by a brief demonstration...

$40
Th.   May 19th, 7pm
Beginner
(24)
Thursday May 19 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $40
Thursday June 16 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $40
Thursday July 7 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $40
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In this one day class builds on the foundation of the mortise and tenon. We will dive into its more involved variations. Namely wedged, tusked, fox with focus on the square pegged. The day will be filled with demonstrations, discussion of proportions, subtleties and applications while leaving ample time for hands-on practice! You will gain a deep...

$155
Su.   Feb 21st, 9am
All levels
(24)
Sunday February 21 9am - 6pm 1 Session $155
Saturday May 21 9am - 6pm 1 Session $155
Sunday August 21 9am - 6pm 1 Session $155
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In this comprehensive four-session workshop, you'll turn a block of wood into a small wooden bowl while learning the principles of bowl turning, tool selection, and turning techniques. You will also learn lathe operation and safety, how to sharpen lathe tools, and finishing basics. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided. Prerequisite:...

$525
4 sessions
M.   Feb 22nd, 7pm
Intermediate
(36)

Using a saw on a pull stroke can be awkward at first. With a little practice and guidance it becomes second nature. In this half day class we will get acquainted and make friends with the Japaneses saws. A brief overview of saws will be followed by demonstration of cross and rip cutting. Optimum body positioning and angles of cut will be discussed....

$60
Sa.   Apr 9th, 9am
All levels
(24)
Saturday April 9 9am - 11:30am 1 Session $60
Saturday July 9 9am - 11:30am 1 Session $60
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You sharpened and set up a Kanna (Japanese plane)! You made a pile of beautiful shavings! You resharpened a few times, made more shavings and now your plane needs some adjustment. Or, you want to expand your skills. This half day class focuses on the use and tweaking of the Kanna. You will learn how to create a flat surface, how to square an edge,...

$60
Sa.   Apr 9th, 1:30pm
All levels
(24)
Saturday April 9 1:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $60
Saturday July 9 1:30pm - 4pm 1 Session $60
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This special class covers the equivalent of 7 standard classes. Japanese Woodworking Introduction  Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone Japanese Block Plane and Chisel Set-Up & Use  Japanese Saws: Getting a Grip  Japanese Plane: Shaping Wood  Japanese Joinery – Mortises & Tenons  Japanese Joinery – Advanced...

$900
5 sessions
M.T.W.Th.F.   Apr 11th, 9am
All levels
(24)

In this two day class, you will learn how to make a shoji (paper backed sliding screen) that is a classic functional and decorative detail in Japanese design. To accommodate apartment living and as a learning project, each participant will make a moderate size shoji, around 24”x24”. All of the same methods used in full size shojis, 36”x72”,...

$310
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Apr 23rd, 9am
All levels
(24)

This class will provide experience with great tools and new skills regardless how much a student chooses to adopt the Japanese tools. This class is an introduction to Japanese woodworking tools. A high quality block plane with a laminated blade and a chisel with a laminated blade are great additions to any woodworkers set of tools. While many “convert”...

$310
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Jun 11th, 9am
All levels
(24)

This corner stone joint of western woodwork has also been used in the Japanese tradition for a long time. Class we will cover: sizing, proportioning, choice of angle, layout and cutting as well as where to use dovetails. You will see examples of full, half blind and blind dovetails. There will be a full cutting and assembly demonstration as well...

$155
Sa.   Jun 18th, 9am
All levels
(24)
Saturday June 18 9am - 6pm 1 Session $155
Saturday August 20 9am - 6pm 1 Session $155
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In this one day class you will become familiar with the iconic Kanawa joint. It is a standard scarf joint in the Japanese tradition and a great addition to your bag of tricks! The day will be spent going over the layout and cutting of this advanced joint. A few variations will be covered and enough time set aside for you to have a go at cutting your...

$155
Su.   May 22nd, 9am
All levels
(24)

Make your own Japanese Kanna! The Kanna, or Japanese plane, is a cornerstone of Japanese woodworking. Skilled use of a precisely set Kanna enables woodworkers to create the distinct and elegant glass-smooth surface that is a signature characteristic Japanese woodworking. Each participant will make their own Dai (plane body). During the class participants...

$255
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Jun 25th, 9am
All levels
(24)

In this one day class we will explore the many variations of the most fundamental woodworking joint, the Mortice and Tenon! Such variations will be: The blind, The through, The wedged, The pinned, The tusked and The Fox. The day will be filled with demonstrations, discussion of proportions along with applications and of course a lot of hand on practice!...

$155
Su.   Jul 10th, 9am
All levels
(24)
Sunday July 10 9am - 6pm 1 Session $155
Saturday September 17 9am - 6pm 1 Session $155
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This class is offered as an exercise in elegance. Once assembled these dovetails go unseen. They are a rarity since other methods to join corners with miters mostly use routers. These “secret”, blind to the untrained eye, dovetails are an elegant demonstration of craftsmanship. Prerequisites: Dovetails with Japanese Tools Supplies: ...

$155
Su.   Sep 18th, 9am
All levels
(24)

Have you ever looked at a tree, then looked at your coffee table and wondered how that happens? Starting with the basic properties of wood and continuing on through machine use, joinery and finally the construction of your own piece of furniture, this introductory course will give you a thorough understanding of the principles of woodworking. ...

$540
6 sessions
Th.   Apr 21st, 7pm
Beginner
(11)
Thursday April 21 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $540
Thursday June 9 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $540
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