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Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

Students will learn to sharpen woodworking chisels and plane blades, as well as pocket knifes and kitchen knifes using Japanese water stones. Waterstones enable you to get the sharpest edge in an efficient and clean manner. No messy oil or grinding down your tools! Tool sharpening with waterstones is a fundamental part of Japanese woodworking. It...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 2pm - 5pm

Japanese Joinery: Mortises & Tenons (Fundamental)

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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!...

Sunday Sep 29th, 9am - 6pm

Shoji Making

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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”,...

Saturday Dec 14th, 9am - 6pm

  (2 sessions)
$310

2 sessions

Japanese Joinery Intensive

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

Japanese joinery is famous for its sophistication. This class will dive deeply into the subtleties of various joints, namely kanawa (scarf), shachi (keyed tenoned scarf) and several kinds of mortises and tenons: pegged, wedged and tusked. The precise execution of joinery requires sharp tools so participants will also learn sharpening with Japanese...

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 9am - 6pm

  (5 sessions)
$940

5 sessions

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Japanese Woodworking Introduction

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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...

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$40

Japanese Timber Frame Workshop

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

In this 5 days Posts and beams workshop you will learn about, large scale joinery layout and cutting, proportioning, center line layout and cutting sequence. Grain orientation as well as gable roof layout will also be covered. Lots of hands on cutting time! We will be crafting a 6′ x 12′ structure using timbers of various species. Mortices and...

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$840

5 sessions

Dovetails with Japanese Tools

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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...

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$155

Japanese Block Plane and Chisel Set Up & Use

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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”...

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$310

2 sessions

Japanese Saws: Use and Care

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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....

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$60

Japanese Plane: Shaping Wood

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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,...

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$60

Saw Horse Workshop

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

Saw horses are an essential part of a flexible woodworking practice. In this two day class we will layout (mark out) all the joinery for a pair of saw horses suited to support a bench. Final height and dimensions will be customized to the individual for maximum comfort and efficiency while working. Joinery will be a variety of advanced mortices and...

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$310

2 sessions

Japanese Plane Making

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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...

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$310

2 sessions

Japanese Joinery: Mortise and Tenon (Advanced)

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Port Jervis 18 Kestler Ct, Port Jervis, New York 12771

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...

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$155
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