Japanese Woodworking Class
One aspect of Japanese woodworking is the use of beautiful, elaborate joints to join the wood members. This class will focus on gaining the skills to be able to build custom and unique joinery for use in your own projects.
This class requires some previous experience working with wood and with tools. Not a lot, but some would definitely help. This is an intense class that will push limits of tool use and precision woodworking.
Power tool use and instruction on, but not limited to, jointer, planer, table saw, drill press, routers, sliding table saw, and band saw.
Hand tool use and instruction on layout tools, chisels, bench planes, joinery planes, and saws.
Sharpening of chisels and planes will be an important part of this work and there will be a lesson in sharpening early in the class.
This class goes through the process of milling rough wood into usable materials for your project. Then the focus is on using power tools and hand tools in conjunction with each other to lay out and cut the joinery.
In the four days and two evening classes at Alexander's shop you will have the hands on instruction and guidance from a master joiner. There is work done in class and then instructions for work to be done on your own between classes. Using your own shop or the Guild shop* helps get you started honing in on how to keep moving forward with woodworking after the class has ended.
The class will focus on the construction of Japanese Sawhorses made from locally grown Oregon white ash. The construction of the sawhorses will demonstrate the use of beautiful and functional joinery. Techniques that will be useful in many future projects.
The stout design of these sawhorses are able to resist racking forces and support a great deal of weight. With the use of beams, they provide a level, sturdy base for gluing up a project, as well as an auxiliary workbench.
If you have any questions, please contact the class coordinator, CJ Marquardt, at 503-267-1930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007
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