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To register, please call (707) 476-4500.


Tool Making and Machine Joinery 

042636

Dates: May 22 - 26, 2017

Days: Monday - Friday

Fee: $510

Instructor: Yeung Chan

Location: 440 Alger Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Students in this class will benefit from Yeung Chan’s considerable skills in the creation of tools and construction problem solving. The week will begin with discussion of hand tool making and instruction in the process of making a small knife or chisel. Each student will be able to take home a tool he or she has created and the knowledge to make more. The durability of a piece of furniture is dependent upon accuracy in joinery. During the remainder of the week, Yeung will share his solutions in the accomplishment of precise machining in common joinery situations, including mortise and tenon work, mitering, lapped joints and some classic Chinese furniture joinery. Through extensive discussions, demonstrations and hands-on experience, participants will gain insight that will allow the development of unique solutions to challenges in their own shops. A 1997 graduate of CR, Yeung is a designer of production-run tools and has since presented workshops across the United States. He has taught for a semester as a guest lecturer at Carlton College. His work has been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine and exhibited at the Peabody Essex Museum. The author of many woodworking magazine articles, Yeung also published Classic Joints with Power Tools in 2002.


Tools and Techniques

042638

Dates: May 30 - June 16, 2017

Days: Monday - Friday

Fee: $1,200

Instructor: Jim Budlong

Location: 440 Alger Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437

James Krenov described the plane as ‘the cabinetmaker’s violin’ - in this class students learn to make, tune and use this iconic instrument. The class begins with a day of understanding sharpness and how to achieve it. Two Hock plane irons, 1 1/2” and 1 3/4” are provided along with maple stock to make two planes. By the end of the week, students can accurately joint two boards and plane the resulting surface to flat and clean. The second two weeks are concerned with traditional woodworking joinery techniques: edge joining, doweling, hand-cut dovetails, mortise and tenoning, and frame and panel work. We emphasize a satisfying balance between machine and hand tools. The idea that quality work is the result of sensitive use of tools and materials is a fundamental premise in all our classes, and is a concept underlying the topics covered in this introductory class. The course consists of lectures, demonstrations, and individual guidance at the workbench.


Wall Cabinet Class

042642

Dates: June 19 - June 30, 2017

Days: Monday - Friday

Fee: $785

Instructor: Jim Budlong

Location: 440 Alger Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437

The skills learned in making a simple and elegant solid-door wall cabinet can be used in a variety of projects. In this session, students will begin by selecting cabinet elements from a plank, with consideration of color and grain graphics in mind. Primary techniques to be experienced in this class include edge joining, resawing, doweling, frame-and-panel work, and door hinging. Learning is not limited to methods, but will also involve the discovery of a sensitive, flexible approach to building. A limited variety of wood species will be available for student purchase in the construction of the cabinet. Those who have a special plank are encouraged to bring it. A two-inch plank with a minimum width of six inches, totaling twelve board feet, will allow for room for choices. A set of Sanderson knife hinges are included in the cost of the class. 


To register, please call (707) 476-4500.


http://crfinefurniture.com/  

Location: 440 Alger Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Phone: (707) 964-7056

Fax: (707) 964-6573

fwwmail@mcn.org

  • Eureka Main Campus
  • 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
  • Eureka, CA 95501
  • 707-476-4100
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