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  • Mokuchi - Three Way Miter

    Japanese Joinery – Three Way Miter

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    Japanese Joinery – Three Way Miter

    Seen on traditional Chinese furniture, the three way miter joint is as elegant as it is elusive. The three way miter adds a unique structural component to woodworking projects that is sure to catch the eye and spark ones imagination.

    We will spend one day covering the design, layout and cutting of this advanced joint, while also discussing various applications for woodworking projects. Everyone will get the chance to cut their own three way miter joint!

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  • Japanese Timber Frame Workshop (5 Day)

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    Japanese Timber Frame Workshop (5 Day)

    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 tenons of various kind as well housed sliding dovetails, kanawa and shachi will be the joinery employed.

    Workshop will assemble the structure on the last day of class.

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  • Japanese Woodworking Introduction

    Japanese Woodworking Introduction

    $40.00
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    Japanese Woodworking Introduction

    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 of the use of all basic tools: nomi (chisel), kanna (plane), nokogiri (saw) and marking tools including sashigane (square) and sumitsubo (ink line).

    Everyone will be invited to pull a Japanese plane and make a thin wood shaving! A short history will be given along with key design element and aesthetic preferences. Lastly, of course, joinery will be discussed with samples to handle.

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    $40.00
  • Mokuchi - Knife Sharpening

    Kitchen Knife Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone

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    Kitchen Knife Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone

    Whether you are a chef, a foodie or enjoy cooking, a sharp knife is a thing of beauty and turns chopping into a joyous activity!

    In this class you will learn how to redress an abused cutting edge as well as how to routinely maintain a good edge on your knifes using user friendly Japanese water stones.

    A sharp knife is a safe knife!

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  • Mokuchi - Master Series: Sharpening

    Master Series – Sharpening

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    Master Series – Sharpening

    In the first of this series we will journey deep into the subtleties of sharpening by hand using Japanese water stones. We will discuss and experiment the use of Nagura stone, Blue stone, 4000, 8000 and finer stones as well as trying several grades of natural finish stones from Mokuchi’s private collection.

    A sharp tool is a joy, an ultra sharp blade is a delight.

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  • Mokuchi - Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone

    Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone

    $65.00
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    Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone

    Waterstones enable you to get the sharpest edge in an efficient and clean manner. No messy oil or grinding down your tools! In this one evening session, students will learn to sharpen woodworking chisels and plane blades, as well as pocket knifes and kitchen knifes using Japanese water stones. Tool sharpening with waterstones is a fundamental part of Japanese woodworking. It is also a very useful skill if you’re maintaining any tools that benefit from the sharpest of edges. Chefs interested in the skill for knives are very welcome in this class!

    Care and maintenance of sharpening stones will also be covered. Discussion will also address the differences between grits, the optimal grit sequence to get the sharpness needed for your task, and how to maintain a flat sharpening surface on your waterstone. A sharp tool is a safe tool.

    This class or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for all other classes, except for Japanese Woodworking Introduction

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    $65.00
  • Mokuchi Studio - Japanese Saws: Use & Care

    Japanese Saws: Use & Care

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    Japanese Saws: Use & Care

    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. You will get plenty of time to practice what was covered using your saw and ask questions to fine tune your technique.

    This class is recommended before taking any of the joinery classes.

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  • Mokuchi Studio - Japanese Plane: Shaping Wood

    Japanese Plane: Shaping Wood

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    Japanese Plane: Shaping Wood

    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, how to position your body and move while planing. You will also get plenty of time to practice and ask questions.

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