Japanese Woodworking Introduction

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Orange County

Course Details
$40 2 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jul 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm ET

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Orange County
18 Kestler Ct
At Berme Rd
Port Jervis, New York 12771
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this furniture class:

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)
  • sumitsubo (ink line).
Important Things to Note:
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. Joinery will be discussed with samples to handle.

Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? Yes.
Students will be introduced to Tools and how to use them. No materials needed to bring for this course.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

No refunds for no shows. For cancellations more than 15 business days before class date, student can be refunded payment amount minus 13% processing fee OR receive full payment amount as credit toward another class. 

For cancellations 15 to 10 business days before class date, student can receive payment amount as credit toward another class. 

No refunds or credit available for cancellations less than 10 business days before class. 


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Reviews of Classes at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio (60)

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Japanese Woodworking Introduction
Reviewed by Carol G. on 7/9/2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and personable. I feel that I received a good understanding of Japanese style and history of woodworking. It was fun and interesting to see all the tools.
Japanese Woodworking Introduction
Reviewed by Mishael R. on 6/11/2015
Yann is a true craftsman who understands the function of Japanese woodworking. He's a kind soul with a very pleasant demeanor.
Japanese Woodworking Introduction
Reviewed by Phil M. on 4/4/2015
Yann was very knowledgable, professional and very generous with his time. Great class .
Japanese Woodworking Introduction
Reviewed by Matthew C. on 6/2/2018
Japanese Woodworking Introduction
Reviewed by Clement P. on 2/10/2018
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