Tool Making and Furniture Joinery

with Yeung Chan

May 22 – May 26  $510

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.