|Project by Marco Cecala||posted 04-22-2009 04:50 PM||4347 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
I recently attended an Advanced Greene & Greene Inlay class at WN Woodworks in Southern California. We did designs from actual G&G pieces, as well as projects or ideas of our own. One of the great things about William Ng and the staff, is they do all the setup and support work. All we had to do was learn inlay. They prepped background blanks, cut inlay stock, and made sure we had the correct supplies ready.
William and I are both engineers, (insert joke here). He looks at things from all different angles, and this class produced training that was the culmination of years of research. When we learned a technique, you knew that all other methods were tried, and this was the most effective process. What this did was releive me from months of trial and error to figure out the best methods of work. Maybe it’s an engineer thing, but I like the shortest way home.
Designs were drawn, then pieces were then cut from chosen materials. The puzzle pieces were then glued together, and traced on the background. Using a flexible shaft router base designed by William, we routed the background, and glued in the pieces. It was then sanded flush, or textured.
The class taught me what I need to know. Now all I need to do is practice, and apply the training to a table I’m building. I highly recommend the class. The staff and facilities are first rate, and William gets some great guest instructors too.