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Tuesday Night Tutor Session - 2017 Term 2: KOITOYA Japanese woodwork class

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KOITOYA Design/Make/Japanese Woodworking Class

1/7 William Street

Oaks Estate, ACT 2620


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KOITOYA Japanese Woodwork Class

Tuesday Night Tutor Session - 2017

Term 2 (2 May – 27 Jun) $550

Tuesday nights x 10 weeks, 10 x 3 hour sessions

Free flow, adjusted to your level, good people, good tutor!

This is a great opportunity for students of all levels to undertake their own projects under the expert tuition. This class will be based on the hand skills with some machine work as well. Classes are limited to 6 students. There are 8 to 10 classes per term, with 4 terms per year.

If you are unsure of an appropriate project, I can advise you on suitable projects appropriate to your level of skill. These classes are ongoing and offer a great opportunity to join a group of like minded enthusiasts. You can have an additional option to access workshop space with appropriate induction to the machines.

Examples of projects undertaken:

BYO project

Bring your own project. The program typically start with at least a few nights tutoring in woodwork hand skills.

Past student’s project examples:

Kids bed with mortise and tenon joint, wooden puzzles, dovetail box, kid's chair

Popular program example

Japanese Tool Making takes 10 nights to make a 48mm smooth plane, spoke shave plane or marking gauge

Sliding dovetail stool making takes about 10 nights to make your own R-plane and use it to make sliding dovetail joints

Term 1 (31 Jan – 4 Apr) $550, 10 x 3 hour sessions, 10 weeks

Term 2 (2 May – 22 June) $495 , 9 x 3 hour sessions, 9 weeks

Term 3 (11 Jul – 26 Sept) $440 , 8 x 3 hour session, 8 weeks

(Note: There will be a mid term break (4 weeks) due to Hiroshi's project in Japan.

The break is planned around in Aug.)

Applications open 22 June

Term 4 (31 Oct – 12 Dec) $385 , 7 x 3 hour sessions, 7 weeks

Application opens on 26 Sep

*Discount: For attendance in Term 1, 2 and 3 - 9% discount for Term 4

*Material fees are not included.

What if you missed the class or going on holiday?

You can take an alternative night on Thursday to catch up your missing night. (Early bird fee is not refundable.)

You can also pay $60 per each night instead of paying discounted early bird fee. (Email Hiroshi to book your space.)

Optional opportunity: Saturday Machine Safety Workshop (9:30-15:30)

Limited to current students only, to get extra lectures about machine safety and usage.

This is optional. The fee will be charged on the door on the day.

Term 1

11 Feb Induction 1. Jointer, thicknesser, panel saw $80, 10 x 6 hours session

18 Feb Induction 2. Mortiser, router, panel saw $80, 10 x 6 hours session

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