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Friday, September 6
 

4:00pm PDT

Japanese Hand Saws and Joinery
Speakers
JF

Jason Forster

Jason started his woodworking career as an apprentice to Oakland carpenter Jay van Arsdale building over 70 bonsai display benches with entirely hand-cut joinery for the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. Recently, Jason and another Bay Area carpenter completed the installation of an... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

5:00pm PDT

Tuning Japanese Planes
Speakers
avatar for Masashi Kutsuwa

Masashi Kutsuwa

Furniture Program Director, Gifu Academy of Science and Culture
Masashi studied furniture making in Japan’s first furniture making school and now runs the furniture program at Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in Gifu, Japan. The objectives of the Gifu Academy are to produce graduates who can develop innovative and sustainable ways... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage
 
Saturday, September 7
 

9:30am PDT

Tuning the Japanese Plane
Speakers
avatar for Masashi Kutsuwa

Masashi Kutsuwa

Furniture Program Director, Gifu Academy of Science and Culture
Masashi studied furniture making in Japan’s first furniture making school and now runs the furniture program at Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in Gifu, Japan. The objectives of the Gifu Academy are to produce graduates who can develop innovative and sustainable ways... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Woodworking Stage

11:00am PDT

How to get Micro-Thin Shavings with Hand Planes
Speakers
AH

Andrew Hunter

Hailing from New York, Andrew is a self-taught woodworker offering a unique perspective to other Americans exploring Eastern woodworking. His workshops demonstrate that by understanding the fundamental principles behind other cultures' tools and techniques all woodworkers can benefit... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

1:15pm PDT

History of Japanese Boat Builders in BC
Discussion of the various types of British Colombian designed and built fishing boats. Historic types, their design evolution, gear and construction will be examined. Focus will be on the designer builders from 1920-1980 and how boat design changed with economic and cultural influences.

Speakers
TR

Tad Roberts

TR Design
Born into a family of boatbuilders, architect/builders, artists, and sailors, Tad started drawing boats early.  He became a professional yacht designer in 1984 and in 2001 he opened his studio on Gabriola Island, BC, where he develops modern power and sailboats with strong traditional... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Discovery Stage

3:45pm PDT

Japanese River Boats
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks Boatbuilding
Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has apprenticed with seven boatbuilders from throughout Japan. He is the sole apprentice for six of the seven teachers... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Technical Stage
 
Sunday, September 8
 

10:30am PDT

Japanese Boat Building Techniques
Japanese boats are built without caulking; all seams are watertight. Boatbuilders fit the seams using a series of specialized saws along with several other techniques. Planks are edge-nailed to each other rather than through-fastened to frames. Holes are piloted with a unique set of chisels. Douglas Brooks will demonstrate these traditional techniques, fitting a pair of planks and then edge-nailing them.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks Boatbuilding
Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has apprenticed with seven boatbuilders from throughout Japan. He is the sole apprentice for six of the seven teachers... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage

1:15pm PDT

Preserving Japanese Crafts & The Gifu Academy
Speakers
avatar for Masashi Kutsuwa

Masashi Kutsuwa

Furniture Program Director, Gifu Academy of Science and Culture
Masashi studied furniture making in Japan’s first furniture making school and now runs the furniture program at Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in Gifu, Japan. The objectives of the Gifu Academy are to produce graduates who can develop innovative and sustainable ways... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Technical Stage