BASED ON JAPANESE WOODWORKING
FOR EVERY LEVELS OF INTERESTS AND SKILLS
KOITOYA Japanese Woodworking Course
I have more than 10 years of teaching experience in Japan, and it is still my joy to have teaching opportunity. My teaching experience includes 10 years of full time lecturer in Gifu Academy of Forest, Science and Culture, and part time lecturer at the ANU since 2012.
I am running a range of courses in the evenings and weekends. The classes aim to give individual and focused support for students to gain skills and build knowledge in woodworking general. Experienced makers, as well as beginners are welcome.
2019 program opened
Sydney Workshop, Green Woodwork Camp TBC, coming up soon.
2019 Both Night Class expected to be full with current waiting list. Please apply for waiting list.
LIVE EVENT INFORMATION
Night Class is for students of all levels to undertake their own project under expert tuition. Beginners are welcome as well as experienced woodworkers with focused theme. Classes are limited to 6 students. You can belong to one of night class, Tuesday or Thursday. There are 8 to 10 classes per term, with 4 terms per year. Time 18:00 to 21:00. 3 HOURS. Material fees not included in price.
One night only : $75 per night (only when a space is available on the night)
Pay ahead for the term: $68 per night
Long term students discount: $60 per night (from 2nd year)
Pay by bank transfer through enquiry.
Flexible plan possible. -What if you missed the class or going on holiday?-
You can take an alternative night on Thursday to catch up your missing night. (Term fee is not refundable.)
Special make up day ready for free in the end of the year.
Examples of projects undertaken:
If you are unsure of an appropriate project, I can advise you on suitable projects appropriate to your level of skill.
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, Shoji light, Japanese plane making, Sliding dovetail stool, tool making, kid’s chair, Japanese tool box, dining table
Popular program examples:
Japanese Tool Making takes 10-12 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 Round-plane and use it to make sliding dovetail joints
Mitred box takes 4-5 nights, good plane project
Box joinery takes 5-7 nights, good chisel project
Japanese straight edge
A year development program examples:
Term 1 : Tools basics
Term 2: Joinery practice
Term 3 -4: Small furniture design and making
2nd year: Table making, Chair design
TERM 1 $680
TUESDAY: 5 FEB – 9 APR 2019, 10 x 3 hours sessions, 10 weeks.
THURSDAY: 7 FEB –11 APR 2019, 10 x 3 hours sessions, 10 weeks.
TERM 2 $544
TUESDAY: 30 APR – 16 JUL 2019, 8 x 3 hours sessions, 8 weeks.
THURSDAY: 2 MAY – 18 JUL 2019, 8 x 3 hours sessions, 8 weeks.
TERM 3 $544
TUESDAY: 2 JUL – 24 SEP 2019, 8 x 3 hours session, 8 weeks.
THURSDAY: 4 JUL – 26 SEP 2019, 8 x 3 hours sessions, 8 weeks.
Break: 4 weeks in August, due to Hiroshi's work trip to Japan
TERM 4 $612
TUESDAY: 15 OCT – 10 DEC 2018, 9 x 3 hours sessions, 9 weeks.
THURSDAY: 17 JUL – 12 DEC 2019, 9 x 3 hours sessions, 9 weeks.
NOTICE: Thursday night class has changed it’s structure to tutoring course due to demand for more flexible style of tutoring course.
It is possible to get same kind of structural development in tutoring style. I hope to get understanding to this change.
Experience this class designed to purely enjoy woodwork!
Japanese Plane Making in Sydney
Special occasion in Sydney
8-10 & 15-16 JUN 2018, 5 (or 6)days, 9:00-16:00, $TBC
Green Woodwork Camp
Family friendly, Wagata Tray making at Sassafras Nuts Farm
26-27 OCT 2019, 2 days, $350 inc meal, kids program available