Classes

Kezurou-kai USA is now offering online Zoom classes

For more details and registration click on the links below.

  • Before you sign up for a class, please check that your email address in your Paypal account matches the email address that you currently use. All class links and receipts of payment will be sent to your default email address listed in your Paypal account.
  • Class recordings from online classes will be available to all participants for 2 weeks.
  • Links to zoom meetings will be emailed the day before class is scheduled.

Online Classes

Traditional Layout; Tools and Techniques - Dale Brotherton - May 21, 2022
Traditional Layout; Tools and Techniques - Dale Brotherton - May 21, 2022

By Dale Brotherton

Saturday, May 21, 2022
11am - 1pm PST / 2 - 4pm EST

$75 non-members
$60 members (use Coupon Code from newsletter)

Class recordings will be available to all participants for 2 weeks.
Links to zoom class will be emailed the day before class is scheduled.

Traditional Layout; Tools and Techniques

When practicing hand woodworking, one soon realizes the critical importance of layout. Tool quality, setup techniques, developed abilities all take a back seat to this. No matter how skillful one is, if layout is off... well, if lucky it can be fixed. If not, it can be sad, even expensive. This is why in a Japanese framing shop, layout is the domain of the most experienced resident craftsman. Just as sharpening is the foundation of edge tool setup, preparation and tuning of measuring and marking tools is the first step to accurate layout.

In this workshop Dale will cover strings, straight edges, squares (sashigane), brushes (sumisashi), ink pots (sumitsubo), and marking gauges (kebiki). How to set them up and keep them tuned. We'll explore how they are used and quirks one might encounter with each tool. We'll also review basic concepts of square rule and centerline layout.

In addition Dale will demonstrate making a sumisashi from scratch. If you wish to follow along have ready a piece of bamboo, a medium sized chisel (sharpened please), a small hand plane, a small saw, and something to tightly wrap the bamboo with (string, thin wire, masking tape, or similar). Hope to see you there.

Please note that we are planning to release these classes at a future date via streaming and/or download. By signing up for class, you are agreeing to be recorded and included in these future recordings.

Price: $75.00

Members get Discounts

If you’re not already a member consider joining. You’ll receive a Coupon Code for discounts on the classes, and at only $20/year for membership it will quickly pay for itself if you are thinking of taking classes.


Past Classes

You can have a look at our past classes here and if there are classes that we aren’t currently offering that you are interested in taking, or if you have suggestions for new classes, fill out the form on the Vote for Past Classes page to let us know.