I had advertised a May 4-day course in Japanese plane set up and tuning, however interest has been nearly non-existent. Is it a May thing? Wrong time of year perhaps? I suspect that there are people out there who would be interested in delving further into that topic at some juncture, so maybe I'll catch them the next time around.
Courses are still planned however for October of this year, once again to be held at my shop in Leeds, MA:
Course 2) Japanese Joinery ($650) 4 days
Saturday, October 15th through Tuesday October 18th. 9:00~5:00 pm each day
Note: although this course was also offered in 2015, the joinery under study for 2016 will not be the same.
Course 3) Asa-gao Gata (Splayed boxes) ($175) 2 days
Thursday October 20th snd Friday October 21st. 9:00~5:00 pm
Course 4) Mortise and Tenoned Splayed Boxes ($575) 3 days
Saturday, October 22nd through Monday, October 24th. 9:00~5:00 pm each day
Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above and I can put you on the list. Courses are limited to 6 participants.
Please be aware that I have taken down some 22 older Carpentry Way posts on Japanese plane tuning and set up, including the 7-post series 'Smile and Wave' (2011), the 7 posts from the 'Chip off the Old Block' (2012) series, and 8 posts from the 'Kanna Help You?' (2014) series. This information will be compiled, edited, and expanded into a single volume which will be made available for sale in the near future. It will be an adjunct to The Art of Japanese Carpentry Drawing series.