Woodworking Workshop: Live Edge Bench with Grant Kaihoi (Nov 19 & 20)

Woodworking Workshop: Live Edge Bench with Grant Kaihoi (Nov 19 & 20)

November 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


$450 per person

Woodworking Workshop: Live Edge Bench with Professional Woodworker Grant Kaihoi 
November 19 & 20, 2020  9am-5pm
Tuition: $450
Location: Paramount Tech Site
Class Size Limit: Six Students

Presented in collaboration with Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association

Join us for this exciting hands-on experience as we transform a live edge slab into a well-designed gorgeous and functional bench! With a how-to approach in furniture design, Grant will share best practices to successfully create elements such as a grain matched waterfall mitered leg, inlay bow ties, and mortise and tenon joinery using modern wood working techniques. Students will gain confidence in their own abilities as they learn to study the shapes and lines of their boards and how to safely use unique tools including the Festool track saw and Dominoe, as well as fundamental equipment like table saws, routers, and more! Lastly Grant will walk us through the finishing process using sanders and Odies oil to complete your unique piece of furniture that is just as beautiful to look at as it is to sturdy use!


*Please note that due to COVID safety practices, this is a limited access opportunity where all precautions of social distancing, masks, and regular cleaning will be strictly observed by all in attendance.


Bowtie Inlays

About the Instructor
Grant Kaihoi is a professional  woodworker in the St Cloud area.  He has a BFA in Art and Design from Northern Michigan University.  In his shop he balances his time between teaching, producing commercial wood products (mostly tables), one off studio furniture, and sculpture.  His passion for wood and making has been with him his entire life and he loves the opportunity to share his passion with anyone who might be interested!


Students Provide
Tape measure
Safety Glasses

Materials List (Included in tuition)
Ash Live Edge Slab
4/4 Cherry
8/4 Cherry
8mm Dominoes
Odies Oil
Scotch Brite Pads
Sand Paper
¼” Spiral Bit
Wood Glue

Tool List (Provided for In-Shop Use by Club and Instructor)
Festool Track Saw
Festool Dominoe
Table Saw
Miter Saw
Combination Square
Orbital Sander
Hand Chisels
Plunge Router with Template Bushing
Bar Clamps
Clamping Cauls
Inlay Templates
Sanding Blocks


*In the event that class has filled, please send an email to 


to be added to the waiting list! 


The Paramount Center for the Arts wishes to acknowledge the efforts of the Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association for their collaboration in this workshop. Your equipment, assistance in preparing materials, and your expertise is always greatly appreciated, thank you!



Thank You to the Minnesota State Arts Board,
whose grant support helped make this opportunity a possibility!

November 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Paramount Technical Site

248 33rd Avenue SouthWaite Park, MN 56387United States
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