Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219
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31 Jan 2019 5:00 PM • 11517 SW 27th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219
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19 Jan 2019 10:00 AM • Multnomah Art Center Classroom 8
22 Jan 2019 5:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
23 Jan 2019 7:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
26 Jan 2019 9:00 AM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
26 Jan 2019 10:00 AM • Multnomah Art Center Classroom 8
31 Jan 2019 5:00 PM • 11517 SW 27th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219
02 Feb 2019 10:00 AM • Multnomah Art Center Classroom 8
09 Feb 2019 9:00 AM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
10 Feb 2019 6:30 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
12 Feb 2019 9:00 AM • Guild Shop

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    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Multnomah Art Center Classroom 8
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    Foundations of Classical Relief Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-1

    A White Card is Not Required


    If this class is full, please add yourself to the Waitlist so we can notify you about future class options.

    This is a three week version, the first half, of Chuck's popular Introduction to Classical Carving.  This class covers the essential topics with a lot of hands-on activities, to prepare you for more adventuresome projects, including the three week Acanthus leaf or Lettering classes that you will be prepared to take after this.  In addition, with a bit more experience, you will be able to take his Borders or Monogram classes, tackle projects on your own or take one of Mary May's classes next fall.

    Chuck Rinehart has been woodworking for 60 years and the last 25 have included an extensive background in classical European carving.  This will be a hands-on opportunity to be guided by an expert.  Chuck taught carving classes in Rochester, NY before moving here in 2017.

    The class is limited to six students because there is a lot of personal supervision and limited bench space.

    This class requires a modest investment in specific carving tools, and a detailed list will be emailed to registrants.  Cost of new tools could be in the range of $125-175.  Follow-on classes will require more tools, which you can acquire over time.  The Guild was able to invest in a rather substantial collection of tools from an estate, and we have a few tools sets suitable for this class available to rent ($25), as a way to recoup our investment and to help you.  

    The four hours per session are mostly you carving, with some demonstrations.

    The class will be held in three sessions at the Multnomah Art Center (MAC) on consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00 PM, but you should arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to set up your bench and get organized.  You will be expected to do carving between sessions.  Practice exercises are planned as a way for you to build specific skills and to expose you to a variety of tools and techniques.

    You will be required to purchase Chris Pye's popular book called "Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual "(Fox Chapel), about $18 on Amazon, lower price if used, Powell's might have it, and copies are sometimes available in libraries.

    One exercise will focus on using a veiner (#11), which is described in the book, but you can also preview this exercise online by clicking here.  There will be other exercises to introduce other basic tools.

    Students should plan to bring a snack; lunch will not be provided, but there will be drinks.

    The class coordinator is Larry Wade, 503-312-7745 (text and cell); contact him for any questions.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made, preferably online when registering, but no later than 7 days before the class. Please go online and use PayPal or Visa, and if mailing a check make it to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line (especially the date code at the end, 19-1) and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes benefit members. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.

    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: TBD

    *Prerequisite - Completion of the Safety Orientation meeting (S&O) is required before taking the HOST.

    Description:  Demonstrating safe operation of each tool (Table saw, Miter saw, Planer, Jointer, Band saw, Router, Router Table, Drill press, and our three stationary Sanders).  During the HOST session, you will demonstrate that you can safely use each machine through a series of exercises administered by the examiner.  It is not a test of your woodworking precision, but a test of your safety skills with each tool in our workshop.  Successful completion will result in being issued a Green Card, and the ability to purchase a Shop Time card for your use of the Guild's workshop during an Open Shop period.   

    Registration Fee: $60.00
    (The $60 fee for this HOST will be fully credited toward your purchase of shop time card, provided you successfully complete the HOST, making the test essentially free.)  

    Registration openings: 3 (3 Candidates with 1 Examiner)
      

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, RETURN TO THIS CLASS.  Click the ALREADY REGISTERED BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.


    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 3
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    Letter Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-1

    Some Carving experience helpful; a White Card is not required


    If this class is full, please add yourself to the Waitlist so we can notify you about a future class. If you are interested in this topic but can't take it now, send an email to lpwade@gmail.com.

    It is helpful if you have some prior carving experience, nominally the Introduction to Classical Carving class that Chuck teaches, or something close.  If you don't, please call one of the coordinators below to see if it makes sense for you to take this class.

    This is a three session class on alternate Tuesdays to learn the basics of incised (not raised) letter carving.  This is a big topic and the class will be introductory, following the methods developed by master carver Chris Pye from the UK, as described in his book and on his web site.  Chuck will explain and demonstrate the various processes and coach you as you create a practice board.  The class is hands-on, and you will be expected to practice between sessions, which is the main reason the class sessions are spaced two weeks apart.

    This class will use the a Roman font, about 2" high.  The basic techniques include cutting the straight letters, with serifs, and the curves on complex letters.  You will need several carving tools to support this work.  You will need a wide straight chisel (#1/30 or thereabouts, double bevel) for the long straight portions, a #1/12 double bevel for short straight segments, a #3/10 or #3/12 (British #4) fishtail for the serifs and a variety of curved gouges for the round portions of letters.  Details will be provided ahead of the class.  Some tools might be available for rental.

    You will need to buy or borrow Chris Pye's book (Lettercarving in Wood, A Practical Course), which is out of print but sold used on Amazon, but is quite expensive.  You are encouraged to buy, download and watch Chris Pye's video lessons, formerly sold on DVD but now only available for download for $20, click here for a link to buy and download.

    Chuck Rinehart has been woodworking for 60 years and the last 25 have included an extensive background in Classical Carving.  This class sequence will be a hands-on opportunity to be guided by an expert.  Chuck has taught this class in Rochester, NY before moving to Portland in 2017.

    The class is limited to six students because there is a lot of personal supervision and limited bench space.

    The four hours per session will give you time to carve and experience a variety of techniques.  Most of the class is you carving, with some demonstrations.  Classes are every other week to give you time for homework.

    The class will be held in three weekly sessions at the Guild Shop from 9:00 AM to 1:000 PM, but you can arrive up to 30 minutes early to help setup and do a little work.  You will be expected to do carving between sessions.  

    Students should plan to bring a snack; lunch will not be provided, but there will be drinks.

    The class coordinator is Steve Anderly, 503-422-3648 (text and cell); seanderly@gmail.com contact him for any questions.  The backup is Larry Wade, lpwade@gmail.com, 503-312-7745.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made online when registering, but no later than 7 days before the class. Please go online and use PayPal or Visa, and if mailing a check, make it to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the complete class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    If you are not a Guild member, consider joining.  Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.

    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Instructor - Dennis Dolph

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    The Band Saw is considered one of the most versatile tools in a woodworking shop. It can cut boards from logs and slice thin boards from thick ones. On the other hand, it can cut delicate curves and precise joints. 


    If you are not confident in your mastery of this  machines, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate these machines safely. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on the Bandsaw and an introduction to the sanding machines.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O  Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    This is a Guild Member only class. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.


    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Basics Lecture 2 - Bench & Hand Tools – 19-1


    Instructor – Jeff Zens


    Jeff is a regional woodworking instructor and the co-author and a primary instructor with "Woodworking at the Next Level", the Guild's wildly successful hand tool-based series of woodworking classes. He offers private instruction in his shop in Salem, Oregon, where he designs and builds custom pieces for clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.

    The second lecture of the Basics series explores the different hand planes, measuring and layout tools, saws and chisels that make up the basic bench tool kit. Jeff will show you how each is used and talk about  their care and maintenance and sharpening.  Bring your questions and any hand tools that you'd like to talk about! 


    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 


    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    Register online.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership Webpage and Join Now.

    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register

    Drilling and Boring with Hand Powered Tools

    Come and learn how useful hand-powered drilling and boring tools are. We will have a selection of antique and currently manufactured tools, which are used by woodworkers to bore holes for various purposes. We will discuss the pros and cons of the various hand powered tools and compare them to their electric powered alternatives.

    You will learn that some of the hand-powered tools are preferable to their electric alternatives.

    You will learn about some low-cost tools that will make your woodworking faster and more fun.

    You will get a chance to try some tools that you may have wondered how they worked.

    Bring your hand powered drilling tools for discussion and demonstration.

    Please register on the Guild website if you plan to attend so that we can get an idea of how many people will be attending.

    If you have any questions, contact Ken Hall
    <ken@old-scholls.com>

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 5
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    Make A Folding Cocktail Sized Table- A Hands On Basics Class


          Instructor- Ken Hall


    A White Card is required. This means you need to have taken a Safety & Orientation session!

        



    The class is designed to assist you to construct a cocktail sized folding table. The table is 22” high with a top 17 ½ ”x19” . The top is in two parts that allow you to easily fold the table for transport and storage. The folded size is 2 ½” x 19” x 26”. You will use both hand and power tools in its construction. The table will be built from rough sawn lumber which will be milled to the specifications in a cut list.
     
    You will learn the following:
    To plan the layout and cutting of the required parts from roughly sawn lumber.
    Milling of the parts to their rough dimensions using the band saw and/or the table saw.
    Sizing of the parts using the jointer and the planer and/or hand planes.
    Setup the drill press for accurate placement of multiple holes.
    Use of rasps to create rounded ends on the legs.
    Using hand planes to create a finish-ready surface on the parts.
    Learn how to create a wedged tenon joint for attaching the handle to the legs.
    Use pocket hole screws in a non-standard way.
     
    The goal of this class is for each student to go home with a finish-ready table and the knowledge to create other tables.
     
    The wood for the table will be provided by the Guild, but if you want a special or figured wood for the top, please bring enough wood to make a top ½ - 5/8 inch thick and 18”x 20” in 2 or more pieces. Note: the top is screwed to the braces underneath, so do not bring wood that is so hard that it will not except self-tapping screws without pilot holes.
     
    Handles for the tables will be turned by the instructor prior to class, but alternative methods of construction will be demonstrated.


    TOOL LIST:


    Bring the following tools:

    pencils
    square
    straight-edge
    compass for drawing circles


    Bring the following tools IF you have them:


    #4 or 5 size hand plane and/or block plane with SHARP iron
    edge rounding plane
    sharp card scraper
    dividers
    rasp (Shinto rasp suggested if you want to purchase one)
    #2 square drive screwdriver
    phillips screwdriver
    sharp chisels 1/2” or larger


    Lunch will be provided on the Saturday class.



    If you have any questions, please contact Ken Hall at ken@old-scholls.com or the class coordinator, Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com



    Please register online.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.


    The Guild Cancelation Policy applies to this class.


    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Router and Router Table Skills

    Instructor - Eddee Edson

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class; also known as the completing the White Card requirement.

    The router is one of the most versatile tools in the shop. It is commonly used to do routine cutting of slots with a straight bit, but has great flexibility in edge profiling and in use with jigs. The router is a simple motor 1, 2 ¼ or 3 ½ horsepower with a changeable collet that can hold thousands of bit styles. It can be mounted in a table for exquisite control or hand held when the project is too large to get onto the table.

    If you are not confident in your mastery of this machine, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate these machines safely. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.
    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007. Your registration is not complete without payment. Your name will be removed from the class list if payment is not made within 7 days of registration. THank you.

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.
     
    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 11517 SW 27th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219
    • 5
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    Basics Lecture 4 – Cabinet Construction – 19-1


    Instructor – Ed Ferguson


    NOTE: the location is at Ed Ferguson's shop  

    This class will, demonstrates making cabinets, using the table saw as the primary tool, and then discovering rabbets, dados, pocket screws, and biscuit joints.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions. 

    Please register online.In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Go online and pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.

    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Instructor -Dennis Dolph

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    The Band Saw is considered one of the most versatile tools in a woodworking shop. It can cut boards from logs and slice thin boards from thick ones. On the other hand, it can cut delicate curves and precise joints.  


    If you are not confident in your mastery of this machines, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for every operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate this saw safely. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on the Bandsaw and an introduction to the sanding machines.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O  Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    This is a Guild Member only class. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.


    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Router and Router Table Skills

    Instructor - Eddee Edson

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class; also known as the completing the White Card requirement.

    The router is one of the most versatile tools in the shop. It is commonly used to do routine cutting of slots with a straight bit, but has great flexibility in edge profiling and in use with jigs. The router is a simple motor 1, 2 ¼ or 3 ½ horsepower with a changeable collet that can hold thousands of bit styles. It can be mounted in a table for exquisite control or hand held when the project is too large to get onto the table.

    If you are not confident in your mastery of this machine, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate these machines safely. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.
    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007. Your registration is not complete without payment. Your name will be removed from the class list if payment is not made within 7 days of registration. THank you.

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 0
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    Meeting Leader - TBD

    The Safety and Orientation is a no charge (free) class and is the first step toward earning your Guild Green Card and access to our power tool workshop. (The second required step is to complete all four of the Machine Skills classes OR take the comprehensive HOST test.)

    The purpose of this class is to familiarize you with the core power tools in the Guild’s workshop, and provide you with our safety criteria and procedures for using them. In this class you will view a video on safety, grade your written safety test (that you have completed prior to class), and review the Guild’s shop practices

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

    1. Study the Tool Safety Manual on how to use the tools safely

    2 . Take the Tool Safety Exam with answers recorded on the Answer Sheet  You should have no trouble passing this test since it is open book and the answers are in the Tool safety manual

    In addition to the video and written test, we will also introduce you to all of the basic machines in the shop as well as what you have to demonstrate to pass the HOST (Hands On Safety Test)

    We will then discuss whether you are ready to take the HOST or if you need additional training. A self assessment form is available to help you decided. We will review of the training options that are available.

    You must bring these items to the meeting or you will be required to take this class again;

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, RETURN TO THIS CLASS.  Click the ALREADY REGISTERED BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

    Questions? Please contact Ray Curtis, Safety Chair at colleenandray@comcast.net

    This class is for Guild Members only. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.


    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 5
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    Band Saw Clinic

    Instructor: Chip Webster

    White Card Required


    The band saw can be one of the most versatile, accurate and safe machines in your workshop – providing it is set up and used properly.  New or even a well used 14” band saw with a ½ HP motor can be tuned to cut precision joints or re-saw flawlessly without purchasing aftermarket accessories or expensive blades. 


    Proper setup of the saw, including selecting and setting blade tension and tracking, as well as simple enhancements you can make to improve the performance of your saw will be covered in the morning. We’ll move on to technique as taught by Michael Fortune, practicing cutting to the line, cutting curves and re-sawing. A variety of useful jigs designed to be used with the band saw will be demonstrated.  Illustrations will be provided so you can make your own. A Green Card is not required for this class.

    This class is based on the band saw clinic Michael Fortune taught in 2015 and 2016 for the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Michael operates one of the most diversely equipped workshops in North America.   It includes three industrial table saws but he can’t remember the last time he ripped a piece of wood on a table saw.  Instead he prefers to use a 15” General International band saw.  He purchased this band saw in 1974, tracked the blade once with only modest tension, installed a factory fence parallel to the miter slot and has not had to adjust it in 40 years. The class will be taught at the Guild shop using the Jet 20” band saw and the Grizzly 14” band saw. The differences in the Felder band saw will be addressed.

    Materials and lunch are included. If you have questions please contact the class coordinator: Ken Hall, ken@old-scholls.com. 

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and join now.            





    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.
     
    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 5
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    Basics Lecture 1- Introduction to Woodworking  – 19-2

    Instructor – Eddee Edson

    This class gives an overview to wood and woodworking. It is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the terms and vocabulary of woodworking, types of wood, how it is cut, graded and sold. The class will also review safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control. This class does not fulfill the requirements of a WHITE CARD

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

     

    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center Classroom 7, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
    • 2
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    Relief Carving 102 - 19-1

    If this class is full, put yourself on the WAITLIST or send an email to lpwade@gmail.com to get added.


    This six hour class is for novice and intermediate carvers and provides an introduction to relief style carving using only two tools, and is almost entirely hands-on..

    The project is small and deceptively simple, but will teach you important lessons about grain direction and how to use two fundamental tools useful for all carving.  You will have two opportunities to carve this project, once for practice and once to try to make it prettier.  It is a classical ornamental design that could be used for decorating box lids, furniture or mantel pieces.

    If you've done some relief carving in the past this might be a good refresher and a good chance to practice more.

    Experienced carver Jeff Harness will be the instructor, using Basswood.

    You will need to bring the following:

    Carving safety glove (reinforced Kevlar), if you have one, but we will have one to use if you want.

    Tools:
    Sharp gouge and a V-tool. palm handles, mostly likely Flexcut brand but others will work.  Flexcut palm tools are 25% off at Woodcraft through January, but usually are 10% off there or at Woodcrafters. 
    #3 fishtail gouge,  1/2" (Flexcut model FR443)
    V-tool  3/8" or 1/2" (capable of making a 1/4" deep cut), 60 or 70 degrees, not a soft V.  (Flexcut model FR403).  Flexcut only sells 3/8" and 5/8".

    Note taking material

    The palm tools will be highly useful to you for future projects.  Locally Woodcrafters has the largest supply, but they might be available at Woodcraft, and can be found online at (www.cascadecarvers.com, in Kennewick, WA), on Amazon and many other online retailers.

    A powered sharpening system will be available so we can help you make sure your tools are sharp.

    This is a one session class, and lunch will be provided.

    The class is intended to help you experience one of the main styles of carving, and will be a good foundation in case you want to take a more advanced class from nationally-known professional carver Mary May, who will teach two day classes for advanced beginner and beyond carvers during Oct 2019..

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com or 503-312-7745 (cell and text).

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

     


     

    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
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    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: TBD

    *Prerequisite - Completion of the Safety Orientation meeting (S&O) is required before taking the HOST.

    Description:  Demonstrating safe operation of each tool (Table saw, Miter saw, Planer, Jointer, Band saw, Router, Router Table, Drill press, and our three stationary Sanders).  During the HOST session, you will demonstrate that you can safely use each machine through a series of exercises administered by the examiner.  It is not a test of your woodworking precision, but a test of your safety skills with each tool in our workshop.  Successful completion will result in being issued a Green Card, and the ability to purchase a Shop Time card for your use of the Guild's workshop during an Open Shop period.   

    Registration Fee: $60.00
    (The $60 fee for this HOST will be fully credited toward your purchase of shop time card, provided you successfully complete the HOST, making the test essentially free.)  

    Registration openings: 3 (3 Candidates with 1 Examiner)
      

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, RETURN TO THIS CLASS.  Click the ALREADY REGISTERED BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

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    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: TBD

    *Prerequisite - Completion of the Safety Orientation meeting (S&O) is required before taking the HOST.

    Description:  Demonstrating safe operation of each tool (Table saw, Miter saw, Planer, Jointer, Band saw, Router, Router Table, Drill press, and our three stationary Sanders).  During the HOST session, you will demonstrate that you can safely use each machine through a series of exercises administered by the examiner.  It is not a test of your woodworking precision, but a test of your safety skills with each tool in our workshop.  Successful completion will result in being issued a Green Card, and the ability to purchase a Shop Time card for your use of the Guild's workshop during an Open Shop period.   

    Registration Fee: $60.00
    (The $60 fee for this HOST will be fully credited toward your purchase of shop time card, provided you successfully complete the HOST, making the test essentially free.)  

    Registration openings: 3 (3 Candidates with 1 Examiner)
      

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, RETURN TO THIS CLASS.  Click the ALREADY REGISTERED BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.


    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 8
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    Basics Lecture 3 – Basics of Power Tools -19-1

    Instructor – Asa Christiana


     

    Discover the many uses and methods of the table saw, jointer, chop saw, planer, band saw, and drill press. Safety and maintenance will also be covered.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.


    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop 7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Build a Stool from Scratch

    White Card Required (S&O) 

    Instructors: Dennis Dolph, Ed Ferguson, Julie Niemeyer

    with Bob Sokolow and Ken Hall

    This two day, hands-on class is designed for beginning woodworkers, however, all skill levels are welcome. In this class the students will start with a 4 inch slab a wood and proceed to build a custom sized stool using loose tenon joinery. During the class the students will learn to use the Jointer, Planer, Horizontal Mortiser, Multi-Router, Table Saw, Band Saw, and Glue- up and Clamps.

    Materials are an extra cost of $35, cash or check written to the Guild, payable at the first class. This gives the student the option to bring their own wood, if desired. Please speak with the coordinator about dimensions. There will be four instructors so there will be plenty of help available. Lunch is included both days.

    Price: $195

    No Green Card required

    If you have any questions, please contact our Class Coordinator, Bob Sokolow at bobsokolow@yahoo.com , Dennis Dolph at damd@spiretech.com or Ed Feguson at ed@edmundferguson.com

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.  Your registration is not complete until payment has been made. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and join now.

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.
     
    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor - Norm Baird

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class. Please do not register for the waitlist, either, unless you've completed the S&O.

    The Jointer and the Surface Planer work in concert to make our boards straight, smooth, and square. If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate both of these machines safely. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. 

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Education Committee, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and Join now!

    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 4
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    Basics Lecture 5 - Joinery – 19-1

    Instructor-Jeff Zens

    Jeff is a regional woodworking instructor and the co-author and a primary instructor with "Woodworking at the Next Level", the Guild's wildly successful hand tool-based series of woodworking classes. He offers private instruction in his shop in Salem, Oregon, where he designs and builds custom pieces for clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.

    In this fifth lecture of the Basics series, you will examine common woodworking joints used every day in furniture construction.  Jeff will provide visual examples of each joint, discuss the many ways each can be constructed, and offer fabrication suggestions based on your own unique circumstances.  Come to this class with your joinery questions and issues and work toward a common-sense solution.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions. Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.Please go online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

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    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Router and Router Table Skills

    Instructor - Eddee Edson

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class; also known as the completing the White Card requirement.

    The router is one of the most versatile tools in the shop. It is commonly used to do routine cutting of slots with a straight bit, but has great flexibility in edge profiling and in use with jigs. The router is a simple motor 1, 2 ¼ or 3 ½ horsepower with a changeable collet that can hold thousands of bit styles. It can be mounted in a table for exquisite control or hand held when the project is too large to get onto the table.

    If you are not confident in your mastery of this machine, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate these machines safely. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.
    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007. Your registration is not complete without payment. Your name will be removed from the class list if payment is not made within 7 days of registration. THank you.

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor - Norm Baird

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class. Please do not register for the waitlist, either, unless you've completed the S&O.

    The Jointer and the Surface Planer work in concert to make our boards straight, smooth, and square. If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate both of these machines safely. Materials will be provided.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. 

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Education Committee, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and Join now!