Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219
2x4 Contest
Summer picnic-competition
Salem Art Fair-birdhouses
Guild booth at art shows
George DuBois first place
George Dubois & Len Walko Best of Show
Summer Picnic-always good food
Monthly Program-Chris Schwarz
Dovetail Class ~ Making Sawdust
Multi-router class~guild a table
Community Project: Albertina-Kerr Bench
Open House Ministries Dressers Project
Goby Walnut ~ Air Drying 1M BdFt
Goby Walnut Shop Tour
Beginner SIG
The shop machine room

Guild Shop Status:  All machines available

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Next Meeting ~ Open to Public

30 Mar 2019 10:00 AM • Boring, Oregon - Address released on March 29
01 Apr 2019 11:30 AM • Sckavone's, 4100 SE Division, Portland

Machine Safety

26 Mar 2019 1:00 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
02 Apr 2019 1:00 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
09 Apr 2019 9:00 AM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
09 Apr 2019 1:00 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
09 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
14 Apr 2019 6:30 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
21 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland

SIG-Special Interest Groups (Free to Members)

27 Mar 2019 6:30 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
04 Apr 2019 6:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
02 May 2019 6:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

Basics Series

02 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
10 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
11 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • The Guild Shop

Classes & Events

27 Mar 2019 6:30 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
30 Mar 2019 10:00 AM • Boring, Oregon - Address released on March 29
02 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
04 Apr 2019 6:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
10 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
11 Apr 2019 12:00 PM • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7
11 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7
11 Apr 2019 5:00 PM • The Guild Shop
13 Apr 2019 9:00 AM • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
14 Apr 2019 6:30 PM • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
15 Apr 2019 9:00 AM • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
18 Apr 2019 12:00 PM • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7

Latest Forum News

21 Mar 2019 8:59 AM • Gig Lewis

Total Guild Calendar

Upcoming Events

    • 04 Feb 2019
    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Guild Shop
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    Guild Shop Maintenance Night

    When: Every Monday night from 6:00 - 9:00
    Where: Guild Shop

    Requirements:  You do not need to be an expert at anything, just willing to work.  It is a great opportunity to learn new skills such as maintaining equipment and proper procedures for your shop.

    Please register so we can know who is interested.  You can show up anytime during the 3 hours to help even if you did not register.

    There is a lot of work required to keep a busy shop like ours operational, clean and inviting.  Tasks required include;

    • Power Machines maintenance
    • Hand tool sharpening
    • Dust Collector cleaning
    • Shop Cleaning & general upkeep
    • Building fixtures, cabinets or other physical structures

    For more information, please contact Ken Hall at ken@old-scholls.com 


    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    Register

    Project Build Team

    When: Every Wednesday Afternoon from 1:00 - 5:00
    Where: Guild Shop
    Cost: Free

    Description: This group makes wood products that are donated to worthy causes or sold at various venues, such as the Gathering of the Guilds. All proceeds from sales go to support our Guild programs. In the past year, the Product Build group has made clip boards, trays, stools, boxes, cabinets for the shop, and display fixtures for the Gathering of the Guilds. You will get a chance to learn design and build of a variety of woodworking projects.

    This is an ongoing project and new participants are welcome. It’s is a good opportunity for members…whether highly skilled or beginning woodworkers.  get acquainted with the Guild Shop, work with other members on a project that benefits the Guild, and enhance their woodworking skills. It is also an opportunity to develop machine skills needed for Green Card certification. As with other community projects, there are no shop fees for participation.

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact Ed Ferguson - edbikes@comcast.net 



    • 08 Feb 2019
    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    Register

    Toy Build Team

    When: Every Friday Afternoon from 1:00 - 5:00
    Where: Guild Shop
    Cost: Free

    Requirements:  The Toy Team gets beginners and intermediate woodworkers together to help each other learn about woodworking. Not only do Beginners benefit, but, also the kids that otherwise wouldn’t be getting a toy for the year. We meet every Friday from 1:PM to 5:PM at the Guild’s shop. No fee and the wood is supplied. Come and Learn and to have a Fun time.


    • 26 Mar 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!

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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    Topic: Let's cut dovetails with hand tools

    Come and learn how to cut dovetails with hand tools. After a brief demonstration and discussion, you will get an opportunity to practive your skills at cutting dovetails with hand tools.

    Bring your tools for cutting dovetails, including a small saw, a small square, marking knife or fine pencil, marking gauge, a 1/4" or 3/8" SHARP chisel, chisel mallet. Optional tools include coping saw or fret saw, dovetail gauge, or ...

    Bring 2 or more pieces of soft hardwood like cherry or poplar (easily cut with a chisel) which has been dimensioned to the same width and thickness (think components for 2 sides of a simple box). You may bring 4 pieces if you want to cut dovetails for all four corners of a box. The pieces should be approximately 3-4" wide and 1/2"-3/4" thick and at least 6" long (for ease of holding in a vise). If you want a bigger challenge, bring 2 marking gauges and make the sides of the dovetail different thicknesses.

    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>


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Boring, Oregon - Address released on March 29

    Date: March 30, 2019
    Location: Boring, Oregon - address announced on March 29
    Time: 10:00 until 1:00.

    Entry sign up will begin at 8:00 on sale day and entry will be based on sign in time.

    On the 30th of March from 10 until 1, the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers will be having a wall to wall sale of a combination wood shop and a general mechanics shop.

    The sale will be in Boring (exact location will be released at 6:00 Friday, the 29th).

    The featured items are a Shop Fox Cabinet saw, Laguna 14 inch band saw, and a 24 inch surface planer.

    There are three lathes (2 Floor models and 1 bench top) , variable speed Delta bench mounted drill press, shop built router table, spindle sander, Hawk Scroll Saw, a Powermatic dust collector and much more.

    There is something for everyone from novice to professional.

    See here for over 100 photos of equipment.

    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Sckavone's, 4100 SE Division, Portland
    Register

    All Guild members are invited to the monthly Guild Meet-up

    When: Monday April 1 @ 11:30
    Where: Sckavone's
    Location: 4100 SE Division, Portland, OR 97202

    After lunch, Carbide Saw owner, Tad Willie, has invited us across the street for a tour of his shop. (bring your dull blades he's a Guild sponsor)

    Many of us joined the Guild because woodworking can be a lonely avocation.  It's fun to get together with other woodworker’s to swap stories, share successes and failures, and ask questions.

    We will gather at 11:30 am, but late comers are welcome. Everyone in the Guild is welcome to come and get to know your fellow woodworkers.

    I look forward to seeing you there,


    • 02 Apr 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.

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 9
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    Basics Lecture 5 - Joinery

    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

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

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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    WOMENS SIG (special interest group)

    The Women's Special Interest Group - SIG is now meeting every FIRST Thursday of the month at 6-9 pm, at the Guild workshop. Guild Special Interest groups are free events and perfect ways to meet new and old friends while working on a project or listening to speakers about woodworking. All women members are welcome. Not a member? visit the MEMBERSHIP page and JOIN now!

     Please be sure to get your White Card ASAP. (Take the free Safety and Orientation class.) Please RSVP by registering online.We're looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

    Eddee Edson and Leslie Kantor


    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
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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!

    • 09 Apr 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 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 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. 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.

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


    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
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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. 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 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 6
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    Basics Lecture 3 – Basics of Power Tools – 19-2

    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


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

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7
    • 2
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    Border Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-1

    A White Card is Not Required

    Prior Carving Experience Required

     

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

    This is a three session class to carve a specific border design, which will train you to find, adapt and carve your own pattern an enhancement to furniture or a decorative border in your house.

    The class is intended for those who have completed Chuck's Introduction class, or have equivalent experience, tools and sharpening basics.  If in doubt, contact the class coordinator. Homework is expected.

    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 Guild owns ome carving tools from an estate and some might be available for rental to augment your own set.

    The four hours per session over three sessions will give you time to carve and experience a variety of techniques.  Most of the class is you carving, with some demonstrations.

    You should plan to arrive about 11:30 AM to help setup, EXCEPT FOR THE FIST class, then show up at noon.  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 Heidi McNamee, 503-317-8939 (text and cell); contact her for any questions.  Backup is Larry Wade, 503-312-7745.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made quickly, preferably online when registering, but no later than 7 days. 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 are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 9
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    Basics Lecture 1- Introduction to Woodworking 

    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 general safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control. This class does not cover the requirements for 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


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

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7
    • 3
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    Foundations of Classical Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-2

    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 earlier 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 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 seven 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 $200-300.  Follow-on classes will require more tools, which you can acquire over time.  However, the Guild was able to buy a rather substantial collection from an estate, and we have complete sets available to rent for $50 for the duration of the class plus a month 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 Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:00 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 or borrow Chris Pye's popular book called "Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual "(Fox Chapel), about $15 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; dinner will not be provided, but there will be drinks and a few snacks.

    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, 19-2) 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.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 3
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    PLANE LIKE A PRO WITH JEFF ZENS

    If you’ve never used a hand plane but want to, this class is for you.  Have you tried to use one but had trouble?  Gotten less-than-spectacular results?  This class is for you.  Would you like the ability to remove shavings of wood 0.001” at a time?  This class is for you too! 

    Whether you’re looking for high precision when fitting joinery or a method to greatly reduce or eliminate the time you spend sanding, hand planes are the professional’s tool of choice.  We invite you to join Guild hand tool and Next Level instructor Jeff Zens for a daylong session guaranteed to help you better understand these terrific tools.  We scheduled this class just before the upcoming Masters classes to help you prepare for them - take advantage of this perfect opportunity.

    The workshop will begin with a brief introduction of the different styles of hand planes, their names and their uses.  After the introduction you’ll be guided, step-by-step, completely disassembling, cleaning and reassembling your hand planes.  There will be a brief sharpening demonstration – but this isn’t a sharpening class, so do that beforehand if you can. 

    Finally, we will work with our planes to clean up and dimension pieces of stock supplied for you. 

    This class is for anyone who wants to understand and begin to use these tools.  Beginning woodworkers are welcome, and there are no prerequisites.  Having attended a sharpening class beforehand is useful but not required.

    A tool list will be sent to students upon registration, but it is minimal.  Because the class size is intentionally limited, early registration is a good idea.  This workshop is sure to sell out: don’t delay!

    If you have questions please contact the Class Coordinator, Steve Anderly at 530-422-3848.

    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.

    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Make A Nakashima Inspired Sitting Bench/Coffee Table 

    Instructor: Taeho Kwon          
    White Card Required


    In this 6 day workshop you will construct this beautiful sitting bench or coffee table using traditional timber frame joinery, which is known for its integral strength utilizing locking joinery. This class will challenge and improve your hand tool and machine skills. Taeho will discuss the concept and layout of the joints, as well as the preparation and sharpening of the Eastern hand tools used in the class.There are many books available about Eastern joinery that informs how to make the joints but not exactly where to use and not use, and why. During this workshop Taeho will share the answers to the questions he had, like these, during his apprenticeship years.

    At the end of the class you will have a greater understanding of joinery beyond the basic dovetail, and mortise and tenon. The table or bench, with the exposed mortise and tenon joinery on top, will take your woodworking to a new level.

    The approximate size of this bench or coffee table is 58″L x 20″W x 18″H. The construction will be walnut post and legs with a western maple top, achieving a nice contrasting wood appearance, based on availability.

    This workshop is normally targeted for woodworkers with intermediate skill levels, however,Taeho has developed jigs, to assist less experienced woodworkers to be successful with the hand tools used in the class. Students must have a White Card and should have some experience with the jointer, planer, and router table. This class will be staffed with Shop Attendants to monitor the safe use of Guild machines and to provide assistance.

    What you’ll learn:

    •  A brief history of traditional Eastern and Western timber framing
    •  Skills and technique in the use, care, and sharpening of Eastern handsaws and chisels
    •  How to properly utilize a wood's grain
    •  How to expand the lifespan of the wood in furniture design and building
    •  Timber framing joinery
    •  Milling to final size
    •  Marking and layout
    •  Routing with a router table
    •  Use and preparation of live edge slabs

    Students will be provided a tool list well in advance to prepare for this workshop. A work party will be scheduled for materials preparation. Materials will be provided.

    You may select to bring your own slab if desired. The slab should be approximately 48” – 60”L x 12” - 18”W x 13/4" - 2" thick. Contact the class coordinator to adjust the price before paying for the class.

    Biography

    Taeho Kwon attended East Carolina University majoring in Commercial Arts to become an interior designer. His true goal was to make his own designs, instead of hiring other makers. To achieve this, he applied for jobs out in the field and started working on fine carpentry. He learned everything he could from framing to exteriors, anything that would improve his skills. After learning and practicing for 12 years, he decided to take a step further and extend his understanding of joinery. In 2010, he traveled to Korea and attended The School of Traditional Korean Buildings, earning a Certificate of Maintenance and Restoration for Korean traditional buildings. He learned to make Buddhist temples and a “King’s Palace.” Since then, he has spent numerous years gaining experience on the maintenance and restoration of Korean traditional houses, as well as temple buildings. He focused on temples because he wanted to improve his knowledge of joinery and the secrets of making them last for thousands of years. In temple building, there are three times more different joinery involved than in fine furniture building. His plan has been to utilize this advanced joinery in his own furniture design and making, which is represented in his sitting bench/coffee table creation.

    Direct any questions to Chip Webster,  jdwebster3@comcast.net , the class coordinator.

     

    Payment and Cancellation Policy for This Workshop

    Students registering before Jan. 15, 2019 will receive an invoice for the $1195.00 but have the option to make an early payment of $400. The remainder due of $795, is due by January 31, 2019. If registering after 1/15/2019 full payment is required within 7 days of registration.

    A cancellation notice must be submitted to the GOOW-Registrar 30 days prior to the workshop for a 50% refund.  If the vacancy can be filled with another student, a full refund will be received. 

    In order to complete your registration, payment must be made within 7 days of  invoice. 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.

    • 21 Apr 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

    *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.)    

    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.


    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Instructor -  Richard Rohrbaugh

    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 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 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. 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.

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


    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
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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. 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.

    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
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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!

    • 02 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register
    WOMENS SIG (special interest group)

    The Women's Special Interest Group - SIG is now meeting every FIRST Thursday of the month at 6-9 pm, at the Guild workshop. Guild Special Interest groups are free events and perfect ways to meet new and old friends while working on a project or listening to speakers about woodworking. All women members are welcome. Not a member? visit the MEMBERSHIP page and JOIN now!

     Please be sure to get your White Card ASAP. (Take the free Safety and Orientation class.) Please RSVP by registering online.We're looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

    Eddee Edson and Leslie Kantor


    • 04 May 2019
    • 05 May 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    GARRETT HACK:  WORKING WITH CURVES
    White Card Required    


    Garrett Hack has served as a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has contributed dozens of articles to that publication for over a quarter century. He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools. His own unique style combines elements of Shaker and Federal forms with whimsical elements executed to perfection. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Home Furniture, and New Hampshire Home.  His visit to the Guild in 2018 was a huge success, and we’re delighted to have him return for another visit in 2019.

    Working with Curves


    As your furniture design and technical skills develop, so does your interest in using curves. We'll cover the basic ways to create those curves, from cutting them out of solid stock, such as along the edge of a table, to laminating and steam bending more complex shapes for chairs. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method — speed of making, stability, consistency, economy — and how do you decide the best approach?  We'll go through as many processes as we can, from designing curves to producing quick patterns, bending forms, thin laminates, coopered shapes, veneered curves, and most importantly dealing with the joinery of curved parts. You'll see, because you'll be doing all the steps, too.  

    A list of tools and materials will be provided well in advance of the class. Beverages, snacks and lunch will be provided.

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar. Class registration fees must be paid in full within 7 days of registration to avoid being dropped from the class list. You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title and number on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007.

    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged.

    Feel free to direct questions to class coordinator Jeff Zens at jeffzens@custombuiltfurniture.com.

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

     





    • 06 May 2019
    • 11 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 6
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    GARRETT HACK:  CABINET CURIOSITIES