Guild Monthly Lunch gathering Comes to Zoom
In an effort to allow members to keep the comradery of our monthly lunch meetings going, we will be hosting a Zoom get together at 11:30 AM on the first Monday of the month.
Since it's going to be difficult to eat lunch together, we thought we could go around the gathered group and briefly discuss what we may or may not have been doing in your shop. If you have any pictures of items you'd like to share, have them available on your PC or Phone (depending on what you're connecting to the meeting with), and we'll be able to share your screen.
For Security reasons we do not publish the meeting information on the website. We will send out the invite in the weekly Guild email the Sunday prior to the luncheon.
For information on using Zoom, click HERE
Professional Special Interest Group
Leader - Vince Corbin
Topic: The topic will be added here, monthly, as we create them. Keep an eye out for changes.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
Purpose of the SIG
If you are a beginner or advanced CNC user or want to know how to get started, the CNC SIG is for you.
7-9 PM - Introductions
For more information contact Craig Jones
Note: The online invitation will be sent out 24 hours before the event.
Leader - Ken Hall
Presenter - Tim Moore
Have you ever wondered if your hand tools could be a little sharper? Or wondered how we get our Guild chisels and planes as sharp as we do?
If so, please join us at the next hand tool SIG, this Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. The focus will be on the sharpening media and methods we use at the Guild, which are designed to give excellent results while being simple enough for beginning woodworkers to master. If time permits, we can also take a look at sharpening more challenging tools, like skewed chisels and planes.
The Project Build team is committed to giving both new and long serving members an opportunity to participate in:
During our ZOOM meeting we will give updates on what we have been up to in our woodworking journey. Please share for show-and-tell. We get ideas and learn from others. Have you found a great resource to pass on? Suggestions for topics are welcome. Contact Ruth to receive an invitation to the meeting. ZOOM invitations will be sent out the day before the meeting.
Getting Started – Shop Safety for Beginners
Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) is a prerequisite for taking this class.
Instructors: Jeff Hilber, Ginny Benware
The Getting Started class is a continuation of the safety process in good woodworking practices taught in the Intro to the Guild class.
Getting Started is a required class for those needing experience with the safe and appropriate use of portable power tools, prior to starting the path to the Guild’s Shop Certification classes.
This is a four-hour class, with ~2-12 hours of practice with a jig saw, a trim router, a random orbital sander, drill motors (battery and corded), a circular saw and installing their accessories.
Drawing up a plan and cutting list
What happens at the lumber yard; grading, moisture content, grain and figure.
Wood characteristics, hidden hazards
Simple approaches to accuracy,
Specific tool safety techniques.
The final section of the class will be using these tools to create a cutting board. Material provided by the Guild.
Please review the Guild’s PPE (personal protection equipment) policy from the Intro to the Guild class.
Have all your PPE for this class. Approved wrap around safety glasses, hearing protection, a dust mask (these tools are not connected to the dust collection system)
In addition, follow the COVID-19 virus protection protocols required for Shop use.
Class size is four students. Each student will have their own area in the Shop with each tool to be demonstrated. No tool sharing. Safe distancing.
Masks in place and hands washed before entering the Shop.
Dress appropriately for working in the Shop.
The handouts will be reviewed in class.
Students bring to class: shop apron, personal and required PPE, pencil, combination square or similar, razor knife, tape measure, notebook, piece of chalk.
Upon completion of Getting Started, members can sign-up for the Shop Certification classes.
For more information on the Shop Certification process:https://guildoforegonwoodworkers.org/Safety-Classes-&-Shop-Certification
Please register online and remit payment at once. Your registration is not complete without payment.
This is a Guild Member only class. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.
Marty Leenhouts has combined his chip carving hobby and his passion for teaching in a successful second career as owner/operator of My Chip Carving.
He is a professionally trained teacher and owner of My Chip Carving and EZ Carving, with over 30 years of teaching and carving experience. With thousands of members worldwide, Marty's video lessons have been viewed over 3 million times in more than150 countries. He is also the author of "Chip Carving Essentials, A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving." On his way to his business success he has become one of the nation's premier carvers.
He'll discuss the art of chip carving, demonstrate how to carve, talk about the knives he uses and the patterns he has available.
Lessons learned from chip carving can also be used in other forms of the craft, especially in areas where a carver is looking to create fine detail. It's also a way to dress up borders on relief carvings, create Christmas ornaments or turn a plain box into a stunning work of art.
And it is the most affordable and portable form of carving.
Please register so we can send you the Zoom link and follow-up after the meeting. For questions contact Larry Wade at email@example.com
Note: If you have never participated in a Zoom meeting contact Larry at firstname.lastname@example.org at least several days in advance to help you.
Location - online with Zoom
Introduction to the Guild Safety
This is the first Shop Safety class and is required for every Guild member regardless of skill level that wishing to take other Shop classes or participate in the Community Projects groups. It will also set you up to take the follow-up classes to obtain your Shop card.
This Intro to the Guild Safety class (formerly known as the Safety and Orientation) class is about 2-1/2 hours and is taught by a 35-year career furniture maker. For those with little or no woodworking experience, this class is, especially, for you.
Taught by a 35-year career furniture maker, there is something for everyone. For those with little or no woodworking experience, this class is for you, especially.
Please read through the handouts for this class. Use the Guild Safety Manual to answer the written test questions for review in class.
Included in the class is a tour of the Guild Shop, introducing the stationary tools and their function.
Fill out the self-evaluation section of the Evaluation Form and, in time for class, email toJeff.email@example.com
Upon completion of the Intro to the Guild Safety class, you may be directed to
If necessary, this class may be taught remotely via Zoom. If so, you will be sent an invitation to the session. The Zoom class will be interactive and there will be a moderator to help relay questions to the Instructor.
For more information on the Shop Certification process: https://guildoforegonwoodworkers.org/Safety-Classes-&-Shop-Certification
Please register online and remit payment at once. Your registration is not complete without payment.
Guild Evaluation Form
Build this A. Lewis Inspired Shop Stool with Taeho Kwon
White Shop Safety Card Required
This class is called Shop Stool, however, the exposed joinery and aesthetically curved and tapered lines will shine in any place at your home or office.
The design of this stool was based on, and inspired by, Aled Lewis, a furniture designer and maker who works both in America and the United Kingdom. Taeho liked the original so much, that he decided to duplicate Aled’s stool design for his own use at his shop, but he realized every woodworker deserved a nice stool to go with their work bench, and that this stool would make a perfect weekend workshop. Taeho has done a few minor face lifts to the original design to make it suitable for a weekend class and, as in all of Taeho’s classes; he came up with jigs to complete this stool in 2 days. Being a 2 day class, this workshop will be more of a project workshop than an educational workshop.
This class is suitable for advanced beginners with some shop skills.
Lunch will be included. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.
Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.
Timber Frame Joinery Techniques for Furniture Makers with Taeho Kwon
White Card Required
This class is for those who want to acquire a deeper understanding of Eastern Joinery. It will cover much of the joinery that is used in Eastern timber frame buildings, such as the Buddhist Temple and the King’s Palace. Whether you are a timber framer or a woodworker whose only focus is furniture making, this class will help you to construct the best furniture possible.
During Taeho’s apprenticeship years, he focused more on building temples than furniture because he wanted to improve his knowledge of joinery and the secrets behind making joints last for thousands of years. In a temple or the King’s Palace building, there are about three times more types of joints involved than in fine furniture building. His plan has been to utilize this advanced joinery in his own furniture design, which is represented in his Nakashima inspired Sitting Bench/Coffee Table and the Entry Table creation.
Students will learn to construct varieties of joints, which will interlock together and become one beautiful structure for future reference or display amongst their woodworking collections.
There are no prerequisites to take this class; you do not need to take Joinery 1.
If you have an interest in utilizing traditional timber frame joinery in your own furniture designs, and improving your skills and knowledge in joinery, this class is for you.
You will learn:
Lunch will be provided.Taeho will provide jigs for the joinery. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.
Please direct any questions to Chip Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special cancellation policy applies to this class; Thirty (30) days advance notice is required to cancel in order to get a refund, unless your slot is filled by someone else. However, cancellation within seven days forfeits all payment.
Gil Drake's company makes some of the best carving tools and knives in the world from their company near Seattle. His tools are mostly palm handled or knives, but you will find this information applicable to other tools you might consider.
Note: If you have never participated in a Zoom meeting contact Larry Wade at email@example.com at least several days in advance to help you.
He produced over 1,000 wood carvings before he died in 2016. His work is memorialized with two major art museum exhibitions and a 35 minute documentary. By the time he got the commission to produce the carvings at Salishan Lodge in 1965 he was already well known. He usually worked on a massive scale with noted architects and his works can also still be seen at Skamania Lodge and the entry to the chapel at the University of Portland.
This program will review his works, his life and the works of his adult daughter, Monica Setziol Phillips, who lives in the house her father built near Sheridan, but blends her weavings with carvings inspired by her dad.