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For Security reasons we do not publish the meeting information on the website.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
Ken Hall will discuss the structure of hand saw teeth and the difference between crosscut and rip saws. We will cover the types of files used to sharpen hand saws. Ken will show several types of saw vises and saw sets that you might use.
Do you have a hand saw (either a back saw or a crosscut or rip saw) that you want to sharpen? If so, attend this Hand Tool SIG to learn how to sharpen it.
Saw filing safety first:
Filing dust is dangerous. Wear a dust mask and safety goggles unless you want this fine, micro shrapnel abrading your corneas or digging in – for good– deep within the alveoli of your lungs. It is dangerous.
If you want to follow along and try sharpening during the Zoom session, you will need the following:
You will need a hand saw, or old saw plate, for practice sharpening ( one with 12 or fewer teeth per inch to make the learning process a little simpler). I recommend you find a cheap, junker that you can make mistakes on as you learn the skills.
You will need a triangular saw file that is at least twice as wide as the height of the teeth.
File Type PPI of Saw
7" Regular Taper 4-5.5 usually rip teeth
7" Slim Taper 6,7 usually rip teeth
6" Slim Taper 8 both rip and cross-cut
6" XSlim Taper 9,10 usually cross-cut
6" 2XSlim Taper 11 usually cross-cut
5" 2XSlim Taper 12-14 both rip and cross-cut
4" 2XSlim Taper 15-20 usually rip
Triangular Needle File 15-25+ usually rip
I recommend that you use a saw file holder. You can make or buy one.
Veritas has a saw file holder that really works well and is simple to adjust for your saw:
You need a saw vise of some sort if you have one or make one as Paul Sellers suggests that can be used in a vise.
If your saw needs the teeth set, you will need a saw set.
Other helpful items are Sharpie markers, small sharpening stones, and an 8-inch mill bastard file.
If you need to purchase files or other tools for sharpening your saws see:
Tools For Working Wood has Saw Files by Corradi :
Tools for Working Wood also has saw vises and saw sets or Friedrich Dick Files and other items for saw restoration can be purchased from Bad Axe Tool Works:
or Bahco Saw-Sharpening Files can be purchased at Lee Valley:
The Veritas Saw File Holder is a very helpful tool if you plan to do frequent sharpening.
Please check out some of these resources on the web on saw sharpening prior to the meeting:
Demystifying the Traditional Backsaw by Mark D. Harrell of Bad Axe Tool Works
Mark Harrell of Bad Axe Tool Works on Sharpening:
on Saw maintenance:
How to Sharpen Hand Saws for Woodworking by the Wood and Shop School
How to make a Saw Clamp by Paul Sellers
How to Sharpen a Woodworking Handsaw | Paul Sellers
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.
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.
Leader - Larry Wade
This is not about SketchUp, it is how to get things done with freehand drawing, pencils, erasers and perhaps simple drawing tools.
Terry is a relatively new member with a broad and deep carving background. He will share some of his freehand sketching techniques and invite conversation and interaction. This is not a class but it should be educational. It might be interesting for non-carvers as well.
You don't have to register but please do so we can assess interest. For questions contact Larry Wade at email@example.com
Note: The online invitation will be sent out 24 -48 hours before the event to everyone on the Carving SIG email distribution list.
Note: If you have never participated in a Zoom meeting contact Larry Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org at least several days in advance to help you.
Location - online with Zoom
We are extremely fortunate to have Doug Stowe as our featured presenter this month. Doug spent a week with us a few years ago and his classes were very well received. Doug is known by many of us for his books on making boxes, but he also has a passion for teaching, especially kids.
Tonight, Doug will talk about his approach to woodworking, and a bit about how box making came into play.
His favorite topic is what he calls Wisdom of Hands. It is a philosophy of how your hands are essential to learning, whether for children or adults.
After tonight, you may look at your woodworking a bit differently. He welcomes questions about his work.
Doug's website dougstowe.comDoug's blogs: wisdomofhands.blogspot.com, boxmaking101.blogspot.com and sawzen.blogspot.comDoug's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs80i6iIQdDtwwpTZLbDG7A
NEW - we are trying out having a "Social "Hour" starting at 6:30. If you login before 7:00, you will go into one of five random waiting room. The idea is for you to meet and talk with other members in a small group setting. Introduce yourself and learn more about others in your room. At 7:00 everyone will be moved into the General Meeting.
Jeff is one of the most well known carving instructors in Oregon. For over ten years he ran seven weekly carving workshops at his home studio, each with 5-7 students. He also taught three carving classes for the Guild and would have taught more but he retired last year and moved to Phoenix. He is very willing to continue sharing with us and this session will use bark carving as an example of substractive art, which is what carving is all about.
We hope to see more of Jeff now that we can and mostly have to use online meetings. Come meet him, or say "Hi" again.
Eastern Joinery Seminar: Theory and Application
A White Card is Not Required
As part of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers program of presenting international masters of our craft, we are pleased to bring Taeho Kwon back to Portland for 2020.
Taeho Kwon visited our Guild in April, 2019. He presented his journey into his discovery of how Eastern timber frame joinery is applied to solve specific construction issues and the techniques to successfully execute his designs. He also taught a workshop to build the coffee table/sitting bench shown in the image during his visit to Portland. His presentation and workshop were met with rave reviews.
Taeho Kwon attended East Carolina University and majored in Commercial Arts, studying Interior Design. His goal was to construct his own designs instead of hiring other builders. To achieve this, he applied for jobs outside of the field and started working on fine carpentry. He also learned everything he could from framing to exteriors, anything that would improve his skills to build his designs. After learning and practicing for 12 years, he decided to take a step further and extend his understanding of joinery. He then traveled to Korea and attended The School of Traditional Korean Architecture, 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 restoration and new construction of traditional Korean houses, as well as temple buildings. He focused on temples because he wanted to improve his knowledge of joinery and the secrets behind making it last for thousands of years. In a temple or a King's Palace building, there are about three times more types of joints involved than in fine furniture building. He has been utilizing this advanced joinery in his own furniture design. This seminar is a lecture and demonstration on how Eastern joinery is used to solve specific problems in the construction of buildings and furniture to last hundreds, even thousands, of years. Timber frame and furniture joinery will be discussed.
Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $49 until midnight April 19, 2020. Standard registration is $55 beginning April 20, 2020.
Please direct any questions to Chip Webster at email@example.com.
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 for Member only classes. Not a member? Go to Join The Guild.
Note: The online invitation will be sent out 24 hours before the event to all registrants
Build Your Own Jigs for the Taeho Kwon Shop Stool
Green Card Required
For those individuals who registered for the A. Lewis Inspired Stool with Taeho Kwon and are interested in making their personal set of jigs, a third day is available the day before the shop stool workshop. You must be registered for the 2 day stool workshop to be eligible for this 1 day workshop.
Lunch and materials will be provided. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.
The cost of the 1 day workshop to build your own set of jigs for future use is $285.
In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days of registration. 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.
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 facelifts 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.
Because of the expected popularity of this workshop, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration for the stool workshop only is $525 until midnight April 19, 2020. Standard registration is $575 beginning April 20, 2020.
For those who are interested in making their own set of jigs, a third day is available before the stool workshop for an additional fee $285.00. You must register and pay separately for this option.
Lunch will be included. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.
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.
The cost of this 6 day workshop with early registration is $995, available through midnight April 19, 2020. Late registration is $1165 beginning April 20, 2020.
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.
We would appreciate it if you'd pay online. If you would like to pay by check contact Julie Niemeyer at 503-591-9360 immediately. Payment must be made within 7 days of registration. Send your check made to the order of: The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. to : 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007