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    • 01 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online

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

    NOW ON-LINE

    When: First Monday of the Month @ 11:30
    Where: On-Line

    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    For Security reasons we do not publish the meeting information on the website.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


    • 10 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 14 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online

    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.

    Where: Online 

    Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM

    Purpose of the SIG

    • Provide education and opportunities for aspiring professionals to grow their confidence and feel comfortable in the commercial woodworking field.
    • Provide opportunities for networking among Guild professional members.
    • Improve ways the Guild can be of benefit to professional members.
    • Promote opportunities for professional members to display and sell their products at Guild events.

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 08 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online


    CNC SIG


    If you are a beginner or advanced CNC user or want to know how to get started, the CNC SIG is for you.  

    Agenda:

    7-9 PM - Introductions

    • Show & Tell - bring your projects or ideas to share
    • Discussion about router bit speeds & Feeds and Chip rate
    • Discussion on CNC for cabinet making
    • Presentation on use & programming CNC turning center
    • General Q&A
    See you at the meeting,

    For more information contact Craig Jones 

    Note: The online invitation will be sent out 24 hours before the event.



    • 24 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 28 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online

    Hand Tools Special Interest Group

    Leader - Ken Hall

    When: Fourth Wednesday of the Month @ 7:00 PM
    Where: Zoom - Online


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    • 02 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 43
    Register


    women's special interest group  


    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.




    • 11 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 13 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 1
    Register

    SHOP CERTIFICATION 20-3

    Instructor: Mark Klein

    Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) and Getting Started (beginners only) are prerequisites for taking this class.  If you've taken the S & O class within the last year but still need the old Machine Skills classes, this is the new class you need to take.

    This class is designed for the member to obtain a Guild Shop Card (formerly called the Green Card) and is required to work in the Guild machine room or to take classes using the “core” power tools.

    The class consists of two 4-hour sessions and will certify you on the commonly used "core” power tools: chop saw, bandsaw, jointer, planer, table saw, stationary sanders and the drill press.

    The instructor will demonstrate using each tool and discuss safe practices. There  will be the opportunity to practice using each tool. By the end of the class, one should feel comfortable operating each tool safely. Upon successful completion, the instructor will issue a Guild Shop Card. Materials will be provided.

    Please contact Doug Drake at doug.drake@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org with questions. 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.



    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register

    Carving SIG

    The Zoom link is  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83458907432

    When: 2nd Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM
    August 11th Topic:  Subtractive Art Forms (Bark Carving) with Jeff Harness

    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.

    You don't have to register but please do so we can assess interest.  For questions contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.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 lpwade@gmail.com at least several days in advance to help you.

    Location - online with Zoom



    • 12 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 7
    Register

            


    SA: Mark Klein

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Project Build

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.




    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Guild Shop
    • 6
    Register


    TOY BUILD RESERVATION

    SA: Gig Lewis gig.lewis@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Toy Build

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.

     

     

    There is a high demand for this event. If you are unable to attend please cancel your registration immediately so the next person on the waiting list can be registered and notified as soon as possible.














    • 15 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 29 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 2
    Register

    SHOP CERTIFICATION 20-1

    Instructor-Dennis Dolph

    Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) and Getting Started (beginners only) are prerequisites for taking this class.  If you've taken the S & O class within the last year but still need the old Machine Skills classes, this is the new class you need to take.

    This class is designed for the member to obtain a Guild Shop Card (formerly called the Green Card) and is required to work in the Guild machine room or to take classes using the “core” power tools.

    The class consists of two 4-hour sessions and will certify you on the commonly used "core” power tools: chop saw, bandsaw, jointer, planer, table saw, stationary sanders and the drill press.

    The instructor will demonstrate using each tool and discuss safe practices. There  will be the opportunity to practice using each tool. By the end of the class, one should feel comfortable operating each tool safely. Upon successful completion, the instructor will issue a Guild Shop Card. Materials will be provided.

    Please contact Doug Drake at doug.drake@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org with questions. 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.



    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 4
    Register

    Introduction to the Guild Safety

    Instructors: Jeff Hilber, Ginny Benware

    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.hilber@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

     Upon completion of the Intro to the Guild Safety  class, you may be directed to

    • 1.      a second beginning class, Getting Started; required for those with little or no experience with portable power tools.
    • 2.      bypass the Getting Started class and start the path to the Shop Certification classes.

    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.

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

    Guild Evaluation Form


    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register

         

    COMMUNITY PROJECTS         


    This team selects larger projects from a list of requests from local charities, non-profits, or city/state groups.  Often these projects can run for many months. This group is currently finishing up a walnut table for the family of former Guild President Bob Oswald, and we have just started making new window frames for the SS PORTLAND, the paddle steamer docked on the Portland waterfront. This will involve both simple and fairlycomplex joinery. 


    SA: Tim Moore

    Team Leaders: Steve Poland

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Community Projects

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.

    There is a high demand for this event. If you are unable to attend please cancel your registration immediately so the next person on the waiting list can be registered and notified as soon as possible.


    • 18 Aug 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Online


    Guild General Meeting
    August 18, 7:00 - 9:00
    6:30 Social time
    online
    Kelly Parker

    design sequence methodology

    We are welcoming a good friend, Kelly Parker, on August 18 via Zoom from her studio in Parkville, MO. Kelly is a master furniture designer/maker whose work has been featured in Fine Woodworking and Australian Wood Review, where she was the featured cover author of an extensive article covering her work and process. She taught workshops for the Guild in 2018 and assisted Michael Fortune in several workshops and classes at the Guild between 2015 and 2018. 

    Kelly will walk us through her design sequence methodology, from sketching and modeling through mock-up, construction of jigs to control the process to final fabrication. She will be sharing two examples, one of which was for a client and the other as a project for a recent exhibition. 

    You can see Kelly’s work at www.woodsongstudio.com and follow her on Instagram at kellyparker2017.

    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.

    Note: The online invitation will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 7
    Register

            


    SA: Mark Klein

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Project Build

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.




    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Guild Shop
    • 6
    Register


    TOY BUILD RESERVATION

    SA: Gig Lewis gig.lewis@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Toy Build

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.

     

     

    There is a high demand for this event. If you are unable to attend please cancel your registration immediately so the next person on the waiting list can be registered and notified as soon as possible.














    • 26 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 7
    Register

            


    SA: Mark Klein

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Project Build

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.




    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Guild Shop
    • 6
    Register


    TOY BUILD RESERVATION

    SA: Gig Lewis gig.lewis@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Toy Build

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.

     

     

    There is a high demand for this event. If you are unable to attend please cancel your registration immediately so the next person on the waiting list can be registered and notified as soon as possible.














    • 30 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register

         

    COMMUNITY PROJECTS         


    This team selects larger projects from a list of requests from local charities, non-profits, or city/state groups.  Often these projects can run for many months. This group is currently finishing up a walnut table for the family of former Guild President Bob Oswald, and we have just started making new window frames for the SS PORTLAND, the paddle steamer docked on the Portland waterfront. This will involve both simple and fairlycomplex joinery. 


    SA: Tim Moore

    Team Leaders: Steve Poland

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Community Projects

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.

    There is a high demand for this event. If you are unable to attend please cancel your registration immediately so the next person on the waiting list can be registered and notified as soon as possible.


    • 02 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 7
    Register

            


    SA: Mark Klein

    Requirements:

    White card (Registrants must have taken the Safety and Orientation Class, soon to be know as the Intro to the Guild. A Shop Certification class is not required)

    Liability Waiver

    Acceptance of Risk

    User Registration for Project Build

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

    • You are in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    • You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

    • You have safety glasses. The requirement for machine use hasn’t changed (ANSI Z87.1 rated) but even if you are just using the bench room, you must wear safety glasses. For the bench room, they do not have to have side shields – impact resistant is fine.

    • You are willing to abide by the requirements.




    • 07 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register

    Eastern Joinery Seminar: Theory and Application With

    This will be a ZOOM presentation. A link will be emailed the day before to all registrants.

    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.

    Please direct any questions to  Chip Webster at jdwebster3@comcast.net.  

    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



    • 08 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Build Your Own Jigs for the Taeho Kwon Shop Stool

              

    Green Card Required

    For those individuals who have 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.

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


    • 08 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    Register

    Carving SIG - MARY May

    The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83458907432

    Special Notice - the start time is 6:00 PM because of the three hour time zone difference
    September 8th Topic: Carving Acanthus Leaves 
    with Mary May

    Mary is one of the most well known carving instructors in the United States and has taught for the Guild in Portland twice, most recently in October 2019 for a week.  

    The topic of Acanthus Leaves is very large and Mary's relatively recent book covers a dozen designs, with a lot of background information.  In addition she produced and sells detailed instructional videos along with a resin cast for each of the designs.

    Her talk will explore some of the different designs and demonstrate with some carving since she said she talks best with her hands.  She has a well-tuned multi-camera set up in her studio so expect the best.

    You don't have to register but please do so we can assess interest.  For questions contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.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 lpwade@gmail.com at least several days in advance to help you.

    Location - online with Zoom



    • 09 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0

    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. 

    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.



    • 11 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0

    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:

    • How timber frame joinery works
    • Secrets to Building structures that withstand earthquakes and hurricanes
    • Understanding the movement of wood
    • Secrets to expanding the life of the wood in order to last thousands of years
    • To make  a variety of traditional joints using both hand tools and power tools
    • How old western and eastern craftsmen were associated and how their timeless work is relevant to understanding wood movement and techniques.

    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 jdwebster3@comcast.net.

    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.

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



    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 1
    Register

    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.



    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 1

    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:

    • How timber frame joinery works
    • Secrets to Building structures that withstand earthquakes and hurricanes
    • Understanding the movement of wood
    • Secrets to expanding the life of the wood in order to last thousands of years
    • To make  a variety of traditional joints using both hand tools and power tools
    • How old western and eastern craftsmen were associated and how their timeless work is relevant to understanding wood movement and techniques.

    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 jdwebster3@comcast.net.

    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.


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



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