Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219


2019 Clackamas County Fair

  • 17 Aug 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Clackamas County Fairgrunds

Woodworking is for the Birds (…and the Kids…and you)

Volunteer for the show - click here

 For the past several years, members of our Guild have been turning out at various events to help kids assemble birdhouse kits.   In May, we were at the Bird Festival at the Tualatin Valley National Wildlife Refuge, helping about 200 kids put together their birdhouses.  Next month, we have two more events, both on Saturday, August 18th.  We’ll be staffing assembly tables at the Clackamas County Fair and Multnomah Days.

Thanks to generous donations of materials from members Bob Peterson and Julie Gredvig, and to the Project Build Group for a lot of milling and ripping and drilling, we have 300 kits ready to go.  The kits are kid friendly to assemble and bird friendly for smaller occupants, such as wrens or chickadees.  They include a hatch so that they can be cleaned out when they are vacated in the winter and be ready for the next season.

We need a few more volunteers for the August 18th events.  This has to be one of the most personally satisfying volunteer opportunities for members of our Guild.  Helping a child put their birdhouse together and watching them walking off to show it to their family and friends can’t help but put a smile on your face.  If you would like to join in this activity, contact Ed Ferguson (edbikes@comcast.net).

 


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