women's special interest group
Shop Safety Certification required
How about supporting the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers' comfort bird project on June 1?
See the link to Guild Feb 2023 newsletter which contains an article (page 11) by Julie Niemeyer about this cool effort. Julie will bring birds and equipment so we can help help birds fledge to someone in need of comfort. This finishing part of the project involves sanding and buffing birds which have already been shaped and is 20+ minutes per bird.
Recommended personal equipment to sand and polish birds: Sturdy gloves, mask, and safety glasses. We will have some on hand but try to bring your own.
Signup has been opened to 12 from the typical 8 to allow additional help with comfort birds. The shop drill presses will mostly be used to sand birds but can be made available for limited use for other projects of attendees.
Members can spend some time on their own work but the goal would be to have around half of attendees in the bench room rather than in the machine shop at any one time.
Join other women of the Guild to work in the Guild shop. Bring your own project to work on or help with a small Arts and Crafts table that is under way. Materials will also be available if you want to give Kumiko a try. The table and Kumiko are a good way learn and practice skills to use for your own furniture projects. You can also get help sharpening hand tools or other skills you are working on. Join us at the shop for help, practice, and camaraderie! Contact Ruth (link for firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and to suggest projects or skills you are interested in.
The guild promotes and encourages all members to act responsibly in matters of health and safety by adhering to the following measures:
- Staying Home When Sick: Members are urged to prioritize their health and the health of others by refraining from attending guild events, workshops, or gatherings when experiencing symptoms of a contagious illness, especially those associated with COVID-19.
- Follow CDC guidelines: If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are expected to follow the current CDC guidelines.