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  • 20 May 2023
  • 27 May 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 20 May 2023, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 27 May 2023, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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Instructor- Shou Mo

Assistant - Greg Weigel

Prerequisites: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) and Getting Started (beginners only) 

This class is designed for the member to become certified on the "Core tools" 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 certify the member on the 7 core tools.

Materials will be provided. 

Do not register for this 2 session class unless you are able to attend both sessions. We cannot reschedule you if you are not able to attend both sessions and no refunds will be given for missed sessions. 

Students should bring these items: Personal and required PPE, pencil, and tape measure.  Bring a copy of this document, either digitally or printed, Core Tool Handout . Bring a  combination square, if you have one. Don't go out and buy a cheap one for the class. We have plenty to borrow and we'll discuss the benefits of investing wisely in a quality square.

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

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

Check out the Guild Scholarship Program to see if you qualify for the various scholarship we offer.

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.  

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