Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Classes

The Guild offers many low cost classes to its members.  Not a member? Join Here. Classes on a variety of subjects range from demonstration style and one day hands-on to multi-day events where you build a complete project such as a table. Some classes are limited to members only.

Contact the class coordinator listed for each class with questions or cancellations.  You are registered when the Guild receives your payment and contact information.  Note: If a class does not have the minimum number of registered people two weeks before the posted date, the class may be cancelled. Please register early.

Three categories of classes include:
  • Special Interest classes: demonstration or hands on classes on a variety of subjects.  They range from a few hours to multiple sessions.
  • Basics of Fine Woodworking:  A ten-session series of classes for the beginner.
  • Next Level: Active participation classes to take your skills to the next level. Prerequisites apply.
Register on line or complete and mail the Class Application with your payment.

Refund Policy
  • 1 Week notice – full refund minus PayPal fees
  • 1 day notice – 50% refund minus PayPal fees
  • Failure to appear – no refund
  • Class Canceled – Full refund including PayPal fees
A Paypal payment will be reimbursed by check or Paypal credit at the discretion of the Treasurer.

Class Evaluation Form link.   This is typically mailed to each student  who takes a class.  This link is for reference.

Upcoming Classes

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 9
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    Basics Lecture 5 - Joinery

    Instructor-Jeff Zens

    Jeff is a regional woodworking instructor and the co-author and a primary instructor with "Woodworking at the Next Level", the Guild's wildly successful hand tool-based series of woodworking classes. He offers private instruction in his shop in Salem, Oregon, where he designs and builds custom pieces for clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.

    In this fifth lecture of the Basics series, you will examine common woodworking joints used every day in furniture construction.  Jeff will provide visual examples of each joint, discuss the many ways each can be constructed, and offer fabrication suggestions based on your own unique circumstances.  Come to this class with your joinery questions and issues and work toward a common-sense solution.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions. Please register online.

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

    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 6
    Register

    Basics Lecture 3 – Basics of Power Tools – 19-2

    Instructor – Asa Christiana


     

    Discover the many uses and methods of the table saw, jointer, chop saw, planer, band saw, and drill press. Safety and maintenance will also be covered.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.


    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a 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.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7
    • 2
    Register

    Border Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-1

    A White Card is Not Required

    Prior Carving Experience Required

     

    If this class is full, please add yourself to the Waitlist so we can notify you about the next class.

    This is a three session class to carve a specific border design, which will train you to find, adapt and carve your own pattern an enhancement to furniture or a decorative border in your house.

    The class is intended for those who have completed Chuck's Introduction class, or have equivalent experience, tools and sharpening basics.  If in doubt, contact the class coordinator. Homework is expected.

    Chuck Rinehart has been woodworking for 60 years and the last 25 have included an extensive background in Classical Carving.  This class sequence will be a hands-on opportunity to be guided by an expert.  Chuck has taught this class in Rochester, NY before moving to Portland in 2017.

    The class is limited to six students because there is a lot of personal supervision and limited bench space.

    The Guild owns ome carving tools from an estate and some might be available for rental to augment your own set.

    The four hours per session over three sessions will give you time to carve and experience a variety of techniques.  Most of the class is you carving, with some demonstrations.

    You should plan to arrive about 11:30 AM to help setup, EXCEPT FOR THE FIST class, then show up at noon.  You will be expected to do carving between sessions.  

    Students should plan to bring a snack; lunch will not be provided, but there will be drinks.

    The class coordinator is Heidi McNamee, 503-317-8939 (text and cell); contact her for any questions.  Backup is Larry Wade, 503-312-7745.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made quickly, preferably online when registering, but no later than 7 days. Please go online and use PayPal or Visa, and if mailing a check make it to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line (especially the date code at the end, 19-1) 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.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 9
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    Basics Lecture 1- Introduction to Woodworking 

    Instructor – Eddee Edson

    This class gives an overview to wood and woodworking. It is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the terms and vocabulary of woodworking, types of wood, how it is cut, graded and sold. The class will also review general safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control. This class does not cover the requirements for a White Card.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

     

    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a 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.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7
    • 3
    Register

    Foundations of Classical Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-2

    A White Card is Not Required


    If this class is full, please add yourself to the Waitlist so we can notify you about future class options.

    This is a three week version, the first half of Chuck's earlier Introduction to Classical Carving.  This class covers the essential topics with a lot of hands-on activities, to prepare you for more adventuresome projects, including one of Mary May's classes next fall.

    Chuck Rinehart has been woodworking for 60 years and the last 25 have included an extensive background in classical European carving.  This will be a hands-on opportunity to be guided by an expert.  Chuck taught carving classes in Rochester, NY before moving here in 2017.

    The class is limited to seven students because there is a lot of personal supervision and limited bench space.

    This class requires a modest investment in specific carving tools, and a detailed list will be emailed to registrants.  Cost of new tools could be in the range of $200-300.  Follow-on classes will require more tools, which you can acquire over time.  However, the Guild was able to buy a rather substantial collection from an estate, and we have complete sets available to rent for $50 for the duration of the class plus a month as a way to recoup our investment and to help you.  

    The four hours per session are mostly you carving, with some demonstrations.

    The class will be held in three sessions at the Multnomah Art Center (MAC) on consecutive Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, but you should arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to set up your bench and get organized.  You will be expected to do carving between sessions.  Practice exercises are planned as a way for you to build specific skills and to expose you to a variety of tools and techniques.

    You will be required to purchase or borrow Chris Pye's popular book called "Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual "(Fox Chapel), about $15 on Amazon, lower price if used, Powell's might have it, and copies are sometimes available in libraries.

    One exercise will focus on using a veiner (#11), which is described in the book, but you can also preview this exercise online by clicking here.  There will be other exercises to introduce other basic tools.

    Students should plan to bring a snack; dinner will not be provided, but there will be drinks and a few snacks.

    The class coordinator is Larry Wade, 503-312-7745 (text and cell); contact him for any questions.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made, preferably online when registering, but no later than 7 days before the class. Please go online and use PayPal or Visa, and if mailing a check make it to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line (especially the date code at the end, 19-2) and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

    Guild classes benefit members. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 3
    Register

    PLANE LIKE A PRO WITH JEFF ZENS

    If you’ve never used a hand plane but want to, this class is for you.  Have you tried to use one but had trouble?  Gotten less-than-spectacular results?  This class is for you.  Would you like the ability to remove shavings of wood 0.001” at a time?  This class is for you too! 

    Whether you’re looking for high precision when fitting joinery or a method to greatly reduce or eliminate the time you spend sanding, hand planes are the professional’s tool of choice.  We invite you to join Guild hand tool and Next Level instructor Jeff Zens for a daylong session guaranteed to help you better understand these terrific tools.  We scheduled this class just before the upcoming Masters classes to help you prepare for them - take advantage of this perfect opportunity.

    The workshop will begin with a brief introduction of the different styles of hand planes, their names and their uses.  After the introduction you’ll be guided, step-by-step, completely disassembling, cleaning and reassembling your hand planes.  There will be a brief sharpening demonstration – but this isn’t a sharpening class, so do that beforehand if you can. 

    Finally, we will work with our planes to clean up and dimension pieces of stock supplied for you. 

    This class is for anyone who wants to understand and begin to use these tools.  Beginning woodworkers are welcome, and there are no prerequisites.  Having attended a sharpening class beforehand is useful but not required.

    A tool list will be sent to students upon registration, but it is minimal.  Because the class size is intentionally limited, early registration is a good idea.  This workshop is sure to sell out: don’t delay!

    If you have questions please contact the Class Coordinator, Steve Anderly at 530-422-3848.

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

    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Meeting Leader - TBD

    The Safety and Orientation is a no charge (free) class and is the first step toward earning your Guild Green Card and access to our power tool workshop. (The second required step is to complete all four of the Machine Skills classes OR take the comprehensive HOST test.)

    The purpose of this class is to familiarize you with the core power tools in the Guild’s workshop, and provide you with our safety criteria and procedures for using them. In this class you will view a video on safety, grade your written safety test (that you have completed prior to class), and review the Guild’s shop practices

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

    1. Study the Tool Safety Manual on how to use the tools safely

    2 . Take the Tool Safety Exam with answers recorded on the Answer Sheet  You should have no trouble passing this test since it is open book and the answers are in the Tool safety manual

    In addition to the video and written test, we will also introduce you to all of the basic machines in the shop as well as what you have to demonstrate to pass the HOST (Hands On Safety Test)

    We will then discuss whether you are ready to take the HOST or if you need additional training. A self assessment form is available to help you decided. We will review of the training options that are available.

    You must bring these items to the meeting or you will be required to take this class again;

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, RETURN TO THIS CLASS.  Click the ALREADY REGISTERED BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

    Questions? Please contact Ray Curtis, Safety Chair at colleenandray@comcast.net

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


    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Make A Nakashima Inspired Sitting Bench/Coffee Table 

    Instructor: Taeho Kwon          
    White Card Required


    In this 6 day workshop you will construct this beautiful sitting bench or coffee table using traditional timber frame joinery, which is known for its integral strength utilizing locking joinery. This class will challenge and improve your hand tool and machine skills. Taeho will discuss the concept and layout of the joints, as well as the preparation and sharpening of the Eastern hand tools used in the class.There are many books available about Eastern joinery that informs how to make the joints but not exactly where to use and not use, and why. During this workshop Taeho will share the answers to the questions he had, like these, during his apprenticeship years.

    At the end of the class you will have a greater understanding of joinery beyond the basic dovetail, and mortise and tenon. The table or bench, with the exposed mortise and tenon joinery on top, will take your woodworking to a new level.

    The approximate size of this bench or coffee table is 58″L x 20″W x 18″H. The construction will be walnut post and legs with a western maple top, achieving a nice contrasting wood appearance, based on availability.

    This workshop is normally targeted for woodworkers with intermediate skill levels, however,Taeho has developed jigs, to assist less experienced woodworkers to be successful with the hand tools used in the class. Students must have a White Card and should have some experience with the jointer, planer, and router table. This class will be staffed with Shop Attendants to monitor the safe use of Guild machines and to provide assistance.

    What you’ll learn:

    •  A brief history of traditional Eastern and Western timber framing
    •  Skills and technique in the use, care, and sharpening of Eastern handsaws and chisels
    •  How to properly utilize a wood's grain
    •  How to expand the lifespan of the wood in furniture design and building
    •  Timber framing joinery
    •  Milling to final size
    •  Marking and layout
    •  Routing with a router table
    •  Use and preparation of live edge slabs

    Students will be provided a tool list well in advance to prepare for this workshop. A work party will be scheduled for materials preparation. Materials will be provided.

    You may select to bring your own slab if desired. The slab should be approximately 48” – 60”L x 12” - 18”W x 13/4" - 2" thick. Contact the class coordinator to adjust the price before paying for the class.

    Biography

    Taeho Kwon attended East Carolina University majoring in Commercial Arts to become an interior designer. His true goal was to make his own designs, instead of hiring other makers. To achieve this, he applied for jobs out in the field and started working on fine carpentry. He learned everything he could from framing to exteriors, anything that would improve his skills. After learning and practicing for 12 years, he decided to take a step further and extend his understanding of joinery. In 2010, he traveled to Korea and attended The School of Traditional Korean Buildings, 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 maintenance and restoration of Korean traditional houses, as well as temple buildings. He focused on temples because he wanted to improve his knowledge of joinery and the secrets of making them last for thousands of years. In temple building, there are three times more different joinery involved than in fine furniture building. His plan has been to utilize this advanced joinery in his own furniture design and making, which is represented in his sitting bench/coffee table creation.

    Direct any questions to Chip Webster,  jdwebster3@comcast.net , the class coordinator.

     

    Payment and Cancellation Policy for This Workshop

    Students registering before Jan. 15, 2019 will receive an invoice for the $1195.00 but have the option to make an early payment of $400. The remainder due of $795, is due by January 31, 2019. If registering after 1/15/2019 full payment is required within 7 days of registration.

    A cancellation notice must be submitted to the GOOW-Registrar 30 days prior to the workshop for a 50% refund.  If the vacancy can be filled with another student, a full refund will be received. 

    In order to complete your registration, payment must be made within 7 days of  invoice. 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.

    • 04 May 2019
    • 05 May 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    GARRETT HACK:  WORKING WITH CURVES
    White Card Required    


    Garrett Hack has served as a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has contributed dozens of articles to that publication for over a quarter century. He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools. His own unique style combines elements of Shaker and Federal forms with whimsical elements executed to perfection. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Home Furniture, and New Hampshire Home.  His visit to the Guild in 2018 was a huge success, and we’re delighted to have him return for another visit in 2019.

    Working with Curves


    As your furniture design and technical skills develop, so does your interest in using curves. We'll cover the basic ways to create those curves, from cutting them out of solid stock, such as along the edge of a table, to laminating and steam bending more complex shapes for chairs. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method — speed of making, stability, consistency, economy — and how do you decide the best approach?  We'll go through as many processes as we can, from designing curves to producing quick patterns, bending forms, thin laminates, coopered shapes, veneered curves, and most importantly dealing with the joinery of curved parts. You'll see, because you'll be doing all the steps, too.  

    A list of tools and materials will be provided well in advance of the class. Beverages, snacks and lunch will be provided.

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar. Class registration fees must be paid in full within 7 days of registration to avoid being dropped from the class list. You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title and number on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007.

    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged.

    Feel free to direct questions to class coordinator Jeff Zens at jeffzens@custombuiltfurniture.com.

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

     





    • 06 May 2019
    • 11 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 6
    Register

    GARRETT HACK:  CABINET CURIOSITIES
    White Card Required


    Garrett Hack has served as a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has contributed dozens of articles to that publication for over a quarter century. He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools. His own unique style combines elements of Shaker and Federal forms with whimsical elements executed to perfection. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Home Furniture, and New Hampshire Home.  His visit to the Guild in 2018 was a huge success, and we’re delighted to have him return for another visit in 2019.

    CABINET CURIOSITIES

    This is a six (6) day workshop. Students will be supplying and milling their own lumber to rough dimensions prior to the workshop.

    Case construction is a fundamental furniture making skill.  Designing and building a small cabinet is an ideal project to explore the design, details, and challenges of solid wood construction before starting on much larger pieces. We’ll delve into strong case joinery, choosing appropriate materials, dealing with wood movement, securing shelves and backs, making and attaching moldings, case corner details, making and hinging doors, and if we have time, making drawers. Emphasis will be on hand skills and hand tools to size, smooth, shape, and fit parts. We will also integrate machines to make the building process efficient and accurate. 

    A list of tools and materials will be provided well in advance of the class, but please register early.  There is a fair amount of stock prep work necessary before the first day of class; your early registration will offer plenty of time to obtain stock, let it acclimate to your shop, and complete rough milling tasks before class.  Final milling of most components will occur during the class periods. To make hinging the doors easier, we will make a before-class purchase of the proper hinges for a cabinet of this size and divide that cost up among the class.

    Hinges, snacks and beverages, and lunches will be provided.

    Students registering before 1/15/ 2019 will receive an invoice for the $1,230.00 but have the option to make an early payment of $400. The balance of $830 is due by 1/31/19. Contact Julie NIemeyer at jdgredvig@comcast.net for instructions

    If registering after 1/15/2019 full payment is required within 7 days of registration.

    A cancellation notice must be submitted to the GOOW-Registrar 30 days prior to the workshop for a 50% refund.  If the vacancy can be filled with another student, a full refund will be received. 

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar. Class registration fees must be paid in full within 7 days of registration to avoid being dropped from the attendee list. You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title and number on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007.

    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged.

    Feel free to direct questions to class coordinator Jeff Zens at jeffzens@custombuiltfurniture.com.

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



    • 12 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 23
    Register

    Meeting Leader - TBD

    The Safety and Orientation is a no charge (free) class and is the first step toward earning your Guild Green Card and access to our power tool workshop. (The second required step is to complete all four of the Machine Skills classes OR take the comprehensive HOST test.)

    The purpose of this class is to familiarize you with the core power tools in the Guild’s workshop, and provide you with our safety criteria and procedures for using them. In this class you will view a video on safety, grade your written safety test (that you have completed prior to class), and review the Guild’s shop practices

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

    1. Study the Tool Safety Manual on how to use the tools safely

    2 . Take the Tool Safety Exam with answers recorded on the Answer Sheet  You should have no trouble passing this test since it is open book and the answers are in the Tool safety manual

    In addition to the video and written test, we will also introduce you to all of the basic machines in the shop as well as what you have to demonstrate to pass the HOST (Hands On Safety Test)

    We will then discuss whether you are ready to take the HOST or if you need additional training. A self assessment form is available to help you decided. We will review of the training options that are available.

    You must bring these items to the meeting or you will be required to take this class again;

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, RETURN TO THIS CLASS.  Click the ALREADY REGISTERED BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

    Questions? Please contact Ray Curtis, Safety Chair at colleenandray@comcast.net

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


    • 16 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 9
    Register

    Basics Lecture 3 – Basics of Power Tools

    Instructor – Asa Christiana


     

    Discover the many uses and methods of the table saw, jointer, chop saw, planer, band saw, and drill press. Safety and maintenance will also be covered.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.


    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a 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.

    • 31 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST


    Register here for your interest in taking one of her two classes when she returns in Oct 2019.  This will give you early notice when details on project, and cost are available.


    Hands On Carving Classes


          Instructor- Mary May



     Mary May lives in Charleston, SC and is internationally known.  She is a carver in the classical or traditional sense.  She makes her living carving on commission, teaching in-person classes, publishing and running a successful online carving school.  For more information see her web site by clicking here.  

    The specific projects Mary will teach won't be decided until the spring, but you can expect that there will be several projects in each two day class, and that they will be different.  She has a vast body to choose from and we will pick ones that emphasize skill building so you can apply the techniques to a variety of projects.  Examples of possibilities include carving a scallop shell out of Walnut, an Acanthus leaf in the Renaissance style, a leaf on the shoulder of a cabriole leg, lettering, and architectural moldings.


    COST for each two day class is to be determined but will probably be in the $375 range each . It's free to sign up on the interest list.


    If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com.


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - not a class (yet)


    Register your interest in taking the six week class to introduce you to Classical Carving.


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart



     Chuck Rinehart has now taught this class four times for us, and has taught it many times before at his former club in Rochester, NY.  

    Tool sets of eleven carving tools are available to rent for $50 for the class plus an extra month, and unless you have your own tools, or intend to buy them (about $200-400), we encourage you to rent and focus instead on learning to carve.

    The class will be three sessions, each four hours, spaced roughly once a week.

    COST of the class is $180, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on this interest list.  You will need to buy or borrow the Chris Pye book called "Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual", about $15 from a variety of sources, including Amazon, Powell's and Woodcrafters.


    The class outline is:

    Week 1:  Tools nomenclature and handling, grain exercise (the donut), and exercises from Chapter 4 of Pye's book

    Week 2:  Review of homework, discuss the V tool (aka parting tool, #12 or #41), and the small veiner (#11/3), and do the Pye Burhead Bull project in Chapter 7 using both.  Demo relieving the background using a large #11/16, trace the outline of your shallow leaf project, and get started with your homework.

    Week 3:  Arrive with your leaf project background complete and carve the leaf.  


    If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com.


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - Carving a Border with Chuck Rinehart- not a class (yet)


    Register your interest in taking the six week class to introduce you to the wonderful world of carving a border.


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart



     Chuck Rinehart taught this class once for us but has taught it before at his former club in Rochester, NY.  

    This is a three week introduction class based on classical patterns useful for frames and borders for furniture and architectural (decorative) purposes.  In three weeks you will learn enough to accomplish quite a bit, but you will also learn this is a big field with lots of options and time required.   Hopefully this class will whet your appetite, and it will also teach you some techniques for other types of carving.

    You are required to have long handled tools useful for lettering, along with having a carving mallet and access to a variety of gouges.  The Guild ownssome tools that might be useful for you in case you don't have any.

    Prior carving experience is required and taking Chuck's Intro class first is recommended.

    The project for this class will be a floral pattern from antiquity, about 36" long by 4" tall.  You will learn how to create the pattern by copying, enlarging and repeating an existing design, trace it onto your wood, and then use a plunge router with small straight bits to remove the bulk of the background before shaping the elements of the floral design.  It is a challenging, but interesting and practical project.


    COST of the class is $180, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on the interest list.


    If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com.


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - Carving a Monogram with Chuck Rinehart- not a class (yet)


    Register your interest in taking the six week class to introduce you to the wonderful world of carving monograms.


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart





    Chuck Rinehart has not taught this class for us yet but has before at his former club in Rochester, NY.  

    This is a three week introduction class based on classical patterns useful for decorating furniture and making stand-alone designs.  In three weeks you will learn enough to accomplish quite a bit, but you will also learn this is a big field with lots of options and time required.   Hopefully this class will whet your appetite, and it will also teach you some techniques for other types of carving.

    You are required to have long handled tools useful for lettering, along with having a carving mallet and access to a variety of gouges.  The Guild owns some tools that might be useful for you in case you don't have any.

    Prior carving experience is required and taking Chuck's Intro class first is recommended.

    The project for this class will create a pattern of your design, using elements from classical books on stylized lettering from antiquity.  The design can be as simple or complex as you want, and what you choose almost doesn't matter, because you will be learning the techniques needed to create a wide variety of patterns.


    COST of the class is $180, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on the interest list.


    If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com.


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - not a class (yet)


    Carving an Acanthus Leaf.


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart or Mary May



    Carving an Acanthus leaf teaches you many skills that can be applied to other forms of carving.  The leaf itself comes in many styles, and has evolved over at least two thousand years and many are stylized forms of an ideal, even though you can find actual leaves in gardens in Portland.

    We have two possibilities for teaching - one with Chuck Rinehart and the other with Mary May.

    Chuck Rinehart has now taught this class several times for us, and has taught it many times before at his former club in Rochester, NY.  His design is quite challenging and was developed by his mentor, a British Master Carver named Ian Agrell.  This is a three week class, which was originally part of the six week Introduction to Classical Carving class, but we broke that into two sequences of three weeks each, the Foundations class and one on the Acanthus leaf.

    Mary May is coming in October 2019 to teach two, two-day classes and there is a possibility she can include one of her thirteen different styles into one of the classes.  She wrote a comprehensive book on carving these designs, and a copy is in the Guild library.  For an extra fee, you can also watch or download detailed videos at her online school.

    There is a fairly large set of tools that are required and some sets are available to rent from the Guild at a cost of about $75 (TBD), if you don't have or don't want to invest in your own tools at this time.

    Chuck's class will be three sessions, each four hours, spaced every other week for you to do the required homework.

    COST of the class is $180, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on this interest list.  


    You must have prior carving experience with mallet-capable tools, nominally Chuck's Foundations of Classical Carving.


    If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com.


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - not a class (yet)


    Carving (and Designing) a Sign


          Instructors- Chuck Rinehart and Steve Hickcox


    We are exploring the possibility of creating a three week class to design and carve a sign.

    Steve Hickcox has professional experience making signs and will partner with Chuck Rinehart, who will help with the carving.  

    This is an outgrowth of Chuck's letter carving class.  The design issues are significant and will likely take two of the three sessions to work through choices for fonts, wording, inter-letter and inter-word spacing, wood choices as well as decorative treatment and finishing alternatives.  You will largely be doing the actual sign construction and carving on your own.

    While you chose your own sign, one idea is to develop a sign for your own home shop, or perhaps for the studio of your mate or friend.

    Prior carving and woodworking experience is expected.

    Cost of the class is probably $180 but does not include the wood for the sign or tools. It's free to sign up on this interest list.  

    If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com.


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop or MAC
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - Introduction to Letter Carving - not a class (yet)


    Register your interest in taking the three week class to introduce you to Letter Carving.


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart



    Chuck Rinehart taught this class twice for us but has taught it before at his former club in Rochester, NY.  

    This is a three week introduction class based on the techniques created and documented by Chris Pye in his book and on his online school.  In three weeks you will learn enough to accomplish quite a bit, but you will also learn this is a big field with lots of options and time required.   Hopefully this class will whet your appetite, and it will also teach you some techniques for other types of carving.

    You are required to buy three long handled tools useful for lettering, along with having a carving mallet and access to a variety of gouges to cut the curved shapes.  The Guild owns some tools that might be useful for you in case you don't have any.

    The class uses Chris Pye's text that is out of print but you will be able to borrow one of the Guild's copies or get one from a library.  The used copies have gotten ridiculously expensive, approaching $100.

    Prior carving experience is required and taking Chuck's Intro class first is recommended.

    COST of the class is $180, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on the interest list.


    If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com.


    Please register online.


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

    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 10
    Register
      

    Basics Lecture 1- Introduction to Woodworking 

    Instructor – Eddee Edson

    This class gives an overview to wood and woodworking. It is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the terms and vocabulary of woodworking, types of wood, how it is cut, graded and sold. The class will also review general safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control. This class does not cover the requirements for a White Card.

    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

     

    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a 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.

    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 30
    Register

    Meeting Leader - TBD

    The Safety and Orientation is a no charge (free) class and is the first step toward earning your Guild Green Card and access to our power tool workshop. (The second required step is to complete all four of the Machine Skills classes OR take the comprehensive HOST test.)

    The purpose of this class is to familiarize you with the core power tools in the Guild’s workshop, and provide you with our safety criteria and procedures for using them. In this class you will view a video on safety, grade your written safety test (that you have completed prior to class), and review the Guild’s shop practices

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

    1. Study the Tool Safety Manual on how to use the tools safely

    2 . Take the Tool Safety Exam with answers recorded on the Answer Sheet  You should have no trouble passing this test since it is open book and the answers are in the Tool safety manual

    In addition to the video and written test, we will also introduce you to all of the basic machines in the shop as well as what you have to demonstrate to pass the HOST (Hands On Safety Test)

    We will then discuss whether you are ready to take the HOST or if you need additional training. A self assessment form is available to help you decided. We will review of the training options that are available.

    You must bring these items to the meeting or you will be required to take this class again;

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, RETURN TO THIS CLASS.  Click the ALREADY REGISTERED BUTTON AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

    Questions? Please contact Ray Curtis, Safety Chair at colleenandray@comcast.net

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


Past events

23 Mar 2019 Free - Open Carving Time 19-4
21 Mar 2019 BASICS LECTURE #1-INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING 19-3
14 Mar 2019 Basics Lecture #7 – Finishing - 19-2
12 Mar 2019 Free - Open Carving Time 19-3
10 Mar 2019 Safety & Orientation meeting
09 Mar 2019 Sharpen Like a Pro with Jeff Zens 19-1
26 Feb 2019 BASICS LECTURE#5- JOINERY 19-1
23 Feb 2019 Build a Stool from Scratch 19-1
21 Feb 2019 BASICS LECTURE #3- BASICS OF POWER TOOLS 19-1
19 Feb 2019 Free - Open Carving Time 19-2
16 Feb 2019 Relief Carving 102 - 19-1
13 Feb 2019 BASICS LECTURE #1-INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING 19-2
12 Feb 2019 Band Saw Clinic 19-1
10 Feb 2019 Safety & Orientation meeting
31 Jan 2019 BASICS LECTURE #4- CABINET CONSTRUCTION 19-1
29 Jan 2019 Free - Open Carving Time 19-1
26 Jan 2019 Make A Folding Cocktail Sized Table 19-1
22 Jan 2019 BASICS LECTURE #2- BENCH & HAND TOOLS 19-1
22 Jan 2019 Letter Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-1
19 Jan 2019 Foundations of Classical Relief Carving with Chuck Rinehart 19-1
17 Jan 2019 Basics Lecture #7 – Finishing - 19-1
13 Jan 2019 Safety & Orientation meeting
10 Jan 2019 BASICS LECTURE #6- DESIGN 19-1
09 Jan 2019 BASICS LECTURE #1- Introduction & Safety - 19-1
18 Dec 2018 Free - Open Carving Time 18-4
12 Dec 2018 BASICS LECTURE #3- BASICS OF POWER TOOLS 18-3
11 Dec 2018 BASICS LECTURE #2- BENCH & HAND TOOLS 18-3
11 Dec 2018 Free - Open Carving Time 18-3
09 Dec 2018 Safety & Orientation meeting
08 Dec 2018 BASICS LECTURE #1-INTRODUCTION & SAFETY 18-3
08 Dec 2018 Hands-on Build a Bottle Caddy-Basics Band Saw Skill Building 18-1
04 Dec 2018 BASICS LECTURE#5- JOINERY 18-3
27 Nov 2018 Free - Open Carving Time 18-2
24 Nov 2018 Sharpen Like a Pro, Part I, with Jeff Zens 18-1
20 Nov 2018 Free - Open Carving Time 18-1
13 Nov 2018 Build a Letter Tray & Build Your Skills –A Hands-on Basics Table Saw Skill Building 18-1
13 Nov 2018 BASICS LECTURE #2- BENCH & HAND TOOLS 18-2
11 Nov 2018 Safety & Orientation meeting
10 Nov 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-9 Router Set-up, Bit Selection and Use 18-1
08 Nov 2018 BASICS LECTURE #1-INTRODUCTION & SAFETY 18-2
03 Nov 2018 BASICS LECTURE#5- JOINERY 18-2
27 Oct 2018 Carving Tool Sharpening with Jeff Harness 18-1
23 Oct 2018 Follow-on Project 2: Classical Border Carving with Chuck Rinehart 18-1
18 Oct 2018 BASICS LECTURE #3- BASICS OF POWER TOOLS 18-1
13 Oct 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-8 Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces Using Machines 18-1
11 Oct 2018 BASICS LECTURE #2- BENCH & HAND TOOLS 18-1
10 Oct 2018 BASICS LECTURE #1-INTRODUCTION & SAFETY 18-1
06 Oct 2018 BASICS LECTURE#5- JOINERY 18-1
06 Oct 2018 Intro to Classical Carving with Chuck Rinehart 18-3
02 Oct 2018 Introduction to Incise Letter Carving with Chuck Rinehart 18-1
25 Sep 2018 Overview of the Maloof Joint with Bob O'Connor 18-1
20 Sep 2018 Sharpening and Using your Card Scraper for Wonderful Results 18-1
15 Sep 2018 Green Woodworking Series: Make a Ladder Back Chair 18-1
14 Sep 2018 Michael Fortune Stool with Steam Bent Footrest 18-1
13 Sep 2018 Learn to Make an Upholstered Slip Seat with Michael Fortune 18-1
10 Sep 2018 Chair Mock-up Workshop with Michael Fortune 18-1
08 Sep 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-7 Machine Maintenance and Set-up 18-1
28 Aug 2018 Chair Design Workshop 18-1
17 Jul 2018 Sliding Table Saw Skills 18-2
10 Jul 2018 Band Saw Clinic 18-1
09 Jun 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-6 Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces by Hand 18-1
26 May 2018 Guild Family Woodworking Program-Orientation Meeting
22 May 2018 Classical Carving with Chuck Rinehart 18-2
18 May 2018 Building Confidence for the Beginning Woodworker with Kelly Parker 18-1
17 May 2018 Shaping Clinic: Creating Identical Compound Curve Parts with Kelly Parker 18-1
15 May 2018 Design Boot Camp: Finding Your voice with Kelly Parker 18-1
12 May 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL5 Layout, Measuring, Marking and Drawing 18-1
01 May 2018 Sliding Table Saw Skills 18-1
28 Apr 2018 Simple, Solid Workbench for Beginners and Beyond with Asa Christiana
20 Apr 2018 GARRETT HACK: PRECISION WITH HAND TOOLS 18-1
18 Apr 2018 GARRETT HACK: ELEGANT DETAILS 18-1
17 Apr 2018 GARRETT HACK: PRACTICAL DESIGN 18-1
14 Apr 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NLF1 Surface Preparation & Shellac Finishing
11 Apr 2018 Become a Guild Class Coordinator 18-1
07 Apr 2018 Basics of Fine Woodworking 18-3
03 Apr 2018 Sharpening and Using your Card Scraper for Wonderful Results 18-1
27 Mar 2018 Introduction to Project Milling 18-1
24 Mar 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL4 Hand Plane Tune-Up and Technique, 18-1
14 Mar 2018 Foolproof Mortises and Tenons with Asa Christiana 18-1
13 Mar 2018 Make a Veneered Panel with Chip Webster 18-1
10 Mar 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL3 Fundamental Sharpening Skills, 18-1
03 Mar 2018 Introduction to Carving in the Round - 18-1
27 Feb 2018 Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship: 3. Tune Up Every Machine in Your Shop with Asa Christiana
17 Feb 2018 Basics of Fine Woodworking 18-2
10 Feb 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL2 The Woodworker's Toolkit 18-1
23 Jan 2018 CNC Basics - Getting Started
13 Jan 2018 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL1 Understanding Wood and Purchasing Wood for Your Project 18-1
07 Jan 2018 Basics of Fine Woodworking 18-1
30 Dec 2017 INTEREST LIST - Introduction to Carving in the Round - 17-1
13 Dec 2017 Introduction to Project Milling 17-1
09 Dec 2017 Finally; A Hand Plane Class Designed for You, By You 17-1
05 Dec 2017 Restore a Metal Bench Plane 17-2
25 Nov 2017 Sharpen Like A Pro: Bench Tool Sharpening Clinic with Jeff Zens 17-2
18 Nov 2017 Make a Greenwood Stool 17-1
07 Nov 2017 Think Finishing Before You Start Your Project 17-1
04 Nov 2017 Relief Carving 101 - 17-2
25 Oct 2017 Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship: 2. Prep Materials like a Pro with Asa Christiana 17-1
24 Oct 2017 Bandsaw Clinic 17-2
21 Oct 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-5
14 Oct 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-17 Final Project: Build a Wall Cabinet with Drawers 17-1
11 Oct 2017 Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship: 1. Foolproof Furniture Design, with Asa Christiana 17-1
26 Sep 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-3
23 Sep 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level:NL-16 Carcase Construction--Build a Finger-Joint Box with Lid 17-1
09 Sep 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-4
26 Aug 2017 BUILD A GARDEN BENCH IN A MORNING with ASA CHRISTIANA 17-1
25 Aug 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level 2018-19 MANDATORY MEETING
26 Jul 2017 Photograph Your Work Like a Pro with Asa Christiana  17-1
22 Jul 2017 Fundamentals of Cabinetry 17-1
23 Jun 2017 Advanced Jigs + Fixtures Workshop with Michael Fortune 17-1
20 Jun 2017 Foundation Jigs + Fixtures Workshop with Michael Fortune 17-1
19 Jun 2017 Jigs + Fixtures Clinic with Michael Fortune 17-1
17 Jun 2017 Carving Tool Sharpening - 17-1
14 Jun 2017 Measuring, Marking & Layout for Woodworkers 17-1
10 Jun 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-15 Leg and Apron Construction: Build a Stool 17-1
30 May 2017 Bandsaw Clinic 17-1
27 May 2017 Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic with Jeff Zens 17-1
13 May 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-14 Frame and Panel Construction:  Build A Door 17-1
29 Apr 2017 Japanese Woodworking Class 17-1
22 Apr 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-3
22 Apr 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL13 Dovetail Joints--Focused Work 17-1
11 Apr 2017 Finishing Series: Surface Preparation 17-1
08 Apr 2017 Relief Carving 101 - 17-1
04 Apr 2017 Finishing Series: Applying a Varnish Finish 17-1
25 Mar 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level; NL12 Mortise & Tenon Joints -- Focused Work 17-1
11 Mar 2017 Build a Stool from Scratch 17-1
04 Mar 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-2
25 Feb 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL11 Overview and Recommended Use of Common Woodworking Joints 17-1
22 Feb 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-2
08 Feb 2017 Design for the Woodworker Function or Art? 17-1
28 Jan 2017 Wide Belt Sander Training for Shop Attendants Only 17-1
28 Jan 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL10 Drill Press Set-up & Operation 17-1
18 Jan 2017 Restore a Metal Bench Plane 17-1
07 Jan 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-1
03 Jan 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-1
31 Dec 2016 WAITLIST-Making a Traditional Ladderback Chair 16-1
31 Dec 2016 WAITLIST=Japanese Sawhorse Workshop 16-1
31 Dec 2016 WAITLIST:Steam Bending with Frank LaRoque 16-1
10 Dec 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-8
29 Nov 2016 Build a Tool Tote 16-1
22 Nov 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-7
15 Nov 2016 Spokeshave 16-1
15 Nov 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-11
12 Nov 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL9 Router Set-up, Bit Selection and Use 16-1
29 Oct 2016 Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic 16-2
26 Oct 2016 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 16-9
25 Oct 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-10
25 Oct 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-5
22 Oct 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL8 Milling Work Pieces Using Machines 16-1
18 Oct 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-10
14 Oct 2016 Make A Waterfall Edge Table with Michael Fortune 16-1
10 Oct 2016 Chair Design & Construction with Michael Fortune 16-1
08 Oct 2016 Make Formed Wood Hand Mirrors with Michael Fortune 16-1
07 Oct 2016 Band Saw Clinic with Michael Fortune 16-1
30 Sep 2016 Advanced Finishing Techniques Workshop with Michael Dresdner 16-1
27 Sep 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-9
24 Sep 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-4
24 Sep 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL7 Machine Set-up & Maintenance 16-1
20 Sep 2016 Bandsaw and Bench mounted Sanders 16-8
20 Sep 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-9
09 Sep 2016 Basic Finishing "By Hand and Eye" with Michael Dresdner 16-1
24 Aug 2016 Restore a metal bench plane 16-1
23 Aug 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-8
16 Aug 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-6
13 Aug 2016 Measuring, Marking and Layout 16-1
09 Aug 2016 Think Finish Before You Start Building 16-1
02 Aug 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-8
27 Jul 2016 Intro to Intarsia 16-1
26 Jul 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-5
19 Jul 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-7
13 Jul 2016 Intro to Scroll Saw 16-1
12 Jul 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-5
12 Jul 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-7
05 Jul 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-7
22 Jun 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-6
21 Jun 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-6
19 Jun 2016 Repairing Common Mishaps in Woodworking 16-2
14 Jun 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-6
14 Jun 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-4
11 Jun 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL6 Milling With Hand Tools 16-1
10 Jun 2016 CNC Workshop with Legacy Woodworking Machinery 16-1
04 Jun 2016 Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking 16-1
02 Jun 2016 RC Tugboat Model Workshop 16-1
28 May 2016 Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic 16-1
24 May 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-5
21 May 2016 Shave Horse Class - Work Party 16-1
17 May 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-5
17 May 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-5
14 May 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL5 Layout, Measuring & Marking, 16-1
07 May 2016 Build a Workbench 16-1
03 May 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-4
26 Apr 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-4
23 Apr 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL4 Hand Plane Tune-Up and Technique, 16-1
19 Apr 2016 Carving: The Art of the Columbia River 16-1
19 Apr 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-4
12 Apr 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-4
09 Apr 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-3
09 Apr 2016 Wide Belt Sander Skills 16-2
09 Apr 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-3
05 Apr 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-4
29 Mar 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-3
29 Mar 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-3
26 Mar 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL3 Fundamental Sharpening Skills, 16-1
24 Mar 2016 2 Day Box Making Workshop with Doug Stowe 16-2
23 Mar 2016 FREE PRESENTATION PROGRAM WITH DOUG STOWE
22 Mar 2016 Wall Cabinet Workshop with Doug Stowe 16-1
21 Mar 2016 Doug Stowe - Woodworking Education - A Symposium for Hands-on Learning
20 Mar 2016 1 Day Box Making Workshop with Doug Stowe 16-1
19 Mar 2016 Box Making Demonstration with Doug Stowe 16-1
15 Mar 2016 Wide Belt Sander Skills 16-1
01 Mar 2016 Drawer Design and Construction 16-1
27 Feb 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-2
27 Feb 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL2 The Woodworker's Toolkit 16-1
21 Feb 2016 Repairing Common Mishaps in Woodworking 16-1
13 Feb 2016 Build a Stool From Scratch 16-1
29 Jan 2016 CNC Router Workshop
23 Jan 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-1
23 Jan 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL1 Understanding Wood and Purchasing Wood for Your Project 16-1
12 Jan 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-1
12 Dec 2015 Build a Box Cabinet Using a Router and Dovetail Jig 15-1
01 Dec 2015 Wipe On Finishing with Austin Heitzman 16-1
27 Oct 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-7
24 Oct 2015 Beginning Sketchup Class 15-1
10 Oct 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-6
30 Sep 2015 Wood Forming with Michael Fortune 15-1
29 Sep 2015 Bandsaw Clinic with Michael Fortune 15-1
26 Sep 2015 Design for Woodworkers with Michael Fortune 15-1
24 Sep 2015 Woodworking at the Next Level--Information and Registration Meeting
16 Sep 2015 Glues 15-2
15 Sep 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-5
26 Aug 2015 Glues 15-1
25 Aug 2015 Four Ways to Camber a Plane Iron – Summer Lite Class 15-1
18 Aug 2015 Making, Caring, Feeding & Use of Marking Knives 15-1
11 Aug 2015 Sharpening Your Card Scraper: Chasing the Elusive Burr with Jeff Zens – Summer Lite Class 15-1
04 Aug 2015 Introduction to Using Veneer – Summer Lite Class 15-1
25 Jul 2015 Multi-Router: MR201 15-2
24 Jul 2015 Blacksmithing Hinges 15-2
24 Jul 2015 Blacksmithing Hinges 15-1
21 Jul 2015 Think Finish Before you Start Building - Summer Lite Class 15-1
21 Jul 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-5
17 Jul 2015 Repairing Common Mishaps In Woodworking - Summer Lite class 15-1
27 Jun 2015 The Art of Live-Edge 15-1
01 Jun 2015 Build Your Own Project with Ken Vetterick
12 May 2015 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 15-2
09 May 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-4
09 May 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-4
05 May 2015 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 15-1
02 May 2015 Basics of Fine Woodworking 15-3
19 Apr 2015 Next Level 12: Mortise and Tenon Joints - Focused Work 15-1
18 Apr 2015 Repairing Common Mishaps in Woodworking 15-1
11 Apr 2015 WAIT LIST for Make a Tool Chest for New Anarchists with Chris Schwarz 15-1
11 Apr 2015 Make a Tool Chest for New Anarchists with Chris Schwarz 15-1
10 Apr 2015 Make a Wooden Try Square with Chris Schwarz 15-1
07 Apr 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-3
07 Apr 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-3
04 Apr 2015 Practicing the Fundamentals 15-1
21 Mar 2015 Next Level 11: Overview and Recommended Use of Common Woodworking Joints 15-1
14 Mar 2015 Designing with Wood: Selecting The Best Materials For Your Project 15-1
07 Mar 2015 Next Level 5: Layout, Measuring and Marking 15-1
07 Mar 2015 Basics of Fine Woodworking 15-2
06 Mar 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-3
06 Mar 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-3
04 Mar 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-2
28 Feb 2015 Next Level 10: The Drill Press 15-1
24 Feb 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-2
23 Feb 2015 Applying a Varnish Finish 15-1
23 Feb 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-1
20 Feb 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-1
19 Feb 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-2
17 Feb 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-1
07 Feb 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-2
27 Jan 2015 DESIGN EXPLORATION: ACTIVATE YOUR PRACTICE 15-1
27 Jan 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-1
24 Jan 2015 Next Level 9: Router Set-up, Bit Selection and Use 15-1
23 Jan 2015 FREE CLASS (Kinda): What’s a Deadman, and Why Would I Want To Build One?
10 Jan 2015 Advanced Multi-Router Joinery 15-1
10 Jan 2015 Basics of Fine Woodworking 15-1
30 Dec 2014 Next Level Series Placeholder for those interested
07 Dec 2014 NEXT LEVEL 8: Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces Using Machines 2.8 14-1
29 Nov 2014 Introduction to Multi-Router Joinery 14-1
17 Nov 2014 Learn to Build & Use Scratch Stock 14-1
17 Nov 2014 Learn How To Make and Use A Router Half Fence
17 Nov 2014 Make a Raised Panel with Routers
15 Nov 2014 Next Level 6: Milling Work Pieces by Hand 2.6 14-1
08 Nov 2014 Build a One Drawer Jewelry Box
08 Nov 2014 Next Level 7: Machine Maintenance and Setup 2.7 14-1
01 Nov 2014 Next Level 4: Hand Plane Tune-up & Technique 3.4 14-2
31 Oct 2014 Next Level 3: Fundamental Sharpening Skills 3.3 14-3
31 Oct 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-5
30 Oct 2014 Sliding Table Saw Skills 14-2
29 Oct 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-4
28 Oct 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
25 Oct 2014 BUILD A MULTIPLE CHOICE TABLE COFFEE TABLE, HALL/ENTRY TABLE, OR END TABLE 14-1
21 Oct 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
18 Oct 2014 Next Level 3: Fundamental Sharpening Skills 3.3 14-2
17 Oct 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-4
10 Oct 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-3
03 Oct 2014 EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE SPOKE SHAVE 14-1
03 Oct 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
27 Sep 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-5
26 Sep 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-3
25 Sep 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
22 Sep 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-2
20 Sep 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-4
20 Sep 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-2
15 Sep 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
13 Sep 2014 Next Level 5: LAYOUT, MEASURING AND MARKING 2.5 14-1
08 Sep 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-3
06 Sep 2014 Next Level 2: Woodworkers Toolkit 3.2 14-1
06 Sep 2014 Power Tool Maintenance 14-1
04 Sep 2014 Next Level 1: Understanding Wood 3.1 14-2
03 Sep 2014 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 14-2
26 Aug 2014 New User Shop Orientation
20 Aug 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-2
18 Aug 2014 New User Shop Orientation
11 Aug 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-1
09 Aug 2014 New User Shop Orientation
08 Aug 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-1
07 Aug 2014 Next Level Information and Registration Meeting
06 Aug 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-1
19 Jul 2014 Steam Bending with Frank LaRoque 14-1
09 Jul 2014 Sharpening Your Card Scraper 14-1: Chasing the Elusive Burr with Jeff Zens
28 Jun 2014 Build an Outdoor Chair with Bill Bolstad 14-1
14 Jun 2014 Purchasing Hardwoods for Your Project 14-2
31 May 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-4
12 Apr 2014 NL 2.4 Understanding Handplanes 14-1
05 Apr 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-3
23 Mar 2014 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 14-3
14 Mar 2014 Language and Principles of Furniture Design with George Walker 14-1
09 Mar 2014 14-1 Green Card On Steroids/ Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
08 Mar 2014 NL2.3 Fundamental Sharpening Skills 14-1
06 Mar 2014 Informational Meeting: Woodworking at the Next Level
26 Feb 2014 SawStop Presentation 14-1
23 Feb 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Feb 2014 NL 2.2 Woodworkers Toolkit 14-1
21 Feb 2014 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 14-2
20 Feb 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-2
18 Feb 2014 Project Class: Build a Blanket Chest and Perfect your Dovetails with Austin Heitzman 14-1
16 Feb 2014 Shop Attendants Training 14-1
12 Feb 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
12 Feb 2014 First Aid for Shop Attendants 14-1
31 Jan 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
29 Jan 2014 SawStop Maintenance 14-1
22 Jan 2014 Finally: A Hand Plane Class Designed for You, By You 14-1
20 Jan 2014 Finish Before You Start 14-1
12 Jan 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
11 Jan 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-1
08 Jan 2014 Japanese Sawhorse Workshop 14-1
06 Jan 2014 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 14-1
04 Jan 2014 Build a Bill Bolstad Jewelry Box with Drawers 14-1
04 Jan 2014 Next Level Understanding Wood - NL1, 14-1
11 Dec 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
07 Dec 2013 Stress Free Glue Up & Assembly 13-1
30 Nov 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
18 Nov 2013 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 13-1
16 Nov 2013 Wood Carving Basics Workshop with Mary May 13-1
15 Nov 2013 Wood Carving Problem Solving Open Session with Mary May 13-1
15 Nov 2013 Introduction to Relief Wood Carving with Mary May 13-1
07 Nov 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
02 Nov 2013 Purchasing Hardwoods for Your Project 13-1
21 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
19 Oct 2013 Build a Vertical Necklace Storage Box 13-1
18 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
16 Oct 2013 Introduction to the Vacuum Press 13-1
15 Oct 2013 Drawer Design & Construction 13-1
12 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
11 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
01 Oct 2013 Sharpening Bench Tools-Basic Sharpening Workshop 13-1
28 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
28 Sep 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-4
26 Sep 2013 Four Ways to Camber a Plane Iron 13-1
24 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
23 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
14 Sep 2013 Build a Bill Bolstad Jewelry Box with Drawers 13-1
14 Sep 2013 NEXT LEVEL-11 OVERVIEW AND RECOMMENDED USE OF COMMON WOODWORKING JOINTS
12 Sep 2013 Shop Attendant Review
11 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
09 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
28 Aug 2013 Tool Making with John Economaki 13-1
26 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
26 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
23 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
23 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Jun 2013 Beyond the Basic Edge: Sharpening Cards, Shaves, and Knives, Creating Cambers, and more. 13-1
15 Jun 2013 NEXT LEVEL-10 THE DRILL PRESS
15 Jun 2013 Repairing Old Chairs 13-1
01 Jun 2013 Making a Wooden Plane 13-1
18 May 2013 Applying a Fast Drying Varnish Finish 13-1
11 May 2013 NL-9 ROUTERS: Their Set-up, Use, and Bit Selection
11 May 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-3
02 May 2013 Bandsaw/Resaw Introduction13-1
30 Mar 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-2
16 Mar 2013 Bill Bolstad Table 4 Ways !
09 Mar 2013 NEXT LEVEL-8: Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces Using Machines
02 Mar 2013 Project Class: Build a Blanket Chest and Perfect your Dovetails with Austin Heitzman 13-1
23 Feb 2013 NEXT LEVEL-7: MACHINE MAINTENANCE & SET-UP
16 Feb 2013 Introduction to Double Bevel Marquetry 13-1
09 Feb 2013 Beginning Wood Turning 13-1
02 Feb 2013 Working w/a Live Edge: Building a Side Table 13-1
26 Jan 2013 Power Tool Maintenance 13-1
19 Jan 2013 Making a Wooden Plane 13-1
12 Jan 2013 Introduction to Chair Building 13-1
08 Jan 2013 Learn to Build a Cross Cut Sled for your Tablesaw 13-1
01 Jan 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-1
15 Dec 2012 Making & Using Router Jigs 12-1
01 Dec 2012 NL: Milling Work Pieces By Hand 12-1
24 Nov 2012 Steam Bending with Frank LaRoque 12-1
17 Nov 2012 Drawing:Part One with Frank LaRoque 12-1
10 Nov 2012 Simple, Sturdy Drawers 12-1
10 Nov 2012 NL Joinery Layout, Measuring and Marking 12-2
03 Nov 2012 Build a Bill Bolstad Jewelry Box with Drawers 12-1
27 Oct 2012 Greene & Greene Details with Darrell Peart 12-1
27 Oct 2012 NL Understanding Handplanes 12-3
20 Oct 2012 Invisible Repairs 12-1 with Frank LaRoque
13 Oct 2012 NL Fundamental Sharpening Skills 12-4
06 Oct 2012 ALAN ZELL TRADE SHOW SEMINAR 12-1
29 Sep 2012 NL Woodworkers Toolkit 12-3
15 Sep 2012 NL Understanding Wood 12-3
15 Sep 2012 Basics of Fine Woodworking 12-4
14 Aug 2012 Working With Gnarly Woods: Taming Your Wild Boards 12-1
12 Aug 2012 Sharpening Your Card Scraper 12-1: Chasing the Elusive Burr
07 Aug 2012 Veneer 12-1, A Summer Lite Class
06 Aug 2012 Tips And Tricks: Making Sleds & Jigs For Your Router & Table Saw 12-1
14 Jul 2012 Beginning Wood Turning 12-2
23 Jun 2012 NL: Milling Work Pieces By Hand 12-1
09 Jun 2012 Intermediate SketchUp 12-1
02 Jun 2012 NL Understanding Handplanes 12-2
02 Jun 2012 Beginning Wood Turning 12-1
19 May 2012 Hall Mirror 12-1
12 May 2012 NL Fundamental Sharpening Skills 12-3
28 Apr 2012 NL Joinery Layout, Measuring and Marking 12-1
21 Apr 2012 Beginning SketchUp 12-1
21 Apr 2012 NL Understanding Wood 12-2
21 Apr 2012 Basics of Fine Woodworking 12-3
14 Apr 2012 NL Woodworkers Toolkit 12-2
31 Mar 2012 Bandsaw 12-1
31 Mar 2012 Scroll Saw Artistry 12-1
17 Mar 2012 Knife Hinges 12-1
10 Mar 2012 NL Understanding Handplanes 12-1
09 Mar 2012 Basics of Fine Woodworking 12-2
11 Feb 2012 NL Sharpening Bench Tools 12-1
04 Feb 2012 Hall Table 12-1
28 Jan 2012 NL Woodworkers Toolkit 12-1
21 Jan 2012 Selecting Hardwoods for Your Project 12-1
14 Jan 2012 NL Understanding Wood 12-1
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