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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

    • 07 Sep 2021
    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Via Zoom: a link will be provided
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    Tips and Tricks ... A Virtual Series with Michael Fortune 


    Michael Fortune has been designing and making worldwide acclaimed contemporary furniture for over 50 years. Over this period he has taught numerous classes and workshops in various techniques, often while building interesting projects, such as a stool with steam bent spirals, or a folding chair. In each of these classes and workshops students are exposed to various tips and tricks he has developed, even though they are not generally expressed as part of the curriculum for the workshop.

    The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers has worked with Michael to develop this Tips and Tricks Series to pass along an accumulation of techniques he has developed over the years in order to help him produce his work more safely, effectively and efficiently. The topics are grouped by the manner in which he thinks about his workflow. The reader will note that his structure is different from many other masters. For instance, Michael treats the band saw, jointer and planer as a set of tools. In contrast, many others treat the table saw, jointer and planer as a set for milling. In this series, Michael will explain his rationale.

    The list of Tips and Tricks are presented, first, from the perspective of a woodworker just getting started, and progress to more advanced topics for intermediate plus woodworkers. Over 125 different tips and tricks will be covered. There will be something of use to everyone.

    This event will be presented in a series of 4 video sessions by Zoom in September as a package. Registering and paying the fee for this event registers you and covers the cost of all four sessions. The sessions will be recorded for access by registrants after the event. Video sessions can be very informative on their own, but in this case we have, also, scheduled 2, in-person, seminars with Michael Fortune, in October, as a follow-up for those Zoom session participants who are interested in meeting with him face to face.. These will only be available to participants who have registered for the Zoom sessions, i.e., the Zoom sessions are a prerequisite for the seminars. The seminars are intended to add detail and answer questions to the Zoom sessions, not replace them.

    The Schedule - 4 Virtual Sessions + In Person Follow-Up Sessions

    Virtual sessions: 2 hours each by Zoom

    • Session 1, Band Saw, Jointer, Planer – Band Saw/Jointer/Planer are a team: Tuesday, September 7, 6 PM – 8 PM PDT (9 PM – 11 PM EDT)
    • Session 2, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Table Saw: Thursday, September 9, 6 PM – 8 PM PDT (9 PM – 11 PM EDT)
    • Session 3, Hand Tools/Bench, Plate Joiner/Domino Table, Fixing Mistakes: Monday, September 20, 6 PM – 8 PM PDT (9 PM – 11 PM EDT)
    • Session 4, Bench Grinder, Clamping, Router Table: Wednesday, September 22, 6 PM – 8 PM PDT (9 PM – 11 PM EDT)

    In Person Follow-up Sessions: 4 hours each at the Guild shop – these are posted as  separate classes and require  separate registrations. 
    • Session 1, October 6, 9 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    • Session 2, October 6, 1 PM – 5 PM PDT

    A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant by email before he Zoom sessions. 

    Refer any questions regarding this event to Chip Webster, jdwebster3@comcast.net

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



    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Advanced Tool Certification Training Sliding Table Saw

    Instructor - Tim Moore

    Shop Certification Card required


    The goal of this training is to provide the member with the information, demonstration and practice to ensure the safe use of this machine. The training will focus on saw terminology, plywood handling, sliding, safety and operational rules the basic cutting of other wood materials and clean up.  The trainee will be required to demonstrate that they have understood the information presented and can successfully complete the trained tasks in a safe manner.

    The Guild will provide a 4’ x 8’ sheet of plywood for demonstration purposes. No supplies/wood required by trainees.

    Please bring your own PPE - eye, ear and lung protection.


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



    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 2

    SHOP ATTENDANT ADVANCED TOOL CERTIFICATION: Multi-Router

    Instructor - Mark Klein

    General Description (include goals, objectives & deliverables; describe prerequisites & audience skill levelexpectations - can use “Key Points” list) The Multi-Router is a mortise & tenon machine for commercial or heavy-duty production of almost any solid-wood joint imaginable. Using the Multi-Router will increase productivity and efficiency dramatically. With a Multi-Router in the shop you will also produce top-notch joinery - angled joinery, box joints, dovetails, mortise and tenons all fitting together with precision. This is an Advanced Tool with the Guild and is the most effective when completing multiple joints with the same or similar setup. This is a step by step guide to use the JDS multi-router to build a mortise and tenon joint.

    Please bring your own PPE - eye, ear and lung protection. This is especially important as the Multi-Router is a very dusty machine.

    Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.

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



    • 19 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 5
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    Core Tool Practice TRAINING

    Trainers: Gary Weeber, Carol Boyd

    In an effort to bridge the gap between training and use, the Guild is offering a 3 hour, informal, practice session from 6pm to 9pm.  A minimum of two volunteer trainers will be present to provide hands-on assistance as you take this opportunity to practice using the Core Tools.  One or more of the trainers will also be the on-duty Shop Attendant.

    A total of eight (6) slots are available to any member who has completed the Core Tools Certification Training and has not yet spent time in the Guild Shop. 

    Come in.  Get advice and support.  Practice using  some of the machines and get more comfortable with the use of the machines in our shop environment.

    If you wish to work on parts of a personal project, that is fine.  The goal is to practice using machines in a way that will ensure their safe use and make you more comfortable using them.

    Requirements:

    Shop Time Card

    Shop card (machine skills certification)

    Liability Waiver

    User Reservation for Shop Time 

    You must have the following safety equipment:

    • ANSI Z87.1 rated safety glasses if using the machine room.
    • N95 or better dust mask.  These are generally optional but may be required by the Shop Attendant if they determine the air quality will require it. 
    • Hearing protection 

    Please Review the material Guide and Bring all Consumables required for your project.

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

    Please notify the SA if you are not going to arrive at the beginning of the shift or are not planning to stay for the full shift.

    Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Getting Started – Shop Safety for Beginners

    Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.


    Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) is a prerequisite for taking this class.

    Instructors: Jeff Hilber, Mark Klein and Emily Funabiki

    The Getting Started class is a continuation of the safety process in good woodworking practices taught in the Intro to the Guild class.

    Getting Started is a required class for those needing experience with the safe and appropriate use of portable power tools, prior to starting the path to the Guild’s Shop Certification classes.

    This is a four-hour class, with ~2-12 hours of practice with a jig saw, a trim router, a random orbital sander, drill motors (battery and corded), a circular saw and installing their accessories.

    Curriculum includes:

    Drawing up a plan and cutting list

    What happens at the lumber yard; grading, moisture content, grain and figure.

    Wood characteristics, hidden hazards

    Simple approaches to accuracy,

    Specific tool safety techniques.

    The final section of the class will be using these tools to create a cutting board. Material provided by the Guild.

    Please review the Guild’s PPE (personal protection equipment) policy from the Intro to the Guild class.

    Have all your PPE for this class. Approved wrap around safety glasses, hearing protection, a dust mask (these tools are not connected to the dust collection system)

    In addition, follow the COVID-19 virus protection protocols required for Shop use

    Class size is four students. Each student will have their own area in the Shop with each tool to be demonstrated. No tool sharing. Safe distancing.

    Masks in place and hands washed before entering the Shop.

    Dress appropriately for working in the Shop.

    The handouts will be reviewed in class.

    Students must bring to class these items: shop apron, personal and required PPE, pencil, combination square or similar, razor knife, tape measure, notebook, piece of chalk, blank piece of paper for drawing and a straight edge.

    Upon completion of Getting Started, members can sign-up for the Shop Certification classes.

    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.

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Advanced Tool Class - Router and Router Table 

    Instructor - Chip Webster

    Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild and Shop Certification is a prerequisite.   

    This class is about safe use of router and router table and is designed to help you with Guild Shop Certification on these machines.

    The router is one of the most versatile tools in the shop. It is commonly used to do routine cutting of slots with a straight bit, but has great flexibility in edge profiling and in use with jigs. The router is a simple motor 1, 2 ¼ or 3 ½ horsepower with a changeable collet that can hold thousands of bit styles. It can be mounted in a table for exquisite control or hand held when the project is too large to get onto the table.

    If you are not confident in your mastery of this machine, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate these machines safely. Materials will be provided.


    A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

    If you were in the process of getting your shop card before COVID shut the shop down, and this is the last class that you need to get your shop card, please contact our registrar, Julie, at registrar@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

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

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.




    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    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.

    Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.


    COVID - 19 Protocols



    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Online
    Register

     

    Guild General Meeting

    September 21, 2021

    Chip Webster

    The Fine Art of Antique Restoration

    The problem: A friend comes to you with a family heirloom and wants it repaired. What do you do?


    If you are our fellow Guild member, Chip Webster, you know the answer. If you’page1image329361056re not Chip Webster (and only one person is), then tune-in to Chip’s presentation on repairing “Grandma’s Table” at our September 21st monthly meeting.

    Chip has been building and restoring furniture in Portland for 15 years. After moving to Portland from the Atlanta GA area, he started Furniture and Finishes, his furniture restoration company.


    Central to any restoration is planning. Before beginning any work, Chip assesses the piece to discover its structure and its restoration potential. Some questions he asks before he starts work are: Are the joints solid or do they require re-assembly? Can the piece be stripped to bare wood to pro- vide a clean start? What type of finish should be applied? What color is desired?


    Only after answering these questions, and many similar questions, can the work begin on the piece. Chip creates a detailed work plan. He advises us to envision the final result and work toward that vision. A detailed plan should arise out of that vision and guide your work.


    Chip has been a long-standing member of the Guild, serving in many capacities, not the least of which is as a teacher. On the day of our meeting, for example, he will be teaching an advanced course on the router. Chip’s deep interest in the advancement of the Guild has been demonstrated by years of service. Don’t miss Chip’s presentation at the September meeting as he shows us how he works his magic with wood, turning what was once almost worthless into a family heirloom.


    Flame Mahogany - before and after of a yard sale find turned into an heirloom. This piece is called a server and was coated with paint hiding the beautiful crotch mahogany veneer. This is now.

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    Next General Meeting: Online with ZOOM The online invitation will be sent out 24 hours before the event.


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    • 27 Sep 2021
    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 2
    Register


    Shop Certification Card required

         


    MAKE A STAKE-LEG STOOL  - PILOT CLASS                                                                 

    Instructor:       Steve Poland

    Coordinator:    Ruth Warbington

    Monday, September 27, 6:30-8:00 PM  -  Zoom presentation & discussion. (Link will be sent with the reminder so read your reminders email)

    Tuesday, September 28, 5:00-9:00 PM  -  Hands-on work in Guild Shop.

    This is a pilot class for a small number of students. It is offered at a reduced price. Feedback is greatly appreciated to make improvements to this class.  

    In this class pilot we will discuss various design options for your future stake-leg stool projects, and then you will create your own simple stool.  Instructor will describe a range of approaches to forming cylindrical tenons that the instructor worked through before arriving at methods for creating accurate and strong cylindrical mortise and tenon joints without use of a lathe. 

    Basic operations will include:

     Use a table saw fixture to create 8 sided legs from square stock.

    •      Use a router table jig to form precise diameter round tenons.
    • Use band saw to slit wedge slot and drill to bore stress relief at bottom of slot.
    •      Use an angled fixture on drill press to create splayed mortises.
    •      Use band saw to cut wedges for locking the tenons in mortise
    •      Use a flush-cut saw and block plane to trim tenon flush with seat.
    •      Use a height marking fixture to set up leg length cut with Japanese saw.
    •      Use block plane to chamfer edges of seat and bottom of legs.
    •      Finish sanding with random orbit sander.

    We will supply a milled slab of approximately 1-1/2” x 8” x 18” for the seat, and a similar slab to rip into the 4 legs.

    For this pilot class we will not use “live underside segments” due to the significant additional time required to remove bark and prepare those uneven surfaces for finish, and bracing the uneven surface for mortising.

    Students will also use these hand tools (and recommend bring your own if available):

    • 6” rule & tape measure                            
    • 45deg. Sliding square (center marking)
    • Center Punch                                            
    • Digital caliper
    • Pencil                                                        
    • Block plane
    • Smoothing plane (optional)                        
    • Scraper (optional)
    • Hammer to set wedges                                  
    • Flush cut saw
    • Japanese rip saw                                      
    • Japanese crosscut saw           

    Goals of the Class: Primary goal is for students to master the wedged cylindrical mortise & tenon joint.  To understand several seat form design options, and to gain confidence through constructing a basic stool.

    Instructor will provide jigs:

    • 8 siding jigs - 2 each
    • Wedge cutting jig - 2 each
    • Mortise angle drilling jig - 2 each
    • Tenon turning jig & Dish/Tray router bits - 2each
    • Leg length marking jig - 2 each



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



    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Introduction to Guild Safety

    Instructor: Jeff Hilber

    Welcome to the Introduction to Guild Safety class. Every Guild member wishing to take other Shop classes, participate in the Projects groups, or use the shop for personal projects, this is a required class, regardless of experience or skill level.

    Taught by a 35-year career furniture maker, there is something for everyone. For those with little or no woodworking experience, this class is especially for you.

    Included in the class is a tour of the Guild Shop, introducing the stationary tools and their function.

    This class is about 3-1/2 hours.

    Please complete the following before class:

    1. Fill out the self-evaluation section of the Evaluation Form. Guild Evaluation Form

    2. Before the class date, email the completed Guild Evaluation Form to:

         Jeff.hilber@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

    3. Print out and bring a signed Liability Release form.

    4. Read the Guild Safety Manual and take the Test. Bring it to class finished. Answers will be reviewed in class.

    5. Open these Links, and review for the class.

    General Safety

    Guild First Aid Class

    Policy on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment

    Portable Power Tool Tips

    What is Plain Sawn?

    Upon completion of the Intro to 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.

    OR

    2. Bypass the Getting Started class and start the path to the Shop Certification classes.

    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.

    Review Shop Safety and Covid Information

    Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.



    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Getting Started – Shop Safety for Beginners


      Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) is a prerequisite for taking this class.

      Instructors: Jeff Hilber, Mark Klein and Emily Funabiki

      The Getting Started class is a continuation of the safety process in good woodworking practices taught in the Intro to the Guild class.

      Getting Started is a required class for those needing experience with the safe and appropriate use of portable power tools, prior to starting the path to the Guild’s Shop Certification classes.

      This is a four-hour class, with ~2-12 hours of practice with a jig saw, a trim router, a random orbital sander, drill motors (battery and corded), a circular saw and installing their accessories.

      Curriculum includes:

      Drawing up a plan and cutting list

      What happens at the lumber yard; grading, moisture content, grain and figure.

      Wood characteristics, hidden hazards

      Simple approaches to accuracy,

      Specific tool safety techniques.

      The final section of the class will be using these tools to create a cutting board. Material provided by the Guild.

      Please review the Guild’s PPE (personal protection equipment) policy from the Intro to the Guild class.

      Have all your PPE for this class. Approved wrap around safety glasses, hearing protection, a dust mask (these tools are not connected to the dust collection system)

      In addition, follow the COVID-19 virus protection protocols required for Shop use

      Class size is four students. Each student will have their own area in the Shop with each tool to be demonstrated. No tool sharing. Safe distancing.

      Masks in place and hands washed before entering the Shop.

      Dress appropriately for working in the Shop.

      The handouts will be reviewed in class.

      Students must bring to class these items: shop apron, personal and required PPE, pencil, combination square or similar, razor knife, tape measure, notebook, piece of chalk, blank piece of paper for drawing and a straight edge.

      Upon completion of Getting Started, members can sign-up for the Shop Certification classes.

      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.

      • 05 Oct 2021
      • 12 Oct 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 0
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      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.

      Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.


      COVID - 19 Protocols



      • 06 Oct 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 5
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      This seminar has a pre-requisite: registrants for this seminar must have also registered for the the virtual sessions by Zoom. This is not in place of the Zoom series.

      Tips and Tricks  ... the In Person Follow-Up with Michael Fortune

      Michael Fortune has been designing and making worldwide acclaimed contemporary furniture for over 50 years. Over this period he has taught numerous classes and workshops in various techniques, often while building some interesting project, such as a stool with steam bent spirals, or a folding chair. In each of these classes and workshops students are exposed to various tips and tricks he has developed, even though they are not generally expressed as part of the curriculum for the workshop.

      The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers has worked with Michael to develop this Tips and Tricks Series to pass along an accumulation of techniques he has developed over the years to help him produce his work more safely, effectively and efficiently. The topics are grouped by the manner in which he thinks about his workflow. The reader will note that his structure is different from many other masters, for instance Michael treats the band saw, jointer and planer as a set of tools. In contrast, many others treat the table saw, jointer and planer as a set for milling. In this series, Michael will explain his rationale.

      The list of Tips and Tricks are presented first from the perspective of a woodworker just getting started and progress to more advanced topics for intermediate plus woodworkers. Over 125 different tips and tricks will be covered. There will be something of use to everyone.

      These will be presented in a series of 4 video sessions by Zoom in September as a package. The sessions will be recorded for access by registrants after the event. Video sessions can be very informative on their own, but in this case we have scheduled 2 in-person seminars with Michael in October as a follow-up for those Zoom session participants that are interested. These will only be available to members who register for the Zoom sessions, i.e., the Zoom sessions are a prerequisite for the seminars. The seminars are intended to add detail and answer questions to the Zoom sessions, not replace them. The agenda for these seminars will follow the the sequence of the Zoom sessions but will be oriented around demonstrations in person of some techniques as well as Q&A (questions and answer).

      Refer any questions regarding this event to Chip Webster, jdwebster3@comcast.net

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



      • 06 Oct 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 4
      Register




      This seminar has a pre-requisite: registrants for this seminar must have also registered for the the virtual sessions by Zoom. This is not in place of the Zoom series. This session accompanies the Zoom sessions.  

      Michael Fortune has been designing and making worldwide acclaimed contemporary furniture for over 50 years. Over this period he has taught numerous classes and workshops in various techniques, often while building some interesting project, such as a stool with steam bent spirals, or a folding chair. In each of these classes and workshops students are exposed to various tips and tricks he has developed, even though they are not generally expressed as part of the curriculum for the workshop.

      The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers has worked with Michael to develop this Tips and Tricks Series to pass along an accumulation of techniques he has developed over the years to help him produce his work more safely, effectively and efficiently. The topics are grouped by the manner in which he thinks about his workflow. The reader will note that his structure is different from many other masters, for instance Michael treats the band saw, jointer and planer as a set of tools. In contrast, many others treat the table saw, jointer and planer as a set for milling. In this series, Michael will explain his rationale.

      The list of Tips and Tricks are presented first from the perspective of a woodworker just getting started and progress to more advanced topics for intermediate plus woodworkers. Over 125 different tips and tricks will be covered. There will be something of use to everyone.

      These will be presented in a series of 4 video sessions by Zoom in September as a package. The sessions will be recorded for access by registrants after the event. Video sessions can be very informative on their own, but in this case we have scheduled 2 in-person seminars with Michael in October as a follow-up for those Zoom session participants that are interested. These will only be available to members who register for the Zoom sessions, i.e., the Zoom sessions are a prerequisite for the seminars. The seminars are intended to add detail and answer questions to the Zoom sessions, not replace them. The agenda for these seminars will follow the the sequence of the Zoom sessions but will be oriented around demonstrations in person of some techniques as well as Q&A (questions and answer).

      Refer any questions regarding this event to Chip Webster, jdwebster3@comcast.net

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



      • 07 Oct 2021
      • 9:00 AM
      • 09 Oct 2021
      • 5:00 PM
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 2
      Register



      Design Exploration Workshop with Michael Fortune

      This is a three (3) day workshop for woodworkers just getting started, as well as intermediate +, to expose students to Michael Fortune’s design sequence. Participants will experience an illustrated lecture about Michael’s process and then apply the principles to an idea of their own, from sketching and drawing through a model and full size mock-up. This will be a fast paced workshop to understand the foundations – do not expect a polished product at the end. Instead, expect to gain an understanding of the process and practice with tools with the guidance of a master. As in the past, Michael will be assisted by Kelly Parker.

      The Schedule

      Thursday, October 7 – Saturday, October 9, 9 AM – 5 PM

      • Designs – developing your own ideas
      • Drawing - how to draw your ideas so they can be built
      • Perspective drawing - how to best present ideas to others
      • Models and Mock-ups - how to inexpensively visualize and resolve design issues in models and in full size mock-ups
      • Illustration - how to even better present ideas to others (extra credit if there is time)

      The Curriculum

      Inside a furniture designers sketchbook – an Introduction to Michael Fortune’s Design Process

      “Where do my design ideas come from? How did I develop my designs?  How did I move from observing interesting forms in my environment - plant and animal forms, the shadows on a building - to a designing and making a piece of furniture?  This illustrated lecture will go through the versatile design sequence I’ve come to rely on that helps me be creative, avoid “writers block” and even solve fabrication problems. The process is applied to the whole form and even the smallest details. 

      Focusing on developing my design sequence allowed me initially survive as a furniture maker and ultimately prosper. 

      Every sketch becomes part of my idea bank, which I’ll share with the group.   I believe everyone has the capacity to be creative if they get over the fear of making something that is unusual.”

      Design Process Workshop  (hands on)

      Developing Your Own Ideas

      This workshop will introduce the participants to a series of simple bench top design exercises that will exponentially expand where and how you look for inspiration then be able to convert what you’ve observed into practical pieces of furniture or sculpture.   This course is for woodworkers who want to move beyond working “square” or copying other woodworker’s designs.  Sharpen those scissors, plug in that glue gun, hone those new found observation skills and have fun while you develop your own unique furniture forms. This course will change your perception of furniture design and making.  

      Key Points

      • 1.    How to observe your environment and identify design ideas.
      • 2.    Develop your own custom design sequence.
      • 3.    How to sketch, make models and make full-size mock-ups.
      • 4.    How to critique your own work and who to engage to critique your work.
      • 5.    Assembling an idea bank that will be inspirational for years to come.

      Drawing – how to draw your ideas so they can be built

      This workshop will also introduce participants to the fundamentals of mechanical drawing as it applies to woodworking projects and furniture. Why drawing in the digital age? There is a connection from the mind to the hand that is difficult to convey quickly with a computer in the development stages of an idea. And the participant still has to transfer the drawing layout and dimensions to the material at hand.

      Participants will learn the basics of taking a sketch and laying out the appropriate views of the object. We’ll cover the essential drawing tools and everyone will get a chance to practice drawing a their idea for fabrication.

      Perspective Drawing - how to best present ideas to others

      In this section, participants will be exposed to developing a perspective drawing of their idea. Furniture is usually viewed at an angle from the height of the observer when entering a room. Most people can’t quite picture an object from a drawing that is intended for fabrication of the parts and assembly. A perspective drawing can help a spouse, partner or potential client visualize the item more clearly.

      Participants will learn how to apply the basics of perspective drawings and practice on some simple forms.

      Models and Mock-ups - how to inexpensively visualize and resolve design issues in models and in full size mock-ups

      A key factor in the sequence of design is to quickly and inexpensively test ideas with models to see the idea in three dimensional form. As the ideas progress, a further element is to build a full size mock-up with cheap construction grade materials to further assess the viability of the design idea. We’ll explore these methods with some hands-on practice.

      Illustration - how to even better present ideas to others (extra credit if there is time)

      For those that have an interest, we’ll carve out some time to explore illustration as a means of communicating our ideas to others. The tools, materials and techniques will be discussed and, if there is time, we’ll get a hand in practicing illustration.

      Thursday, October 7 – Saturday, October 9, 9 AM – 5 PM
      • Designs – developing your own ideas
      • Drawing - how to draw your ideas so they can be built
      • Perspective drawing - how to best present ideas to others
      • Models and Mock-ups - how to inexpensively visualize and resolve design issues in models and in full size mock-ups
      • Illustration - how to even better present ideas to others (extra credit if there is time)

      Refer any questions regarding this event to Chip Webster, jdwebster3@comcast.net


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



      • 12 Oct 2021
      • 14 Oct 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 1
      Register

      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.

      Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.


      COVID - 19 Protocols



      • 16 Oct 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 2

      Instructor - Tim Moore

      This training is only for certified Shop Attendants only and is not available for registration online.  Any SA wishing to take this training must be approved for participation by the Shop Attendant Leads,  Paul Ehrlich at  paul.ehrlich@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org or Dan Haggerty at mailto:therealdanh@netscape.net

      This is training is on the safe use of the Wide Belt Sander.  Shop rules require the use of this machine to be managed directly by Shop Attendants in order to ensure safety of both machine and user.  The training will focus on the basic use of the machine including set up, changing the belt, adjusting the height procedures and other related functions.

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

      Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.
      • 16 Oct 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 5
      Register

      Advanced Tool Class - Router and Router Table 

      Instructor - Mark  Klein

      Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild and Shop Certification is a prerequisite.   

      This class is about safe use of router and router table and is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

      The router is one of the most versatile tools in the shop. It is commonly used to do routine cutting of slots with a straight bit, but has great flexibility in edge profiling and in use with jigs. The router is a simple motor 1, 2 ¼ or 3 ½ horsepower with a changeable collet that can hold thousands of bit styles. It can be mounted in a table for exquisite control or hand held when the project is too large to get onto the table.

      If you are not confident in your mastery of this machine, then this is the class for you. We will discuss best practice for each operation, you will see it demonstrated, and then you will have the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself, hands on. By the end of the class, you should feel comfortable that you can operate these machines safely. Materials will be provided.


      A Shop Attendant needs to be an intermediate woodworker and is expected to work at least one shift a month, plus attend the monthly SA meeting.

      If you were in the process of getting your shop card before COVID shut the shop down, and this is the last class that you need to get your shop card, please contact our registrar, Julie, at registrar@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

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

      Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.




      • 17 Oct 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 8
      Register

      Introduction to Guild Safety

      Instructor: Jeff Hilber

      Welcome to the Introduction to Guild Safety class. For every Guild member wishing to take other Shop classes, participate in the Projects groups, or use the shop for personal projects, this is a required class, regardless of experience or skill level.

      Taught by a 35-year career furniture maker, there is something for everyone. For those with little or no woodworking experience, this class is especially for you.

      Included in the class is a tour of the Guild Shop, introducing the stationary tools and their function.

      This class is about 3-1/2 hours.

      Please complete the following before class:

      1. Fill out the self-evaluation section of the Evaluation Form. Guild Evaluation Form
      2. Print out and bring a signed Liability Release form.
      3.  Read the Guild Safety Manual and take the Test.  Answers will be reviewed in class. Bring your answers on paper or a device.
      4. Open these Links, and review for the class.

      General Safety

      Guild First Aid Class

      Policy on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment

      Portable Power Tool Tips

      What is Plain Sawn?

      Upon completion of the Intro to 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.

      OR

      2. Bypass the Getting Started class and start the path to the Shop Certification classes.

      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.

      Review Shop Safety and Covid Information.

      Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.



      • 19 Oct 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
      • 4
      Register

      Getting Started – Shop Safety for Beginners


        Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) is a prerequisite for taking this class.

        Instructors: Jeff Hilber, Mark Klein and Emily Funabiki

        The Getting Started class is a continuation of the safety process in good woodworking practices taught in the Intro to the Guild class.

        Getting Started is a required class for those needing experience with the safe and appropriate use of portable power tools, prior to starting the path to the Guild’s Shop Certification classes.

        This is a four-hour class, with ~2-12 hours of practice with a jig saw, a trim router, a random orbital sander, drill motors (battery and corded), a circular saw and installing their accessories.

        Curriculum includes:

        Drawing up a plan and cutting list

        What happens at the lumber yard; grading, moisture content, grain and figure.

        Wood characteristics, hidden hazards

        Simple approaches to accuracy,

        Specific tool safety techniques.

        The final section of the class will be using these tools to create a cutting board. Material provided by the Guild.

        Please review the Guild’s PPE (personal protection equipment) policy from the Intro to the Guild class.

        Have all your PPE for this class. Approved wrap around safety glasses, hearing protection, a dust mask (these tools are not connected to the dust collection system)

        In addition, follow the COVID-19 virus protection protocols required for Shop use

        Class size is four students. Each student will have their own area in the Shop with each tool to be demonstrated. No tool sharing. Safe distancing.

        Masks in place and hands washed before entering the Shop.

        Dress appropriately for working in the Shop.

        The handouts will be reviewed in class.

        Students must bring to class these items: shop apron, personal and required PPE, pencil, combination square or similar, razor knife, tape measure, notebook, piece of chalk, blank piece of paper for drawing and a straight edge.

        Upon completion of Getting Started, members can sign-up for the Shop Certification classes.

        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.

        • 26 Oct 2021
        • 28 Oct 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        Instructor-Dick Rohrbaugh

        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.

        Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.


        COVID - 19 Protocols



        • 30 Oct 2021
        • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 7
        Register

        Core Tool Practice TRAINING

        Trainers: Gary Weeber, Carol Boyd

        In an effort to bridge the gap between training and use, the Guild is offering a 3- hour, informal, practice session..  A minimum of two volunteer trainers will be present to provide hands-on assistance as you take this opportunity to practice using the Core Tools.  One or more of the trainers will also be the on-duty Shop Attendant.

        A total of eight (6) slots are available to any member who has completed the Core Tools Certification Training and has not yet spent time in the Guild Shop. 

        Come in.  Get advice and support.  Practice using some of the machines and get more comfortable with the use of the machines in our shop environment.

        If you wish to work on parts of a personal project, that is fine.  The goal is to practice using machines in a way that will ensure their safe use and make you more comfortable using them.

        Requirements:

        Shop Time Card

        Shop card (machine skills certification)

        Liability Waiver

        User Reservation for Shop Time 

        You must have the following safety equipment:

        • ANSI Z87.1 rated safety glasses if using the machine room.
        • N95 or better dust mask.  These are generally optional but may be required by the Shop Attendant if they determine the air quality will require it. 
        • Hearing protection 

        Please Review the material Guide and Bring all Consumables required for your project.

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

        Please notify the SA if you are not going to arrive at the beginning of the shift or are not planning to stay for the full shift.

        Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.

        • 02 Nov 2021
        • 09 Nov 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 4
        Register

        Instructor-Dick Rohrbaugh

        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.

        Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.


        COVID - 19 Protocols



        • 06 Nov 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 3
        Register


        Advanced Tool Certification Training  for Shop Attendants only  - Sliding Table Saw

        Instructor - Tim Moore

        Shop Certification Card required


        The goal of this training is to provide the member with the information, demonstration and practice to ensure the safe use of this machine. The training will focus on saw terminology, plywood handling, sliding, safety and operational rules the basic cutting of other wood materials and clean up.  The trainee will be required to demonstrate that they have understood the information presented and can successfully complete the trained tasks in a safe manner.

        The Guild will provide a 4’ x 8’ sheet of plywood for demonstration purposes. No supplies/wood required by trainees.

        Please bring your own PPE - eye, ear and lung protection.


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



        • 06 Nov 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 2

        SHOP ATTENDANT ADVANCED TOOL CERTIFICATION: Multi-Router

        Instructor - Mark Klein

        General Description (include goals, objectives & deliverables; describe prerequisites & audience skill levelexpectations - can use “Key Points” list) The Multi-Router is a mortise & tenon machine for commercial or heavy-duty production of almost any solid-wood joint imaginable. Using the Multi-Router will increase productivity and efficiency dramatically. With a Multi-Router in the shop you will also produce top-notch joinery - angled joinery, box joints, dovetails, mortise and tenons all fitting together with precision. This is an Advanced Tool with the Guild and is the most effective when completing multiple joints with the same or similar setup. This is a step by step guide to use the JDS multi-router to build a mortise and tenon joint.

        Please bring your own PPE - eye, ear and lung protection. This is especially important as the Multi-Router is a very dusty machine.


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



        • 09 Nov 2021
        • 11 Nov 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 4
        Register

        Instructor-Asa Christiana

        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.

        Multnomah County is instituting a mask requirement again and the Guild is following suit.The county expects the requirement to be in place through the end of the year. 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 are willing to abide by the requirements.


        COVID - 19 Protocols



        • 16 Nov 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 4
        Register

        Advanced Tool Certification Training - Multi-Router

        Instructor - Mark Klein

        Shop Certification Card required

        General Description (include goals, objectives & deliverables; describe prerequisites & audience skill levelexpectations - can use “Key Points” list) The Multi-Router is a mortise & tenon machine for commercial or heavy-duty production of almost any solid-wood joint imaginable. Using the Multi-Router will increase productivity and efficiency dramatically. With a Multi-Router in the shop you will also produce top-notch joinery - angled joinery, box joints, dovetails, mortise and tenons all fitting together with precision. This is an Advanced Tool with the Guild and is the most effective when completing multiple joints with the same or similar setup. This is a step by step guide to use the JDS multi-router to build a mortise and tenon joint.

        Please bring your own PPE - eye, ear and lung protection. This is especially important as the Multi-Router is a very dusty machine.


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



        • 16 Nov 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
        • 2


        Advanced Tool Certification Training - PantoRouter

        For Shop Attendants only

        Instructor - Mark Klein

        Shop Certification Card required


        The PantoRouter uses a guide bearing to follow a template which moves the router bit to cut a pattern identical in shape but 1/2 the size. In addition to precision mortise and tenons the PantoRouter will makes box joints, dovetails, sliding dovetails and any number of unusual shapes or mortise and tenon combinations on a single workpiece.


        This training focuses on how to use the machine safely.  Making various joints will be demonstrated and the trainees will then perform the operations on their own to receive certification for use of this tool.

        Please bring your own PPE - eye, ear and lung protection.


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



        • 19 Nov 2021
        • 9:00 AM
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        • 5:00 PM
        • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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