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

    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • Various shops
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Basics of Fine Woodworking

    Instructors:  Basics Team


    This is a 10 class course into the fundamentals of fine woodworking. You will learn the proper use of the common hand and power tools, project design, construction methods, and finishing. Each class is taught by a different instructor, usually in their own shop. While this course is designed so that a beginner will understand the material, even professional woodworkers have found it useful and informative. There is plenty of time to ask questions and share tips and techniques. The cost is $195.00 total for all classes

    This is a members only class, one of the great benefits of belonging to the Guild. Not a Member ? Visit the Membership Join/Renew page. The cost covers the entire series. This series has been taught typically four times a year and has been running since 2007. Every session has sold out. If the class is full please join the waitlist.
     
    The starting date is listed. Each schedule is slightly different, due to the complexity of coordinating ten classes . Beginner and advanced people are welcome. There's always something to learn. Inquire of the coordinators, David Wiper wiperdj@gmail.com or 503-774-3110 or Kimberly Grommes kimberly.grommes@gmail.com for any questions you may have.

    18-2    Winter
    Introduction and Safety, 2/17, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 9am to 1pm, Eddee Edson

    Bench Tools Introduction, 2/24, Madrone Studio, 8900B  NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 1), 2/28, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard Ave Portland, OR 97217, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Joinery, 3/3, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 2), 3/4, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard AvePortland, OR 97217, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Routers and Router Jigs, 3/6, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Eddee Edson

    Design, 3/8, Guild Shop Multnomah Arts Center, Room 8, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Ed Ferguson

    Stress Free Assembly and Glue-ups, 3/10, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Jigs, 3/17, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 8, 9am to 12pm, David Wiper

    Cabinet Construction Basics, 3/24, Ed's Shop, 11517 SW 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Ed Ferguson

    Finishing, 3/27, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Chip Webster

    Class 1- Introduction and Safety

    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 safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control.

    Class 2 - Bench & Hand Tools

    Explore the different hand planes, scrapers, measuring tools, and scribing tools. Alexander will show you how to use them as well as their care and maintenance. There will also be a demonstration of how to cut dovetails by hand.

    Class 3 - Power Tools

    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. The afternoon is a continuation of the discussion on Power tools, and includes a demonstration of how the tools are used together by construction of a actual project. Lunch is included.

    Class 4- Cabinet Construction

    This class covers various alternative methods of cabinet construction...based on the equipment available in your shop...and the issues involved in installing built-ins. A demonstration cabinet is built during the session. Beginning wood workers should leave with the confidence that they too can build cabinets, and experienced woodworkers should learn a new technique or two.

    Class 5 - Joinery

    Explore the many ways that a box or door can be put together. Alexander will demonstrate the common joints available and how to make them with various shop tools.

    Class 6 - Finishing

    This class will explain the basics of finishing using wax, oils, varnishes, and shellac. This class includes a review of finishing terms (sealer, conditioner, filler, etc.) what they are and when to use them.

    Class 7 - Jigs

    This class includes a discussion of what jigs are, how to make them and shows examples of the most commonly used ones.

    Class 8 - Stress Free Assembly and Glue-up

    In this class you will learn about putting a piece together without losing your cool. Alexander will discuss methods of keeping a case square, joints tight, and frames flat. It will include a discussion of the types of glues and proper glue applications.

    Class 9 - Routers and Router Jigs

    Learn how to choose a router. Router bit types. Characteristics of a router table, make or buy. Table and hand held typical applications. Cutting direction and how to avoid nasty surprises. End grain issues. Rebating, blind and stopped grooves. Use of jigs, commercial and home-made to help with cutting configurations. How to avoid burning, snipe and tear out. How to build and use a simple mortise jig for loose tenons. And more.

    Class 10- Furniture Design

    OK, you've finished you project and it's solid as a rock. But, does it do everything you wanted it to do and is it something that looks aesthetically pleasing? This class will cover some of the basic principles of good design. It will also present an approach to design and an exercise in which you can start the design process for a project of your choosing.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days of signing up. 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

    Cancelation Policy: Cancelations must be made 14 days prior to the start of the series for a refund. You should be able to cancel on the website if it's more than 14 days before the classes start as well. If you experience troubles cancelling on the website, contact Julie Niemeyer at jdgredvig@comcast.net for help with cancelations and a refund.

     

     
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 1
    Register
     

    Tune Up Every Machine in Your Shop with Asa Christiana


    White Card Required

    Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship with Asa Christiana

    During his 15 years at Fine Woodworking, eight as its chief editor, Asa Christiana encountered every woodworking technique under the sun, and was in the unique position to see which ones work best, and which ones readers actually used. This series presents best practices for every stage in the life of a furniture project: from refining the design to choosing wood, sharpening and tuning tools, prepping stock, cutting joints, assembly and surface prep, to a foolproof finish that will work wonderfully on 98% of the projects you build.


    Attend the entire series, or pick-and choose to target the areas where you struggle. This is the third class in the series.


    Unlike top-quality hand tools, machines are far from ready when they come out of the box. Learn how to tune up your tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, and drill press for safe usage and amazing results. Learn how machines speed up your work, save your fingers, and be just as precise as hand tools. Get instruction on best techniques for every tool, and go home with shop-made push sticks that beat that junk that comes in the box.


    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.

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Multnomah Art Center, Classroom 7
    Join waitlist

    Introduction to Carving in the Round - 18-1

    No White or Green card required.

    NOTICE:  This class is tentatively scheduled as noted and is dependent on at least six signing up.   We think there will be enough to meet this threshold.

    This eight hour class, split into two four hours sessions, provides an introduction to carving in the round, using a small caricature of a sea captain as the project.  This is a hands-on project, and whether you finish will depend on your starting skill level.

    The carving style will be what is called flat-plane caricature, popularized by a nationally well-known carver and author named Harley Refsal.  Google his name for his bio and to see a YouTube video and other references.  His best book is called Whittling Little Folks and is sold by Amazon for about $13 and is available in the public library.  The planned image is a design that is unique to the instructor but in the Refsal style.


    Beginning carvers are welcome but we strongly recommend some hands-on experience.  

    Experienced carver Jeff Harness will be the instructor, Basswood will be provided for you to carve.

    You will need to bring the following:

    Safety carving glove (wire reinforced Kevlar), however if you don't have one and don't want to buy one now, we have enough for everyone.  Vet wrap to make a thumb guard will be provided but feel free to bring your own thumb guard if you want.

    Tools below can be a bit wider but not narrower.  Gouges and V-tool are preferred to be palm handles, if at all possible:

    Detail knife (medium length, pointy).  We have enough for everyone if you want to borrow for the class, but since most of the work will be done with this tool, and is a fundamental one to own, you should consider buying one.  A common version to start with is the Flexcut Detail Knife, usually available locally but also online.  Suggest buying just this knife and not the three-knife set that Flexcut promotes.

    #3 gouge  6mm or 8mm
    #9 gouge  8mm or 10mm
    V-tool  1/4" 70 degree

    Note taking material

    The tools and glove can get a bit expensive, so if you don't have any, consider borrowing, or getting buying advice from the class coordinator. We have ten detail knives and Kevlar gloves available to borrow, but contact the coordinator to reserve one.  Most of the work will be done with a knife.

    A powered stropping/honing system will be available at the class to make sure your tools are sharp. If your tools are dull, contact the coordinator to see if he can help you sharpen them before the class.

    This is a two session class.  Coffee, tea, soft drinks and donuts provided, but not lunch.

    This class is intended to help you experience one of the three main styles of carving, the others being incise and relief. 

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com, 503-312-7745 (cell and text).

    Please register 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

     


     

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 0

    NL3 Fundamental Sharpening Skills, 18-1

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeff Zens

    This is the third class in the Next Level 2018-2019 series, and is only open to Next Level students.

    Knowing how to sharpen your cutting tools is a gateway skill, a “must have” for every woodworker who aspires to do fine work. Working with sharp tools is a revelation: once you experience the effectiveness of a sharp hand plane or chisel you will never look back. Advertisements to the contrary, new tools do not come to you sharp and ready to use right out of the box. No matter where they come from, a cutting edge can always be improved upon.

    In this day-long workshop, you’ll learn the important theory behind creating a keen edge on your chisels, plane irons and scrapers. We start with theory because once you understand the theory you can intelligently select and build a sharpening system that is right for you and your pocketbook. We’ll explore several different sharpening systems, honing guides, stones and techniques to help you decide on a system suited to you. 

    You’ll quickly move beyond theory and put each of the sharpening steps into practice.  Bring a tool you want to practice on.  By the end of class, you will have created a very sharp edge on one of your tools.  More importantly, you’ll have the foundation for skills necessary to get all of your edges into top condition and keep them there.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com  (enter Guild NL3 in subject line.)

    Please pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of Guild of Oregon Woodworkers and mail to GOOW-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.  

    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 29 May 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Classical Carving with Chuck Rinehart 18-1

    A White Card is Not Required

    This class is now full, but please add yourself to the Waitlist so we can try to schedule a second sequence, or notify you if there is a cancellation.

    Chuck Rinehart has been woodworking for 60 years and the last 30 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 feedback.

    This class requires a rather extensive investment in specific carving tools, and a detailed list will be emailed to registrants.  Chuck has arranged a really good deal from Woodcarvers Supply in Florida for a complete kit that will cost about $250 for 19 tools, a mallet and tool roll.  The four hours per session will give you an hour at the beginning to sharpen your tools using a variety of methods, before spending approximately three hours in supervised carving with hardwoods, carving tools and a mallet.

    The class will be held in six sessions spread over a three month period, at the Guild Shop, because we need the stable benches that can be raised up to 39".  Sessions are always on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  You will be expected to do some carving between sessions.  Three projects are planned, and they get progressively harder, but they will expose you to a wide variety of tools and techniques.  The first one is known as a Heraldic Lion on White Oak using a v-tool and mallet, with a few gouges later to add some relief.  The next two will be done in Basswood and will be variations of an Acanthus leaf.

    A paperback copy (used, out of print) book will be given to each student.  This will be the reference "textbook" we will use, called Woodcarving, The Beginners Guide by William Wheeler and Charles Hayward.

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

    The class coordinator is Larry Wade, 503-312-7745 (text and cell), lpwade@gmail.com.  Contact him for any questions.

    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.

    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 3
    Register

    Make a Veneered Panel with Chip Webster 18-1

    A White Card is Not Required

    Chip Webster has been restoring fine old furniture for nearly 20 years, often requiring repairing or making new veneer panels for doors, cabinet tops and other components.

    Veneers are often used to apply expensive exotic woods or woods with figure or a beautiful grain pattern to a less expensive board. In this class we will make a small panel to take home suitable for use as a lid for a small box by exploring the use of commercially available veneers and shop sawn veneers, and how to apply them. Different substrates and adhesives will be discussed and used during the class. Cutting and jointing veneer, and the process of securing and clamping, including a vacuum press, will be practiced. We will also discuss various edge treatments, and the requirements and process to produce a curved panel.

    Veneer and other materials will be provided. Students will be required to bring a #11 XActo knife or Olfa utility knife and rolls of wrinkled blue painters tape (3/4" and 2" is ideal, not the shiny surfaced tape). Students should also bring, if they have available, a sharp low angled block plane and several 12" F style clamps (Harbor Freight is a great source for the F clamps at a very reasonable cost).

    Students should plan to bring a snack.

    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 webpageand Join Now.

    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Foolproof Mortises and Tenons with Asa Christiana

            



    White Card Required


    Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship, with Asa Christiana

    During his 15 years at Fine Woodworking, eight as its chief editor, Asa Christiana encountered every woodworking technique under the sun, and was in the unique position to see which ones work best, and which ones readers actually used. This series presents best practices for every stage in the life of a furniture project: from refining the design to choosing wood, sharpening and tuning tools, prepping stock, cutting joints, assembly and surface prep, to a foolproof finish that will work wonderfully on 98% of the projects you build.

    Attend the entire series, or pick-and choose to target the areas where you struggle. This is the fourth class in the series.

    There are at least 5 good ways to make mortises and another 5 for tenons that fit those mortises perfectly. In this class you’ll learn the two foolproof approaches for both parts of this essential joint. First, we’ll cover the easiest method of all: slip tenons (also called “floating tenons”), where matching mortises are made with a simple router jig, and then you make a separate tenon that connects both. Next, for those cases where a slip tenon won’t work (I’ll explain), you’ll learn how to get perfect mortises from the Guild’s hollow-chisel mortiser, and then use the table saw to cut a traditional tenons. Last we’ll use a shoulder plane to tune the cheeks and shoulders of that tenon for a flawless fit. In the end, you’ll go home with illustrated handouts so you can repeat what you learned. 


      

    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.

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 0

    NL-4 Hand Plane Tune-Up and Techniques 

    Instructor:  Dennis Rodrigues

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    Many hand planes cut so badly we wonder why anyone would ever want to use such a tool. Little do we know that a properly sharpened and tuned hand plane, used with skill, can quickly and accurately flatten, edge and shape materials. For many it becomes a tool we reach for before turning on the power tools.

    In this class emphasis is on hand tool work.  Students will bring in their own hand plane, learn how to tune it up and use it to flatten a board. Topics include the parts of a hand plane, flattening the sole, setting the throat opening and practical steps to flattening a board. We will go into detail on cutting angle, including bevel up and bevel down planes, categories of planes and their uses and the first four hand planes you should own.

    All Guild members are welcome to attend this class, but registration preference will be given to members working through the Next Level series.  

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor by email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL4 in subject line.)

    Please pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of Guild of Oregon Woodworkers and mail to GOOW-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.   

    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 7
    Register

    Introduction to Project Milling

    A Hands On Class


    Instructor: Dick Rohrbaugh


    Green card required for jointer, planer & table saw.

    Milling wood to produce straight, flat and square boards is the essential first step in any woodworking project.  A well-defined process for doing that is thus one of the first things a new woodworker needs to learn.  This class will explain the process, demonstrate it, and provide hands-on experience in which participants will mill boards for themselves.  Materials for the class will be provided.

    This hands on class will cover buying wood for fine woodworking, an overview of the milling sequence, setting up the jointer, jointing the first face & edge, setting the planer, planning the second face, and an overall milling strategy.  Students should bring their personal protective equipment (ear, eye & lung protection)

    If you have any questions, please contact the class coordinator Gary Weeber at siweeb@gmail.com.

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

    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Sharpening and Using your Card Scraper for Wonderful Results

    Instructor: Jeff Zens          



    A White Card is Not Required




    A card scraper can be a wonderful and low-cost addition to your woodworking arsenal, or it can frustrate you beyond belief. Not surprisingly, getting the most from this simple tool comes from careful preparation. In this four-hour hands-on workshop, Jeff will help you get your card scrapers in peak condition to produce nice, curled shavings, even on the toughest wood. As an added bonus, learn how to reduce your sanding time by at least half! A tool and supply list will be sent to all registrants in plenty of time to gear up for class, but sign up early to allow for long lead time items. We’ll get started slowly to accommodate those who can’t get to the shop exactly at 5 p.m. due to work or traffic issues. If the class fills up, jump on the wait list and we’ll schedule another class as soon as we have a large enough group. 


    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar.In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. 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 check’s 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. 

         

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.
    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 09 May 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • Various shops
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Basics of Fine Woodworking

    Instructors:  Basics Team


    This is a 10 class course into the fundamentals of fine woodworking. You will learn the proper use of the common hand and power tools, project design, construction methods, and finishing. Each class is taught by a different instructor, usually in their own shop. While this course is designed so that a beginner will understand the material, even professional woodworkers have found it useful and informative. There is plenty of time to ask questions and share tips and techniques. The cost is $195.00 total for all classes

    This is a members only class, one of the great benefits of belonging to the Guild. Not a Member ? Visit the Membership Join/Renew page. The cost covers the entire series. This series has been taught typically four times a year and has been running since 2007. Every session has sold out. If the class is full please join the waitlist.
     
    The starting date is listed. Each schedule is slightly different, due to the complexity of coordinating ten classes . Beginner and advanced people are welcome. There's always something to learn. Inquire of the coordinators, David Wiper wiperdj@gmail.com or 503-774-3110 or Kimberly Grommes kimberly.grommes@gmail.com for any questions you may have.


    18-3    Winter
    Introduction and Safety, 4/7, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 9am to 1pm, Eddee Edson

    Design, 4/11, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ed Ferguson

    Bench Tools Introduction, 4/14, Madrone Studio, 8900B  NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 1), 4/19, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard Ave Portland, OR 97217, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Joinery, 4/21, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 2), 4/22, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard AvePortland, OR 97217, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Routers and Router Jigs, 4/24, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Eddee Edson

    Stress Free Assembly and Glue-ups, 4/28, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Cabinet Construction Basics, 5/1, Ed's Shop, 11517 SW 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Ed Ferguson

    Jigs, 5/5, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 7, 6pm to 9pm, David Wiper

    Finishing, 5/9, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Chip Webster

    Class 1- Introduction and Safety

    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 safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control.

    Class 2 - Bench & Hand Tools

    Explore the different hand planes, scrapers, measuring tools, and scribing tools. Alexander will show you how to use them as well as their care and maintenance. There will also be a demonstration of how to cut dovetails by hand.

    Class 3 - Power Tools

    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. The afternoon is a continuation of the discussion on Power tools, and includes a demonstration of how the tools are used together by construction of a actual project. Lunch is included.

    Class 4- Cabinet Construction

    This class covers various alternative methods of cabinet construction...based on the equipment available in your shop...and the issues involved in installing built-ins. A demonstration cabinet is built during the session. Beginning wood workers should leave with the confidence that they too can build cabinets, and experienced woodworkers should learn a new technique or two.

    Class 5 - Joinery

    Explore the many ways that a box or door can be put together. Alexander will demonstrate the common joints available and how to make them with various shop tools.

    Class 6 - Finishing

    This class will explain the basics of finishing using wax, oils, varnishes, and shellac. This class includes a review of finishing terms (sealer, conditioner, filler, etc.) what they are and when to use them.

    Class 7 - Jigs

    This class includes a discussion of what jigs are, how to make them and shows examples of the most commonly used ones.

    Class 8 - Stress Free Assembly and Glue-up

    In this class you will learn about putting a piece together without losing your cool. Alexander will discuss methods of keeping a case square, joints tight, and frames flat. It will include a discussion of the types of glues and proper glue applications.

    Class 9 - Routers and Router Jigs

    Learn how to choose a router. Router bit types. Characteristics of a router table, make or buy. Table and hand held typical applications. Cutting direction and how to avoid nasty surprises. End grain issues. Rebating, blind and stopped grooves. Use of jigs, commercial and home-made to help with cutting configurations. How to avoid burning, snipe and tear out. How to build and use a simple mortise jig for loose tenons. And more.

    Class 10- Furniture Design

    OK, you've finished you project and it's solid as a rock. But, does it do everything you wanted it to do and is it something that looks aesthetically pleasing? This class will cover some of the basic principles of good design. It will also present an approach to design and an exercise in which you can start the design process for a project of your choosing.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days of signing up. 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

    Cancelation Policy: Cancelations must be made 14 days prior to the start of the series for a refund. You should be able to cancel on the website if it's more than 14 days before the classes start as well.If you experience troubles cancelling on the website, contact Julie Niemeyer at jdgredvig@comcast.net for help with cancelations and a refund.

      

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
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     NLF1 Surface Preparation & Shellac Finishing

    INSTRUCTOR: Chip Webster          

    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    Introduction to Finishing


    Introduction to wood finishing including a review of selecting, cutting and shaping the lumber, surface preparation, an overview of different film finishes with an initial emphasis on applying shellac, either as a final finish or as a wash coat.  Students will learn appropriate ways to prepare the wood, how to choose the ideal finish for each project, how to apply finishes with a variety of tools and techniques and various approaches to correct defects.

    Students will learn why a finish is applied, several types of finishes commonly used in making furniture, and the shop environment, tools and equipment used to produce the desired finish. Safety will be addressed.  Students will be exposed to the concept of “Think finish first”, the questions that should be answered before starting a project. 

    Surface Preparation 

    The finish you put on your woodworking project will highlight and magnify every defect in your wood and workmanship. The time invested to properly prepare the surface of the boards in your project will pay dividends in the result. 

    We will experiment with sanding and the use of cutting tools (hand planes and card scrapers) to prepare the surface of sample boards. We’ll examine the various types of abrasives commonly available and sanding tools and techniques.  We will compare sanded and cut surfaces side by side and apply a seal coat to view the results.  The value of testing, sample boards and accompanying documentation will be demonstrated.

    We will address issues such as dents, gouges, holes and glue spots, types and use of lighting to detect surface imperfections and inspect coverage, the use of solvents to examine the expected color and look of a board prior to finishing. 

    Shellac

    We will learn about the many uses of this age old natural finish as both a seal coat and finish.  We’ll explore correcting surface preparation issues and blotching that occurs in some commonly used woods. We will compare sanded and cut surfaces side by side and apply a shellac seal coat to view the results.  We"ll document the results on sample boards.  Brush on and wipe-on application techniques and tools will be demonstrated; storage, clean-up and related topics will be covered. 

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center
    • 18
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    GARRETT HACK: PRACTICAL DESIGN



    A White Card is NOT Required

    As part of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers program of presenting international masters of our craft, we are pleased to bring Garrett Hack to Portland. 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.

    Registration begins December 1, 2017.

    This is a 1 day presentation and lecture. Good design isn’t simple; it’s by far the most challenging part of building furniture.  One of best ways to become a better designer is to look at and make sense of furniture that appeals to you.  Guided by furniture maker Garrett Hack we will look at many images of furniture from antique to contemporary to understand what makes a design great — or not so great.  How do you use proportion, line, shape, detail, contrast, color? Where do you start the process of designing something, what materials do you use, which joinery or other techniques do you build it with, and what details might enhance the work.

    Beyond looking at images we will consider ways to generate pleasing curves:  getting started, making full scale drawings, how to choose the best wood for the project and organize your cuts for economy and quality, and how to develop a construction strategy for working accurately and efficiently. It all adds up to good design.

    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.  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 check’s 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. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $49 until midnight March 17, 2018. Standard registration is $55 beginning March 18, 2018.

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

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    • 18 Apr 2018
    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 1
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    GARRETT HACK:  ELEGANT DETAILS


    A White Card IS Required

    As part of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers program of presenting international masters of our craft, we are pleased to bring Garrett Hack to Portland. 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.

    This class is available for registration December 1, 2017.

    Details can make all the difference. From the traditional to the playful, they can add interest and dazzle, resolve transitions, soften edges, or draw attention to some aspect of a design. We’ll work through a whole array of practical details from simple edge chamfers that catch the light, to fine inlaid string lines, flush beads and proud cockbeads outlining edges, patterned bandings, and how to work with shell, silver, and bone. Besides hands-on trying these techniques, we will make some of the needed tools and discuss how to integrate these ideas into your work in a personal and coherent way. 

    This is a 2 day hands on class.

    A list of tools and materials will be provided well in advance of the class.

    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.  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. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $295 until midnight March 18, 2018. Standard registration is $325 beginning March 19, 2018.

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

    Please 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

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    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 0
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    GARRETT HACK:  PRECISION WITH HAND TOOLS

    This event is sold out! Don't hesitate to put your name on the Waitlist.

    A White Card IS Required

          

    As part of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers program of presenting international masters of our craft, we are pleased to bring Garrett Hack to Portland. 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.

    This class is available for registration December 1, 2017.

    This is a 3 day hands on core class to ramp up your hand tools skills, to experiment with some design ideas, and to have lots of fun. We will practice typical furniture making skills — flattening boards to polished smoothness, jointing two edges to an invisible glue joint, fitting joints, fairing curves, shaping and chamfering edges, and others — as we build fun little splayed leg tables. Discussion ranges from tuning a wide variety of planes, marking tools, chisels and saws, to techniques to using them efficiently.

    ADVANCE PREPARATION OF MATERIALS IS NECESSARY FOR THIS CLASS. A list of these materials and milling instructions, as well as the tools you’ll need, will be sent to registrants immediately upon payment of class fees.

    The time allotment for this class does not allow for milling material during class. Materials are not included in the class fee and are estimated to be approximately $120 depending on the species andquality of the material selected by the student.

    Lunch will be provided.

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

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar.  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. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $455 until midnight March 19, 2018. Standard registration is $490 beginning March 20, 2018.

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


    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 10
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    Simple, Solid Workbench for Beginners and Beyond

    with Asa Christiana

    White Card Required

    Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship with Asa Christiana

    During his 15 years at Fine Woodworking, eight as its chief editor, Asa Christiana encountered every woodworking technique under the sun, and was in the unique position to see which ones work best, and which ones readers actually used. This series presents best practices for every stage in the life of a furniture project: from refining the design to choosing wood, sharpening and tuning tools, prepping stock, cutting joints, assembly and surface prep, to a foolproof finish that will work wonderfully on 98% of the projects you build.

    Attend the entire series, or pick-and choose to target the areas where you struggle. This is the fifth class in the series.


    No matter what level of woodworker you are, you need a strong, flat surface to work on, with a solid woodworking vise for holding work vertically. While there is nothing wrong with attempting a massive, traditional workbench a la Tage Frid or André Roubo, those big benches are brutal to build, especially for beginners.

    In this all-day class, former Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana will help woodworkers of all levels build the simple but very solid workbench he presented in his award-winning video series, Getting Started in Woodworking. In fact, he still uses a version of this bench today in his Portland shop.

    Using basic tools, absolutely anyone can build this bench. The base is made from kiln-dried Doug fir construction lumber, connected with a simple bolt system, while the top is a double-layer of MDF with a bolt-on vise attached. 

    Our goal is to have every attendee go home with a workbench, along with simple instructions on how to mount a vise and drill dog holes in the top. There will be lots of teamwork, and we’ll all be good friends by the end of the day.

    All materials will be supplied except a vise. The instructor will provide guidance on the type of vise to purchase as well as demonstrate installing the vise. Lunch will be provided.

    In order to complete your registration, payment must be made within 7 days on registering .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

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    • 12 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
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    NL5 Layout, Measuring, Marking and Drawing 18-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Zens       

    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.


    Accurate layout is critical to strong, attractive joinery. Good layout starts with good tools, so we’ll begin the morning session with a close look at the tools you will need as your Next Level projects become increasingly complex.  As the morning progresses we will discuss and demonstrate a number of essential layout techniques that will make you more accurate and help create gap-free, long lasting joints. We’ll investigate the relationship between accurate milling and accurate joinery.  We’ll talk about the right time to hand-plane your surfaces; you might be surprised at this discussion. And, we’ll get specific on layout steps for common joints like mortise and tenon and dovetailed corners.


    Our focus shifts in the afternoon.  Drawing is an essential skill for a woodworker, and the afternoon session will offer a very brief introduction to the topic.  We’ll discuss the importance of your sketchbook and why it should become a constant companion.  We’ll move from sketching to a basic review of mechanical drawing techniques; you’ll use these skills more and more as the Next Level series moves forward. 


    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor at email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)


    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


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    • 15 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 7
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    Design Clinic

    Building Confidence in Your Design Skills


    Instructor: Kelly Parker          



    White Card Required


    All experience levels are welcome.

    Take your work to the next level by building confidence in your design skills.  In this 2-day class Kelly will encourage students to think outside of their comfort zone to come up with truly unique designs.  We will focus on a simple form, in this case a small table, but talk about how to extend the principles to other forms. You will learn a multi-step design process which involves sketching, making models and doing full-sized mockups.  After sketching initial ideas you will learn how to make quarter-sized models using foam core, corrugate, rigid foam, MDF or whatever material is appropriate for visualizing their idea in 3D.  As the class progresses you will also build mockups and/or prototypes of their designs.  We will also do mini-design explorations for each of the table’s main components: the top, legs, sub-top or aprons.  As time allows we will discuss construction techniques for each of the tables as well as the potential jigs that would be helpful for construction.  By the end of the class you  will leave with several table designs and confidence in their design skills.

    Kelly Parker is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.  After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry she worked in the corporate world for 18 years before taking a rather circuitous route into art.  In 2009 she shucked the safety of the corporate world and decided to make her living as a woodworker.  She has taken numerous design and technique classes at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Marc Adams School of Woodworking where she is currently working on her Michael Fortune Fellowship. She has been awarded a professional development grant from the Furniture Society, was the first recipient of a professional development grant awarded by the Krenov Foundation and was recently awarded Best in Show at the biennial chair exhibition sponsored by American Craft Today, hosted by The Bascom Gallery in North Carolina. Her work has been featured in Fine Woodworking, Australian Wood Review, and Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture.  Kelly’s work often incorporates other materials such as metal, glass and acrylic.  She is a passionate advocate for the craft and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

    Materials and lunch will be provided.

    Note to students:

    Students should bring, if you have available, a 12” ruler, a slim snap-off knife (Olfa or equivalent), an 11”x14” tracing paper sketch book, French curves, an architect scale, a camera and pictures of images that move you, whether it’s a stream or jewelry or furniture.  Just start a collection of pages pulled from magazines that have imagery that is inspirational or pleasing in some way.


    TOPICS TO BE COVERED

    ·         intro to design tools: french curves, hot glue gun, foam core, drawing bows, etc.

    ·         sources of inspiration

    ·         form exploration

    ·         model making

    ·         the power of photographing your models

    ·         exploring an idea in variation: designing a series of tables

    TOOLS USED

    ·         band saw

    ·         chop saw

    DESIGN EXERCISES

    ·         live edge table

    ·         repeated shape

    ·         demilune shape

    ·         student project

    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


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    • 17 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 11
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    Shaping Clinic

    How to Create Identical Parts

    Instructor: Kelly Parker

              



    White Card Required



    This 1-day hands-on clinic focuses on how to produce identically shaped parts, typically legs.  Kelly’s work features parts that are heavily shaped and she will teach how to easily create identical parts.  You will learn how to create templates for the front, side, top and bottom of a part.  These templates will be traced onto a rectangular 'blank' in order to start to visualize a shaped part.  Kelly will show how to rough out parts using the band saw, jointer and router table, then refine parts using a variety of rasps, profiled card scrapers and profiled sanding blocks as she shows how to work to layout lines.  You will have the opportunity to practice these techniques as they create a shaped part using the templates provided.  If time allows students will be encouraged to design a leg and fabricate the necessary templates to create it. 

    Click here to view a brief slide show for additional insight as to what is store.

    This class is suitable for students with moderate skill level.

    Materials and lunch will be provided.

    Kelly Parker is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.  After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry she worked in the corporate world for 18 years before taking a rather circuitous route into art.  In 2009 she shucked the safety of the corporate world and decided to make her living as a woodworker.  She has taken numerous design and technique classes at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Marc Adams School of Woodworking where she is currently working on her Michael Fortune Fellowship. She has been awarded a professional development grant from the Furniture Society, was the first recipient of a professional development grant awarded by the Krenov Foundation and was recently awarded Best in Show at the biennial chair exhibition sponsored by American Craft Today, hosted by The Bascom Gallery in North Carolina. Her work has been featured in Fine Woodworking, Australian Wood Review, and Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture.  Kelly’s work often incorporates other materials such as metal, glass and acrylic.  She is a passionate advocate for the craft and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.


    TOPICS TO BE COVERED

    -   intro to layout tools: center-finder, drawing bows, French curves

    -   intro to shaping tools: band saw, jointer, router table, Shinto rasp, cabinet maker’s rasp, card scraper, profiled sanding blocks, etc.

    -   making, fairing and using templates

    -   laying out a 'blank'

    -   shaping multiple parts in a repeatable manner

    -   discussion of hard lines

     


    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


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    • 18 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 10
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    Building Confidence for the Beginning Woodworker


    Instructor: Kelly Parker

              


    White Card Required



    This class is for beginning woodworkers.

    In this 3-day class students will learn the basics of solid wood construction, joinery and finishing while constructing a unique wall mirror.  These skills and techniques can then be applied to your next project.

    Kelly loves to teach people how to use power tools - safety will be her focus as students learn how to use many common shop tools, including the band saw, miter saw, drill press and router table.  You will learn to use several types of jigs throughout the project.  Additionally, you will learn how to fabricate simple dowel jigs that will allow them to create joints that are both functional and decorative.  Spontaneous learning opportunities will ensure that you learn basic problem-solving skills that will be useful as they work on future projects.  Each student will be encouraged to embellish their project with pyrography (wood burning), carved textures, inlay, application of color, etc., so that the mirror created is reflective of each student’s own unique style.  The class will also learn strategies for successful glue-ups and discuss simple finishing techniques.  By the end of the class each person will have a unique wall mirror and a new-found confidence in their woodworking skills!

    Click here to view a brief slide show for additional insight as to what is store.

    Kelly Parker is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.  After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry she worked in the corporate world for 18 years before taking a rather circuitous route into art.  In 2009 she shucked the safety of the corporate world and decided to make her living as a woodworker.  She has taken numerous design and technique classes at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Marc Adams School of Woodworking where she is currently working on her Michael Fortune Fellowship. She has been awarded a professional development grant from the Furniture Society, was the first recipient of a professional development grant awarded by the Krenov Foundation and was recently awarded Best in Show at the biennial chair exhibition sponsored by American Craft Today, hosted by The Bascom Gallery in North Carolina. Her work has been featured in Fine Woodworking, Australian Wood Review, and Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture.  Kelly’s work often incorporates other materials such as metal, glass and acrylic.  She is a passionate advocate for the craft and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

    Lunch and materials will be provided.

    TOPICS TO BE COVERED

    · the safe use of common hand and power tools

    · reading plans

    · successful construction techniques for solid wood

    · exposed-dowel joinery

    · use of shop-made jigs

    · problem solving skills

    · successful, stress-free glue-ups

    · creative use of wood, aluminum and acrylic dowels

    · intro to embellishment techniques: wood burning, textures, ebonizing and color

    · easy finishing techniques

    TOOLS USED

    · chop saw

    · drill press

    · router table

    · band saw

    If you have questions, please email class coordinator Bob Sokolow at bobsokolow@yahoo.com.


    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


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    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
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    NL-6 Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces by Hand 18-1 

    INSTRUCTOR:  Dennis Rodrigues       

    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    The wood we buy at the lumberyard looks a lot different from the wood that we use to build furniture. We still need to make it flat, straight and square.  This process is called milling and it is a large part of the joiner’s job. Aswe start to take lumber from rough to refined, many issues can come up, and it is important to understand good milling technique.  This class is focused on milling by hand, using planes, a try square, and marking gauge.  Using hand tools for this process allows you to learn, at a more measured pace, the incremental steps to milling. Because your interaction with the wood is much more personal, you will better understand how wood behaves. 

    We offer this class as part of Woodworking at the Next Level for several reasons:

    •Some members don't have, or prefer to avoid, large, noisy stationary power tools;

    •As your woodworking sophistication grows, you will probably come across lumber that would be ideal for a project, but too large for the machines you own or use;

    •Knowing how to do this work by hand allows you to continue your work during power failures!

    This is a great class for developing and refining your hand tool skills.

    A list of required tools and materials to bring to class will be provided before the class.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Jeff Zens's shop--Salem
    • 0
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    NL-7 Machine Maintenance and Set-up 18-1

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeff Zens         


    Green Card is Required


    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    This class examines table saws, jointers, thickness planers and band saws. The class focus is to develop the basic understanding of maintenance requirements for these tools, yielding best results and safest operation.  Because models and specifications differ from one brand to another, students will need to take the lessons learned in this class and apply them to the particular machines in use in their own shops. The instructor will address as many brand-specific issues as possible, but may not be familiar with your individual machine.

    Major areas of discussion:

    •Set up and use a band saw: proper blade selection for different cutting operations; accurate guide adjustment, tension the blade; folding and unfolding blades.

    •Set up and use a jointer: knife changing procedures, tools and equipment; in-feed and out-feed table alignment; fence adjustment

    •Set up and use a thickness planer: knife changes; in-feed and out-feed roller adjustments; table parallelism adjustments.

    •Set up and use a table saw: table (miter gauge slot) adjustments; safe fence adjustments; tilt stop adjustments; cleaning and maintenance; blade selection and installation.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor at email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
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    NL-8 Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces Using Machines 18-1

    INSTRUCTOR:  Dennis Rodrigues         


    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    This class is the power-tool equivalent to NL-6, Milling Workpieces by Hand.    The class will address the basic steps involved in using power equipment to turn rough lumber into useable workpieces for furniture projects.  Once students have a good grasp of these techniques, instruction will shift to more challenging milling problems, including dealing with twist and other defects, working with salvaged lumber, and other common milling issues.  Students are encouraged to share milling problems with the class so that everyone can benefit from the experience. 

    A list of required tools and materials to bring to class will be provided ahead of the class. 

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com(enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
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    NL-9 Router Set-up, Bit Selection and Use 18-1

    INSTRUCTOR HERE:  Jeff Zens          


    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    This class has a number of goals.  Routers are useful machine tools in a wood shop, and have applications from joinery to making moldings.  They’re loud, and they demand respect, so much of what we’ll cover will focus on safety.  The class will begin with router selection, and we’ll discuss the different applications for palm routers, full-sized handheld units, and routers mounted under tables.

    We’ll spend a fair amount of time on ten bits that can handle the majority of work in your shop.

    We will construct a simple template, and use it to create floating-tenon joinery, a technique that will prove to be of great benefit in subsequent Next Level classes.

    A separate tools and materials list will be provided for class registrants.  The list will include stock which must be milled to specific dimensions and brought to class.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor at email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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


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    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Various Shops
    • 48
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    INTEREST LIST-for The Basics of Fine Woodworking.

    Please register here if you are interested in this always sold out series of fundamental woodworking classes. It is free to add your name to the waitlist. We will send emails to everyone on the list when we schedule new class series.

    This is a members only class, one of the great benefits of belonging to the Guild. Not a Member ? Visit the Membership Join/Renew page.

    Thank you.

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
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    NL-10 The Drill Press 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Zens         


    Green Card is Required


    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    Get the most out of this versatile, precision  machine.  

    Main discussion areas:

    •Bench top vs. floor models

    •Drill bit selection for different drilling applications;

    •Work-holding methods;

    •Making drill press fences;

    •Table true-up

    •Other uses for the drill press, including sanding, shaping and polishing.

    A separate tools and materials list will be provided. 

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com(enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    NLF-2  Applying a Varnish Finish 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Chip Webster         


    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    What is varnish? And what is it used for? Varnish in today’s environment is a broad term used to describe a number of finishes that can be applied to furniture. This class will demystify the various types of varnish, why apply a varnish finish, how to apply by brushing and wiping, cleaning brushes, safety and ample time to practice applying a varnish finish.

    Students will learn about several types of film finishes commonly used in making furniture with an emphasis on alkyd varnish. Examples of varnish application at several stages from beginning to end will be shown to provide students with an expectation of desired results. 

    We will learn how to mix and apply a water resistant, fast drying wipe-on varnish to sample boards. Application with a brush will also be addressed. Two coats will be applied during the course of the class. Students will learn when a coat is ready to be sanded.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com(enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    NL-11 Overview and Recommended Use of Common Woodworking Joints 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Rodrigues          


    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    From this point forward in the Next Level series, our focus is joinery, the art and science of putting two pieces of wood together in ways that support durable, long-lasting furniture.  This Next Level class will introduce students to traditional woodworking joints, the foundation of a Joiner’s craft.  We will systematically explore the most common carcass and frame construction joints, including two flavors of dovetails, and several techniques for making mortise and tenon joints. Students will learn how to lay out a joint, and the use of tools and machines to make the joints. 

    Our major areas of concentration:

    •The mechanics of proportion, and how to lay out a joint that is strong in all the parts joined.

    •Planing the use of machines to cut the joints, as well as alternative methods, so that you work with the machines and tools that you own to create strong working joints.

    •Using hand tools in conjunction with power tools to fit and finish the joints

    A separate tools and materials list will be provided.  The list will include stock which must be milled to specific dimensions and brought to class.  

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor at email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    NL-12 Mortise and Tenon Joints - Focused Work 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Rodrigues          


    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    The major focus areas for this class are:

    •Joint design;

    •Requirements and techniques for long-lasting joinery

    •Applications for mortise and tenon joints;

    •Cutting joints using:  chisels and mallets (mortises, hand work); drill press and chisels (mortises, combination techniques); mortising machines (mortises, machine work); router and template (mortises, machine work); table saw and band saw (tenons, machine work); tenon saw, chisel (mortise and tenon, hand work); loose tenon joints (tenons, machine work)

    •Fitting joints;

    •Gluing up joints to minimize squeeze-out

    A separate tools and materials list will be provided.  The list will include stock which must be milled to specific dimensions and brought to class. 

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com(enter Guild NL1 in subject line.)

    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

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    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    NL-13 Dovetail Joints – Focused Work 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Rodrigues       

    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    In this day-long, hands-on workshop, students will be introduced to the layout and joinery techniques of hand-cut dovetail joints.  Each technique will be demonstrated by the instructor and emulated by the class.  We will work on both trough dovetails and half-blind dovetails.

    The class is designed so students spend as much time as possible practicing these techniques with the instructor’s assistance and oversight.  Stock for this exercise must be prepared in advance, to the specifications provided to students.

    There will be an out-of-class assignment given to students that will refine sawing and seeing skills through repetition and developed muscle memory.  

    A separate tools and materials list will be provided for class registrants.  The list will include stock which must be milled to specific dimensions and brought to class. 

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor at email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    NL-14 Frame and Panel Construction: Build A Door 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Rodrigues        


    Green Card is Required


    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    Frame and panel construction techniques solve a lot of woodworking problems.  We all know that wood moves seasonally.  Large sections of wood move more than smaller sections, and this movement must be planned for, and accommodated in your design.  Setting a panel (the large section of wood) into a frame that has room for expansion built right into the design is a useful solution.

    In this workshop, students will design and then build a frame and panel door, which will become a component of a wall cabinet, the Next Level final project.  Other applications for frame and panel construction will be discussed in depth.

    To prepare for this class, students will need to rough-mill stock for the door and the panel.  Specifications for this stock, along with a required tools list,  will be provided to students in plenty of time to get the work done before class begins.   Final milling will be done in class to ensure flat and true stock.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com(enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
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    NL-15 Leg & Apron Construction: Build a Stool 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR : Jeff Zens          


    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    Break out the saws, chisels, and drill bits! This class is going to hone your techniques for creating mortise and tenon (M&T) joints.  The learning context is leg-and apron construction, and the project is a small four-legged stool.  So that we cover a broad range of techniques, each corner of the stool will be joined with M&T joints created with different construction techniques.

    We’re going to chop mortises by hand, saw tenons by hand, use a drill press, make a router template and loose tenons - lots of work, lots of practice, and much skill building.

    We’re also going to demonstrate one of many techniques for creating upholstered seats, and the “homework” for this project will be to fabricate and upholster a slip seat for your stool.

    A separate tools and materials list will be provided for class registrants.  The list will include stock which must be milled to specific dimensions and brought to class. 

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor at email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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


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    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    NLF-3 Finish the Finish 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR:  Chip Webster          


    Green Card is Required

    A project isn’t completed when the last coat of finish has been applied and cured. The difference between “acceptable” and “great” is in the final step, polishing the finish.  Students will bring their own previously finished sample boards.

    Learn how to “finish the finish” by rubbing out a cured finish, applying wax and polishing. We’ll demonstrate the importance of that final step that will make even simple coatings look and feel dreamy.   We’ll discuss ways to maintain and repair various finishes.   Tools, materials and techniques will be demonstrated, including fine grit abrasives, wet sanding, steel wool, waxes, and polissoirs.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com(enter Guild NL in subject line.)


    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

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    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    NL-16 Carcase Construction:  Build a Finger-Joint Box with Lid 19-1

    INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Rodrigues         

    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    A carcase--or casework--is essentially a box and is a fundamental building block in furniture making.  There are many good ways to put a box together, and your choice of joinery is largely dependent on the final use of the piece. This hands-on workshop will concentrate on one technique to assemble boxes: the finger joint.

    Class will begin with a demonstration of the techniques involved in designing a finger joint jig for your table saw.  We will go over adjustments to make the fit just right, and then use the jig to create a box.

    The instructor will also demonstrate an easy technique for creating finger joints on the band saw. Successfully completing this class will add one more design option to your joinery arsenal.

    The box will be grooved for a bottom, assembled, and then students will use an easy technique to create a frame-and-panel lid, which will be fit to the opening.  By the end of the session, you will have a lovely keepsake box for your mantle or shop.

    Students will be responsible for rough-milling stock before class, with final milling completed in class. Dimensions will be supplied; wood species selection is left to the tastes of the student.  A tool list will also be supplied before the class.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor at email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0
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    NL-17 Final Project: Build a Wall Cabinet with Drawers 19-1

    INSTRUCTORS:  Jeff Zens, Dennis Rodrigues, Chip Webster          

    Green Card is Required

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    This class is the culmination of two years of work.  Under general direction of the instructors, students will design and build a wall cabinet with drawers.  Design work will be completed before class, and reviewed by the instructional staff.  Where appropriate, design suggestions will be offered to students.

    Students will be responsible for all phases of this project, including design, stock selection, milling, joinery and finishing.  After completion, a Guild meeting will be available for students to showcase their work.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com (enter Guild NL in subject line) or Leslie Kantor by email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL in subject line.)

    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

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Past events

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