Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

The Guild Education Program

Class Calendar

Project/Skill Development

Most classes are project or skill specific and are offered throughout the year based on availability of instructors.   Several nationally known instructors come to the Guild to teach subjects in their specialty.  Past visitors include Michael Fortune, Mary May, Garrett Hack, Kelly Parker, George Walker, Chris Schwarz and others.


Entry Level Classes
The Basics of Fine Woodworking  is geared to beginners who are getting started in woodworking.  Offered quarterly, they sell out fast.  It is a benefit of membership.

Safety Classes
To work in the shop requires a "green card".  A series of "safety" classes gets you there.
  • A free Safety & Orientation class is the first step in that process.  It is required for any activity that uses the power tool section of the shop.
  • Obtaining the Green Card requires passing the HOST. test,  a 4 hour session in which you demonstrate your ability to use the equipment safely.  
  • If you need additional training to pass that test,  Power Tool Safety help you on the path.

For more information and details click on the links below:
  • Basics of Fine Woodworking - These classes are geared to beginners who are getting started in woodworking.  Offered quarterly, they sell out fast.  It is a benefit of membership.
  • Power Tool Skills - A series of 5 classes specifically focused on using Woodworking Power Equipment designed to just take the classes you need.
  • Project/Skills Development (class calendar)Move beyond simple basics, learn to design and build your own projects.  Examples: Advanced Hand Tools. Chair Making. Project Design. Advanced Machine Use, Carving, Finishing, CNC, etc.
  • Hands-On Fundamentals  - Expand your basic skills with hands-on classes.
  • Safety and Orientation - Free class to keep you safe. Machine Safety training.

Education Class Questions & Payments

Locate classes on the Education Page.  Please register and pay for classes on line.  For additional questions:


Guild-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer
P. O. Box 80922,

Portland, Or 97280

503-591-9360 Julie

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