Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

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Full payment for a class is required 7 days before the class start date to guarantee your reservation. Full refunds are available if canceled 7 days before the class, 50% refund 2-6 days before and no refund if canceled one day before.  See here for complete details.

Upcoming Classes

    • 03 Feb 2020
    • 28 Dec 2020
    • 48 sessions
    • Guild Shop

    Guild Shop Maintenance Night

    Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Please join other Guild volunteers on Monday evenings to help us keep the Guild's Shop running smoothly.

    We will be doing several maintenance activities such as:
    •    Clean dust collector filters
    •    Check and clean all machines in the Machine room
    •    Sharpen hand tools in Bench Room as needed
    •    Check various vacuums in the Shop and clean out any filters that are full
    •    Check sanding media for all sanders and change if needed
    •    Check all saws for sharp, clean blades - clean or replace if needed
    •    Clean and organize tools and supplies in Bench Room

    Come meet other Guild members and learn more about the shop and how it works. Members with shop cards are welcome to drop by any time after 5:30 pm. You do not have to be prompt.

    Plan to join us after the work session for social time at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village.

    I look forward to seeing you at Shop Maintenance Night.

    If you have any questions, contact me,
    Ken Hall,  Operations Director


    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Shop 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97229
    • 8
      

    Japanese Bowl Carving

    White Card Required
    Minimum of 4 students



          Instructor- Masa Nitani



    This class is for those with some carving experience, and a decent range of sturdy long handled tools and a mallet.  Most importantly, you must have sharp tools, either by yourself or a friend.  The project will used dried hardwood, probably Walnut, and it takes a fair amount of physical effort.  Chuck Rinehart's Foundations of Classical Carving class, or equivalent, should be adequate preparation.

    Masa has now taught this class twice with considerable acclaim.  He mainly teaches by demonstration and coaching, not lecture, so you must be willing to work in this format.  

    Masa Nitani has fifty years of carving experience and is now retired, having moved to Portland in 1983 from northern Japan (Sapporo), where he was apprenticed for three years.  He made his living here doing a variety of construction and specialty restoration projects, but has done carving all along the way.

    You will need some fairly wide, sturdy tools and a mallet in the 20-25 oz range.  There are some mallets to borrow.

    The inside of the bowl will be circular and typically needs three gouges:

    - a #8/9/10 or 11 sweep to hog out a lot of the inside of the bowl, 16-25 mm wide
    - a #5 or 6 sweep 25-40 mm wide to smooth out the inside surface
    - a long bent like a #7/20 to tackle the inside bottom curve

    We have long bent gouges and several of the others you can borrow.

    The outside of the bowl will be shaped the way you want it, using a mix of power and hand tools as well as gouges.  You will likely use a table or band saw to structure some of the outside and you should plan on the time and saw access between classes to make the cuts before the second class session starts, although in a pinch you might be able to use the Guild power tools at the start of the second class, but it will slow you down.  

    Masa's English is OK, not great, but he communicates well.  He likes to demonstrate his techniques irrespective of any design and wants to help you learn techniques so you can apply them to your own design.  The class is mostly hands on.

    The cost of the class includes materials, but not the tools. Each student will get a block of dried hardwood (i.e., Walnut) about 3" thick and 6" to 7" square.

    You should bring a pencil compass capable of drawing diameters up to 7", a combination square, a 12" ruler, and perhaps a white pencil so lines show better on Walnut.  Some of these tools are available in the shop.


    The shop's benches will be used, two students per bench, but a few sit-upon benches (Japanese style) will be available for you to use or at least try.


    You should plan on making or bringing a bench hook, something similar to the photo will work, as will a traditional bench hook.  If making one, a surface of about 10" square with fences on two sides works best, and if you can add notches like shown to fit a 6" to 7" square, you will find it useful and more efficient as you rotate the block.  We'll have a few available to borrow but not enough for everyone.


    Please note the class sessions are two weeks apart, and the first is during most school's Spring break.


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


    Register online.


    Guild classes are geared towards members but non-members are welcome. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.

    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 8
      

    More Japanese Carving with Masa

    White Card Required, Green Card recommended
    Minimum of 4 students



          Instructor- Masa Nitani



    This class is for those who took his bowl carving class, and it will run concurrently with a bowl class with a few students.

    The class is a bit of an experiment because it is not structured and will be running concurrently with a bowl class that only has a few students.  You will pick a project or two that you want to work on, and use the time to get coaching from Masa, and perhaps inspiration from others.

    Masa is currently booked to fly to Sapporo on April 10th and return May 20th (six weeks), but his trip may very well be impacted by the virus.  He thinks he will be allowed to fly there, but if the virus keeps spreading, the U.S.  might not let him fly back as scheduled.  Consequently, he may be gone for a long time.

    The idea for this class is an open workshop for you to look through his photo portfolio and pick a project or two that you would like to make, and get his advice and coaching.  The Ainu bear will be too hard, so don't pick it.  This might be a good opportunity to explore texturing.  The  Oregon tray photo above is an example of something he made 40 of for Timberline Lodge that features background texturing.  You could also consider something like the other photos.

    I expect him to demonstrate some of his techniques, including hogging out with a circular saw, and more texturing.

    There are two students registered for the bowl portion of the class, and we need a minimum of four students total to make this fly.  I know it is getting late and the first session is during Spring Break.  The second session is two weeks later.

    The price of the class does not include any materials and is priced somewhat lower than a normal class.  Interact with me before the class and I can describe some of the wood options that are around the Guild that you can purchase.

    I'll have tools available to borrow to augment what you have.

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


    Register online.


    Guild classes are geared towards members but non-members are welcome. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4

    SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED - REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED~ STAY TUNED FOR THIS CLASS TO BE RESCHEDULED

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor -Dick Rohrbaugh


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.


    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - not a class (yet)


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


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart



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

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

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

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


    The class outline is:

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

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

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


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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

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


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


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart



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

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

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

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

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


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


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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

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


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


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart





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

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

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

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

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


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


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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - not a class (yet)


    Carving an Acanthus Leaf with Chuck Rinehart


    Green or White  Card not Required


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - not a class (yet)


    Carving (and Designing) a Sign


          Instructors- Chuck Rinehart and Steve Hickcox


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

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

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

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

    Prior carving and woodworking experience is expected.

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

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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop or MAC
    Register
      

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


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


          Instructor- Chuck Rinehart



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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop or Multnomah Art Center
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST - Japanese Bowl Carving - not a class (yet)


    Register your interest in taking this five hour class on carving bowls in the Japanese style


          Instructor- Masa Nitani



    Masa Nitani has fifty years of carving experience and is now retired, having moved to Portland in 1983 from northern Japan, where he was apprenticed for three years.  Masa made his living here doing a variety of construction and specialty restoration projects, but has done carving all along the way.

    The requirements for this class haven't been determined yet, but if you have taken Chuck's Foundations class those tools should work.  Masa uses mostly Japanese derived tools, many with his own handle designs, along with a few UK western tools but we don't expect you to purchase Japanese tools, or make your own.

    Masa said his teaching technique is to demonstrate a lot and lecture a little.  His English is OK, but not great, but he communicates well.  He likes to demonstrate his techniques irrespective of any design and wants to help you learn these techniques so you can apply them to your own design.  This class is expected to be a combination of demonstration and practice, but is not expected to result in a bowl or other finished project.

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

    COST of the class will likely be $75 - 100, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on the interest list.  As we pin down class details you will be notified and a new class event will be posted on the web.  At that point you will register for real.


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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0

    SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED - REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED~ STAY TUNED FOR THIS CLASS TO BE RESCHEDULED

    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor -  Mike Chia

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class. Please do not register for the waitlist, either, unless you've completed the S&O.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    The Jointer and the Surface Planer work in concert to make our boards straight, smooth, and square. If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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 both of 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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    Please register online and remit payment at once. Thank you

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

    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center
    Register

    Session Canceled

    Professional Special Interest Group

    Leader - Vince Corbin

    Topic: The topic will be added here, monthly, as we create them. Keep an eye out for changes.

    Where: MAC, 

    Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM

    Purpose of the SIG

    • Provide education and opportunities for aspiring professionals to grow their confidence and feel comfortable in the commercial woodworking field.
    • Provide opportunities for networking among Guild professional members.
    • Improve ways the Guild can be of benefit to professional members.
    • Promote opportunities for professional members to display and sell their products at Guild events.

    Here are the dates for the MAC meetings:

    • Room 4 is reserved on September 11th and December 11th from 7pm-9:00PM.
    • Room 7 is reserved for October 9th and November 13th from 7pm-9:00PM.

     Please register so we know who is coming. Thank you!

    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 20

    SESSION CANCELED


    Meeting Leader - Jeff Hilber

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

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

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

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

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

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

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

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

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


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

    Questions? Please contact Jeff Hilber at jeff.hilber@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

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


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    Register

    Instructor-Dennis Dolph

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    The Band Saw is considered one of the most versatile tools in a woodworking shop. It can cut boards from logs and slice thin boards from thick ones. On the other hand, it can cut delicate curves and precise joints.  


    If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on the Bandsaw and an introduction to the sanding machines.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    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.


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4

    SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED - REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED~ STAY TUNED FOR THIS CLASS TO BE RESCHEDULED

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor -Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.


    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4

    SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED - REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED~ STAY TUNED FOR THIS SESSION TO BE RESCHEDULED

    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session Examiner: TBD



    *Prerequisite - Completion of the Safety Orientation meeting (S&O) is required before taking the HOST.

    Description:  Demonstrating safe operation of each tool (Table saw, Miter saw, Planer, Jointer, Band saw, Router, Router Table, Drill press, and our three stationary Sanders).  During the HOST session, you will demonstrate that you can safely use each machine through a series of exercises administered by the examiner.  It is not a test of your woodworking precision, but a test of your safety skills with each tool in our workshop.  Successful completion will result in being issued a Green Card, and the ability to purchase a Shop Time card for your use of the Guild's workshop during an Open Shop period.   

    Registration Fee: $60.00
    (The $60 fee for this HOST will be fully credited toward your purchase of shop time card, provided you successfully complete the HOST, making the test essentially free.)  

    Registration openings: 3 (3 Candidates with 1 Examiner)

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

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


    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 21

    Meeting Leader - Jeff Hilber

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

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

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

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

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

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

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

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

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


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

    Questions? Please contact Jeff Hilber atjeff.hilber@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

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


    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: TBD

    *Prerequisite - Completion of the Safety Orientation meeting (S&O) is required before taking the HOST.

    Description:  Demonstrating safe operation of each tool (Table saw, Miter saw, Planer, Jointer, Band saw, Router, Router Table, Drill press, and our three stationary Sanders).  During the HOST session, you will demonstrate that you can safely use each machine through a series of exercises administered by the examiner.  It is not a test of your woodworking precision, but a test of your safety skills with each tool in our workshop.  Successful completion will result in being issued a Green Card, and the ability to purchase a Shop Time card for your use of the Guild's workshop during an Open Shop period.   

    Registration Fee: $60.00
    (The $60 fee for this HOST will be fully credited toward your purchase of shop time card, provided you successfully complete the HOST, making the test essentially free.)  

    Registration openings: 3 (3 Candidates with 1 Examiner)

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

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


    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2

    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor -  Mike Chia

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class. Please do not register for the waitlist, either, unless you've completed the S&O.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    The Jointer and the Surface Planer work in concert to make our boards straight, smooth, and square. If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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 both of 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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    Please register online and remit payment at once. Thank you

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

    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 9175 N Bradford St. Portland, OR 97203

    April Guild Meeting
     Visit to the Joinery 

    April 21, 7:00 - 9:00
    The Joinery
    9175 N Bradford St. Portland, OR 97203

    The meeting is Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00.  Social time starts at 6:30.  This event is free and open to the public.  


    Description

    A trip to the Joinery! This will be an on site meeting located at their new location in the St. Johns area. We will get a tour of their new digs along with seeing what they are putting together. If you haven't had the chance to visit the Joinery before, you won't want to miss this inspirational trip! 

    Meeting

    See you at the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) on January 21. Social time starts at 6 pm with the general meeting starting at 7 pm.

    The board meeting will be held in room 7 at the MAC from 5:30-6:30 for anyone who would like to attend.

    If there are any questions please contact CJ Marquardt at cj@cjmwoodcraft.com or 503-267-1930




    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4

    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor -  Norm Baird

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class. Please do not register for the waitlist, either, unless you've completed the S&O.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    The Jointer and the Surface Planer work in concert to make our boards straight, smooth, and square. If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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 both of 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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    Please register online and remit payment at once. Thank you

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

    • 05 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4

    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor -  Norm Baird

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class. Please do not register for the waitlist, either, unless you've completed the S&O.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    The Jointer and the Surface Planer work in concert to make our boards straight, smooth, and square. If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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 both of 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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    Please register online and remit payment at once. Thank you

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

    • 05 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor -Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.


    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    • 12 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 1
    Register

    Instructor-Dennis Dolph

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    The Band Saw is considered one of the most versatile tools in a woodworking shop. It can cut boards from logs and slice thin boards from thick ones. On the other hand, it can cut delicate curves and precise joints.  


    If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on the Bandsaw and an introduction to the sanding machines.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    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.


    • 12 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor -Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.


    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    • 13 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center
    Register

    Professional Special Interest Group

    Leader - Vince Corbin

    Topic: The topic will be added here, monthly, as we create them. Keep an eye out for changes.

    Where: MAC, 

    Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM

    Purpose of the SIG

    • Provide education and opportunities for aspiring professionals to grow their confidence and feel comfortable in the commercial woodworking field.
    • Provide opportunities for networking among Guild professional members.
    • Improve ways the Guild can be of benefit to professional members.
    • Promote opportunities for professional members to display and sell their products at Guild events.

    Here are the dates for the MAC meetings:

    • Room 4 is reserved on September 11th and December 11th from 7pm-9:00PM.
    • Room 7 is reserved for October 9th and November 13th from 7pm-9:00PM.

     Please register so we know who is coming. Thank you!

    • 14 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center Auditorium
    • 40
    Register

    Eastern Joinery Seminar: Theory and Application

    with


    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 Taeho Kwon back to Portland for 2020. 

    Taeho Kwon visited our Guild in April, 2019. He presented his journey into his discovery of how Eastern timber frame joinery is applied to solve specific construction issues and the techniques to successfully execute his designs. He also taught a workshop to build the coffee table/sitting bench shown in the image during his visit to Portland. His presentation and workshop were met with rave reviews.

    Taeho Kwon attended East Carolina University and majored in Commercial Arts, studying Interior Design. His goal was to construct his own designs instead of hiring other builders. To achieve this, he applied for jobs outside of the field and started working on fine carpentry. He also learned everything he could from framing to exteriors, anything that would improve his skills to build his designs. After learning and practicing for 12 years, he decided to take a step further and extend his understanding of joinery. He then traveled to Korea and attended The School of Traditional Korean Architecture, earning a Certificate of Maintenance and Restoration for Korean traditional buildings. He learned to make Buddhist Temples and a “King's Palace.” Since then, he has spent numerous years gaining experience on the restoration and new construction of traditional Korean houses, as well as temple buildings. He focused on temples because he wanted to improve his knowledge of joinery and the secrets behind making it last for thousands of years. In a temple or a King's Palace building, there are about three times more types of joints involved than in fine furniture building. He has been utilizing this advanced joinery in his own furniture design. This seminar is a lecture and demonstration on how Eastern joinery is used to solve specific problems in the construction of buildings and furniture to last hundreds, even thousands, of years. Timber frame and furniture joinery will be discussed.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $49 until midnight April 19, 2020. Standard registration is $55 beginning April 20, 2020.

    Please direct any questions to  Chip Webster at jdwebster3@comcast.net.  

    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.

    • 15 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 2
    Register


    Build Your Own Jigs for the Taeho Kwon Shop Stool


              



    Green Card Required


    For those individuals who registered for the A. Lewis Inspired Stool with Taeho Kwon and are interested in making their personal set of jigs, a third day is available the day before the shop stool workshop. You must be registered for the 2 day stool workshop to be eligible for this 1 day workshop.

    Lunch and materials will be provided. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.

    The cost of the 1 day workshop to build your own set of jigs for future use is $285.

    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.

    • 16 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Build this A. Lewis Inspired Shop Stool with Taeho Kwon


              



    White Shop Safety Card Required



    This class is called Shop Stool, however, the exposed joinery and aesthetically curved and tapered lines will shine in any place at your home or office.

    The design of this stool was based on, and inspired by, Aled Lewis, a furniture designer and maker who works both in America and the United Kingdom. Taeho liked the original so much, that he decided to duplicate Aled’s stool design for his own use at his shop, but he realized every woodworker deserved a nice stool to go with their work bench, and that this stool would make a perfect weekend workshop. Taeho has done a few minor facelifts to the original design to make it suitable for a weekend class and, as in all of Taeho’s classes; he came up with jigs to complete this stool in 2 days. Being a 2 day class, this workshop will be more of a project workshop than an educational workshop.

    This class is suitable for advanced beginners with some shop skills. 

    Because of the expected popularity of this workshop, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration for the stool workshop only is $525 until midnight April 19, 2020. Standard registration is $575 beginning April 20, 2020.

    For those who are interested in making their own set of jigs, a third day is available before the stool workshop for an additional fee $285.00. You must register and pay separately for this option.

    Lunch will be included. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.

    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.

    • 18 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Timber Frame Joinery Techniques for Furniture Makers with Taeho Kwon


             



    White Card Required

    This class is for those who want to acquire a deeper understanding of Eastern Joinery. It will cover much of the joinery that is used in Eastern timber frame buildings, such as the Buddhist Temple and the King’s Palace. Whether you are a timber framer or a woodworker whose only focus is furniture making, this class will help you to construct the best furniture possible.

    During Taeho’s apprenticeship years, he focused more on building temples than furniture because he wanted to improve his knowledge of joinery and the secrets behind making joints last for thousands of years. In a temple or the King’s Palace building, there are about three times more types of joints involved than in fine furniture building. His plan has been to utilize this advanced joinery in his own furniture design, which is represented in his Nakashima inspired Sitting Bench/Coffee Table and the Entry Table creation.

    Students will learn to construct varieties of joints, which will interlock together and become one beautiful structure for future reference or display amongst their woodworking collections.

    There are no prerequisites to take this class; you do not need to take Joinery 1.

    If you have an interest in utilizing traditional timber frame joinery in your own furniture designs, and improving your skills and knowledge in joinery, this class is for you.

     You will learn:

    • How timber frame joinery works
    • Secrets to Building structures that withstand earthquakes and hurricanes
    • Understanding the movement of wood
    • Secrets to expanding the life of the wood in order to last thousands of years
    • To make  a variety of traditional joints using both hand tools and power tools
    • How old western and eastern craftsmen were associated and how their timeless work is relevant to understanding wood movement and techniques.

    Lunch will be provided.Taeho will provide jigs for the joinery. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.

    The cost of this 6 day workshop with early registration is $995, available through midnight April 19, 2020. Late registration is $1165 beginning April 20, 2020.

    Please direct any questions to Chip Webster at jdwebster3@comcast.net.

    A special cancellation policy applies to this class; Thirty (30) days advance notice is required to cancel in order to get a refund, unless your slot is filled by someone else. However, cancellation within seven days forfeits all payment.

    We would appreciate it if you'd pay online. If you would like to pay by check contact Julie Niemeyer at 503-591-9360 immediately. Payment must be made within 7 days of registration. Send your check made to the order of: The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.  to : 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

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

    • 19 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multnomah Arts Center - 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

    May Guild Meeting
     Intra-Guild Show 

    May 19, 7:00 - 9:00
    Multnomah Arts Center Gymnasium,
    7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland

    The meeting is Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00.  Social time starts at 6:30.  This event is free and open to the public.  

    Description

    Annual Intra-Guild Show! Be sure to be working on your project entry for this year! There are three categories, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced with ribbons for the top winners in each category!

    Meeting

    See you at the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) on January 21. Social time starts at 6 pm with the general meeting starting at 7 pm.

    The board meeting will be held in room 7 at the MAC from 5:30-6:30 for anyone who would like to attend.

    If there are any questions please contact CJ Marquardt at cj@cjmwoodcraft.com or 503-267-1930




    • 24 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 23

    Meeting Leader - Jeff Hilber

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

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

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

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

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

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

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

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

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


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

    Questions? Please contact Jeff Hilber atjeff.hilber@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

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


    • 26 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4

    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor -  Mike Chia

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class. Please do not register for the waitlist, either, unless you've completed the S&O.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.

    The Jointer and the Surface Planer work in concert to make our boards straight, smooth, and square. If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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 both of 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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    Please register online and remit payment at once. Thank you

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

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor -Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.


    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    Register

    Instructor-Dennis Dolph

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.

    The Band Saw is considered one of the most versatile tools in a woodworking shop. It can cut boards from logs and slice thin boards from thick ones. On the other hand, it can cut delicate curves and precise joints.  


    If you are not confident in your mastery of these machines, 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.

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on the Bandsaw and an introduction to the sanding machines.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines, they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

    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.


    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor -Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class.


    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.


    Two of the major tools in most shops are the Table Saw, used for ripping, crosscutting, and bevel cuts, and the Chop Saw, also used for crosscutting. If you feel that you are lacking in knowledge about these saws, then this class is for you.

    We will discuss the best practices for each operation of the Table Saw and the Chop Saw. We will demonstrate these safe practices and help you practice them in this class. The small class size will allow plenty of time to ask questions and provide individual attention. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable in using this machine. Materials will be provided.

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

    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 a member needs a refresher on a certain group of machines,  they can sit in on a class for free, provided they have previously taken the class.

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

    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center
    Register

    Professional Special Interest Group

    Leader - Vince Corbin

    Topic: The topic will be added here, monthly, as we create them. Keep an eye out for changes.

    Where: MAC, 

    Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM

    Purpose of the SIG

    • Provide education and opportunities for aspiring professionals to grow their confidence and feel comfortable in the commercial woodworking field.
    • Provide opportunities for networking among Guild professional members.
    • Improve ways the Guild can be of benefit to professional members.
    • Promote opportunities for professional members to display and sell their products at Guild events.

    Here are the dates for the MAC meetings:

    • Room 4 is reserved on September 11th and December 11th from 7pm-9:00PM.
    • Room 7 is reserved for October 9th and November 13th from 7pm-9:00PM.

     Please register so we know who is coming. Thank you!

    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 22
    Register

    Meeting Leader - Jeff Hilber

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

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

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

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

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

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

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

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

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


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

    Questions? Please contact Jeff Hilber at jeff.hilber@guildoforegonwoodworker.org

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


    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
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