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

    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register

    Free- Open Carving Time 18-1

    Located in the Bench Room

    No White or Green Card required

    The Guild shop will be open for carvers who want to work on their own projects, perhaps those who are in or already finished one of Chuck Rinehart's classical carving classes.  Or, perhaps you want to work on your own project.

    This is not a class.  However, there might be some informal discussions centered around a video, book, design or problem, depending on who attends.

    This is a four hour session, and registration is required because we have limited bench space.  There is no set start time, but we have to be totally cleaned up and ready to leave at the end.

    The carving tool sharpening alternatives will be available for your use.

    Bring your own carving tools and wood.

    There will likely be coffee, tea, water and sodas, but no food.

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com or 503-312-7745.

    Coordinators will likely vary by each session.

    Please register online.

     


     

    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. 

    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-Education Committee, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

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

    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
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    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: Steve Poland

    *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)
      

    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

    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.


    • 24 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Sharpen Like a Pro, Part I, with Jeff Zens 18-1

     

    In this new and re-designed sharpening clinic, professional woodworker and Next Level author and instructor Jeff Zens will guide you through the essential steps to achieving a razor-sharp edge on your chisels and hand planes.  Knowing how and when to sharpen your cutting tools is a gateway skill, a “must have” for every woodworker who aspires to fine work.  Working with sharp tools is a revelation: once you experience the safety and effectiveness of a sharp hand plane or chisel you will never look back.  Advertisements to the contrary, tools do not come to you sharp and ready to use right out of the box.  No matter where they come from, a new cutting edge can always be improved.

     

    Now you can achieve the same results that the Guild’s Next Level students obtain, without committing to the entire NL series.  In this day-long, hands-on session, Jeff will walk you through the theory behind creating a keen edge on your cutting tools. You will quickly move beyond theory and put each of the sharpening steps into practice.  At the end of this hands-on workshop, most students will go home with at least one tool ready to work.  More importantly, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to get all of your edges into top condition and keep them working for you.

     

    This workshop is fast-paced and intense; be ready to go to work.  Bring your sharpening questions - there is always time for interesting discussion.

     

    A tool list will be sent to students upon registration.  Achieving success in this class requires that students be properly equipped, and some necessary class items might have a longer lead time.  Early registration is a good idea, because this workshop always sells out: don’t delay!


    If you have questions about this class, please contact our class coordinator; Gary Weeber at siweeb@gmail.com or 503-680-3827



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

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register

    Free- Open Carving Time 18-2

    Located in the Bench Room

    No White or Green Card required

    The Guild shop will be open for carvers who want to work on their own projects, perhaps those who are in or already finished one of Chuck Rinehart's classical carving classes.  Or, perhaps you want to work on your own project.

    This is not a class.  However, there might be some informal discussions centered around a video, book, design or problem, depending on who attends.

    This is a four hour session, and registration is required because we have limited bench space.  There is no set start time, but we have to be totally cleaned up and ready to leave at the end.

    The carving tool sharpening alternatives will be available for your use.

    Bring your own carving tools and wood.

    There will likely be coffee, tea, water and sodas, but no food.

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com or 503-312-7745.

    Coordinators will likely vary by each session.

    Please register online.

     


     

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class; also known as the completing the White Card requirement.

    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.

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

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com 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 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 page and JOIN now.

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register
    Managing the Shop Environment: Humidity, Heat, Lighting, & Dust Control

    We will discuss how to maintain a healthy, comfortable shop environment. This topic includes controlling humidity, heating, lighting, and dust control. How do you do this in your shop? Do you need new ideas for your shop? 


    Bring photos of how you manage the environment in your shop on a USB drive (thumb drive) to share with other members of the SIG. Plan to discuss how you manage the shop environment.

    If you need help with an environmental problem, bring your questions about these topics for discussion.

    We had a great discussion of Tool Storage in our shops in October, and look forward to another lively,  enlightening  discussion in November.

    Please register on the Guild website if you plan to attend so that we can get an idea of how many people will be attending.

    If you have any questions, contact Ken Hall <ken@old-scholls.com>


    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Bill Hamilton


    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class; also known as the completing the White Card requirement.

    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.

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

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com 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 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 page and JOIN now.

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 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; also known as the completing the White Card requirement.


    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.  Our Guild shop has a two bench style sanders; a combination Disc/Belt Sander and a Spindle Sander.

    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.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com 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 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

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


    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 7
    Register
      

    Basics Lecture 5 - Joinery – 18-3

    Instructor-Jeff Zens

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

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

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


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.Please go online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Router and Router Table Skills

    Instructor - Eddee Edson

    Note: Completion of the Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting is required before taking this class; also known as the completing the White Card requirement.

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

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

    This class is designed to help you with Green Card Certification on these machines.
    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 dougdrakedesign@gmail.com with questions.

    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. Your registration is not complete without payment. Your name will be removed from the class list if payment is not made within 7 days of registration. THank you.

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

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register
    WOMENS SIG (special interest group)

    Come join the group and help us form this ongoing group!    

    December 6, 6:30 meet at shop and help work on our first project. Please be sure to get your white card ASAP.  Please RSVP by registering online.


    Eddee and Leslie


    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 3
    Register
     

    Build a Bottle Caddy & Build Your Skills – A Hands-on Basics Band Saw Class


    Instructor: Asa Christiana          



    White Card Required




    This hands-on skills class offers beginners and intermediates a safe, foolproof approach to the band saw, a fundamental woodworking tool. It will also cover safe, effective use of the drill press and variety of benchtop sanders.  This class will help you build the skills needed to prepare for the Hands-On Safety Test (HOST) that allows you to use these tools in the Guild shop. In this class each student will not only gain hands-on experience working on a real project, you will also go home with the stylish bottle caddy pictured!  Asa is a past editor at Fine Woodworking and brings a wealth of experience in safe and fun woodworking practices.

    You will learn the following:

    ·         When to use the band saw and why.

    ·         Foolproof band saw setup (blade selection, changing a blade, adjusting guides, etc.).

    ·         Reading and interpreting a project plan.

    ·         Basic layout techniques using a combo square and compass.

    ·         Standard band saw cuts (simple cuts against fence, tall resaw cuts, freehand straight a curved cuts that follow a line).

    ·         Safe, effective use of the drill press.

    ·         Safe effective use of edge sander, spindle sander, and disk sander.

    ·         Strong joints with nails

    The goal of this class is for each student to go home with a bottle caddy and some basic band saw skills in preparation for the HOST.

    The class fee includes material (wood & parts) for the class. The Guild will also provide hand-outs and a drawing of the caddy.


         


    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.

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 10
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    Basics Lecture 1- Introduction and Safety – 18-3

    Instructor – Eddee Edson

    This class gives an overview to wood and woodworking. It is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the terms and vocabulary of woodworking, types of wood, how it is cut, graded and sold. The class will also review safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control.

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

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

     

    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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

    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 8
    Register

    Meeting Leader - TBD

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

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

    Prior to the Safety and Orientation meeting you must:

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

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

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

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

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

    1. The completed Tool Safety exam Answer Sheet

    2. The completed Self Assessment form

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

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

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


    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    Register

    Free- Open Carving Time 18-3

    Located in the Bench Room

    No White or Green Card required

    The Guild shop will be open for carvers who want to work on their own projects, perhaps those who are in or already finished one of Chuck Rinehart's classical carving classes.  Or, perhaps you want to work on your own project.

    This is not a class.  However, there might be some informal discussions centered around a video, book, design or problem, depending on who attends.

    This is a four hour session, and registration is required because we have limited bench space.  There is no set start time, but we have to be totally cleaned up and ready to leave at the end.

    The carving tool sharpening alternatives will be available for your use.

    Bring your own carving tools and wood.

    There will likely be coffee, tea, water and sodas, but no food.

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com or 503-312-7745.

    Coordinators will likely vary by each session.

    Please register online.

     


     

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 Room #7
    • 8
    Register


    Basics Lecture 2 - Bench & Hand Tools – 18-3


    Instructor – Jeff Zens


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

    Explore the different hand planes, scrapers, measuring tools, and scribing tools. Jeff will show you how to use them as well as their care and maintenance .Bring your questions and any hand tools that you'd like to talk about! 
    This one of seven Basics Lecture classes that is offered to beginner level woodworkers. We recommend that you take any of these classes you feel you need in any order that fits your schedule. 


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

    Register online.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

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

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. 

    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-Education Committee, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

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

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 8
    Register

    Basics Lecture 3 – Basics of Power Tools – 18-3

    Instructor – Asa Christiana


     

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

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

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


    Please register online.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. Please go online and pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Bill Hamilton


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

    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.

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

    Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com 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 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 page and JOIN now.

    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
    Register
    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: Steve Poland

    *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)
      

    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

    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.


    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 1
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    Instructor - Ed Ferguson

    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.  Our Guild shop has a two bench style sanders; a combination Disc/Belt Sander and a Spindle Sander.

    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.

    A minimum of 2 students is required to conduct this class. Please contact Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com 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 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

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


    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Workshop, 7694 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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    Free- Open Carving Time 18-4

    Located in the Bench Room

    No White or Green Card required

    The Guild shop will be open for carvers who want to work on their own projects, perhaps those who are in or already finished one of Chuck Rinehart's classical carving classes.  Or, perhaps you want to work on your own project.

    This is not a class.  However, there might be some informal discussions centered around a video, book, design or problem, depending on who attends.

    This is a four hour session, and registration is required because we have limited bench space.  There is no set start time, but we have to be totally cleaned up and ready to leave at the end.

    The carving tool sharpening alternatives will be available for your use.

    Bring your own carving tools and wood.

    There will likely be coffee, tea, water and sodas, but no food.

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com or 503-312-7745.

    Coordinators will likely vary by each session.

    Please register online.

     


     

    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
      

    INTEREST LIST


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


    Hands On Carving Classes


          Instructor- Mary May



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

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


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


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


    Please register online.


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

    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    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 three times for us, and has taught it many times before for his former club in Rochester, NY.  

    You are required to buy or rent 20 long handled tools and a mallet.  Tools will cost you a minimum of $300 (Master Carver), upwards of hundreds more, depending on the brand (Swiss Made).  We also have several sets of tools you can rent for $75 for the duration of the class.   These tools will form the core of a carving collection and allow you to add others over time.


    COST of the class is $350, 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 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    INTEREST LIST - Introduction to Letter Carving - not a class (yet)


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


          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 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 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.


    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 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
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    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 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register