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

    • 22 May 2018
    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 0
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    Classical Carving with Chuck Rinehart 18-2

    A White Card is Not Required

    If this class is full, please add yourself to the Waitlist so we can try to schedule another sequence, or notify you if a slot opens up in this one.

    Chuck Rinehart has been woodworking for 60 years and the last 30 have included an extensive background in Classical Carving.  This class sequence will be a hands-on opportunity to be guided by an expert.  Chuck has taught this class in Rochester, NY before moving to Portland in 2017.

    The class is limited to six students because there is a lot of personal supervision and limited bench space.

    This class requires a rather extensive investment in specific carving tools, and a detailed list will be emailed to registrants.  Chuck has arranged a really good deal from Woodcarvers Supply in Florida for a complete kit for those who need a new set that will cost about $250-300 for 19 tools, a mallet and tool roll.  However, most students have some tools and need to buy ones that are missing, and those prices and sources will vary.  The four hours per session will give you time to carve and experience a variety of techniques.  Most of the class is you carving, with some demonstrations.

    A two hour Orientation Session is scheduled May 1st at 1:00 PM several weeks before the class to discuss the required tools, sharpening and to answer questions.

    The class will be held in five sessions at the Guild Shop, because we need the stable benches that can be raised up to 39".  In addition a make-up session is scheduled for June 29th for those who had to miss an earlier one.  Sessions are always on Tuesdays with those in May from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and those in June from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.  You will be expected to do carving between sessions.  Three projects are planned, and they get progressively harder, but they will expose you to a wide variety of tools and techniques.  The first one is known as a Heraldic Lion on White Oak using a v-tool and mallet, with a few gouges later to add some relief.  The next two are variations of an Acanthus leaf, one in Basswood, the other in a different wood.

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

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

    There will be several class coordinators.  Initially it is Larry Wade, 503-312-7745 (text and cell), lpwade@gmail.com, and Ruth Warbington and Sarah Livingstone will be assisting.  For now contact Larry for any questions.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made quickly, preferably online when registering, but no later than 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 (especially the date code at the end, 18-2) 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.

    • 22 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 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.


    • 23 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Guild Shop
    Register

    Topic: Wooden Planes: Badger, plough, raiser, oh my! A discussion of wooden side-escapement planes, their uses  and construction 


    Presenter: Amy McAuley

    Come learn about all the different types of side-escapement wooden planes and how to use them.  For this two-hour special interest group meeting come see the difference between sprung planes and upright and the advantages and disadvantages of both types.  As well as the varieties of wooden planes used to make doors and sash and a few unusual ones that are not commonly seen.  

    Bring any wooden planes you would like to know more about.

    Please register on the Guild Website if you plan to attend. It will help me to prepare for the meeting.  

    Click this link to register:  https://www.guildoforegonwoodworkers.org/event-2896289


    I am looking forward to a very informative evening.

    Ken Hall


    • 26 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    Register

    Guild Family Woodworking Program – Orientation Meeting

     

    Class Leaders: Eddee Edson and Ray Curtis

    26 May 2018

    2-4 PM

    Guild Shop

    Free – no white or green card required

     

    This meeting is for all families interested in the Family Woodworking Program.  This is an experimental program to bring interested families, adults and youths 8-18, into the Guild shop to learn and enjoy woodworking via a training program. This orientation meeting will review the program in detail including the basic rules of the shop, an overview of expenses, tools and parental participation requirements. A subgroup of 7 couplets, one youth and one responsible adult family Guild member will be picked to be in the first pilot, a set of three classes.  At the end of this first set of 3 classes, each member will leave with a completed woodworking project.  If you are interested in this program you must attend this orientation meeting.

     

    The Family Woodworking Program has an emphasis on family participation, adults and youths in the shop together, including, family access to the shop, safe participation, education, engaging families in Guild volunteerism, and the promotion of woodworking. 

     

    Family participation is a critical element of this program.  Parents (or adult family representatives) must be actively engaged with the youth in all activities in the shop at all times.

     

    Youths are separated into three groups, each group with various privileges or restrictions:

    Early Adolescents  - Ages 8 thru 13

    Mid Adolescents – Ages 14 thru 15

    Late Adolescents – Ages 16 thru 17

     

    Topic to be introduced in this meeting:

    1.      Introduction of the meeting leaders and participants

    2.      Discussion of the goals of the program as well as safety and tools to be used

    3.      Discussion of the roles of both the adults and youths in the program

    4.      Review of the project to be built in the first classes

     

    For questions please contact Gary Weeber (siweeb@gmail.com), Bob Sokolow (bobsokolow@yahoo.com), Ray Curtis (colleenandray@comcast.net), or Eddee Edson (mseddeee@gmail.com)

     


    • 05 Jun 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.

    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.

    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    Register

    First Women’s SIG is coming up: Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Guild Shop!

    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.

    Topic: New Special Interest Group for Women!

    Organizer: Eddee Edson-VP Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

    This is a new SIG designed by and for women! We are encouraging our new and old members to meet for the first time and discuss what our interests are, classes we might like to see, SIG projects and enjoy a wonderful gathering for the Women of the Guild.
    Our hope is that we will gather, share information, give tours, answer questions and create a great an inviting space for future projects to be built.
    Do you have a project you’d like help with or input on? Please bring it!
    We will have experienced woodworkers, hand tool specialists and beginners at the gathering.
    We would like to hear your voice! Please join us at the guild shop!


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

    INSTRUCTOR:  Dennis Rodrigues       

    Green Card is Required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 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.

    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.

    • 10 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 0

    Meeting Leader - Ray Curtis

    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.


    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 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.

    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 Jun 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.

    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

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

    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    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.  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.


    • 17 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: Ray Curtis & Dennis Annotti

    *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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
    Register

    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.


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0
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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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 6
    Register

    Sharpen Like a Pro, Part I, with Jeff Zens 18-1


    Last Sign-up Date:  Saturday, June 16, 2017

     

    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.

    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 10
    Register
      
    INTEREST LIST- PLEASE REGISTER HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING THIS CALSS. when WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE INTERESTED, WE WILL SCHEDULE A DATE FOR THIS CLASS.   

    Sharpening and Using your Card Scraper for Wonderful Results

    Instructor: Jeff Zens          



    A White Card is Not Required




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


    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar.In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title and number on the check’s memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007. 


    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

         

    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and Join Now.
    • 15 Jul 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: 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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
    Examiner: Ray Curtis & Dennis Dolf

    *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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeff Zens         


    Green Card is Required


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

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

    Major areas of discussion:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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

    INSTRUCTOR:  Dennis Rodrigues         


    Green Card is Required

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register
    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)

    Please register online and pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference "HOST" on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007


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

    INSTRUCTOR HERE:  Jeff Zens          


    Green Card is Required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register