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
    • (PST)
    • 28 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 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


    • 26 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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!

    • 27 May 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 22 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Hand Tools Special Interest Group

    Leader - Ken Hall

    When: Fourth Wednesday of the Month @ 7:00 PM
    Where: Zoom - Online

    Making Wooden Threads

    Ken will demonstrate the use of a thread box and tap for making threaded dowels and threaded holes in wood to accept them. I will show the range of screw boxes and taps available to wood workers from antique hand tools, 20th century designed tools, and currently made tools.  

    Detailed document HERE

    The link will be sent to the Hand Tool SIG mail list.  If you are not on the list, contact Ken Hall to be added and to get this week's link. 

    For more information contact Ken Hall - hand.tool@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org 



    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
    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 (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    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 (PDT)
    • 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 (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 19
    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 (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
    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)

    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 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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.


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

    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!

    • 30 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • The Guild Shop
    Register
     

    Interest List

    Please register for the interest list. When we have enough interest we will schedule the class. Thank you.

    Free to be on the interest list

    Things to Consider Before You Start A Project

    Instructor: Chip Webster


    A White Card is NOT Required

    This is an introduction seminar in finishing.  Students will learn why a finish is applied, a summary of several types of finishes commonly used in making furniture, and the shop environment, tools and equipment used to produce the desired finish. Safety will be addressed.

    Students will be exposed to the concept of “Think finish first”, the questions that should be answered before starting a project. We will learn techniques for surface preparation of stock to accept a finish, types and use of lighting to detect surface imperfections and inspect coverage and aid in color application, and the use of solvents to examine the expected color and look of a board prior to finishing as well as to detect surface imperfections. We’ll explore correcting surface preparation issues and blotching. And we'll be exposed to the concept of  “finishing the finish”. Beginners are welcome.


    Cost of class: $65/ Free to be on the interest list

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Anderly at seanderly@gmail.com 


    Guild classes are Member only classes. Not a member? Visit the Membership webpage and join now.

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

    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!

    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 23
    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@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

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


    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 09 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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!

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 20 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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!

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 18 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
    • 0
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    Make a Kumiko Box with Mike Pekovich


          


    White Card Required

    Are you looking to spice up your work in a novel way? Then you need to sharpen your chisels and try your hand at kumiko. This Japanese latticework technique is traditionally found on shoji screens, but is making its way into contemporary furniture and boxes. The elegant geometric patterns of kumiko begin with a simple half-lap grid. From there each square is filled out with small, precisely beveled parts until the pattern emerges. 

    In this weekend class you'll start by building an elegant mitered box, where you'll learn how to work safely and accurately with small parts at the table saw. After that, you'll make a kumiko panel by hand to finish off the box. During the process, you'll learn the basics of kumiko construction that you can put to use on future projects as well. 

    A White Card is required for this workshop. If you do not have a Green Card or a Machine Skills sticker for the table saw and are not a regular user of the table saw, it is highly recommended that you take the Table Saw Machine Skills class in advance of this workshop.

    A set of kumiko bevel blocks will be available for each student to use during class at no charge. Additional sets will be available for purchase if desired.

    Because of the expected popularity of this workshop, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $575 until midnight September 19, 2020. Late registration is $615 beginning September 20, 2020.

    A different 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 payment.


    Lunch will be provided.

         

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

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

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 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!

    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 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)

    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 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 09 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 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.


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

    • 16 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 20 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • 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)

    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.


    • 31 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • 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.