Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

About Membership

The strength of the Guild comes from its large base of active members. Together, the membership forms a community sharing a common interest in woodworking. We're pleased that you've chosen to join or renew your membership with the Guild.

The benefits and membership types ~ Summary of Benefits

Join the Guild  on-line or with a mail-in application.  Payment by PayPal. (preferred) or check.

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Getting started ~ start learning woodworking immediately

People join the Guild to learn more about woodworking.

Some folks want to join the Guild only when they can take the Basics of Fine Woodworking class series.  This series is popular, fills up quickly, and usually require being on a wait list.  Classes are a benefit of being a member, so join, don't wait.  Start learning woodworking immediately through these many benefits.

After you join, start by participating in any of the following opportunities:

  • Attend the free Safety & Orientation class offered monthly.  Your White Card allows you to take classes and be in the shop on many activities.
  • Take individual classes, of which there are many and learn a skill, one topic at a time, Hands On
  • Join the Basics wait list if you are so inclined.
  • Participate hands-on in any of several free opportunities  People there will gladly show you how to use the power and hand tools so that you can help with the projects.
    • Toy Build Group (currentl Fridays at 1pm)
    • Product Build Group (Wednesday at 1pm)
    • Community Prjoects (Sundays at 1pm)
    • Maintenance Night
  • Become a class coordinator, not requiring woodworking skills, and take that class for free.
  • Help at Estate Sales.  Meet other Guild members and run across good deals.
  • Attend meetings.  A monthly woodworking education program, you learn by listening (and gently contributing) to conversations during the social time.
  • Read the newsletter.  How-to projects, safety ideas, our member's gallery, a wide variety of subjects all designed to teach you something about woodworking
  • Be on the various mail lists to learn about good deals, special events, odd jobs that come to the Guild.
  • Attend free monthly Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. a Beginner SIG, a hand tool SIG and CNC SIG.
  • Use the shop bench room and hand tools for free.
  • Use the free library, hundreds of woodworking books
  • Take hands-on machine skills classes on specific tools of your choice and be able to use those tools.
  • Volunteer.  The Guild currently uses around 150 volunteers.  You learn when you get involved in any function of the Guild.  Contact the President or the Website Manager.

You only get smart one project and one mistake at a time.  Start today.

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