Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Monthly Programs

Each month the guild conducts a general program that is informative, educational and enjoyable for our members. Topics cover a range of woodworking techniques.

Programs are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Multnomah Arts Center auditorium, starting at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise specified.  Social time starts about 6:30, a time to meet your fellow woodworkers and trade tips and stories.  A new member orientation session usually occurs off to the side about 6:45 pm.  The Board of Directors meets at 5:30 pm before the program. Anyone is welcome to attend.

We are always on the lookout for suggestions of topics or improvements we can make to these monthly programs.  If you have input please contact the program coordinator or any Board member.

Select Program Index for a summary of monthly programs.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Multnomah Arts Center

    Snow cancelled this great program in February.  It's back on for March.

    Historical Restorations from a Local Professional

    Join us at the Multnomah Arts Center on Tuesday, February 20 for a presentation from a local professional that does work on historical structures around the country.

    Amy McAuley will be giving a presentation on one of her more recent projects involving restoring the doors to Mt. Vernon. Her work at Mt. Vernon as with all of her projects emphasize working with traditional tools and techniques.

    Amy has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and has had over 17 years of on-the-job experience. She is the owner of Oculus Fine Carpentry, Inc. which was started in 2002. Her business specializes in the conservation of historic windows and doors. Although many of her projects takes her around the country, she resides right here in Portland. Some of her projects over the years have included Historic Heceta Head Lighthouse, 1859 Historic Ft. Dalles, Historic 1850 Nishnabotna Ferry Building, 1883 Kirkbride Building in Salem and dozens of other locations.

    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Multnomah Arts Center

    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Multnomah Arts Center

    The Maker Movement

    On Tuesday March 20 at the Multnomah Arts Center we will be welcoming back one of our members for another fantastic presentation.

    Former Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana will give a slideshow of projects from his upcoming book, “Handcrafted: A Hands-On Guide.” Coming out in fall 2018 from the Taunton Press, the book is a project-by-project guide to the maker movement. Just like the craft movement of the 1970s, the new revolution in handcrafts is a rebellion against mass-marketed goods and a return to working by hand--but this time the rules are a little different.

    In fact, there aren’t any. Today’s “makers” mix wood, metal, concrete, and other traditional media with unconventional supplies and digital tools, with an emphasis on creativity over perfection. Come find out what’s happening in this exciting movement, and why there’s hope for handcrafts yet.

    Asa worked at Fine Woodworking magazine for 15 years, eight of those as its chief editor. He now lives and works in Portland as a freelance writer, photographer, teacher, and furniture maker.

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