Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Special Interest Groups

Upcoming events

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Guild Shop

    The Hand Tool SIG will meet for 3 months on the 2nd Thursday  at the Guild Shop from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The Hand Tool SIG has been created to have a forum for the discussion and demonstration of woodworking using hand powered tools and to improve the access to quality hand tools in the Guild Shop. It is a place where Guild members can share information about hand tools, their purchase, use, care, and restoration.

    Both Christopher Schwartz and Paul Sellers have written books about the essential hand tools that a woodworker needs to build furniture (see references below). These books may serve as a guide to the tools of interest, but all hand or foot powered woodworking tools may be topics for discussion. At our first meeting, we can further define how the group wants to explore this subject.

    For our first meeting, on June 8th, we will be discussing hand planes needed in a basic kit of hand tools. These planes include a block plane, a jack plane, a plow plane, a router plane, and a rabbet plane. Which should you procure first? What do you look for when buying a plane? The choices: Used planes vs new planes; wooden planes vs metal planes. We will discuss sources for tools. Do planes and other tools come pre-sharpened?

    For additional information or questions contact: Ken Hall, 503-702-7841, ken@old-scholls.com

    All Guild members are welcome at no charge. Please Register at the Guild website so that we can get a count of possible attendees.



    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Guild Shop

    The Hand Tool SIG will meet for 3 months on the 2nd Thursday  at the Guild Shop from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The Hand Tool SIG has been created to have a forum for the discussion and demonstration of woodworking using hand powered tools and to improve the access to quality hand tools in the Guild Shop. It is a place where Guild members can share information about hand tools, their purchase, use, care, and restoration.

    Both Christopher Schwartz and Paul Sellers have written books about the essential hand tools that a woodworker needs to build furniture (see references below). These books may serve as a guide to the tools of interest, but all hand or foot powered woodworking tools may be topics for discussion. At our first meeting, we can further define how the group wants to explore this subject.

    For our first meeting, on June 8th, we will be discussing hand planes needed in a basic kit of hand tools. These planes include a block plane, a jack plane, a plow plane, a router plane, and a rabbet plane. Which should you procure first? What do you look for when buying a plane? The choices: Used planes vs new planes; wooden planes vs metal planes. We will discuss sources for tools. Do planes and other tools come pre-sharpened?

    For additional information or questions contact: Ken Hall, 503-702-7841, ken@old-scholls.com

    All Guild members are welcome at no charge. Please Register at the Guild website so that we can get a count of possible attendees.



    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop

    Beginner SIG - Green Wood Stool Start to Finish

    Networking time at 6:30; program at 7:00.  No need to register, but please do, so we can be better prepared.  Click here.  Open to beginners and experienced alike. 

    Norm Baird has extensive experience working with green wood to build stools and chairs.  In this two hour program he will demonstrate and explain the entire process from splitting a log to shaping legs and spindles with shaving horse, drawknife and spokeshave.  He will explain drilling. demonstrate gluing and finishing, and weaving the seat.

    Plans for a specific multi-session class to build this chair are being made so stay tuned.



     

    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop

    Beginner SIG - Japanese Shaped Box Start to Finish

    Networking time at 6:30; program at 7:00.  No need to register, but please do, so we can be better prepared.  Click here.  Open to beginners and experienced alike. 

    Larry Wade has considerable experience working with 25 members to build a famous box designed by Gary Rogowski and published in Fine Woodworking in 1999, known as a "small elegant box".  In this two hour program Larry will demonstrate and explain the entire process from making design choices, milling, cutting corner joinery, shaping the four sides and top using a low angle block plane, gluing using wedges in a jig, and finishing using jigs.

    If you have built this box, please bring it to show.



     

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop

    Beginner SIG - Start to Finish:  Project TBD

    Networking time at 6:30; program at 7:00.  No need to register, but please do, so we can be better prepared.  Click here.  Open to beginners and experienced alike. 

    The Sept and Oct programs featured two separate projects that showed the entire process from the start to the finish.

    The specific project for November has not been decided yet, so stay tuned.  One possibility is a band saw box.



     

Past events

08 Jun 2017 Hand Tool SIG June
11 May 2017 Beginner SIG - Woodturning 101
11 May 2017 Stools Project - Beginner SIG
13 Apr 2017 Beginner SIG - Outdoor Furniture and Structures
09 Mar 2017 Beginner SIG - Carving Overview
09 Feb 2017 Beginner SIG - Japanese Woodworking
16 Nov 2016 Beginner SIG - Dovetails by Router
19 Oct 2016 Beginners SIG-Using Common Handplanes
21 Sep 2016 Beginners SIG-Cutting Dovetails by Hand
18 May 2016 Beginners SIG-Logs to Lumber
20 Apr 2016 Beginners SIG-Tables 101 with Ariel
02 Apr 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-4
31 Mar 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-3
16 Mar 2016 Beginners SIG-Lungs 101
12 Mar 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-2
11 Mar 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-1
17 Feb 2016 Beginners SIG-Workholding 101
20 Jan 2016 Beginners SIG-Workbenches
05 Dec 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-14
19 Nov 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-13
18 Nov 2015 Beginners SIG-Chest of Drawers
04 Nov 2015 Gift Making Workshop - for beginners 15-1
21 Oct 2015 Beginners SIG-Chair Making
17 Sep 2015 Sep: Emerging Professional SIG
12 Sep 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-12
10 Sep 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-11
09 Sep 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-10
22 Aug 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-9
19 Aug 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-8
19 Aug 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-7
03 Jun 2015 Product Build: Bird House Kits
20 May 2015 New to Woodworking SIG
02 May 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-3
15 Apr 2015 Apr: New to Woodworking SIG
07 Apr 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-2
06 Apr 2015 Sharpening for Beginners 15-1
18 Mar 2015 Mar: New to Woodworking SIG
18 Feb 2015 Beginners, New to Woodworking
21 Jan 2015 Jan: CNC Router
13 Jan 2015 Portland CNC Users group
19 Nov 2014 Beginners SIG: Fix Mistakes
11 Nov 2014 CNC Users Group
15 Oct 2014 October Beginners SIG meeting
17 Sep 2014 Beginners SIG: CNC Routing
20 Aug 2014 Marking and cutting dovetails
18 Jun 2014 Beginnerr SIG: More on finishing
21 May 2014 May Beginners SIG
16 Apr 2014 Sharpening systems
19 Feb 2014 New to Woodworking SIG

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