Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

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    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 0

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    NL-17 Final Project: Build a Wall Cabinet with Drawers

    Instructors:  Jeff Zens and Dennis Rodrigues

    This class is the culmination of two years of work.  It pulls together the design skills and construction techniques students have acquired during the two years of work in class and on their own outside of class on homework assignments. 

    Under general direction of the instructors, students will design and build a wall hung cabinet with door(s) and drawers.  To be successful the design work must have begun months prior to the final two classes.  Instructors will have been available during prerequisite classes to coach and offer advice.

    During the NL17 classes, October 14 and October 28, instructors, classmates and the student will review the design and help with any final problem solving and advice.    

    Students will be responsible for all phases of this project, including design, stock selection, milling, joinery and finishing.  This class is reserved exclusively for students who have successfully completed all of the preceding Next Level course work.  

    With a final design in hand students will construct and finish the cabinet over the following two months working on their own.  The instructors remain available for consultation during this time.  After completion, students will showcase their work at a Guild meeting.

    This class is part of the 17 class Guild series Woodworking at the Next Level for developing and refining your hand tool and design skills.  There are prerequisites for the class.  A list of required tools and materials is provided to registrants.  More details about the series are available on the Guild website at this link: Woodworking at the Next Level

    If you are interested in future offerings of the  series please register for the WAIT LIST-Woodworking at the Next Level in the Guild Education Calendar. 

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Rick Alexander, at actwo@earthlink.net (enter Guild Next Level in subject line.)

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

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
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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


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Various shops
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Basics of Fine Woodworking

    Instructors:  Basics Team


    This is a 10 class course into the fundamentals of fine woodworking. You will learn the proper use of the common hand and power tools, project design, construction methods, and finishing. Each class is taught by a different instructor, usually in their own shop. While this course is designed so that a beginner will understand the material, even professional woodworkers have found it useful and informative. There is plenty of time to ask questions and share tips and techniques. The cost is $195.00 total for all classes

    This is a members only class, one of the great benefits of belonging to the Guild. Not a Member ? Visit the Membership Join/Renew page. The cost covers the entire series. This series has been taught typically four times a year and has been running since 2007. Every session has sold out. If the class is full please join the waitlist.
     
    The starting date is listed. Each schedule is slightly different, due to the complexity of coordinating ten classes . Beginner and advanced people are welcome. There's always something to learn. Inquire of the coordinators, David Wiper wiperdj@gmail.com or 503-774-3110 or Kimberly Grommes kimberly.grommes@gmail.com for any questions you may have.

    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

    Balance is due one week BEFORE class starts.

    if you must cancel, contact Julie Niemeyer at jdgredvig@comcast.net for refund.  Cancelations must be made one week prior to the start of the series for a refund.

    17-4    Fall
    Introduction and Safety, 10/21, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 29, 9am to 1pm, Eddee Edson

    Design, 10/25, Guild Shop - Multnomah Arts Center, Room 29, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ed Ferguson

    Bench Tools Introduction, 10/28, Madrone Studio, 8900B  NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 1), 11/2, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard Ave Portland, OR 97217, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Joinery, 11/4, Madrone Studio, 8900B  NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 2), 11/5, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard AvePortland, OR 97217, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Jigs, 11/8, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 29, 6pm to 9pm, David Wiper

    Stress Free Assembly and Glue-ups, 11/11, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Cabinet Construction Basics, 11/14, Ed's Shop, 11517 SW 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Ed Ferguson

    Routers and Router Jigs, 11/22, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Eddee Edson

    Finishing, 11/28, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Chip Webster

    Class 1- Introduction and Safety

    This class gives an overview to wood and woodworking. It is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the terms and vocabulary of woodworking, types of wood, how it is cut, graded and sold. The class will also review safety issues including wood allergies, tools, hearing, sight, and dust control.

    Class 2 - Bench & Hand Tools

    Explore the different hand planes, scrapers, measuring tools, and scribing tools. Alexander will show you how to use them as well as their care and maintenance. There will also be a demonstration of how to cut dovetails by hand.

    Class 3 - Power Tools

    Discover the many uses and methods of the table saw, jointer, chop saw, planer, band saw, and drill press. Safety and maintenance will also be covered. The afternoon is a continuation of the discussion on Power tools, and includes a demonstration of how the tools are used together by construction of a actual project. Lunch is included.

    Class 4- Cabinet Construction

    This class covers various alternative methods of cabinet construction...based on the equipment available in your shop...and the issues involved in installing built-ins. A demonstration cabinet is built during the session. Beginning wood workers should leave with the confidence that they too can build cabinets, and experienced woodworkers should learn a new technique or two.

    Class 5 - Joinery

    Explore the many ways that a box or door can be put together. Alexander will demonstrate the common joints available and how to make them with various shop tools.

    Class 6 - Finishing

    This class will explain the basics of finishing using wax, oils, varnishes, and shellac. This class includes a review of finishing terms (sealer, conditioner, filler, etc.) what they are and when to use them.

    Class 7 - Jigs

    This class includes a discussion of what jigs are, how to make them and shows examples of the most commonly used ones.

    Class 8 - Stress Free Assembly and Glue-up

    In this class you will learn about putting a piece together without losing your cool. Alexander will discuss methods of keeping a case square, joints tight, and frames flat. It will include a discussion of the types of glues and proper glue applications.

    Class 9 - Routers and Router Jigs

    Learn how to choose a router. Router bit types. Characteristics of a router table, make or buy. Table and hand held typical applications. Cutting direction and how to avoid nasty surprises. End grain issues. Rebating, blind and stopped grooves. Use of jigs, commercial and home-made to help with cutting configurations. How to avoid burning, snipe and tear out. How to build and use a simple mortise jig for loose tenons. And more.

    Class 10- Furniture Design

    OK, you've finished you project and it's solid as a rock. But, does it do everything you wanted it to do and is it something that looks aesthetically pleasing? This class will cover some of the basic principles of good design. It will also present an approach to design and an exercise in which you can start the design process for a project of your choosing.

    Please pay using PayPal or send a check made to the order of GUILD OF OREGON WOODWORKERS. Reference BASICS 16-4 on the memo line and mail to
    GOOW-Education Committee, c/o Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007

     
    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 4
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    Instructor: Chip Webster

    White Card Required


    The band saw can be one of the most versatile, accurate and safe machines in your workshop – providing it is set up and used properly.  New or even a well used 14” band saw with a ½ HP motor can be tuned to cut precision joints or re-saw flawlessly without purchasing aftermarket accessories or expensive blades. 


    Proper setup of the saw, including selecting and setting blade tension and tracking, as well as simple enhancements you can make to improve the performance of your saw will be covered in the morning. We’ll move on to technique as taught by Michael Fortune, practicing cutting to the line, cutting curves and re-sawing. A variety of useful jigs designed to be used with the band saw will be demonstrated.  Illustrations will be provided so you can make your own. A Green Card is not required for this class.

    This class is based on the band saw clinic Michael Fortune taught in 2015 and 2016 for the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Michael operates one of the most diversely equipped workshops in North America.   It includes three industrial table saws but he can’t remember the last time he ripped a piece of wood on a table saw.  Instead he prefers to use a 15” General Mfg. band saw.  He purchased this band saw in 1974, tracked the blade once with only modest tension, installed a factory fence parallel to the miter slot and has not had to adjust it in 40 years. The class will be taught at the Guild shop using the Jet 20” band saw and the Grizzly 14” band saw. The differences in the Felder band saw will be addressed.

    Materials and lunch are included. If you have questions please contact the class coordinator: Jim Spitzer (503-439-9613 or spitzerjames2@gmail.com)

    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 webpage and join now.            





    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 3
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    Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship, with Asa Christiana

    During his 15 years at Fine Woodworking, eight as its chief editor, Asa Christiana encountered every woodworking technique under the sun, and was in the unique position to see which ones work best, and which ones readers actually used. This series presents best practices for every stage in the life of a furniture project: from refining the design to choosing wood, sharpening and tuning tools, prepping stock, cutting joints, assembly and surface prep, to a foolproof finish that will work wonderfully on 98% of the projects you build.


    Attend the entire series, or pick-and choose to target the areas where you struggle


    This is the second class in the series.

        


    White Card Required


    2. Prep Materials like a Pro


    Choosing and milling lumber will make or break your projects. Learn where to find great materials, the advantages of using rough lumber, how to choose the right boards, and how to put the right grain patterns in the right places. After digging through the Guild’s lumber piles (we’ll pre-load them with good wood), we’ll mark out components for a small table and move through the milling machines, exploring best practices for maximizing yield, preventing tear out, and guaranteeing world-class accuracy throughout the build.


    Questions? Contact Matt Grommes (matt@mattorama.net or 971-200-5029) or Kimberly Grommes (kimberly.grommes@gmail.com or 505-385-1646).

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made. 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


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    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0

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    Instructor - Denis 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.


    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center - Classroom 7
    • 0

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    Relief Carving 101 - 17-2

    No White or Green card required.

    This six hour class is to familiarize new carvers to the relief style and to provide some hands-on experience.

    Experienced carver Jeff Harness will be the instructor, Basswood will be provided for you to carve, with a provided pattern.

    You will need to bring the following:

    Safety carving glove (wire reinforced Kevlar)
    Tools below can be a bit wider but not narrower.  Gouges and V-tool are to be palm handles, if at all possible:

    #3 gouge  1/2" to 3/4"
    #6 gouge  3/8" to 1/2"
    #9 gouge  1/4"
    V-tool  1/4"
    Detail knife (medium length, sharp and pointy)
    Bench hook
    Note taking material

    The tools and glove can get a little expensive, so if you don't have any, consider borrowing, or getting buying advice from the class coordinator. We have several detail knives and some Kevlar gloves available to borrow, but contact the coordinator to reserve one.

    A powered honing system will be available at the class to make sure your tools are sharp.  If your tools are dull, contact the coordinator to see if he can sharpen them before the class.

    This is a one session class at the Multnomah Art Center; lunch, coffee, tea, soft drinks and carbs provided. 

    This class is intended to help you experience one of the three main styles of carving, the others being incise and in the round.  Following this class you can consider taking  Introduction to Carving in the Round (caricatures).

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com, 503-312-7745 (cell and text).

    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

     


     

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 1
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    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Jim O'Rourke


    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.

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 0

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    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor - Ariel Enriquez

    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!

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 4
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    Beginner SIG - Hands-on Lab

    Time is free but registration is required for this special session

    The Basics Series was designed as a lecture-only program, and a common request is to have some hands-on opportunities.  This session provides an opportunity to close the hands-on gap.

    There is a size limit for this meeting, whereas for normal Beginner SIG meetings there is no limit and only optional registration.  A second open lab is planned for next March, and if these two are valuable, we hope they will be once a quarter.  A small fee might be required in the future.

    This is not a class.  It is an open lab, but focused on the bench room and hand tools.  Several experienced mentors will be available to lead small groups or individuals through some exercises or discussions.  A shop attendant will be available to do some limited work on power tools, but as an exception.  

    Several focus projects are contemplated (materials will be available), but send an email to lpwade@gmail.com if you have other specific desires.  Examples are:

    - build a bench hook, push stick, sanding board or sanding blocks
    - build a miter box, using a technique by Doug Stowe, for your saw
    - start a collection of different sample woods sawn and planed to a standard size
    - practice chopping a mortise and making a corresponding tenon, by hand
    - practice making a dovetail joint using hand tools and a Moxon vise
    - make a pair of chop sticks using a chop stick maker with a small plane
    - explore the shops sharpening equipment
    - practice sharpening a chisel, yours or one of the shop's
    - bring a project of your own

    The shop will be open for the four hour block, but you can come and go as you want.  


    In order to plan, you not only have to register but you have to send an email to lpwade@gmail.com to choose one or more projects of interest so materials can be planned.

    This is your time to make some progress in skill building.  Break the ice and get started working on something you've been procrastinating on.




     

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 3
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    WAITLIST - Introduction to Carving in the Round - 17-1

    No White or Green card required.

    NOTICE:  This class will be scheduled sometime in the future once 6-8 members signup on this waitlist to show strong interest.  Signing up tells us that you are seriously interested.  It doesn't mean a class will be held on the date associated with this list.

    This one day class provides an introduction to carving in the round, using a small caricature of a sea captain as the project.  This will be a hands-on project, and whether you finish will depend on your starting skill level.

    The carving style will be what is called flat-plane caricature, popularized by a nationally well-known carver and author named Harley Refsal.  Google his name for his bio and to see a YouTube video and other references.  His best book is called Whittling Little Folks and is sold by Amazon for about $13 and is available in the public library.  The planned image will be a sea captain, a design that is unique to the instructor but in the Refsal style.


    Beginning carvers are welcome but we strongly recommend some hands-on experience.  

    Experienced carver Jeff Harness will be the instructor, Basswood will be provided for you to carve.

    You will need to bring the following:

    Safety carving glove (wire reinforced Kevlar), however if you don't have one and don't want to buy one now, we have enough for everyone.  Vet wrap to make a thumb guard will be provided but feel free to bring your own thumb guard if you want.

    Tools below can be a bit wider but not narrower.  Gouges and V-tool are preferred to be palm handles, if at all possible:

    Detail knife (medium length, pointy).  We have enough for everyone if you want to borrow for the day, but since most of the work will be done with this tool, and is a fundamental one to own, you should consider buying one.  A common version to start with is the Flexcut Detail Knife, usually available locally but also online.  Suggest buying just this knife and not the three-knife set that Flexcut promotes.

    #3 gouge  6mm or 8mm
    #9 gouge  8mm or 10mm
    V-tool  1/4" 70 degree

    Note taking material

    The tools and glove can get a bit expensive, so if you don't have any, consider borrowing, or getting buying advice from the class coordinator. We have several detail knives and some Kevlar gloves available to borrow, but contact the coordinator to reserve one.  Most of the work will be done with a knife.

    A powered stropping/honing system will be available at the class to make sure your tools are sharp.  If your tools are dull, contact the coordinator to see if he can help you sharpen them before the class.

    This is a one day class.  Lunch, coffee, tea, soft drinks and donuts provided. 

    This class is intended to help you experience one of the three main styles of carving, the others being incise and relief. 

    For questions contact the class coordinator, Larry Wade, at lpwade@gmail.com, 503-312-7745 (cell and text).

    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

     


     

    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 7
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    Meeting Leader - Ed Ferguson

    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

    Questions? Please contact Bill Keay, Safety Meeting Coordinator at wmkeay@gmail.com

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


    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MAC - Room 7
    • 25
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    CNC Strategy Session
    Roger Crooks

    CNC Strategy Planning – Nov 13, 7-9 at the MAC (Room 7)

    We have had a lot of questions and requests about CNC classes.  As a result, I am planning a meeting for all those interested in CNC.  This is a free meeting - no charge.

    Phase I

    The purpose of this first 2-hour meeting is to get an idea of how many people are interested in CNC.  We will have a speaker who will talk about what is available on the market today and some words about how to get started.  The second hour will be a discussion about what type of classes you would be interested in attending.

    Some initial comments;

    1. The focus is on using a CNC machine, not building a CNC machine.  If you are interested in building one, there are a ton of videos and papers on-line.
    2. Our focus will be on using a CNC machine.  As most of you know, a CNC machine will do what you tell it to do.  The learning curve is steep on how to tell it what you want to do.
    3. The target audience will be beginners, those who just bought (or about to buy) a CNC machine and those who would like to improve your skills.  In general, the size of the machine does not matter, as the same software will control small and big machines.
    4. If you are a current CNC user we welcome you attending for your advice and help. 

    Phase II – Classes

    After this planning meeting, I am looking at classes starting in Q1.  I will be looking for someone who can teach the software – probably Vcarve, which seems to be a popular application included with many machines.

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 2
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    Instructor - Denis 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.


    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    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


    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Madrone Studio, 8900 B NE Vancouver Way Portland Oregon 97211
    • 2
    Register

     Make a Greenwood Stool 17-1

    Instructor:  Norm Baird

    Begin with a green log of suitable species—dripping wet greenwood.  Oregon white oak works well.  With sledge & wedges, and then club & froe, split out blanks for legs and rungs.

    On the shave horse, using the drawknife, experience the sensations (sight, sound, and feel) of shaping green wood with a sharp blade.  Learn to read the wood—it will tell you how it wants to be shaved.  Refine the parts to size and shape as much as possible while green, and then put aside to dry.  For a couple of years.

    With dry parts (we will swap green for dry using a Pay-It-Forward approach) refine size, shape and surface finish with spokeshaves, then drill mortises, fit tenons, and assemble the frame.  Finish by weaving the seat from cotton Shaker tape.

    That is the centuries-old, traditional procedure for making a greenwood stool or chair.  This 4 day class will be held over 3 weeks allowing time between classes for students to practice new skills and do some work at home.  Everyone should be able to complete a stool in class.  Along the way you’ll learn to safely use the tools of the trade, local sources for suitable green wood and where to find other needed materials. 

    All materials will be supplied.  We have plenty of drawknives, spokeshaves, froes, etc. you will be welcome to use them throughout the class.  If you want to buy your own, a tool list will be provided to students who register.  But, we suggest holding-off on purchasing new tools until instructor Norm Baird shows you what to look for and shares his buying tips.   

    Don’t need a stool?  It also makes a nice foot rest or a casual side table.  And you will begin to master the skills needed to make a chair.

    Successful completion of the Guild's free Safety & Orientation session is required before the class starts; i.e., you must have a Guild White Card.   There are no other prerequisites for this class.  It is suitable for beginners and advanced woodworkers alike.  If you have questions about the course content please contact instructor Norm Baird at nbaird@toledotel.com.  If you have questions about registration and logistics, please contact class coordinator Rick Alexander, at actwo@earthlink.net (enter Guild Greenwood Stool in subject line.)

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

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    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


    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 5
    Register
          Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic with Jeff Zens
      



    Last Sign-up Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

     

    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 participate in the same workshop offered to the Guild’s Next Level students without committing to the entire NL series.  In this day-long, hands-on session, Master furniture maker Jeff Zens will guide you through the theory behind creating a keen edge on your chisels and plane irons.  Quickly moving beyond theory, you will put each of the sharpening steps into practice as Jeff guides you through the process of creating an amazingly sharp edge on your hand tools.  At   the end of this hands-on workshop, you’ll go home with at least one tool ready to work for you. 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 additional questions, contact the class coordinator: 

    Steve Anderly, seanderly@gmail.com or 503-422-3648

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made.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.

    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register

    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor - Ariel Enriquez

    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!

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 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.

    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.

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    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.


    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    Register

    Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills

    Instructor - Jim O'Rourke


    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.

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 4
    Register
     

    Restore a Metal Bench Plane

    Instructor: Ken Hall

    Learn how to restore a metal, Bailey style bench plane from a rusty hulk to a finely tuned hand tool. Bring your own plane or buy one with the class and create a lifelong tool. You will learn how to remove rust safely and prepare your plane for use. You will be shown how to finely tune your plane so that it is capable of creating fine, flat surfaces on your wood.


    Class Dates: December 5 and December 12
     
    Price: $120

    No Green Card required

    If you have any questions, please contact the class coordinator, Doug Drake at dougdrakedesign@gmail.com

    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 webpage and join now.

    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 11
    Register

      Finally; A Hand Plane Class Designed for You, By You

     Instructor: Jeff Zens



    Here is a remarkable opportunity to design a woodworking class to meet your own, personal needs.  This class is taught by professional member and Master furniture maker Jeff Zens, and will focus solely on your hand planes and your questions about purchasing, set-up and use.

     

    After you sign up, start thinking about hand plane questions you’ve always wanted answers to, and get them to Jeff (via email, jszens@custombuiltfurniture.com) Your input will provide the shape and structure of this class.  The general framework for the class will start with the basics: what hand planes are, and what they can do for you.  We’ll chat about why there are so many sizes and shapes, and why some woodworkers own lots of them.  We can spend some time talking about maintenance, adjustment, and tuning up a used hand plane.  The choices of interesting hand plane subjects is limitless, so we’ve thrown open the final structure and direction of this class to you.

     

    We’re going to limit enrollment in this class to 12, and you must be a current Guild member to  sign up.  Don’t be surprised if a brief survey for this class shows up in your email, depending on the volume of subjects and requests submitted.  It might be necessary to prioritize so that the subjects most important to you are covered in sufficient detail. 


    If you have questions not answered here, contact the Class Coordinator, Ken Hall at

    ken@old-scholls.com or 503-702-7841


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

    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 4
    Register

    Jointer and Planer Skills

    Instructor - Ariel Enriquez

    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 Dec 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    Register

    Instructor - Denis 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.


    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Project Milling

    A Hands On Class


    Instructor: Dick Rohrbaugh


    Green card required for jointer, planer & table saw.

    Milling wood to produce straight, flat and square boards is the essential first step in any woodworking project.  A well-defined process for doing that is thus one of the first things a new woodworker needs to learn.  This class will explain the process, demonstrate it, and provide hands-on experience in which participants will mill boards for themselves.  Materials for the class will be provided.

    This hands on class will cover buying wood for fine woodworking, an overview of the milling sequence, setting up the jointer, jointing the first face & edge, setting the planer, planning the second face, and an overall milling strategy.  Students should bring their personal protective equipment (ear, eye & lung protection)

    If you have any questions, please contact the class coordinator Gary Weeber at siweeb@gmail.com.

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made.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 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    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


    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland
    • 3
    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


    • 31 Dec 2017
    • The Guild Shop
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist
     

    WAITLIST

    Things to Consider Before You Start A Project

    Instructor: Chip Webster

    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.

    Please register online.We do not require payment at this time. The class will be scheduled when we have a critical mass of registrants. At that time you will be asked to pay or chose to be be removed from the waitlist. Thank you.


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

    • 31 Dec 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Various Shops
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    WAITLIST for The Basics of Fine Woodworking.

    Please register here if you are interested in this always sold out series of fundamental woodworking classes. It is free to add your name to the waitlist. We will send emails to everyone on the list when we schedule new class series.

    This is a members only class, one of the great benefits of belonging to the Guild. Not a Member ? Visit the Membership Join/Renew page.

    Thank you.

    • 14 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 20
    Register

    Meeting Leader - TBD

    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

    Questions? Please contact Bill Keay, Safety Meeting Coordinator at wmkeay@gmail.com

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


Past events

17 Oct 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-12
17 Oct 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-16
15 Oct 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Oct 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-15
12 Oct 2017 Beginner SIG - Japanese Shaped Box Start to Finish
11 Oct 2017 Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship: 1. Foolproof Furniture Design, with Asa Christiana 17-1
08 Oct 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
03 Oct 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-14
26 Sep 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-3
24 Sep 2017 Guild Hand Tool SIG: How to Flatten a Board on 4 Sides Using Hand Tools
23 Sep 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level:NL-16 Carcase Construction--Build a Finger-Joint Box with Lid 17-1
20 Sep 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
19 Sep 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-11
17 Sep 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Sep 2017 Beginner SIG - Green Wood Stool Start to Finish
12 Sep 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-15
12 Sep 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-13
10 Sep 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
09 Sep 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-14
09 Sep 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-4
05 Sep 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-14
05 Sep 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-12
29 Aug 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-11
29 Aug 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-10
26 Aug 2017 BUILD A GARDEN BENCH IN A MORNING with ASA CHRISTIANA 17-1
25 Aug 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level 2018-19 MANDATORY MEETING
23 Aug 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-13
20 Aug 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
16 Aug 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
15 Aug 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-10
13 Aug 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
12 Aug 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-13
10 Aug 2017 Hand Tool SIG August Meeting
09 Aug 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-9
08 Aug 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-12
08 Aug 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-12
08 Aug 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-9
26 Jul 2017 Photograph Your Work Like a Pro with Asa Christiana  17-1
25 Jul 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-11
25 Jul 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-11
25 Jul 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-8
22 Jul 2017 Fundamentals of Cabinetry 17-1
19 Jul 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
16 Jul 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
13 Jul 2017 Hand Tool SIG July
13 Jul 2017 Stools Project - Beginner SIG
11 Jul 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-10
09 Jul 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
08 Jul 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-10
28 Jun 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-9
27 Jun 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-8
23 Jun 2017 Advanced Jigs + Fixtures Workshop with Michael Fortune 17-1
20 Jun 2017 Foundation Jigs + Fixtures Workshop with Michael Fortune 17-1
19 Jun 2017 Jigs + Fixtures Clinic with Michael Fortune 17-1
18 Jun 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
17 Jun 2017 Carving Tool Sharpening - 17-1
14 Jun 2017 Measuring, Marking & Layout for Woodworkers 17-1
13 Jun 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-9
11 Jun 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
10 Jun 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-15 Leg and Apron Construction: Build a Stool 17-1
08 Jun 2017 Hand Tool SIG June
06 Jun 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-8
06 Jun 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-7
06 Jun 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-8
30 May 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-7
30 May 2017 Bandsaw Clinic 17-1
27 May 2017 Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic with Jeff Zens 17-1
24 May 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-7
21 May 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
17 May 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
16 May 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-6
14 May 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
13 May 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-7
13 May 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-14 Frame and Panel Construction:  Build A Door 17-1
11 May 2017 Beginner SIG - Woodturning 101
11 May 2017 Stools Project - Beginner SIG
09 May 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-6
09 May 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-6
02 May 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-6
02 May 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-5
29 Apr 2017 Japanese Woodworking Class 17-1
25 Apr 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-4
25 Apr 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-5
25 Apr 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-5
22 Apr 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-3
22 Apr 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL13 Dovetail Joints--Focused Work 17-1
19 Apr 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
13 Apr 2017 Beginner SIG - Outdoor Furniture and Structures
12 Apr 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-5
11 Apr 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-4
11 Apr 2017 Finishing Series: Surface Preparation 17-1
09 Apr 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
08 Apr 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-4
08 Apr 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-4
08 Apr 2017 Relief Carving 101 - 17-1
04 Apr 2017 Finishing Series: Applying a Varnish Finish 17-1
04 Apr 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-4
28 Mar 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-3
25 Mar 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level; NL12 Mortise & Tenon Joints -- Focused Work 17-1
15 Mar 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Mar 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-3
12 Mar 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
11 Mar 2017 Build a Stool from Scratch 17-1
09 Mar 2017 Beginner SIG - Carving Overview
07 Mar 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-3
07 Mar 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-3
05 Mar 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
04 Mar 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-2
28 Feb 2017 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 17-1
28 Feb 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-2
25 Feb 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
25 Feb 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL11 Overview and Recommended Use of Common Woodworking Joints 17-1
22 Feb 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-2
12 Feb 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
11 Feb 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-2
11 Feb 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-2
09 Feb 2017 Beginner SIG - Japanese Woodworking
08 Feb 2017 Design for the Woodworker Function or Art? 17-1
07 Feb 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-2
01 Feb 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
31 Jan 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-1
28 Jan 2017 Wide Belt Sander Training for Shop Attendants Only 17-1
28 Jan 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
28 Jan 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL10 Drill Press Set-up & Operation 17-1
24 Jan 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-1
22 Jan 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
18 Jan 2017 Restore a Metal Bench Plane 17-1
14 Jan 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-1
10 Jan 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-1
07 Jan 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-1
03 Jan 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
03 Jan 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-1
31 Dec 2016 WAITLIST-Making a Traditional Ladderback Chair 16-1
31 Dec 2016 WAITLIST=Japanese Sawhorse Workshop 16-1
31 Dec 2016 WAITLIST:Steam Bending with Frank LaRoque 16-1
20 Dec 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-12
13 Dec 2016 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 16-11
13 Dec 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-11
11 Dec 2016 Safety & Orientation (S&O) meeting
10 Dec 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
10 Dec 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-8
29 Nov 2016 Build a Tool Tote 16-1
22 Nov 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-7
16 Nov 2016 Beginner SIG - Dovetails by Router
15 Nov 2016 Spokeshave 16-1
15 Nov 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
15 Nov 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-11
13 Nov 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
12 Nov 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL9 Router Set-up, Bit Selection and Use 16-1
29 Oct 2016 Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic 16-2
26 Oct 2016 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 16-9
25 Oct 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-10
25 Oct 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-5
22 Oct 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
22 Oct 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL8 Milling Work Pieces Using Machines 16-1
19 Oct 2016 Beginners SIG-Using Common Handplanes
18 Oct 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-10
14 Oct 2016 Make A Waterfall Edge Table with Michael Fortune 16-1
12 Oct 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
10 Oct 2016 Chair Design & Construction with Michael Fortune 16-1
09 Oct 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
08 Oct 2016 Make Formed Wood Hand Mirrors with Michael Fortune 16-1
07 Oct 2016 Band Saw Clinic with Michael Fortune 16-1
30 Sep 2016 Advanced Finishing Techniques Workshop with Michael Dresdner 16-1
27 Sep 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
27 Sep 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-9
24 Sep 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-4
24 Sep 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL7 Machine Set-up & Maintenance 16-1
21 Sep 2016 Beginners SIG-Cutting Dovetails by Hand
20 Sep 2016 Bandsaw and Bench mounted Sanders 16-8
20 Sep 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-9
14 Sep 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
11 Sep 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
09 Sep 2016 Basic Finishing "By Hand and Eye" with Michael Dresdner 16-1
27 Aug 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
24 Aug 2016 Restore a metal bench plane 16-1
23 Aug 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-8
16 Aug 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-6
15 Aug 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Aug 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
13 Aug 2016 Measuring, Marking and Layout 16-1
09 Aug 2016 Think Finish Before You Start Building 16-1
02 Aug 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-8
27 Jul 2016 Intro to Intarsia 16-1
26 Jul 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-5
19 Jul 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-7
18 Jul 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
13 Jul 2016 Intro to Scroll Saw 16-1
12 Jul 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-5
12 Jul 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-7
10 Jul 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
05 Jul 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-7
22 Jun 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-6
21 Jun 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-6
19 Jun 2016 Repairing Common Mishaps in Woodworking 16-2
14 Jun 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-6
14 Jun 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-4
13 Jun 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
12 Jun 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
11 Jun 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL6 Milling With Hand Tools 16-1
10 Jun 2016 CNC Workshop with Legacy Woodworking Machinery 16-1
04 Jun 2016 Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking 16-1
02 Jun 2016 RC Tugboat Model Workshop 16-1
28 May 2016 Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic 16-1
24 May 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-5
21 May 2016 Shave Horse Class - Work Party 16-1
18 May 2016 Beginners SIG-Logs to Lumber
17 May 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-5
17 May 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-5
14 May 2016 Hands-on Fundamentals – Calling Beginner Women 16-1
14 May 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL5 Layout, Measuring & Marking, 16-1
10 May 2016 Hands On Fundamentals Part 1 - 8 Skill Building Assignments 16-1
08 May 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
07 May 2016 Build a Workbench 16-1
04 May 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
03 May 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-4
30 Apr 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
26 Apr 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-4
23 Apr 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL4 Hand Plane Tune-Up and Technique, 16-1
20 Apr 2016 Beginners SIG-Tables 101 with Ariel
19 Apr 2016 Carving: The Art of the Columbia River 16-1
19 Apr 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-4
12 Apr 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-4
11 Apr 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
10 Apr 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
09 Apr 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-3
09 Apr 2016 Wide Belt Sander Skills 16-2
09 Apr 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-3
05 Apr 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-4
02 Apr 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-4
31 Mar 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-3
29 Mar 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-3
29 Mar 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-3
28 Mar 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
26 Mar 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL3 Fundamental Sharpening Skills, 16-1
24 Mar 2016 2 Day Box Making Workshop with Doug Stowe 16-2
23 Mar 2016 FREE PRESENTATION PROGRAM WITH DOUG STOWE
22 Mar 2016 Wall Cabinet Workshop with Doug Stowe 16-1
21 Mar 2016 Doug Stowe - Woodworking Education - A Symposium for Hands-on Learning
20 Mar 2016 1 Day Box Making Workshop with Doug Stowe 16-1
19 Mar 2016 Box Making Demonstration with Doug Stowe 16-1
16 Mar 2016 Beginners SIG-Lungs 101
15 Mar 2016 Wide Belt Sander Skills 16-1
13 Mar 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
12 Mar 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-2
11 Mar 2016 Sharpening for Beginners 16-1
08 Mar 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-3
01 Mar 2016 Drawer Design and Construction 16-1
01 Mar 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-3
29 Feb 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
27 Feb 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-2
27 Feb 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL2 The Woodworker's Toolkit 16-1
23 Feb 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-2
23 Feb 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-2
21 Feb 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
21 Feb 2016 Repairing Common Mishaps in Woodworking 16-1
20 Feb 2016