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

    • 18 Jul 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Multnomah Arts Center

    From Tree to Furniture - Michael Wynn

    If you have ever been frustrated with the quality or dimensions of stock available in big-box stores or are intrigued with the idea of making custom lumber for that special project starting with choosing a tree, falling it, and milling the logs to your unique specifications, then our July monthly presentation is for you.

    Michael Wynn is a neurologist in Salem but with most of his spare time he works on a cabin in which every square inch of wood-from logs to flooring and furniture- comes from the surrounding forest. He is looking forward to sharing his experiences of making lumber starting with standing trees of various species. Every tree, weather an Oregon White oak, Douglas fir, or Big Leaf Maple, presents opportunities and challenges when it comes to harvesting it for lumber; especially if furniture-grade stock is the goal.

    In his presentation “From Tree to Board: The Satisfaction of Making Lumber Your Way”, he will share what he has learned about tree selection, timber falling (he was a logger back in the day), log preparation, milling, and drying.

    Forests are dynamic, complex, and diverse entities that deserve a thoughtful approach to selecting and cutting trees. The guiding principle of Mike’s approach is to use as much of the tree as possible; what he calls the “needle to stump” philosophy.

    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Tigard Park

    like previous years.  Details soon.

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Creative Woodworking: 1036 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214

    Creative Woodworking (on-site)

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