Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Classes

The Guild offers many low cost classes to its members.  Not a member? Join Here. Classes on a variety of subjects range from demonstration style and one day hands-on to multi-day events where you build a complete project such as a table. Some classes are limited to members only.

Contact the class coordinator listed for each class with questions or cancellations.  You are registered when the Guild receives your payment and contact information.  Note: If a class does not have the minimum number of registered people two weeks before the posted date, the class may be cancelled. Please register early.

Three categories of classes include:
  • Special Interest classes: demonstration or hands on classes on a variety of subjects.  They range from a few hours to multiple sessions.
  • Basics of Fine Woodworking:  A ten-session series of classes for the beginner.
  • Next Level: Active participation classes to take your skills to the next level. Prerequisites apply.
Register on line or complete and mail the Class Application with your payment.

Refund Policy
  • 1 Week notice – full refund minus PayPal fees
  • 1 day notice – 50% refund minus PayPal fees
  • Failure to appear – no refund
  • Class Canceled – Full refund including PayPal fees
A Paypal payment will be reimbursed by check or Paypal credit at the discretion of the Treasurer.

Class Evaluation Form link.   This is typically mailed to each student  who takes a class.  This link is for reference.

Upcoming Classes

    • 30 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Either in the Guild Shop or Multnomah Art Center
    Register

    INTEREST LIST - 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 the instructor is available, and at least six who can make the same datea.  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

     


     

    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Various shops
    • 1
    Register


    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.

    18-1    Winter
    Introduction and Safety, 1/07, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 9am to 1pm, Eddee Edson

    Design1/10, Guild Shop Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ed Ferguson

    Bench Tools Introduction, 1/13, Madrone Studio, 8900B  NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 1), 1/18, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard Ave Portland, OR 97217, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Joinery, 1/20, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 2), 1/21, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard AvePortland, OR 97217, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Routers and Router Jigs, 1/24, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Eddee Edson

    Stress Free Assembly and Glue-ups, 1/27, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Cabinet Construction Basics, 1/30, Ed's Shop, 11517 SW 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Ed Ferguson

    Jigs, 2/3, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 8, 6pm to 9pm, David Wiper

    Finishing, 2/6, 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.
     
    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days of signing up. 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

    Cancelation Policy: Cancelations must be made 14 days prior to the start of the series for a refund. You should be able to cancel on the website if it's more than 14 days before the classes start as well.If you experience troubles cancelling on the website, contact Julie Niemeyer at jdgredvig@comcast.net for help with cancelations and a refund.

     
    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop & Lumberyard
    • 0

    NL1 Understanding Wood and Purchasing Wood for Your Project 18-1

    Instructors: Jeff Zens and Dennis Rodrigues

    Two Classes in One:  The morning session will cover information you need to improve the design and construction of your project.  After lunch we’ll visit a local lumber supplier to gain first-hand experience in finding your way around the lumber yard and making your lumber purchases productive and economical.  (Lunch will be provided.)

    Successful woodworking requires an understanding of the characteristics of both natural and human-made wood materials. As we build a deeper understanding, we can sensitively use wood to bring out its own natural beauty, to express our creativity and to build things that last a lifetime.

    We’ll explore the properties of wood and how they affect design both structurally and aesthetically.  Learn how appropriate choice of flat, rift and quarter sawn boards will enhance your woodworking design.  Explore wood movement, how it varies by species and cut, and why you MUST account for it in your project design and construction.

    Gain confidence in going to the lumberyard and purchasing enough of the right boards to successfully build your project.  Cut through the alphabet soup of grading abbreviations like "SAB", "FAS", “S2S”, or “#1C”.   Learn how these affect your wallet and your project.  Knowledgeably consider how wood species, strength, hardness, color, grain and figure affect the structure and beauty of your project.  Better understand the economic pros-and-cons of buying rough or finished lumber and effective uses of manufactured wood products.

    This class is the first session of the Woodworking at the Next Level 2018-2019.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com(enter Guild NL1 in subject line.)

    Please pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Mail to GOOW-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.

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 4
    Register
    Bench Tool Sharpening Lab
      
       A WHITE CARD IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

       Great News!  In response to numerous requests, we’re starting a series of  Tool Sharpening Labs. These are NOT formal classes: there is no lecture, there are no handouts - these labs are simply your chance to come to the shop, bring along your tools and sharpening gear, and work with professional woodworker and sharpening instructor Jeff Zens.  A lab like this is a complement to, but no substitute for a day-long sharpening class.  It is a great chance to get some personalized help working through sharpening issues you’re experiencing.
    Since there is no official “start” time for a lecture or demonstration, this lab is perfect for people who work during the day.  Simply show up after work, set up your stuff and get to work.
    We are keeping the class size very small - no more than 6 at a time - so you’ll get plenty of help. If this session fills up, jump on the wait list and we will schedule another session as soon as we reach the enrollment limit of 6.
    Feel free to direct questions to Jeff Zens at jeffzens@custombuiltfurniture.com.

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar.  You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.  Reference the class title and number 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.

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Jeff Zens's Shop- Salem
    • 0

    NL2 The Woodworker's Toolkit 18-1

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeff Zens

    This class is part of the series Woodworking at the Next Level.

    The Woodworker’s Toolkit offers students a chance to discuss, examine and understand the tools and equipment required to move successfully through the Next Level series.  This class is placed early in the Next Level series to give students the important opportunity to look at and discuss the various tools that will be required for subsequent classes. It’s the second session in the series, because, next to wood, your tool selections are a critical ingredient for high-quality work.  

    In the larger sense, this class will provide you with ideas about equipping a functional woodworking shop, especially one where hand tools play an important role. We will discuss cost, and how that differs from price.  We’ll talk about used tool options, and their cost in money and time.

    Since this is mostly a discussion-type class, you won’t need to bring anything more than paper and pen for note taking. However, if you have a particular tool that you would like to discuss, or one that you are considering purchasing, feel free to bring it along.  We will do as much “show-and-tell” as time permits. As with all Next Level classes, please be prepared with questions about your equipment needs and desires.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor by  email, lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL2 in subject line.)


    Please pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of Guild of Oregon Woodworkers and mail to GOOW-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.        



    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Feb 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 8
    Register
     

    Build a Stool from Scratch

    White Card Required

    (This means that you must have attended a Safety and Orientation class. But don't let that stop you. Our instructors can arrange to hold a S & O class ahead of time if enough people show interest.)

    Instructors: Dennis Dolph, Ed Furgeson, Julie Niemeyer and Class Coordinator, Bob Sokolov

    This two day, hands-on class is designed for beginning woodworkers, however, all skill levels are welcome. In this class the students will start with a 4 inch slab a wood and proceed to build a custom sized stool using loose tenon joinery. During the class the students will learn to use the Jointer, Plainer, Jigs and Plunge Router, Table Saw, Band Saw, and Glue- up and Clamps. Demonstrations will include the Horizontal Mortiser and Multi- Router.
     
    Materials are an extra cost of $35, cash or check written to the Guild, payable at the first class. This gives the student the option to bring their own wood, if desired. Please speak with the coordinator about dimensions. There will be four instructors so there will be plenty of help available. Lunch is included both days.

    If you have any questions, please contact Bob Sokolow at 503-730-3158 or bobsokolow@yahoo.com

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.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.

    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Various shops
    • 9
    Register


    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.

    18-2    Winter
    Introduction and Safety, 2/17, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 9am to 1pm, Eddee Edson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 1), 2/21, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard Ave Portland, OR 97217, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Bench Tools Introduction, 2/24, Madrone Studio, 8900B  NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Joinery, 3/3, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 2), 3/4, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard AvePortland, OR 97217, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Routers and Router Jigs, 3/6, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Eddee Edson

    Design, TBD, Guild Shop Multnomah Arts Center, Room TBD, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ed Ferguson

    Stress Free Assembly and Glue-ups, 3/10, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Jigs, 3/17, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 8, 6pm to 9pm, David Wiper

    Cabinet Construction Basics, 3/24, Ed's Shop, 11517 SW 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Ed Ferguson

    Finishing, 3/27, 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.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days of signing up. 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

    Cancelation Policy: Cancelations must be made 14 days prior to the start of the series for a refund. You should be able to cancel on the website if it's more than 14 days before the classes start as well. If you experience troubles cancelling on the website, contact Julie Niemeyer at jdgredvig@comcast.net for help with cancelations and a refund.

     

     
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 11
    Register
     

    Tune Up Every Machine in Your Shop with Asa Christiana


    White Card Required

    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 third class in the series.


    Unlike top-quality hand tools, machines are far from ready when they come out of the box. Learn how to tune up your tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, and drill press for safe usage and amazing results. Learn how machines speed up your work, save your fingers, and be just as precise as hand tools. Get instruction on best techniques for every tool, and go home with shop-made push sticks that beat that junk that comes in the box.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days.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.

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 0

    NL3 Fundamental Sharpening Skills, 18-1

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeff Zens

    This is the third class in the Next Level 2018-2019 series, and is only open to Next Level students.

    Knowing how to sharpen your cutting tools is a gateway skill, a “must have” for every woodworker who aspires to do fine work. Working with sharp tools is a revelation: once you experience the effectiveness of a sharp hand plane or chisel you will never look back. Advertisements to the contrary, new tools do not come to you sharp and ready to use right out of the box. No matter where they come from, a cutting edge can always be improved upon.

    In this day-long workshop, you’ll learn the important theory behind creating a keen edge on your chisels, plane irons and scrapers. We start with theory because once you understand the theory you can intelligently select and build a sharpening system that is right for you and your pocketbook. We’ll explore several different sharpening systems, honing guides, stones and techniques to help you decide on a system suited to you. 

    You’ll quickly move beyond theory and put each of the sharpening steps into practice.  Bring a tool you want to practice on.  By the end of class, you will have created a very sharp edge on one of your tools.  More importantly, you’ll have the foundation for skills necessary to get all of your edges into top condition and keep them there.

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator Gary Weeber, by email, siweeb@gmail.com  (enter Guild NL3 in subject line.)

    Please pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of Guild of Oregon Woodworkers and mail to GOOW-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.  

    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 8
    Register

    Foolproof Mortises and Tenons with Asa Christiana

            



    White Card Required


    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 fourth class in the series.

    There are at least 5 good ways to make mortises and another 5 for tenons that fit those mortises perfectly. In this class you’ll learn the two foolproof approaches for both parts of this essential joint. First, we’ll cover the easiest method of all: slip tenons (also called “floating tenons”), where matching mortises are made with a simple router jig, and then you make a separate tenon that connects both. Next, for those cases where a slip tenon won’t work (I’ll explain), you’ll learn how to get perfect mortises from the Guild’s hollow-chisel mortiser, and then use the table saw to cut a traditional tenons. Last we’ll use a shoulder plane to tune the cheeks and shoulders of that tenon for a flawless fit. In the end, you’ll go home with illustrated handouts so you can repeat what you learned. 


      

    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days. 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.

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    • 0

    NL-4 Hand Plane Tune-Up and Techniques 

    Instructor:  Dennis Rodrigues

    This class is part of the Woodworking at the Next Level series, open only to Next Level students.

    Many hand planes cut so badly we wonder why anyone would ever want to use such a tool. Little do we know that a properly sharpened and tuned hand plane, used with skill, can quickly and accurately flatten, edge and shape materials. For many it becomes a tool we reach for before turning on the power tools.

    In this class emphasis is on hand tool work.  Students will bring in their own hand plane, learn how to tune it up and use it to flatten a board. Topics include the parts of a hand plane, flattening the sole, setting the throat opening and practical steps to flattening a board. We will go into detail on cutting angle, including bevel up and bevel down planes, categories of planes and their uses and the first four hand planes you should own.

    All Guild members are welcome to attend this class, but registration preference will be given to members working through the Next Level series.  

    If you have questions, please contact class coordinator, Leslie Kantor by email lekan59@comcast.net (enter Guild NL4 in subject line.)

    Please pay using PayPal or by check made to the order of Guild of Oregon Woodworkers and mail to GOOW-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.   

    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 May 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Various shops
    • 10
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    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.


    18-3    Winter
    Introduction and Safety, 4/7, Multnomah Arts Center, TBD, 9am to 1pm, Eddee Edson

    Design, 4/11, Multnomah Arts Center, Room TBD, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ed Ferguson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 1), 4/19, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard Ave Portland, OR 97217, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Bench Tools Introduction, 4/14, Madrone Studio, 8900B  NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Joinery, 4/21, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Introduction to Power Tools (For subgroup 2), 4/22, Ariel's Shop, 6007 N Villard AvePortland, OR 97217, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Ariel Enriquez

    Routers and Router Jigs, 4/24, Guild Shop - 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Eddee Edson

    Stress Free Assembly and Glue-ups, 4/28, Madrone Studio, 8900B NE Vancouver Way, Portland, Oregon 97217, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Alexander Anderson

    Cabinet Construction Basics, 5/1, Ed's Shop, 11517 SW 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Ed Ferguson

    Jigs, 5/5, Multnomah Arts Center, TBD, 6pm to 9pm, David Wiper

    Finishing, 5/9, 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.


    In order to complete your registration payment must be made within 7 days of signing up. 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

    Cancelation Policy: Cancelations must be made 14 days prior to the start of the series for a refund. You should be able to cancel on the website if it's more than 14 days before the classes start as well.If you experience troubles cancelling on the website, contact Julie Niemeyer at jdgredvig@comcast.net for help with cancelations and a refund.

      

    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Multnomah Art Center
    • 31
    Register

    GARRETT HACK: PRACTICAL DESIGN



    A White Card is NOT Required

    As part of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers program of presenting international masters of our craft, we are pleased to bring Garrett Hack to Portland. Garrett Hack has served as a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has contributed dozens of articles to that publication for over a quarter century. He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools. His own unique style combines elements of Shaker and Federal forms with whimsical elements executed to perfection. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Home Furniture, and New Hampshire Home.

    Registration begins December 1, 2017.

    This is a 1 day presentation and lecture. Good design isn’t simple; it’s by far the most challenging part of building furniture.  One of best ways to become a better designer is to look at and make sense of furniture that appeals to you.  Guided by furniture maker Garrett Hack we will look at many images of furniture from antique to contemporary to understand what makes a design great — or not so great.  How do you use proportion, line, shape, detail, contrast, color? Where do you start the process of designing something, what materials do you use, which joinery or other techniques do you build it with, and what details might enhance the work.

    Beyond looking at images we will consider ways to generate pleasing curves:  getting started, making full scale drawings, how to choose the best wood for the project and organize your cuts for economy and quality, and how to develop a construction strategy for working accurately and efficiently. It all adds up to good design.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar.  You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.  Reference the class title and number on the check’s memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007.

    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $49 until midnight March 17, 2018. Standard registration is $55 beginning March 18, 2018.

    Feel free to direct questions to class coordinator Jeff Zens at jeffzens@custombuiltfurniture.com.

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


    • 18 Apr 2018
    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 3
    Register

    GARRETT HACK:  ELEGANT DETAILS


    A White Card IS Required

    As part of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers program of presenting international masters of our craft, we are pleased to bring Garrett Hack to Portland. Garrett Hack has served as a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has contributed dozens of articles to that publication for over a quarter century. He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools. His own unique style combines elements of Shaker and Federal forms with whimsical elements executed to perfection. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Home Furniture, and New Hampshire Home.

    This class is available for registration December 1, 2017.

    Details can make all the difference. From the traditional to the playful, they can add interest and dazzle, resolve transitions, soften edges, or draw attention to some aspect of a design. We’ll work through a whole array of practical details from simple edge chamfers that catch the light, to fine inlaid string lines, flush beads and proud cockbeads outlining edges, patterned bandings, and how to work with shell, silver, and bone. Besides hands-on trying these techniques, we will make some of the needed tools and discuss how to integrate these ideas into your work in a personal and coherent way. 

    This is a 2 day hands on class.

    A list of tools and materials will be provided well in advance of the class.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar.  You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title and number on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007.

    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $295 until midnight March 18, 2018. Standard registration is $325 beginning March 19, 2018.

    Feel free to direct questions to class coordinator Jeff Zens at jeffzens@custombuiltfurniture.com.

    Please pay online using PayPal or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. Reference the class title and number 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.


    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Guild Shop
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    GARRETT HACK:  PRECISION WITH HAND TOOLS

    This event is sold out! Don't hesitate to put your name on the Waitlist.

    A White Card IS Required

          

    As part of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers program of presenting international masters of our craft, we are pleased to bring Garrett Hack to Portland. Garrett Hack has served as a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and has contributed dozens of articles to that publication for over a quarter century. He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools. His own unique style combines elements of Shaker and Federal forms with whimsical elements executed to perfection. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Home Furniture, and New Hampshire Home.

    This class is available for registration December 1, 2017.

    This is a 3 day hands on core class to ramp up your hand tools skills, to experiment with some design ideas, and to have lots of fun. We will practice typical furniture making skills — flattening boards to polished smoothness, jointing two edges to an invisible glue joint, fitting joints, fairing curves, shaping and chamfering edges, and others — as we build fun little splayed leg tables. Discussion ranges from tuning a wide variety of planes, marking tools, chisels and saws, to techniques to using them efficiently.

    ADVANCE PREPARATION OF MATERIALS IS NECESSARY FOR THIS CLASS. A list of these materials and milling instructions, as well as the tools you’ll need, will be sent to registrants immediately upon payment of class fees.

    The time allotment for this class does not allow for milling material during class. Materials are not included in the class fee and are estimated to be approximately $120 depending on the species andquality of the material selected by the student.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Feel free to direct questions to class coordinator Jeff Zens at jeffzens@custombuiltfurniture.com.

    Please note that your registration for this class is not complete until the class registration fee is received by the registrar.  You can pay online using PayPal, or by check made payable to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.  Reference the class title and number on the memo line and mail it to: GOOW-Registrar, C/O Julie Niemeyer, 20282 SW Inglis Drive, Beaverton, OR 97007.

    Because of the expected popularity of this seminar, early registration is strongly encouraged. Register now for a discount. Early registration is $455 until midnight March 19, 2018. Standard registration is $490 beginning March 20, 2018.

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


    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Guild Shop
    • 11
    Register
     

    Simple, Solid Workbench for Beginners and Beyond

    with Asa Christiana

    White Card Required

    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 fifth class in the series.


    No matter what level of woodworker you are, you need a strong, flat surface to work on, with a solid woodworking vise for holding work vertically. While there is nothing wrong with attempting a massive, traditional workbench a la Tage Frid or André Roubo, those big benches are brutal to build, especially for beginners.

    In this all-day class, former Fine Woodworking editor Asa Christiana will help woodworkers of all levels build the simple but very solid workbench he presented in his award-winning video series, Getting Started in Woodworking. In fact, he still uses a version of this bench today in his Portland shop.

    Using basic tools, absolutely anyone can build this bench. The base is made from kiln-dried Doug fir construction lumber, connected with a simple bolt system, while the top is a double-layer of MDF with a bolt-on vise attached. 

    Our goal is to have every attendee go home with a workbench, along with simple instructions on how to mount a vise and drill dog holes in the top. There will be lots of teamwork, and we’ll all be good friends by the end of the day.

    All materials will be supplied except a vise. The instructor will provide guidance on the type of vise to purchase as well as demonstrate installing the vise. Lunch will be provided.

    In order to complete your registration, payment must be made within 7 days on registering .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.

    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Various Shops
    • 10
    Register

    INTEREST LIST-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.

Past events

13 Dec 2017 Introduction to Project Milling 17-1
09 Dec 2017 Finally; A Hand Plane Class Designed for You, By You 17-1
05 Dec 2017 Restore a Metal Bench Plane 17-2
25 Nov 2017 Sharpen Like A Pro: Bench Tool Sharpening Clinic with Jeff Zens 17-2
18 Nov 2017 Make a Greenwood Stool 17-1
07 Nov 2017 Think Finishing Before You Start Your Project 17-1
04 Nov 2017 Relief Carving 101 - 17-2
25 Oct 2017 Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship: 2. Prep Materials like a Pro with Asa Christiana 17-1
24 Oct 2017 Bandsaw Clinic 17-2
21 Oct 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-5
14 Oct 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-17 Final Project: Build a Wall Cabinet with Drawers 17-1
11 Oct 2017 Fundamentals of Fine Craftsmanship: 1. Foolproof Furniture Design, with Asa Christiana 17-1
26 Sep 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-3
23 Sep 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level:NL-16 Carcase Construction--Build a Finger-Joint Box with Lid 17-1
09 Sep 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-4
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
26 Jul 2017 Photograph Your Work Like a Pro with Asa Christiana  17-1
22 Jul 2017 Fundamentals of Cabinetry 17-1
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
17 Jun 2017 Carving Tool Sharpening - 17-1
14 Jun 2017 Measuring, Marking & Layout for Woodworkers 17-1
10 Jun 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-15 Leg and Apron Construction: Build a Stool 17-1
30 May 2017 Bandsaw Clinic 17-1
27 May 2017 Bench Tools Sharpening Clinic with Jeff Zens 17-1
13 May 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL-14 Frame and Panel Construction:  Build A Door 17-1
29 Apr 2017 Japanese Woodworking Class 17-1
22 Apr 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-3
22 Apr 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL13 Dovetail Joints--Focused Work 17-1
11 Apr 2017 Finishing Series: Surface Preparation 17-1
08 Apr 2017 Relief Carving 101 - 17-1
04 Apr 2017 Finishing Series: Applying a Varnish Finish 17-1
25 Mar 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level; NL12 Mortise & Tenon Joints -- Focused Work 17-1
11 Mar 2017 Build a Stool from Scratch 17-1
04 Mar 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-2
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
08 Feb 2017 Design for the Woodworker Function or Art? 17-1
28 Jan 2017 Wide Belt Sander Training for Shop Attendants Only 17-1
28 Jan 2017 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL10 Drill Press Set-up & Operation 17-1
18 Jan 2017 Restore a Metal Bench Plane 17-1
07 Jan 2017 Basics of Fine Woodworking 17-1
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
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
15 Nov 2016 Spokeshave 16-1
15 Nov 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-11
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 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL8 Milling Work Pieces Using Machines 16-1
18 Oct 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-10
14 Oct 2016 Make A Waterfall Edge Table with Michael Fortune 16-1
10 Oct 2016 Chair Design & Construction with Michael Fortune 16-1
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 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
20 Sep 2016 Bandsaw and Bench mounted Sanders 16-8
20 Sep 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-9
09 Sep 2016 Basic Finishing "By Hand and Eye" with Michael Dresdner 16-1
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
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
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
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
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
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 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL5 Layout, Measuring & Marking, 16-1
07 May 2016 Build a Workbench 16-1
03 May 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-4
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
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
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
29 Mar 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-3
29 Mar 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-3
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
15 Mar 2016 Wide Belt Sander Skills 16-1
01 Mar 2016 Drawer Design and Construction 16-1
27 Feb 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-2
27 Feb 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL2 The Woodworker's Toolkit 16-1
21 Feb 2016 Repairing Common Mishaps in Woodworking 16-1
13 Feb 2016 Build a Stool From Scratch 16-1
29 Jan 2016 CNC Router Workshop
23 Jan 2016 Basics of Fine Woodworking 16-1
23 Jan 2016 Woodworking at the Next Level: NL1 Understanding Wood and Purchasing Wood for Your Project 16-1
12 Jan 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-1
12 Dec 2015 Build a Box Cabinet Using a Router and Dovetail Jig 15-1
01 Dec 2015 Wipe On Finishing with Austin Heitzman 16-1
27 Oct 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-7
24 Oct 2015 Beginning Sketchup Class 15-1
10 Oct 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-6
30 Sep 2015 Wood Forming with Michael Fortune 15-1
29 Sep 2015 Bandsaw Clinic with Michael Fortune 15-1
26 Sep 2015 Design for Woodworkers with Michael Fortune 15-1
24 Sep 2015 Woodworking at the Next Level--Information and Registration Meeting
16 Sep 2015 Glues 15-2
15 Sep 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-5
26 Aug 2015 Glues 15-1
25 Aug 2015 Four Ways to Camber a Plane Iron – Summer Lite Class 15-1
18 Aug 2015 Making, Caring, Feeding & Use of Marking Knives 15-1
11 Aug 2015 Sharpening Your Card Scraper: Chasing the Elusive Burr with Jeff Zens – Summer Lite Class 15-1
04 Aug 2015 Introduction to Using Veneer – Summer Lite Class 15-1
25 Jul 2015 Multi-Router: MR201 15-2
24 Jul 2015 Blacksmithing Hinges 15-2
24 Jul 2015 Blacksmithing Hinges 15-1
21 Jul 2015 Think Finish Before you Start Building - Summer Lite Class 15-1
21 Jul 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-5
17 Jul 2015 Repairing Common Mishaps In Woodworking - Summer Lite class 15-1
27 Jun 2015 The Art of Live-Edge 15-1
01 Jun 2015 Build Your Own Project with Ken Vetterick
12 May 2015 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 15-2
09 May 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-4
09 May 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-4
05 May 2015 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 15-1
02 May 2015 Basics of Fine Woodworking 15-3
19 Apr 2015 Next Level 12: Mortise and Tenon Joints - Focused Work 15-1
18 Apr 2015 Repairing Common Mishaps in Woodworking 15-1
11 Apr 2015 WAIT LIST for Make a Tool Chest for New Anarchists with Chris Schwarz 15-1
11 Apr 2015 Make a Tool Chest for New Anarchists with Chris Schwarz 15-1
10 Apr 2015 Make a Wooden Try Square with Chris Schwarz 15-1
07 Apr 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-3
07 Apr 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-3
04 Apr 2015 Practicing the Fundamentals 15-1
21 Mar 2015 Next Level 11: Overview and Recommended Use of Common Woodworking Joints 15-1
14 Mar 2015 Designing with Wood: Selecting The Best Materials For Your Project 15-1
07 Mar 2015 Next Level 5: Layout, Measuring and Marking 15-1
07 Mar 2015 Basics of Fine Woodworking 15-2
06 Mar 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-3
06 Mar 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-3
04 Mar 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-2
28 Feb 2015 Next Level 10: The Drill Press 15-1
24 Feb 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-2
23 Feb 2015 Applying a Varnish Finish 15-1
23 Feb 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-1
20 Feb 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-1
19 Feb 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-2
17 Feb 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-1
07 Feb 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-2
27 Jan 2015 DESIGN EXPLORATION: ACTIVATE YOUR PRACTICE 15-1
27 Jan 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-1
24 Jan 2015 Next Level 9: Router Set-up, Bit Selection and Use 15-1
23 Jan 2015 FREE CLASS (Kinda): What’s a Deadman, and Why Would I Want To Build One?
10 Jan 2015 Advanced Multi-Router Joinery 15-1
10 Jan 2015 Basics of Fine Woodworking 15-1
30 Dec 2014 Next Level Series Placeholder for those interested
07 Dec 2014 NEXT LEVEL 8: Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces Using Machines 2.8 14-1
29 Nov 2014 Introduction to Multi-Router Joinery 14-1
17 Nov 2014 Learn to Build & Use Scratch Stock 14-1
17 Nov 2014 Learn How To Make and Use A Router Half Fence
17 Nov 2014 Make a Raised Panel with Routers
15 Nov 2014 Next Level 6: Milling Work Pieces by Hand 2.6 14-1
08 Nov 2014 Build a One Drawer Jewelry Box
08 Nov 2014 Next Level 7: Machine Maintenance and Setup 2.7 14-1
01 Nov 2014 Next Level 4: Hand Plane Tune-up & Technique 3.4 14-2
31 Oct 2014 Next Level 3: Fundamental Sharpening Skills 3.3 14-3
31 Oct 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-5
30 Oct 2014 Sliding Table Saw Skills 14-2
29 Oct 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-4
28 Oct 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
25 Oct 2014 BUILD A MULTIPLE CHOICE TABLE COFFEE TABLE, HALL/ENTRY TABLE, OR END TABLE 14-1
21 Oct 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
18 Oct 2014 Next Level 3: Fundamental Sharpening Skills 3.3 14-2
17 Oct 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-4
10 Oct 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-3
03 Oct 2014 EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE SPOKE SHAVE 14-1
03 Oct 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
27 Sep 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-5
26 Sep 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-3
25 Sep 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
22 Sep 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-2
20 Sep 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-4
20 Sep 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-2
15 Sep 2014 New User Shop Safety & Orientation meeting
13 Sep 2014 Next Level 5: LAYOUT, MEASURING AND MARKING 2.5 14-1
08 Sep 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-3
06 Sep 2014 Next Level 2: Woodworkers Toolkit 3.2 14-1
06 Sep 2014 Power Tool Maintenance 14-1
04 Sep 2014 Next Level 1: Understanding Wood 3.1 14-2
03 Sep 2014 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 14-2
26 Aug 2014 New User Shop Orientation
20 Aug 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-2
18 Aug 2014 New User Shop Orientation
11 Aug 2014 Router and Router Table Skills 14-1
09 Aug 2014 New User Shop Orientation
08 Aug 2014 Jointer and Planer Skills 14-1
07 Aug 2014 Next Level Information and Registration Meeting
06 Aug 2014 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 14-1
19 Jul 2014 Steam Bending with Frank LaRoque 14-1
09 Jul 2014 Sharpening Your Card Scraper 14-1: Chasing the Elusive Burr with Jeff Zens
28 Jun 2014 Build an Outdoor Chair with Bill Bolstad 14-1
14 Jun 2014 Purchasing Hardwoods for Your Project 14-2
31 May 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-4
12 Apr 2014 NL 2.4 Understanding Handplanes 14-1
05 Apr 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-3
23 Mar 2014 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 14-3
14 Mar 2014 Language and Principles of Furniture Design with George Walker 14-1
09 Mar 2014 14-1 Green Card On Steroids/ Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
08 Mar 2014 NL2.3 Fundamental Sharpening Skills 14-1
06 Mar 2014 Informational Meeting: Woodworking at the Next Level
26 Feb 2014 SawStop Presentation 14-1
23 Feb 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Feb 2014 NL 2.2 Woodworkers Toolkit 14-1
21 Feb 2014 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 14-2
20 Feb 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-2
18 Feb 2014 Project Class: Build a Blanket Chest and Perfect your Dovetails with Austin Heitzman 14-1
16 Feb 2014 Shop Attendants Training 14-1
12 Feb 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
12 Feb 2014 First Aid for Shop Attendants 14-1
31 Jan 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
29 Jan 2014 SawStop Maintenance 14-1
22 Jan 2014 Finally: A Hand Plane Class Designed for You, By You 14-1
20 Jan 2014 Finish Before You Start 14-1
12 Jan 2014 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
11 Jan 2014 Basics of Fine Woodworking 14-1
08 Jan 2014 Japanese Sawhorse Workshop 14-1
06 Jan 2014 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 14-1
04 Jan 2014 Build a Bill Bolstad Jewelry Box with Drawers 14-1
04 Jan 2014 Next Level Understanding Wood - NL1, 14-1
11 Dec 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
07 Dec 2013 Stress Free Glue Up & Assembly 13-1
30 Nov 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
18 Nov 2013 Build a Tool Tote - A Workshop for Beginners 13-1
16 Nov 2013 Wood Carving Basics Workshop with Mary May 13-1
15 Nov 2013 Wood Carving Problem Solving Open Session with Mary May 13-1
15 Nov 2013 Introduction to Relief Wood Carving with Mary May 13-1
07 Nov 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
02 Nov 2013 Purchasing Hardwoods for Your Project 13-1
21 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
19 Oct 2013 Build a Vertical Necklace Storage Box 13-1
18 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
16 Oct 2013 Introduction to the Vacuum Press 13-1
15 Oct 2013 Drawer Design & Construction 13-1
12 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
11 Oct 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
01 Oct 2013 Sharpening Bench Tools-Basic Sharpening Workshop 13-1
28 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
28 Sep 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-4
26 Sep 2013 Four Ways to Camber a Plane Iron 13-1
24 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
23 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
14 Sep 2013 Build a Bill Bolstad Jewelry Box with Drawers 13-1
14 Sep 2013 NEXT LEVEL-11 OVERVIEW AND RECOMMENDED USE OF COMMON WOODWORKING JOINTS
12 Sep 2013 Shop Attendant Review
11 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
09 Sep 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
28 Aug 2013 Tool Making with John Economaki 13-1
26 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
26 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
23 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
23 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Aug 2013 Green Card Safety and Operation Training - Core Tools
22 Jun 2013 Beyond the Basic Edge: Sharpening Cards, Shaves, and Knives, Creating Cambers, and more. 13-1
15 Jun 2013 NEXT LEVEL-10 THE DRILL PRESS
15 Jun 2013 Repairing Old Chairs 13-1
01 Jun 2013 Making a Wooden Plane 13-1
18 May 2013 Applying a Fast Drying Varnish Finish 13-1
11 May 2013 NL-9 ROUTERS: Their Set-up, Use, and Bit Selection
11 May 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-3
02 May 2013 Bandsaw/Resaw Introduction13-1
30 Mar 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-2
16 Mar 2013 Bill Bolstad Table 4 Ways !
09 Mar 2013 NEXT LEVEL-8: Milling (Dimensioning) Work Pieces Using Machines
02 Mar 2013 Project Class: Build a Blanket Chest and Perfect your Dovetails with Austin Heitzman 13-1
23 Feb 2013 NEXT LEVEL-7: MACHINE MAINTENANCE & SET-UP
16 Feb 2013 Introduction to Double Bevel Marquetry 13-1
09 Feb 2013 Beginning Wood Turning 13-1
02 Feb 2013 Working w/a Live Edge: Building a Side Table 13-1
26 Jan 2013 Power Tool Maintenance 13-1
19 Jan 2013 Making a Wooden Plane 13-1
12 Jan 2013 Introduction to Chair Building 13-1
08 Jan 2013 Learn to Build a Cross Cut Sled for your Tablesaw 13-1
01 Jan 2013 Basics of Fine Woodworking 13-1
15 Dec 2012 Making & Using Router Jigs 12-1
01 Dec 2012 NL: Milling Work Pieces By Hand 12-1
24 Nov 2012 Steam Bending with Frank LaRoque 12-1
17 Nov 2012 Drawing:Part One with Frank LaRoque 12-1
10 Nov 2012 Simple, Sturdy Drawers 12-1
10 Nov 2012 NL Joinery Layout, Measuring and Marking 12-2
03 Nov 2012 Build a Bill Bolstad Jewelry Box with Drawers 12-1
27 Oct 2012 Greene & Greene Details with Darrell Peart 12-1
27 Oct 2012 NL Understanding Handplanes 12-3
20 Oct 2012 Invisible Repairs 12-1 with Frank LaRoque
13 Oct 2012 NL Fundamental Sharpening Skills 12-4
06 Oct 2012 ALAN ZELL TRADE SHOW SEMINAR 12-1
29 Sep 2012 NL Woodworkers Toolkit 12-3
15 Sep 2012 NL Understanding Wood 12-3
15 Sep 2012 Basics of Fine Woodworking 12-4
14 Aug 2012 Working With Gnarly Woods: Taming Your Wild Boards 12-1
12 Aug 2012 Sharpening Your Card Scraper 12-1: Chasing the Elusive Burr
07 Aug 2012 Veneer 12-1, A Summer Lite Class
06 Aug 2012 Tips And Tricks: Making Sleds & Jigs For Your Router & Table Saw 12-1
14 Jul 2012 Beginning Wood Turning 12-2
23 Jun 2012 NL: Milling Work Pieces By Hand 12-1
09 Jun 2012 Intermediate SketchUp 12-1
02 Jun 2012 NL Understanding Handplanes 12-2
02 Jun 2012 Beginning Wood Turning 12-1
19 May 2012 Hall Mirror 12-1
12 May 2012 NL Fundamental Sharpening Skills 12-3
28 Apr 2012 NL Joinery Layout, Measuring and Marking 12-1
21 Apr 2012 Beginning SketchUp 12-1
21 Apr 2012 NL Understanding Wood 12-2
21 Apr 2012 Basics of Fine Woodworking 12-3
14 Apr 2012 NL Woodworkers Toolkit 12-2
31 Mar 2012 Bandsaw 12-1
31 Mar 2012 Scroll Saw Artistry 12-1
17 Mar 2012 Knife Hinges 12-1
10 Mar 2012 NL Understanding Handplanes 12-1
09 Mar 2012 Basics of Fine Woodworking 12-2
11 Feb 2012 NL Sharpening Bench Tools 12-1
04 Feb 2012 Hall Table 12-1
28 Jan 2012 NL Woodworkers Toolkit 12-1
21 Jan 2012 Selecting Hardwoods for Your Project 12-1
14 Jan 2012 NL Understanding Wood 12-1
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