Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Safety, Tool Skills & HOST classes

To use the shop requires qualifying for a Green Card.  The process includes attending a safety & Orientation class, taking tool skills class if necessary to improve your skill, and passing the Hands On Safety Test (HOST).  Schedule these events below. 

Upcoming events

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


    • 14 Jan 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Guild Shop, 7634 SW 34th Ave., Portland
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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

12 Dec 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-20
09 Dec 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-18
05 Dec 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-19
05 Dec 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-14
28 Nov 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-19
28 Nov 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-18
25 Nov 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-17
21 Nov 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-13
19 Nov 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
15 Nov 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Nov 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-18
12 Nov 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
11 Nov 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-17
08 Nov 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-16
07 Nov 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-16
28 Oct 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-17
24 Oct 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-15
18 Oct 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
19 Jul 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
16 Jul 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
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
18 Jun 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
13 Jun 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-9
11 Jun 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
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
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
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
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
19 Apr 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
12 Apr 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-5
11 Apr 2017 Bandsaw and Bench Mounted Sanders 17-4
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
04 Apr 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-4
28 Mar 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-3
15 Mar 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Mar 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-3
12 Mar 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
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
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
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
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 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
24 Jan 2017 Router and Router Table Skills 17-1
22 Jan 2017 Safety & Orientation meeting
14 Jan 2017 Jointer and Planer Skills 17-1
10 Jan 2017 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 17-1
03 Jan 2017 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
03 Jan 2017 Sliding Table Saw Skills 17-1
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
22 Nov 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-7
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
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
18 Oct 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-10
12 Oct 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
09 Oct 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
27 Sep 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
27 Sep 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-9
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
27 Aug 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
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
02 Aug 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-8
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
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
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
24 May 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-5
17 May 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-5
17 May 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-5
08 May 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
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
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
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
28 Mar 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
15 Mar 2016 Wide Belt Sander Skills 16-1
13 Mar 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
08 Mar 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-3
01 Mar 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-3
29 Feb 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
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
20 Feb 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
16 Feb 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-2
13 Feb 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-2
10 Feb 2016 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 16-2
27 Jan 2016 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 16-1
26 Jan 2016 Jointer and Planer Skills 16-1
19 Jan 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
19 Jan 2016 Router and Router Table Skills 16-1
17 Jan 2016 Safety & Orientation meeting
16 Jan 2016 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
12 Jan 2016 Sliding Table Saw Skills 16-1
05 Jan 2016 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 16-1
29 Dec 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
15 Dec 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-8
15 Dec 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-9
13 Dec 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
12 Dec 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
08 Dec 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-10
08 Dec 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-11
24 Nov 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-9
17 Nov 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
17 Nov 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-10
14 Nov 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
10 Nov 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-10
08 Nov 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
28 Oct 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
27 Oct 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-7
27 Oct 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-9
24 Oct 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
20 Oct 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-7
11 Oct 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
10 Oct 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-6
06 Oct 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-9
06 Oct 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-8
22 Sep 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-6
16 Sep 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
15 Sep 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-5
13 Sep 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
08 Sep 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-8
01 Sep 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-7
01 Sep 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-8
22 Aug 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
19 Aug 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
08 Aug 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
28 Jul 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
25 Jul 2015 Multi-Router: MR201 15-2
21 Jul 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-5
15 Jul 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
14 Jul 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Jul 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-6
14 Jul 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-7
11 Jul 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
07 Jul 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-7
30 Jun 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
23 Jun 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
16 Jun 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-6
16 Jun 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-5
10 Jun 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
09 Jun 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
09 Jun 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-6
30 May 2015 HOST Ken Vetterick’s class HOST
27 May 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
26 May 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-5
23 May 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
19 May 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-5
18 May 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-5
12 May 2015 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 15-2
12 May 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-4
11 May 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
09 May 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-4
09 May 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-4
09 May 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
05 May 2015 Intro to the Multi-Router: MR101 15-1
28 Apr 2015 Bandsaw, Drill Press and Bench Mounted Sanders Skills 15-4
22 Apr 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
22 Apr 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-4
21 Apr 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
20 Apr 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-3
14 Apr 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
14 Apr 2015 Table Saw and Chop Saw Skills 15-4
08 Apr 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
07 Apr 2015 Wide Belt Sander Skills 15-3
07 Apr 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-3
28 Mar 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
25 Mar 2015 Hands On Safety Test (HOST) session
24 Mar 2015 Router and Router Table Skills 15-3
17 Mar 2015 Sliding Table Saw Skills 15-2
16 Mar 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
10 Mar 2015 Jointer and Planer Skills 15-2
17 Feb 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting
17 Jan 2015 Safety & Orientation meeting

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