A united group of hobbyists and professionals

sharring a common passion for woodworking.

A united group of hobbyists and professionals
sharring a common passion for woodworking.

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 2nd Thursday of every month 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 list of monthly programs.

Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Ghild Shop 7614 SW 34th Ave

    Gideon Hughes is a Portland professional woodworker who is perhaps best known for his high-end kitchen designs and cabinetry.  But there is more to Gideon than you will find in any kitchen.  Gideon has a passion and that passion is to built objects from wood (and other materials) that have their own narrative and unique visual sensation.  Imagine these:

    1. A wall mounted object made of lathe with windows and doors that open and close simultaneously by turning a crank handle;
    2. A set of three stools that interlock like puzzle pieces and can be joined in a straight line; L-shape; or used separately; or
    3. A grandfather’s clock built in an outhouse motif with a louvered clock face; cement base; shingle siding and a gated door that leads to etched brass weights and pendulum.

    And there will be more.  Gideon will explain that thinking behind each piece; discuss the construction of each; and provide a summary of some of the principles he utilizes in his work.  There will be plenty of opportunity for questions because…questions there will be.  So, don’t miss the March meeting.

    The meeting will be at the Guild Shop Facility,  7634 SW 34th Avenue, Portland, OR.

    • 14 Apr 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Guild Shop

    April 14, 2016:

    We will be receiving a presentation based on information and techniques taught by Doug Stove during his classes in March.  Were you unable to take one of his classes?  Come and walk away with knowledge you may not have had before.

    • 12 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Gary's Shop

    May 12, 2016 Program:

     Shop Tour and OSMO Finish Demonstration

    Brace & Bit Woodworking is a newly opened shop and showroom in the Williams corridor of NE Portland.  Owner Gary Nash is an Oregon based woodworker and a Portland native.  He has had the privilege of working with and learning from a variety of craftspeople since starting his woodworking career in the late nineties.    He strives to combine the clean lines of modernism with the organic beauty inherent in the raw material.  He will provide us a tour of his shop and showroom.  In addition, he will demonstrate application of the finish OSMO that he uses extensively in his work.  Check out his website at http://www.brace-and-bit.com.

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