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 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

    • 09 Jun 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Guild Shop 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR

    Interested in handplanes?  The program meeting on June 9 is the place to be!  Ken Hall is both a Guild member and handplane collector.  He currently has approximately 200 planes personally and has been collecting them since age 21.   Ken will bring some of his most interesting planes in to look at and will provide a program covering subjects such as what types of planes exist; what to look for when buying used planes; and the difference between User Planes and Collector Planes. 

    PANTOROUTER:  Guild member Mac Sheldon, a regional representative for the company, will be providing a demonstration of the PantoRouter starting at 6:00pm.  This is a precision joinery tool that some Guild members already own.  It may something that makes sense for you.  Check it out.

    Note:  Our previously scheduled June program on the Build A Workbench Class (Please Approach the Bench) had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Salvage Works 2024 N Argyle St, Portland, OR 97217


    Our July 14 Program Meeting will be held at Salvage Works in the Kenton area of north Portland. This business is one of the major outlets for deconstructed home products and carries multiple examples of recycled lumber/timbers; rough cuts slabs; and metal products. The program will include a presentation of Salvage Works as a business; a view of recycled wood as a woodworking medium; how to mill and process recycled wood; and a tour of their products. Included for every attendee will be a one-time 20% purchase discount coupon. Location: 2024 N. Argyle St., Portland.

    • 16 Jul 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Working on it

    Hold the date for the Guild bus tour of hardwood vendors.  Details coming soon

    • 11 Aug 2016
    • Summerlake Park: 11200 SW Winter Lake Dr, Tigard

    SUMMER GUILD PICNIC           

    Our August 11 Program Meeting will be our annual summer picnic.  We will again meet at beautiful Summerlake Park in Tigard.  Begin thinking now about that 2 x 4 contest project!  More information to follow.

    • 08 Sep 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Guild Shop


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