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

    • 12 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Guild Shop 7634 SW 34th, Multnomah Village

    Brace & Bit Woodworking is a newly opened shop and showroom in the Williams corridor of NE Portland. Owner Gary Nash is a well known Oregon based woodworker and a Portland native. He has had the privilege of working with and learning from a variety of craft professionals 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. Gary will provide information on his woodworking business; what he makes; and why. In addition, he will demonstrate application of the finish OSMO that he uses extensively in his work. Check out his website at

    NOTE: This program meeting was originally going to be held at Brace and Bit Woodworking but the meeting has been relocated to the Guild Shop.

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


     Ever thought of building your own workbench?  Of course you have.  Our June program will be on building one such workbench and we will be adding a different twist to the presentation.  Actually, you will be able to watch it being built prior to the program.

    The Guild is offering a class on Build A Workbench, taught be Alexander Anderson in the month of May.  The June program will be a presentation on this workbench built in the class and what went into the construction.  Alexander and one or two students will provide the particulars so that you can add this to your knowledge base for your own future workbench.  Here’s the experimental twist.  Each class session will be captured in a few photos with explanation and posted on the Guild’s Facebook Page (  So during May you can see the process and see the final product in June.

    So follow the construction of this workbench on Facebook and see you at the June meeting!

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


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