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

    • 03 Dec 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church

    Guild Holiday Party   December  3,  6:00 – 9:00 pm

    An evening to relax and enjoy good foods and gifts!

    The Guild will supply Beverages, a few snacks and several main dishes.  Please bring a pot luck dish or dessert with serving utensils to enhance our choices.

    There will be an optional Secret Santa Gift Exchange.  The strong preference is a handmade gift but otherwise please keep a $20-$25 limit on purchases.  If you bring a gift, you will take one home.

    Tabor Space @ Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church

    5441 SE Belmont 97215

    Please try and park in the church parking lot on the corner of SE 54th and Belmont. The entrance doors are across the street and straight down the sidewalk to the left of the playground area.

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

    Terry Bostwick is a local professional artist and woodworker with over 30 years experience.  Terry will be giving us a mind challenging view of woodworking from an artist’s perspective.  He will provide his perspective on challenging traditional designs; the role of risk as investment; the use of both traditional and modern methods of woodworking; how to develop u nique and individualized designs; and the use of non-wood materials in design.  The presentation will include powerpoint photos and two chairs that Terry has designed and built.  To wet your appetite for this presentation, check out this website address:  http://www.terrybostwickstudio.com.  Ready to be challenged and perhaps stretch your existing views on design?  If so, you won’t want to miss Terry at our program meeting on January 14 at the Guild Shop.


    • 03 Feb 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Northwest Woodworking Studio

    Location:  Northwest Woodworking Studio, 1002 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

    Presenter:  Lie Nielsen Tools

    The February program will be bumped up one week from our routine meeting night in order to take advantage of the presence of Lie Nielsen staff at the Northwest Woodworking School.  LN Staff will present information on the exemplary quality tools from Lie Nielsen and members will have the opportunity to purchase tools onsite (save normal shipping costs).  LN is a USA manufacturer that makes over 100 types of planes, saws, spokeshaves, chisels, floats and more.  These tools are known for their precision, quality steel and resiliency.  This is your chance to get up front and personal with some of the best tools in the craft.  

    Check out Lie Nielsen at https://www.lie-nielsen.com.

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