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

    • 13 Aug 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Smmer Lake Park in Tigard

    Site is reserved at Summer Lake park covered picnic area for second Thursday in August (Tigard off 130th. & Scholls Ferry). 

    The Guild August Monthly Program Outdoors, formerly the picnic.  Let's take advantage of summer weather! 

    More details including the time coming soon from Joe and Gary (today is 6/19/15)

    We're currently thinking of a show n tell and a 2x4 contest.  What can you build with an 8-foot 2x4?  This concept was originally conceived to be a rough our project to test a concept, using some material easily at hand.  It's grown around the country to include some pretty fancy things.  An artists easel a lamp, tables.


    Directions:

    On Hwy 217 go west on Scholls Ferry. Turn left at 130th. Follow for about 1/4 - 1/2 mile until you see covered picnic area on left. 



    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 2233 NW York St. Portland 97210

    Tropical Salvage reclaims old, quality hardwood in Indonesia and gives it new life in solid furniture.  All of their furniture is handcrafted from a variety of salvaged tropical hardwoods. Every piece is unique and often composed of several species.

    Today, come take a tour of Tropical Salvage.  Owner Tim O'Brien will introduce the company through a short overview about its history, and a bit about woods used, marketing and their design process.    He has a few words to say about the challenges of beginning and continuing this type of business, and the subject of finely crafted furniture vs. village style furniture

    The last half of the evening will be a tour of the facility where Tim will cover different types of furniture, providing explanations regarding design, components and unique features.

    • 08 Oct 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Guild Shop
    Got scrap?  Wish you had a higher use for your off-cuts than the wood-stove, bonfire, or scrap bin?  How about high art?  Or perhaps you'd rather use premium woods purchased just to make fine wooden sculptures.  Charlie Haughey moved from a career as a  master cabinet maker and outfitter of corporate executive jets in Battle Creek, Michigan to Oregon where he enjoys family and making art that pleases himself and excites us.  One of his sculptural spheres now graces Portland City Hall.  Learn how he does it and how you might activate your artistic side, or just be up to the challenge of joining odd shapes of wood into whatever shapes you desire.  See Charlie's art at squarepegsroundholes.com


    • 12 Nov 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Delta Park

    This organization has existed in Portland since 1983, promoting the use of sustainable and beautiful wooden boats.  Members not only enjoy the camaraderie on the water but also work together building and sustaining boats in a workshop with building bays and woodworking tools.

    John Whitehouse, our presenter, is a past president of Rivers West and is an accomplished painter, sculptor and woodworker.  His boat woodworking specialty is the building of cedar strip canoes.  John will provide us with an illuminating presentation on the Rivers West organization and his experience as a wooden boat craftsman.

    Ever wanted to build a wooden boat?  If so, you don’t want to miss this program.


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

    Guild Holiday Party   December  10th  6:30 – 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 a 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.


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