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

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

    International finishing expert Michael Dresdner will be our presenter for the September 8 Guild Meeting at the Guild Shop.  He will answer any and all questions posed by members concerning wood finishing techniques, difficulties and practices.  He urges members to bring samples of their finishing work (especially where problems were encountered) that can be analyzed and discussed, and possible solutions presented.

    Michael Dresdner is a nationally known finishing and woodworking expert, the author of Restoration Clinic;  The Woodfinishing Book;  The New Wood Finishing Book;  Build Like a Pro: Painting and Finishing; and Wood Finishing Fixes as well as four videos and two DVDs on wood finishing. He appeared as Contributing Editor on the mastheads of Fine Woodworking MagazineAmerican Woodworker Magazine, and Woodworker’s Journal, and was the founder and host of a weekly online finish chat. 

    He wrote the Just Finishing column for American Woodworker Magazine for over 7 years, and the Finishing Thoughts column for Woodworker’s Journal for more than 12 years. Both were byline columns. During one five year period he wrote answers to over 8,000 questions for the www.woodanswers.com website blog, and edited the Woodworker’s Journal eZine, an award-winning online woodworking magazine with over a quarter of a million subscribers.


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