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In order to be in compliance with the new State and County regulations, COVID acceptable masks must be worn at all times when in the Guild shop.

EDS Getting Started-Hands On With Portable Power Tools 21-12

  • 19 Oct 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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Getting Started – Shop Safety for Beginners


    Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) is a prerequisite for taking this class.

    Instructors: Jeff Hilber, Mark Klein and Emily Funabiki

    The Getting Started class is a continuation of the safety process in good woodworking practices taught in the Intro to the Guild class.

    Getting Started is a required class for those needing experience with the safe and appropriate use of portable power tools, prior to starting the path to the Guild’s Shop Certification classes.

    This is a four-hour class, with ~2-12 hours of practice with a jig saw, a trim router, a random orbital sander, drill motors (battery and corded), a circular saw and installing their accessories.

    Curriculum includes:

    Drawing up a plan and cutting list

    What happens at the lumber yard; grading, moisture content, grain and figure.

    Wood characteristics, hidden hazards

    Simple approaches to accuracy,

    Specific tool safety techniques.

    The final section of the class will be using these tools to create a cutting board. Material provided by the Guild.

    Please review the Guild’s PPE (personal protection equipment) policy from the Intro to the Guild class.

    Have all your PPE for this class. Approved wrap around safety glasses, hearing protection, a dust mask (these tools are not connected to the dust collection system)

    In addition, follow the COVID-19 virus protection protocols required for Shop use

    Class size is four students. Each student will have their own area in the Shop with each tool to be demonstrated. No tool sharing. Safe distancing.

    Masks in place and hands washed before entering the Shop.

    Dress appropriately for working in the Shop.

    The handouts will be reviewed in class.

    Students must bring to class these items: shop apron, personal and required PPE, pencil, combination square or similar, razor knife, tape measure, notebook, piece of chalk, blank piece of paper for drawing and a straight edge.

    Upon completion of Getting Started, members can sign-up for the Shop Certification classes.

    For more information on the Shop Certification process:https://guildoforegonwoodworkers.org/Safety-Classes-&-Shop-Certification

    Please register online and remit payment at once. Your registration is not complete without payment. 

    This is a Guild Member only class. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

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