• 04 Jun 2016 10:59 AM | Michael Meredith (Administrator)

    Last year, Miguel Hernandez donated a box of old wooden planes.  I bought them and sent them to my friend Joe in North Carolina.  He is an old school tool guy.  he repaired a couple of the planes for his use.  In the box was a set of planes for making window frames.  Joe is a friend and student of Roy Underhill (The Woodwright's Shop on PBS).  Underhill was thrilled to get the planes since they are impossible ot find since the advent of the router and will use them in his class on window frame production and possible on TV.  

    Nothing goes to waste.  

    Those planes beyond repair were given to one of Joes friends that has a pirate theme restaurant for the display on the ships carpentry shop.

    I couldn't figure out how to post the picture here so I put it up in Gallery page

  • 25 May 2016 7:47 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The June 2016 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available on the Newsletters page at

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 01 May 2016 2:41 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The May 2016 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available online on the Newsletters page at

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 27 Apr 2016 7:57 AM | Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    Bill Wood was an avid turner and member of NWWT until he passed away in 2013.  Many of us knew him well.. Bill had a meticulous shop with all the dream tools.  His estate is  now up for sale and will include most everything he owned.  Several higher end power tools, many hand tools, and a good supply of lumber are for sale.

    His unique one-of-a-kind 60" lathe is also for sale along with his chucks and gouges- see details at 

    The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers is hosting this estate sale so look for signs.

    His address is 18101 S Charlie Ct. , Oregon City.  It is a couple of blocks off Redlands Rd. Watch for parking assistants.. 

  • 18 Apr 2016 8:55 AM | Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    Rockler is again sponsoring a free tool swap meet at their Beaverton store.  Anyone interested in setting up a table for selling your tools, please contact the store at 503-762-7266 or email at

    There is no fee and what you sell is up to you. However what typically sells well are hand tools, small power tools  larger stationary tools, woodworking supplies, and materials.  Completed projects usually don’t sell well, but you can try. 

    Members - Mark this day for some great deals.

  • 02 Apr 2016 7:27 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The April 2016 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available online at

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 02 Mar 2016 11:12 AM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The March 2016 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available on the Newsletters page.  My apologies for the late posting.

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 31 Jan 2016 3:31 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The February 2016 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available online at

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 28 Jan 2016 2:37 PM | Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    Two opportunities to learn from Ashley Harwood are now posted under Events on the website.  Ashley is being hosted by Cascade Woodturners and is open to NWWT members.  NWWT has hosted her in the past and she was very well received. Check out her information under Events and on her webpage to learn more of what she does.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity.


  • 12 Jan 2016 8:07 PM | LLC Doctor's Woodshop

    Youth Art, Woodshop Instructor (Arts Instructor II)

    (Southwest Portland - Multnomah Arts Center)         


    Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, is looking for a qualified, energetic, and outgoing individual to teach woodshop in our youth art program.

    Multnomah Arts Center instructors are dedicated educators with strong arts training.

    The position is part-time (expected initial teaching hours: 1.5 - 6 hours per week based on enrollment, maximum 1200 hours per year). This position does not include benefits.

    Pay range for this position starts at $20 - $25, depending on experience.

    Course offerings include:

    • ·             Parent/Child Woodshop (ages 2 - 4) use FOAMULAR to learn tool safety and basic practices.
    • ·             Woodshop Ages 4-6 learn basic hand tool use and safety to create sculptures with soft wood.
    • ·             Woodshop Ages 7-11 learn basic hand tool use, safety, and how to follow a plan to cut, measure, and construct their project.
    • ·             Teacher may also propose new classes and workshops in this medium.

    Required Background and Teaching Experience:

    • Has a degree in art or equivalent professional experience [with a strong emphasis in woodworking/woodshop].
    • Has at least one year of woodshop classroom teaching experience, including curriculum planning.
    • Can teach age-appropriate activities and safety procedures to students ages 2 & up.
    • Is earnest about teaching young people artistic practices and introducing them to new ways of thinking.
    • Has excellent communication skills and works well with parents (e.g. helping them understand the creative process.)
    • Can maintain all appropriate documentation such as records, lesson plans, handouts, safety information, and attendance.
    • Is CPR/First Aid certified (or is willing to become certified).

    Required Woodshop Technical Experience:

    • Able to set up and operate common woodworking machinery, including table saw, band saw, chop saw, router, sander, drill press, and hand tools.
    • Must be able to maintain a clean, organized, and safe woodshop environment and to handle all materials properly.
    • Knowledge of different woods, their properties, and uses.
    • Ability to accurately cut and measure wood and to join and assemble parts using fasteners, adhesives, dowels, and clamps.
    • Ability to read and understand simple diagrams and plans.


    • Is flexible, i.e. can work with the changing demands of our community and contribute with enthusiasm.
    • Works well with others and is comfortable sharing a space with other instructors
    • Is familiar with the Multnomah Arts Center and its programs.

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
    • Ability to lift heavy materials (up to 50lbs).
    • Ability to work in a dusty and noisy environment when operating woodworking machines and tools.

    To apply for this position; please submit a cover letter, resumé, examples or links to your artistic work, and at least three references to:; or submit the information to Attention: Aimé Kelly, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

    Submission Deadline: January 19, 2016.

    If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veteran’s Administration letter stating your disability to your profile. You must request Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.

Address:  NWWT, 10190 SW Washington St, Portland, Or 97225
NWWT is a 501 (c)3 Organization

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