• 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.

  • 02 Jan 2016 6:46 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The January 2016 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available online on the Newletters page.

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 24 Nov 2015 2:55 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The December 2015 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available on the Newsletters page.

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 02 Nov 2015 7:06 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The November 2015 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available online at

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 15 Oct 2015 9:06 AM | Michael Meredith (Administrator)

    Just a reminder that Scott Trumbo will be demonstrating the new Serious lathe at the Woodcrafters open house (212 NE 6th Ave, PDX) this Saturday, 17 October.

  • 28 Sep 2015 7:34 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The October 2015 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available on the Newsletters page.

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 04 Sep 2015 10:07 AM | Michael Meredith (Administrator)

    I knew I would forget.  

    Russ Little asked me to announce last night that Woodcraft is looking for part time sales associates at the store in Tigard. This might be a good chance to visit your money.


  • 31 Aug 2015 11:54 AM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)
    The September 2015 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available on the Newsletters page.

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 29 Aug 2015 4:23 PM | Barbara Hall (Administrator)

    Hi, you are in for a big treat.  Christian Burchard, one of the really great turners is coming out of retirement for the Northwest Wood Turners.  We'll have the privilege of learning his technique on how to produce round, centered and even hollow spheres.

    We'll learn how to create well balanced exciting hollow forms.  Got questions that need answers, now's the time to get answers from an expert! 

    Christian Burchard is our special presenter at the September 2015 NW Woodturners meeting at the Multonomah Arts Center. Christian will also be presenting a day long demo on Friday Sept 4th, and a hands-on class using his special madrone on Saturday Sept 5th in Cottage #5 at the Multnomah Arts Center. 

    We are really fortunate to enjoy this unique opportunity offered to the NW wood turners and their turning friends.  Support your club and our efforts to bring the best world class talent to teach us their special skills and knowledge.

    Come to the all day demo and better still come and attend the all day hands-on class.

    Cost of all day demo is $35.  Cost of all day hands-on class is $125. Hours for each day are 9:00 to 4:30.

    This is an opportunity you can't afford to miss! Not everyone can say they turned a hollow piece under the watchful eye of Christian Burchard.

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