Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rick Bartow

Here is a short video of Rick Bartow discussing the sculpture pole he was commissioned to make for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

Field Trip

Here is the itinerary for the upcoming field trip.

9:00  Meet in the Great Hall

9:40  Proceed down to the Covered Walkway for bus pick-up.

10:00  Arrive at Guild of Oregon Woodworkers for tour and talk.

11:00  Arrive at The Froelick Gallery.  Gallery director Rebecca Rockom will speak about the wood sculptures of Native American artist Rick Bartow

12:00 or so  Lunch at the Ecotrust Building.  Walk to Art Museum after lunch.

1:00  Arrive at Portland Art Museum.  Visit to the Native American Art wing and current Native American exhibit.

2:20  Meet bus outside art museum for return to school.

Please bring $10 for lunch, a small backpack, your sketchbooks or notebook, comfortable walking shoes and a raincoat.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Backsaw by Beardshaw & Son

Well who is Beardshaw & Son you might ask...

This post on WK Tools is most interesting for those that have a fondness for saws.  This article tells the history of a backsaw manufactured by Beardshaw & Son during the 19th century.   It certainly has a beautiful patina on the handle.

Roughing Out

An informative new post by Richard Maguire of The English Woodworker.

He talks about a couple of techniques used to flatten a plank for an upcoming project.  Pay attention to his stance and position when he is planing.

Sunday, March 6, 2016


This blog is meant to be a resource for the 2016 OES Winterim Woodworking class.  I will be posting links, videos and general information about woodworking, especially green woodworking.  Also if questions come up in class I will post my responses here along with terminology that I have mentioned that might be hard to remember.

I hope you find this page useful and beneficial as you embark on your foray into woodworking.