next meeting info

Next Meeting is Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

our Featured Speaker is Andrew hunter

NOTE: Meeting starts at 6 PM via Zoom

Social Time begins at 5:30 pm  

The Guild will be presenting Andrew Hunter. The topic is Japanese Tools and a Shop Tour.

Our featured speaker is Andrew Hunter. Note that our meeting begins one hour early as the speaker resides in the eastern time zone.

Andrew is a custom furniture maker working and living in New York’s Hudson Valley. Best known for his use of traditional Japanese hand tools, his work is diverse, with styles ranging from Classical Chinese furniture to the simple pine furniture of New England where he grew up.

As a self-taught woodworker, Andrew offers a unique perspective to other Americans exploring Eastern woodworking. His workshops demonstrate that by understanding the fundamental principles behind other cultures’ tools and techniques all woodworkers can benefit. A frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine, he is eager to share what he has learned in his twenty-five years of making furniture.

  • Information about the Zoom link will be sent to Guild members prior to the meetings.
  • The meeting starts at 5:30 PM.

Our Meeting Schedule for 2022

 
Program/Speaker informationis subject to change.
 
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Meeting Information


Previous Meetings

August 27th, 2018 Meeting; Mini-Symposium

Hard and somewhat sad that we are well past midsummer and easing ever so steadily into the Northwest autumn. But of course, the cooler weather has many benefits and the season is glorious in its own ways. Our aim for our last summer meeting is to prepare you for that extra woodshop time we hope you can find. The leaves can wait.

The August meeting will feature a member symposium; that is, a collection of topics presented by guild members. Our agenda includes the following topics and presenters:

  • Terry Liberty – Dovetail Joint Demonstration
  • Hathan Gullickson – Sharpening (Bring out your tools!)
  • Bill Cogswell – Router Basics
  • Ron Fuller – Tuning a bandsaw

The details of the August meeting follow:

  • Where: Arbutus Folk School Woodshop; 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501
    • Downtown Olympia, next to Olympia Coffee Roasters and across the street from City Hall. Street parking is free after 5:00 pm.
  • When: Monday, August 27th, 2018.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm and ends around 9:00 pm.
  • Who: The Olympia Woodworkers Guild.
  • Also: Bring your show and tell items and any woodworking questions for the meeting.

Upcoming Guild Meeting July 23, 2018

 Our next meeting will NOT be held at Arbutus Folk School.

The meeting will be held in Rainier Washington. Our speaker is Bruno Hergevieux of Normandie Woodworks.

The address is:

  • 10915 128th Ave SE
  • Rainier, Wa 98576

Map directions are here.  It is about a thirty-minute drive from downtown Olympia. We encourage you to carpool due to limited parking. We also ask that you bring your own chair (and an extra perhaps?).  No show and tell at this meeting due to the time constraint of being out of town.

Information

Bruno Hervieux is the master woodworker behind Normandie Woodworks. A native of France, Bruno learned his trade in the Compagnons du Devoir, a French guild of craftsmen and artisans dating from the Middle Ages. After completing three years of technical schooling, Bruno spent seven years in an apprenticeship program traveling the country to study with the masters of his trade. Upon finishing his tour with the Compagnon, Bruno moved to New York City, where he spent the next ten years working in different shops for some of the most prestigious designers and architects in the world. He then moved to the Northwest where he spent another ten years working in the Yacht industry, captivated by the design challenges it has to offer. A lifetime of experience has provided Bruno with an incomparable level of expertise. This, coupled with his passion and dedication to his trade, has made him a true master of his craft.

Normandie Woodworks also includes Bruno’s wife and partner Shannon Hervieux. Shannon studied art at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and now works alongside Bruno to create furniture in straw marquetry.