next meeting info

NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, March 25th, 2019

Regular time and place (Arbutus Folk School at 6:30 pm).

Our March meeting will feature local Shoji artisan Edward Crowell. 

This month offers another chance to provide a fine presentation. Our speaker for the meeting is Edward Crowell from Shoji Designs. Edward has been a wood craftsman for decades. He completed a boat building apprenticeship and was lead carpenter in a cabinet shop that specialized in yacht interiors. He is also accomplished in the fine art of guitar building. After years of fine woodworking experience, he opened his own shop specializing in high-end custom furniture. A longtime interest in Japanese art and antiques led to a focus on shoji screens, which are now the center of his shop’s creative focus.

Shoji Designs Inc is a family run business and ships custom-crafted shoji screens in the continental United States as well as to Hawaii and Canada. Their website is www.shojidesigns.com. This promises to be a very informative presentation for the Guild. 

 

The details of the meeting follow:

  • Where: Arbutus Folk School Woodshop; 610 4th Ave, 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, March 25th, 2019.  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.

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.