next meeting info

Dan Seachord Butterfly
Program: Metal, Minerals, and Wood

The next Meeting is Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at the Arbutus Folk School Woodshop. 

First up, a reminder about the meeting date. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we do not hold a November meeting. We combine our November and December meetings into one single event, usually held in the first week of December. 

 Our combined meeting will be Monday, December 2nd, 2019. Same time and location. (That is, doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7 pm. The place is the Arbutus Folk School woodshop, 610 Fourth Ave E, Olympia, WA.)

Our featured speaker at this meeting is Dan Seachord. Dan is a charter Guild member. For those of you who were on this year’s Tour of Shops, you will remember the beautiful inlay work that Dan creates using metal wire, minerals, and other materials. It is very unusual and a very striking way to step-up woodworking. (See pictures below of Dan’s work). 

Another reminder for you is that the Guild is no longer keeping your name badges. You must bring them (and take them home!)

Our meeting schedule for the remainder of 2020
We generally meet the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise stated.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Monday, February  24, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Monday, August 24. 2020 
Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
 
Program/Speaker information to be added later.
 
Monday,  December 2nd, 2019; Combined November and December meeting. Program: Dan Seachord
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In 1995, Zac traveled from his home in the Pacific North West to Ecuador to study Spanish and check out some South American waves (he learned to surf before learning to ride a bike!) While there he worked part-time with a luthier in Quito, thus beginning his fantastical journey into musical instrument building.

 

Zac lives in Port Orchard, WA.

 

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, October 28th, 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: DO NOT Bring your show and tell items and any woodworking questions for this 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.