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    • 10/06/2023
    • 10/07/2023

    Guild Participation in Olympia's Arts Walk (Oct 6-7, 2023)

    Friday, October 6  Time TBA

    Saturday, October 7   Time TBA

    Our Guild's Participation

    The Guild will participate with the Arbutus Folk School in this Fall's Arts Walk celebration.    Our participation will take place at the Arbutus location on Friday and Saturday, Oct 6-7.    The specific times each day are to be determined.

    On both days, we intend to offer three ways in which visitors can experience the joy of woodworking.

    1. Members will provide their own woodworking projects to be displayed at the Arbutus location.   (These may be offered for sale if the member so chooses.)
    2. Members will provide live demonstrations of basic woodworking skills such as planing, cutting dovetails, etc.
    3. Members will serve as "tour guides" for visitors, describing the displayed objects, the skill demonstrations, and the Arbutus woodworking shop and available Arbutus courses.

    Members may volunteer to serve in any of the 3 roles above by contacting Jerry Kehoe at or by signing up on the volunteer sheets available at the August and September meetings.

    More information will be available later in the summer.

    • 10/24/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Room 23 Jefferson Middle School

    October 24 Presentation by Randy Acker

    6:00:  Social time for visiting with other members

    6:30:  Meeting begins with Guild business, announcements and Show-N-Tell (Theme to be announced)

    7:15ish:  Presentation by Randy Acker begins

    Presentation:  Making Wood and Resin Tables: Keys to Success

    Our presenter for the October 24 meeting will be Guild member Randy Acker.    Randy is a largely self-taught woodworker who grew up around tools and loved using them, but never really had time to devote to woodworking until well after he retired.  He doesn’t specialize in any one thing, having made cabinets, lamps, small boxes, mirror frames, and serving boards but he especially enjoys making tables.  About four years ago he got interested in using resin to build tables when he had a beautiful table size piece of wood with voids and natural edges.   He was fortunate to attend a resin table workshop held by Cam Anderson of Black-Tail Studio in Portland OR where he learned a lot of the fundamentals necessary to work successfully with wood and resin.  He’s been regularly building tables since then. He has shown his work at Gallery of Ocean Shores, The Island Gallery and Museum Contempo. He currently sells his work at Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia and Rectangle Gallery in Centralia, in addition to taking on commissioned work.

    Randy’s presentation will cover table layout, slab preparation, mold construction, mixing resin, use of pigments and dyes, pouring and monitoring resin, planing the table top, and prepping the top for finishing.  He will cover the tools he uses and talk about the products he has found that have worked well for him.

    Anyone who has questions is welcome to contact Randy at  He is happy to consult on any project.  While he doesn't have a website he occasionally posts pictures to Instagram using echorockwoodworks.

Past events

09/26/2023 September 26 Meeting
09/16/2023 September 16 Shop Tour
08/22/2023 August 22 Meeting
07/25/2023 July 25 Program
07/16/2023 Summer Picnic 2023
06/27/2023 June OWG Meeting - Alex Dolese

Olympia Woodworkers Guild is sponsored by Arbutus Folk School, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Location: 610 4th Ave E, Olympia WA, 98501 

Mailing address: 120 State Ave NE #298, Olympia, WA, 98501

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