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    • 04/23/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Bruno Hervieux's Workshop

     Olympia Woodworkers Guild April Meeting and Presentation

    Presenter: Bruno Hervieux

    Topic:  Wood-based Marquetry

    Bruno Hervieux, an internationally known woodworker, will describe his approach to wood-based marquetry at his own shop.   See samples of his work at

    When:  6:30 - 8:15, April 23

    Where:  Bruno's Workshop between Yelm and Rainier 

    Directions: Normandie Woodworks is located just off Rainier Rd.  At the intersection of Yelm Highway and College/ Rainier Rd, take Rainier Rd SE for about 6 miles.  Heading south, just pass the intersection of Rainier Rd and Military Rd (blinking yellow light), take a left turn onto Pless Rd SE.   Then, take next right onto 128th Ave. SE.  Normandie Woodworks will be on the right immediately past the intersection of 128th Ave and Moes Rd. 

    Copy and paste this link into your browser.  It will take you to a google map showing the location:  Please note that there is no sign at the road identifying the business.  The map link includes a picture of the front of the building.

    Carpooling We strongly encourage members to car pool given the somewhat limited parking at Normandie Woodworks.  Those who want to car pool should arrive at the JMS parking area near our regular meeting room  by 5:45 and we will car pool from there.

    • 05/28/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Arbutus Folk School

    Olympia Woodworkers Guild May Meeting and Presentation

    When:  6:30 - 8:15, Tuesday, May 28

    Where:  Arbutus Folk School, 705 4th Ave E.  (This is the new Arbutus location!)

    Presenter:  Hathan Gullickson

    Topic: On Using Hand Planes

    Hathan Gullickson, Guild member, is a master woodworker with hand tools, among other things.  He will describe and demonstrate best practices for the use of hand planes.  

    More information to be provided.

    • 07/23/2024

    NOTICE:   No Regular Olympia Woodworkers Guild Monthly Meeting in July 2024

    In July there will be no regular monthly meeting of the Olympia Woodworkers Guild.   Instead, the Guild will host its annual summer picnic on Sunday, July 28, at the Rose Garden Shelter in Squaxin Park.    

    • 07/28/2024
    • Olympia's Squaxin Park, Rose Garden Shelter

    Olympia Woodworkers Guild 2024  Summer Picnic:   Sunday, July 28

    Put a hold on your summer calendars for the Olympia Woodworkers Guild summer picnic to be held on Sunday, July 28 at Squaxin Park in the Rose Garden Shelter!   Exact start and end times are not yet set but expect the picnic to start in late morning and run through mid afternoon with lots of food and fun to be had by all.     

    More information will be provided as we get closer to July.   

    Also, Guild members should consider volunteering to join the Picnic Planning Committee.  Details will be announced  in the Guild's upcoming regular monthly meetings.

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

Location: 705 4th Ave E, Olympia WA, 98501 

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

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