Woodworking Guild

The Olympia Woodworkers Guild is an organization within Arbutus Folk School that has a mission focused on ‘developing a community of woodworkers‘.

As a group, we meet monthly at the Arbutus woodshop facility. Our meetings consist of social time, announcements, show and tell of member projects, a program/speaker related to woodworking, and a question and answer time. We support Arbutus by informing members about upcoming classes being offered by the school.

Our next meeting is Monday, September 24th, 2018, at 6:30 pm.

Our September meeting will feature Guild member Justin Miller. Justin will demonstrate his knowledge of making signs with a router. Justin is busy with many endeavors raising a family, working full time, and fishing. On top of that, he has a company called Little Star Sign Works (Facebook page here) that make all sorts of signs for people.

Justin can be found on Facebook here.

The details of the 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, September 24th, 2018.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm and ends around 9:00 pm.
  • Also: Bring your show and tell items and any woodworking questions for the meeting.


Upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows (same time and place unless otherwise noted):

  • October 22, 2018
  • December 5, 2018

Please feel free to visit one of our meetings to find out more and decide whether you want to be a member!  You can become a member online at this link.

Sign up for our newsletter by filling in your name and email, then select “Interested in Olympia Woodworkers Guild” in the menu on the right side of this page. ——>

Membership has many benefits, not the least of which is access to mentors who have significant woodworking knowledge. We encourage you to support the Guild by donating to Arbutus Folk School!

For more information please email Bill Cogswell or call Bill at 360-584-7667.


We also encourage you to visit the Guild Facebook page.