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04-08-2013 at 01:25 PM

I’ll be vacationing here soon.

If I was going to Plymouth, MA I’d stop at Peter Follansbee’s shop.
If I was going anywhere near Pittsborough, NC I’d stop at the Woodwrights School.

So what is a must-see for woodworkers in Portland?

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 at 01:36 PM

Watching with interest, as I’m within day-trip territory of Portland.

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 at 01:46 PM

I haven’t the slightest but where did you get a picture of my dog? Your avatar pic looks just like my dog Taffy. :)

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 at 02:03 PM

You might check to see if there’s anything going on at Gary Rogowski’s Northwest Woodworking Studio.

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 at 03:12 PM

You should check out Crosscuts, some years ago it was one of the best places for exotic hardwoods…

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 at 03:21 PM

The Real Mother Goose downtown. That’s a store of handcrafted furniture. The Joinery would be another.

Gilmer Hardwoods.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#6 posted 04-08-2013 at 04:29 PM

The Woodcrafters store is fun to visit if you have not been to one before.

You can see lots of handcrafted items – some out of wood at the Portland Saturday Market.

As Lee points out, The Real Mother Goose is another safe bet.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 04-08-2013 at 04:51 PM

1+ The Joinery. It is a high end custom furniture outfit that makes all their own products. Call ahead and you can get the workshop tour.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 at 10:54 PM

Sailors old country kitchen home of the 72 ounce steak, fried mushrooms, 16 ounce prime rib, nap in that order. We have Woodcraft, Woodcrafters, and Rockler. Woodcrafters is the closest by far to downtown and you can get to Crosscut and Gilmer just across the river pretty easily. Hardwood Industries, Woodcraft, and Rockler are way over on the west side through some aweful traffic. Bring money there’s no sales tax in Oregon!

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#9 posted 04-08-2013 at 11:05 PM

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 at 11:12 PM

Bridge City Tool Works are opening some type of display showing all the tools they have built over the last 20 or so years. I think it opens in August of 2013. You will have to look it up as I don’t remember, sorry.

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#11 posted 04-09-2013 at 06:01 AM

Bridge City has a small display now. Woodcrafters (not the Woodcraft chain) on Davis is worth a stop. If you have a truck to take lumber home go to Hardwood Industries in Sherwood, literally acres of hardwood and super nice guys.

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#12 posted 04-09-2013 at 12:33 PM

The “Spruce Goose” at the McMinneville museum a few miles southwest of Portland might be interesting to see.

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