Professionals and Amateurs Together

Annual Guild Auction Reinstated!

August 28, 2019
News: Announcements, General Meetings

Do you have something to donate?

After a long hiatus, our Official Guild Auctioneer, Jon Siegel offered to ply his skills again this year so we are reinstituting an old tradition, the Guild Tool Auction, at our annual meeting on 9/21/19.  Proceeds are donated to the Guild which helps us bring great programs and activities your way.

So, look through your shop now for all those quality tools and woodworking items you no longer need or want [hey, maybe they’re taking up space you don’t have!] and bring them to the meeting – only one month to go.
Guidelines for Donations for the Guild Auction

Thanks for donating items for the Guild Auction to be held at the Annual Meeting on September 21, 2019, at the Concord, NH Regional Tech Center.  Proceeds from the auction will help support your Guild to continue to bring great programs to you and our members.

Please consider the following when selecting items to donate:

  • Items are woodworking related, e.g. tools, wood, jigs and fixtures, books, etc.  [if you are bringing your stash of old magazines, see the last bullet!]
  • Items are useful and functional
  • Items have value and quality [ junk]
  • And, please do not bring chemicals, toxics, or liquids
  • It is your responsibility to take back any items not successfully auctioned off.

You can bring your donations to the meeting [doors open at 8 am and we need time to sort everything], or contact any Steering Committee member to make arrangements to bring them for you if you will not make it to the meeting [But try not to miss it – we will have a great program, highlighting a Fine Woodworking Magazine live table discussion and a demonstration by FWW Creative Director Michael Pekovich].

Any questions, email

Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.




If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.