Professionals and Amateurs Together

General Guild Meeting—Feb 15, 2014

January 8, 2014
News: Announcements, General News

The Guild’s next general meeting will be on February 15th at the shop of Owain Harris, 63 Nottingham Rd, Deerfield, NH. Our featured speaker will be NH Furniture Master Richard Oedel.

Please note that Richard's presentation will be before lunch—10am-12pm.

  • 9:00- 9:30  Coffee and Social
  • 9:30-10:00  Subgroup updates from Hand Tools, Period Furniture, BIG, Windsor Chairs Making, Luthiers, Boat Builders, GSWT for a Business, Woodworking as a business and Small.  Periodical updates: Old Saw, Journal and Touchups.
  • 10:00-12:00  Featured Speaker: Richard Oedel will present and demonstration. “Composites – an intro to using carbon fiber, Kevlar, and other fibers in your work”. This presentation will show methods and ideas how composites might be used along with a resource list of vendors and materials.
  • 12:00-12:45  Lunch Break
  • 12:45- 1:00  Brief Business meeting- Treasurer’s report, Membership report, Guild updates and announcements
  • 1:00-3:00  Two concurrent demonstration rotations. Bill Taylor will be demonstrating the very popular “building a simple box” session showing the 6 panel box process. Harvey Best will be demonstrating “Polishing out Finishes” which is one of the most checked out DVD in our library

Richard Oedel

Coming from an engineering and business background, the development and construction of form has always fascinated Richard. And living in Salem Massachusetts for 22 years has instilled in him an appreciation and respect for the furnituremakers of the 17th and 18th centuries, who lived and worked only steps from his front door. Now living in Boston, home in the 1700s to the Seymours and other master furnituremakers. Some of the finest furniture in America was crafted here. And still is.

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.