Professionals and Amateurs Together

General Meeting—Feb 14, 2015

February 11, 2015
News: Announcements, General Meetings

We have a General Meeting coming this Sat Feb 14 at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.


8:30 - 9:00 — Coffee/Meet & Greet

9:00 - 9:45 — Shop safety by the Pinkerton Shop teacher Steven Sackmann. Steve is well versed in safety as he has taught many a student taking shop. "You do not get the privilege of using the power tool until you understand how that tool can used safely"

9:45 - 10:15 — Jointer demo—blade sharpening,  tune-up and trouble shooting—Peter James

10:15 - 10:25 — 10 min Break

10:25 - 12:00 — Subgroup presentation - Small Tools by Dave Anderson. Dave will talk about the small tools subgroup and demonstrate what a typical meeting might look like.

12:00 - 1:00 — Lunch. Best to bring a lunch but there are fast food restaurants near by.

1:00 - 3:00 — Main Presentation by Robert LaCivitia. Robert will provide a retrospective of his life's work and demonstrate his coopering technique.

Map to Pinkerton Academy

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.