Professionals and Amateurs Together

General Meeting—Nov 15, 2014

November 2, 2014
News: Announcements, General Meetings

November 15, 2014—9:00AM to 3:00PM

McLaughlin Woods
336 Baptist Rd.
Canterbury NH 03224

Google Maps has Tom's place in Loudon.
Here is the correct link to McLaughlin Woods.

NOTE:  Parking is very limited. If possible, meet up at The Eggshell Restaurant, intersection of RT 106 and Shaker road, and car pool to Tom’s from there. Map

Please register for this meeting. It will be held at Tom McLaughlin's shop in Canterbury, NH. There is limited space and parking! Register here.


  • 8:30 to 9:00 Coffee and Social
  • 9:00 to 9:15 Subgroup Reports
  • 9:15 to 11:30 Demos
    • Claude Dupuis - Basic bowl turning
    • Jon Siegel - Spindle turning
  • 11:30 to 12 Noon Short Business Meeting
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 3:00 Featured Speaker Tom McLaughlin
  • Tom will teach us how to build a "dead-on" cross cut sled.

Jon Siegel Demo

  • Similarities and differences between bowl turning and spindle turning.
  • Types of chisels used in spindle turning.
  • Workholding between centers.
  • How to practice "The Six Basic Exercises"

Claude Dupuis Demo—From tree to bowl

  • Wood selection, orientation and preparation
  • Describe the tools needed
  • Briefly describe and demo sharpening
  • Work piece holding using a chuck
  • Turning green demo
  • Drying and second turning
  • Finishing

Tom McLaughlin Demo

  • Tom will teach us how to build a "dead-on" cross cut sled.

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.