Professionals and Amateurs Together

Guild YouTube Video Channel

September 28, 2020
News: General News

The Guild now has a presence on YouTube. Our channel is a place where we plan to collect edited short form videos to share with the membership and to promote our organization to the wider woodworking community.

Each video will be edited to give it a professional polish. Some may not contain any voice. Others may include captions or voice as part of the recording or even included later as a voice over. Some may include background music and others will not.

We need your help
We want to see how you do woodworking. It could be five minutes on how you sharpen a chisel or a bowl gouge. Or perhaps ten minutes on your favorite finishing process. Or perhaps a 15 minute shop tour. You don’t need to know all the ways to do it, just what works for you.

Whatever you can do will be appreciated. Raw video does not need to be done in one take. Multiple clips can easily be pieced together. Pieces and parts that we discard will just be left on the “cutting room floor.”

How to get started 
You can record in HD with your own smart phone or camera using a tripod or a friend to record you while you work. Contact Jim Seroskie at so that we can start the collaboration process. We can take most any file format by uploading to a dropbox location or you can exchange a USB memory stick.

We also have a couple of members who have volunteered to come to your shop with equipment to do a recording session with you. Contact Gary Canning or Claude Dupuis at One or the other will be in touch and go from there.

Subscribe to our channel
We have created an upbeat 30 Year Anniversary video that you can see on our website home page at Take a look and then scroll down a little to see the link to the channel.

We are just getting started. There is some older previously edited material there now but also some videos from long time member Jon Siegel with more to come.

And please subscribe to the channel. We need 100 subscribers to have our own custom channel address.

Jim Seroskie

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.