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Intermediate Project Group

April 29, 2019
News: Announcements, Subgroups

Owain Harris is the host/demonstrator of our new subgroup that the Guild launched on April 27, 2019.  Under Owain’s direction, the IPG group is expected to engage our members in the use of challenging, woodworking techniques, elevating our skills while incorporating these and other traditional methods into an aesthetically pleasing piece of furniture. Owain’s demonstration and discussion will cover topics from design considerations to final assembly and finishing over the course of several meetings. The 2019 furniture project is a demilune table with a drawer.  The design features curves, bent lamination, shaping and veneer work.  The demonstrations will also utilize full scale mock-ups and favored joinery techniques for this project with an emphasis on proper tool setup and safety.

IGP meetings will be scheduled around Owain’s teaching and work schedules, resulting in a somewhat non-traditional, flexible schedule.  Every effort will be made not to interfere with other Guild events or meetings.   Owain’s workshop is located in The Gonic Mill in Rochester (Gonic), NH.  There is plenty of parking at this location and the shop has good space for participants to view his demonstrations.  Additional information will be announced as details become available.

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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.

BE CAREFUL!!!!

Peter

HOW THIS SCAM WORKS

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.