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MaxT Makerspace in Peterborough, NH

November 22, 2018
News: Grant Program

Guild Grant Program

Have you heard about our Guild Grant Program?

The Guild is dedicated to furthering woodworking through the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience among its members and the general public. To that end, the Guild provides grants to institutions, organizations and schools to assist them in the furtherance of woodworking education of students and individuals.


MaxT Makerspace in Peterborough, NH
This young makerspace has moved to a large warehouse space and have designated about 1300 sq. ft. for woodworking. MAxT is a non-profit organization and serves the Monadnock region of New Hamphire where there are no other makerspaces. They have good community financial support in the Peterborough area in addition to much donated equipment. The Guild provided grant money to purchase a SawStop tablesaw as the center piece to the woodworking area.

Paul Tuller (pictured left below) has been instrumental in making the MaxT Makerspace happen. He is a life-long professional woodworker and a founding member of the Guild. They have been able to hire a full time managing director (pictured right below) this year.

From Paul (mid-October, 2018)...

We are making steady progress. Here is a picture from one of my intro woodworking classes with students using the newly built workbench. We have completed the $8500 power upgrade with new panel and transformer to run the shop. Hoping to finish table saw outfeed this weekend. We keep getting more tools and machines and I am working as fast as I can to get additions up and running. The table saw is attracting new people interested in woodworking. Thank you so much for getting us this machine.

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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.