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MHS Woodshop Recipient of Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers Grant

April 11, 2019
News: Grant Program, Press Releases

The Merrimack High School Woodshop is a proud recipient of a Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers’ grant to expand STEM curriculum using the latest technology in hollow form turning. The grant will be used to purchase a tool stabilizing device that attaches to a woodworking lathe enabling students to make advanced, distinctive hollow form vessels and lidded boxes. The Hollowing Tool Stabilizer made by world renowned woodworker, Trent Bosch, improves safety and accuracy and expands creativity for students who are developing lifelong skills.

Over the past 20 years, the Merrimack High School Woodshop program has been consistently expanding its woodworking lathe turning curriculum. Nearly all students enrolled in any of the three levels of woodworking courses have the opportunity to experience this inspiring form of woodworking. Mr. Carle, a thirty-year veteran educator at Merrimack High School is now instructing his advanced students in hollow form turning using a technique he learned last year at the Manchester Makers Space from demonstrator, professor, and NH Guild member Dr. Charles Sheaff. Dr. Sheaff demonstrated the Trent Bosch Lathe Stabilizing system to make hollow form vases, lidded boxes and vessels. Students are now making exquisite hollow form vessels using this latest technology. It has been a game changer not only for instruction, but also for the students themselves in making these unique complex projects.

The Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers’ primary goal is education. The organization has been a major supporter of schools and communities for over 26 years. Mr. Carle is working with the Guild, whose membership exceeds 500, to partner talented Guild members with teachers. Their goal is to train teachers in advanced woodworking techniques that are then shared with students through a program called “Guild in Schools.” Merrimack High School’s woodshop program looks forward to continuing its partnership with The Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers to support a path of lifelong learning for our students.

Dave Foote

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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.