Professionals and Amateurs Together

Period Furniture Group Plans—April 2020

April 11, 2020
News: Announcements, Subgroups

The PFG subgroup is looking into doing virtual GoToMeeting learning presentations for our subgroup members. It is unfortunate for some and an opportunity for others that this has to be done. There are some real advantages to doing this. However the content of our sessions is very much about the "details" of a process and some of this content will be lost in the internet bandwidth. Also we are generally speaking woodworkers and not video producers. However, it is time to move forward. I am not going to go into technicalities but leave that for the future. I would suggest reading on line about being an attendee to a GoToMeeting session. There is no time frame yet for a presentation giving all a chance to gain their "virtual" legs.

PFG has to wrap up our latest project on the Queen Anne chair, but presently Jerry Olsen in Methuen Ma. is bravely stepping up and eager to talk to us about his build on a Period slant front desk. Initially there would be a session on the plans development for the piece and a walk through the construction to date. Subsequently there would be construction of bracket feet, the gallery and broken pediment. For those wanting to get a "taste" for the project do a search on Fine Woodworking 2002 under Lonnie Bird. The on line membership from Fine Woodworking will be necessary or an old copy of Fine Woodworking. Also David Boeff has an expansive YouTube following and has built a slant front desk. I know you have the time so go have a look.

Our steering committee is working through the details of also recording and storing a presentation. Internet bandwidth and  available storage are two factors that must be looked at but the availability of a program on line would carry on the tradition of making presentations by GNHW readily available. The SC team is working very hard for the best outcome.

Bill Taylor

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.