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Small Meetings for October 2016

September 28, 2016
News: Announcements, Small Meetings
Ed Orecchio has scheduled six small meetings scattered throughout October.

Hand Carved Celtic Knot—Jim McLaughlin

Jim is doing a repeat of a very popular topic,He is an accomplished carver with pieces of beauty that will astound you. Jim can accomodate 8 people.

When—01 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location—15 School St,Warner, NH

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Veneering and Marquetry—Michael Moore

Mike will review the techniques of hand veneering and the use of a vacuum press to produce veneers and marquetry giving you tips to use in your shop to accomplish the tasks. Mike can take 10 people

When—15 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location—41 Birch Meadow Rd,Merrimac, MA

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Making Exquisite Boxes—William Taylor

Bill will detail the long history of boxes,there uses and their history. He has a visual display of box styles from various artisans including himself. There will be a detailed portion devoted to box construction with emphasis on safety in the production of small parts. He will close with the pitfalls you can encounter. Bill can accommodate 7 people.

When—15 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location—52 Latern Lane,Hookset, NH

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Finishing and Restoring Furniture—Harvey Best

Harvey will cover the various finishes we use,their applications,and the differences between them. he will cover advantages and disadvantages of each. The discussion will also focus on restoration of pieces,how to identify older finishes and how to restore them back to original glory. Harvey can take 7 people.

When—22 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location—41 Pleasant Rd, Andover, NH

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Hollow Forms—Chris Schmidt

Chris has graciously consented to continue his turning series. He will focus on hollow forms. Don't be frighten into thinking this is turning a form through a quarter sized hole. although that is a hollow form any form with a rolled over edge is a hollow form. Chris will lead you through the turning of them along with the tools used to create them. There is an opportunity for hands on. Chris can accommodate 8 and has several lathes to use.

When—29 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location—Thetford Academy,81 Norris Rd,Thetford, VT

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Bent Laminations—Owain Harris

Owain will cover the basics of bent laminating curved parts for furniture and architectural work. Through the course of the morning he will discuss the proper selection of materials from engineering plywood to resawing solid wood,the construction and fabrication of various bending forms and molds,the best adhesive to use,the use of clamps,cauls and straps and as one method of clamping a vacuum bag system for creating the bend. Finally he will discuss strategies for clean up and cuttig the bent pieces.

When—29 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location—112 Hannah Nutter Rd,Center Barnstead, NH

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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.




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.