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Woodturners & Manchester Makerspace

November 2, 2016
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The Granite State Woodturners have recently entered into an agreement with the Manchester Makerspace to help equip their wood shop for turning. In exchange, GWST will have access to the Makerspace facility for meetings, demos, classes, open turning sessions and other events and projects. GSWT members will also have access to the entire Makerspace for their individual projects at any time, effective immediately.

This is a great opportunity for GSWT to finally have a “home” shop - and to bring new people into the NH woodturning community.

Members are especially encouraged to stop by the Makerspace for Monday night open house every Monday 6 – 8 PM (and often later) - Dave Belser is generally there then, building up the shop space.

This coming Saturday, November 5th(starting at 10AM), there will be an introduction and build party. All GSWT members are welcome to stop in, see the space and get involved. We will be preparing for the first formal meeting of GSWT at the space later in November. There will be additional work parties prior to the meeting on November 26th. We expect the meeting to be the first of many at the Makerspace.

If you haven't heard about GSWT and the Manchester Makerspace take a look at this introduction:

This is now a reality – GSWT is officially a member organization of Manchester Makerspace. This means that we have a space to build the turning shop that suits our needs – demos, classes, open turning, meetings and projects. Additionally all GSWT members can use the facilities (other shops at the Makerspace) for personal projects.

Please stop by either this coming Saturday or any Monday night and see for yourself. We will need helping hands and any donations that will make the shop work for us. Access cards are available for members that want to use the space on their own time.

Hope to see you soon.

36 Old Granite Street, Manchester (Verizon center vicinity)
On-street parking - a mix of free and metered

Contact Dave Belser:  Cell: (603) 218 9404

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.